Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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Private beach, white sand, beach massages
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas

Overview of Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Sir Bani Yas Island, Sir Bani Yas Island

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSir Bani Yas Island Beach19 min walk
  • Popular LocationSir Bani Yas Island Pier27 min drive

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About this area

Sir Bani Yas Island

Located in Sir Bani Yas Island, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is in the historical district and on a private beach. Local points of interest include Sir Bani Yas Island Beach and Sir Bani Yas Island Pier. With kayaking, snorkeling, and boat tours nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Sir Bani Yas Island Beach - 19 min walk
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Pier - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Palm — 1 min walk
  • Amwaj — 1 min walk
  • Olio — 15 min drive

About this property

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Hotel with private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. All 64 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes.
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers 64 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, an outdoor tennis court, and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Anantara Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (AED 100 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (AED 100 per night)

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: AED 130 per person
  • 3 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Hunting
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Free children's club
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Romanian
  • Vietnamese

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • DVD player
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property is located on an island approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) off the coast of Abu Dhabi, accessible only by boat. Guests must contact the resort 1 day in advance to arrange transportation from Jebel Dhanna Jetty (20 minutes away by boat). Daily departure from Jebel Dhanna Jetty to Sir Bani Yas Island: noon, 3 PM, 6 PM, and 11 PM (and 10:30 AM on Friday only). Daily departure from Sir Bani Yas Island: 9 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, and 8 PM. Please note that the boat transfers are subject to availability, weather conditions, and clearance from Abu Dhabi Ports Authority. This property provides ground transportation to and from the island boat station, as well as transportation around the island (included in the resort fee).
All guests are required to present a valid government-issued ID card at check-in. A valid passport with UAE entry stamp, UAE Emirates ID, and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) ID are accepted.
Due to COVID-19, guests are encouraged to submit their ID to the property in advance of arrival.
Guests are required to have the AL HOSN UAE App installed on their mobile devices. Guests may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AED 350 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 1299
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 649 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: AED 15.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AED 130 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: AED 100 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AED 100 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AED 1020 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Housekeeping fee: AED 20.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AED 350 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Drones and aerial surveillance devices are not permitted at this property.

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Anantara Desert Islands
Anantara Desert Islands Resort
Desert Islands Hotel
Anantara Desert Islands Sir Bani Yas Island
Desert Islands Resort
Desert Islands Resort Anantara
Desert Islands Hotel
Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara
Anantara Desert Islands & Spa
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Hotel
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Sir Bani Yas Island
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 71 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 71 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 71 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 71 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 71 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amenable staff, clean and spacious room condition, and nice swimming pool for kids. Worthy of staying with kids.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020