Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Al Ruwais, Sir Baniyas Island, Sir Baniyas Island, United Arab Emirates, 12452
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    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (88 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "This resort is on a lovely island and it is very enjoyable t..."

    Philippa

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    September 14, 2016

    9.1
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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    Exceptional location
    Value for money7.6
    Distance to city center250 km
    Location rating9.0

    Rooms available at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    2 Bedroom Pool Villa With Breakfast
    2 Bedroom Pool Villa With Breakfast
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    • Room size: 200 m²/2153 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    1 Bedroom Pool Villa With Breakfast
    1 Bedroom Pool Villa With Breakfast
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    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
    • Partial sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Garden View
    Deluxe Garden View
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Anantara Suite
    Anantara Suite
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Premier Sea View
    Premier Sea View
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Sea View
    Deluxe Sea View
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed or 2 queen beds
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    Deluxe Garden
    Deluxe Garden
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower and bathtub
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    Twin/Double room - De Luxe - Garden View
    Twin/Double room - De Luxe - Garden View
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    • Balcony/terrace
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    Twin/Double room - De Luxe - Same bedding as paren
    Twin/Double room - De Luxe - Same bedding as paren
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    Villa 1 bedroom with Private Pool
    Villa 1 bedroom with Private Pool
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    What people love about Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Relaxing place"

      AVULA

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      February 26, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "overall it is a lovely place and worth visiting."

      Philippa

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      September 14, 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "We enjoyed our weekend at Anantara Desert Island Resort and Spa immensely."

      Paul

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      September 17, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Breakfast buffet was excellent and balanced mix of veg & non..."

    Indradeep

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    March 29, 2017

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Excellent hospitality"

    Indradeep

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    March 29, 2017

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    Reviews of Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (88)Booking.com Reviews (244)
    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.6
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service9.1
    Value for money7.6
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Frank
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    Great weekend but not cheap. Agoda booking will only cover bed and breakfast everything else is additional.

    Reviewed January 27, 2019

    Dear Mr.Frank, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your feedback about your experience with us and we are happy to learn that you were amazed with the island and its beauty. We look forward to welcoming you back to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort in the near future. Sincerely, Rachid Bakas Director Of Rooms

    Responded January 30, 2019
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Khaled from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Premier Sea View
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Excellent vacation”

    My wife and I spent 3 nights at Anantara Desert Island, we enjoyed every moment. The Exceptional: I haven't seen such wonderful front office staff, they did everything exactly the way we wanted. The Good: Everything else was good and met or exceeded our expectations. The not so Good: Restaurants are very pricey for the quality and taste. The bad: Most of the drivers at the facility use their phones for texting, talking, reading emails while driving. This requires an immediate attention from management as the roads are narrow and curvy.

    Reviewed December 27, 2018

    Dear Mr.Khaled, Thank you very much for the feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded January 09, 2019
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    8.4
    Excellent
    pachara from Thailand
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Great hotel”

    I had only one night there which is too far from abu dhabi to stay only one night.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018

    Thank you very much for the lovely feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded January 09, 2019
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    7.6
    Very good
    k from China
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    good resort for family. the wild life trip is the best part of it. the night view of star excellent!”

    a bit expensive for normal traveller , albeit the trip worth the money.

    Reviewed December 04, 2018

    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking your time to review us and we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed the experience. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded December 05, 2018
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nanda from India
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Exceptional”

    We had a wonderful stay

    Reviewed October 08, 2018

    Dear Nanda, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience following your recent getaway to the island. We are all happy to know that you had a good quality time and the team members were looking after you during the entire stay. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly would you need further assistance. Warm Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mark from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Once in a lifetime location”

    Very rarely do you get a chance to be so close to animals that are being preserved naturally. great to see them in an uncrowded and well kept environment with a guide who was so knowledgeable and in such great surroundingsm

    Reviewed July 15, 2018

    Dear Mr.Mark, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for your beautiful review and we are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded July 15, 2018
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    8.0
    Excellent
    AVULA from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    good”

    relaxing place

    Reviewed February 26, 2018

    Dear Avula, Thank you very much for such a great review and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded March 01, 2018
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    7.6
    Very good
    Prashanth from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Relaxed weekend ”

    Nice getaway from the city !

    Reviewed December 25, 2017

    Dear Prashanth, Warm Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your feedback and for choosing us during your recent getaway. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon and I will be very happy to assist you with any further arrangements. Warm Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded December 30, 2017
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Barbara from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Best Staycation Ever!!!!”

