Experience World-class Service at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

This luxury resort on Sir Bani Yas Island is just steps from a wildlife sanctuary. It features a spa with massage services and an infinity pool with panoramic Arabian Gulf views.

The 5-star Desert Island Resort & Spa by Anantara offers rooms with luxury bedding and parquet floors. Each room includes free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a mini-bar. Some rooms feature sea views and terraces with direct access to the swimming pool.

The restaurant Al Shams offers candle-lit dinners and international cuisine prepared on an open grill. An additional 4 outlets welcome guests on the island with international cuisine. The resort also has a lounge bar with panoramic sea views and a pool bar with sun loungers and umbrellas.

Desert Island Resort guests can play a game of tennis, or visit the Anantara Spa, which has a sauna and hot tub. The resort has a children’s club and a shop that sell local fabrics, clothing, and international reading material.

Desert Island Resort & Spa by Anantara is located adjacent to a lagoon. Guests can enjoy nearby activities include kayaking, snorkeling, guided nature walks, and bird watching for a fee.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 19, 2008
Hotel chain/brand: Anantara Hotels & Resorts

ATM & Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM and a currency exchange service at this property.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Halal, Buffet

Free private parking

Activities:

Tennis court

Fitness center

Game room


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Amwaj Seafood
    0.3 miles
How to get to Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa from Abu Dhabi International Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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3 Restaurants On Site

    The Palm

    Food: International

    Al Shams

    Food: Middle Eastern

    Amwaj

    Food: Seafood, Grill/BBQ

Resort Facilities at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Badminton equipment
  • Tennis equipment
  • Kids' club
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Tennis court
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Heated pool
  • Pool with view
Pool 2 – outdoor (kids) Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Greek
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Romanian
  • Filipino
  • Vietnamese
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House rules Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
AED 350 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
AED 350 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The Property is only reachable via boat, departing daily from Jebel Dhanna Jetty to Sir Bani Yas Island at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 23:00.
The boat departs daily from Sir Bani Yas Island at 9:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 20:00.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Amwaj: Closed from Sun, Jan 31, 2021 until Fri, Apr 30, 2021

FAQs about Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is 5.6 miles from the center of Da‘sah.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa by:

    • Car 2h 30min

  • Guests staying at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Halal
    • Buffet

  • Yes, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Villa
    • Twin/Double

  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa has 3 restaurants:

    • Al Shams
    • The Palm
    • Amwaj

  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Ping-pong
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Kids' club
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Beach
    • Horseback riding
    • Happy hour
    • Fitness classes
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa facilities
    • Locker rooms
    • Entertainment staff
    • Themed dinners
    • Tennis equipment
    • Cooking class
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Badminton equipment
    • Fitness
    • Private beach area

  • The prices at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.