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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

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
68 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

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Explore the area

Popular LocationSir Bani Yas Island Beach19 min walk
Popular LocationSir Bani Yas Island Pier27 min drive
Popular LocationArabian Wildlife Park28 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
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  • Premier Room, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsPremier Room, Sea View
  • One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

    Room amenities

    • 1292 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsOne Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
  • Anantara Suite

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

    Room amenities

    • 2153 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 King Beds
    More detailsTwo Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

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. Sir Bani Yas Island Pier is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Sir Bani Yas Island Beach and Arabian Wildlife Park. With kayaking, snorkeling, and boat tours nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

Visit our Sir Bani Yas Island travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sir Bani Yas Island Beach - 19 min walk
  • Sir Bani Yas Island Pier - 27 min drive
  • Arabian Wildlife Park - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Palm — 1 min walk
  • Amwaj — 1 min walk

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 rooms feature thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, sitting areas, and 24-hour room service.
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

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

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

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

  • 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
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free children's club
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

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
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens
  • 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
  • Turndown service

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
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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
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). <br /><br /> 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). <br /><br /> Daily departure from Sir Bani Yas Island: 9 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, and 8 PM. <br /><br /> Please note that the boat transfers are subject to availability, weather conditions, and clearance from Abu Dhabi Ports Authority. <br /><br /> This property provides ground transportation to and from the island boat station, as well as transportation around the island (included in the resort fee).

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed until further notice:
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool

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

American ExpressDiners ClubJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Fees

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

  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 380
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 190 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 999
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 499 (from 6 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.
  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of AED 1020 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Is this property all-inclusive?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Sir Bani Yas Island, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Sir Bani Yas Island Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Arabian Wildlife Park and Sir Bani Yas Island Pier.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

4.4
Excellent
5 - Excellent
39
4 - Good
21
3 - Okay
7
2 - Mediocre
1
1 - Poor
0
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019