    Title says it all. From the time of our arrival to the time of our departure it was wonderful. The nature drive in the early morning, the cultural and archeological tours were outstanding. The choice of foods in the restaurants cater to all tastes and nationalities, my husband tried South African dishes, something not usually available anywhere! We swam in the wonderful pool very shallow in parts for children deeper in others for adults and a lifeguard to ensure the two were safe. Wonderful birds flying around, peacocks, parakeets, flamingos, osprey a few to name to be seen. We plan to revisit in the winter when it is cooler so we can take in the nature and wadi walks too hot to do in July. Grandma and Grandpa wished the grand children had been with us to see it all, but there again it was nice to have no responsibilites and have the best staycation ever.

    Reviewed August 01, 2017

    Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for the review and for staying with us. We are very glad to know that you had an amazing experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon and i will be happy to assist you with any further arrangements. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded August 03, 2017
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    6.0
    Muhammad from Saudi Arabia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Pool Villa With Breakfast
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Not proficinal mangement”

    Ther was Electric problem for three time and manager refused to change the appartment , evethough there engners do not konw the source of the problem. But, after along debat and shoting they change the appartment. Really they spoil my vacation.

    Reviewed July 12, 2017

    Dear Mr.Muhammad, Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience as well as for choosing us during your recent getaway. I really apologize for the inconvenience encountered and rest assured that it has nothing to do with our standards and whole senior management is taking your feedback in a very serious level where necessary actions will be taken. I hope you can give us a chance to welcome you back and restore your faith on Anantara Hospitality and i will be very glad to assist you personally with any future arrangements. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded July 14, 2017
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ayesh from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

    Woow ”

    Thumbs up

    Reviewed April 02, 2017

    Dear Ayesh, Thank you very much for the great review and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded June 14, 2017
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Indradeep from United Arab Emirates
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Wonderful Family Short Vacation which is relaxing & rejuvinating on this Pradise Island”

    The Excellent : 1. Excellent hospitality 2. Special individual care by Room Division Manager & hotel staff. 3. Extra care by F&B team as we are vegetarians. 4. Breakfast buffet was excellent and balanced mix of veg & non-veg menu. 5. Very well maintained rooms & property. 6. Choice of restaurants superb. 7. Outdoor tours, especially Wildlife Safari is probably the only of its kind in GCC. 8. The SPA is very special, the treatments are simply superb. 9. The ferry/boat transfer from mainland to the island is an experience by itself. Need improvement: 10. Indoor games for youth during inclement weather should be introduced, eg. Sqash, Badminton, Table-tennis, Mini golf, basketball.

    Reviewed March 29, 2017

    Dear Indradeep, Thank you very much for choosing us and for taking your time to reward us with such a beautiful review. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

    Responded June 14, 2017
    Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
    8.0
    Excellent
    Agung from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Feel like in Africa Safari”

    I love stay here.

    Reviewed December 19, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mustafa from Pakistan
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013

    perfect ”

    Extra Ordinary

    Reviewed December 02, 2016
    6.0
    mira from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

    Good”

    Good

    Reviewed October 01, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Philippa from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Anantara Desert Islands”

    This resort is on a lovely island and it is very enjoyable to go there for a short stay, particularly if you have young children around 6,7,8. . The only criticism was that staff were constantly trying to sell you things - gala dinners - activities etc - under the guise of being helpful. It was too much information all at once. Better descriptions on the website would help people understand what is on offer. Additionally staff were very helpful but sometimes overly so - for example taking your plate with breakfast on it from you and carrying it to your table, leaving you to walk behind empty handed. Personally I am able to carry a plate. But overall it is a lovely place and worth visiting.

    Reviewed September 14, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Afif from Lebanon
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Great Facility with exceptional Service!”

    Exceptional!

    Reviewed September 12, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Anna from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    Nice and quiet retreat”

    I was travelling with two teenagers, one 10 year old and my husband. It took around three hours to get to the jetty and another 25 minute boat ride. We stayed there for two nights. It's a fantastic piece of property, an entire island dedicated to the resort. The staff was accommodating. The shuttle that took as around was always available. We had an excellent safari experience, and the tea and pastries served at the end of the safari was a nice touch. The breakfast choices were a bit limited, it was exactly the same on day 1 and day 2 of our stay. A little variety would have been nice. But it was good nonetheless. Very nice experience for me and my family.

    Reviewed May 09, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sura from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Excellent get away from Dubai”

    We traveled just for the weekend from Dubai. The drive was totally worth it because we felt we stayed there for a whole week : so many activities to do, the Italian restaurant is just so yummie, the beach and the pool so nice. A jungle touch in the Middle East, very unique experience! Do not miss it.

    Reviewed March 17, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    John from United States
    Couple
    Premier Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Desert Usland”

    Archeology, Wildlife, location

    Very nice

    Reviewed October 18, 2015
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