A royal retreat where one can expect to fall under the spell of centuries of evocative Middle Eastern legends, the Desert Island Resort and Spa, set on the verdant island haven of Sir Bani Ya, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, is a spectacular 64 room hotel that also boasts 6 private lodges. The Pool Access Rooms feature a private terrace surrounded by lush tropical island gardens. With king or twin sized beds, terracotta flooring, marble bath fixtures and hardwood accents, these rooms offer complete luxury and comfort. The Deluxe rooms, on the other hand, feature international satellite TV, individually controlled air conditioning, electronic in-room safe and fully equipped mini-bar.
Once the guest has left his room, he’ll be able the culinary delights: from light poolside snacks of Arab mezze, to plentiful feasts of grilled local and imported seafood, the food and beverage venues are sure to tempt all appetites.
The Islands also provides ample opportunities to explore the natural beauty and is a haven for adventure seekers. Guest will be able to walk trails of the island’s thriving wildlife reserve. These trails wind along the sea and through the peaceful bird sanctuary and reserve, which are at their best just after dawn. Guided by our experts, you’ll get an unparalleled up-close glimpse at this unique natural sanctuary.
In addition, the hotel has plenty of nature driven activities, including Nature & Wildlife drives, kayaking, snorkeling, trekking, hiking, archery and guided game walks.
The Anantara Spa is a perfect place to renew, restore and revive after these activities. It offers rituals based on the therapeutic energies of semi-precious stones, as well as aromatic, back, deep tissue and hot stone massages, which can be followed by a Natura Bisse Hydro-Immersion facial for dehydrated skin. Guest can arrive at this beauty of a hotel by first arriving at the Abu Dhabi International Airport and from there take either a limo service to the hotel, or a flight service,where guest will be able to enjoy a scenic voyage like no other.
Text: AMURA ± Photo: Desert Island Resort and Spa