Desert Islands Resort & Spa
A royal retreat. Unique wildlife encounters. Rugged island beauty.
Chill out and cool down at the exclusive Desert Islands Resort & Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island, a remote location 250 kilometres along the coast from the centre of Abu Dhabi. As well as the chance to get up close to the island’s abundance of rare flora and fauna, during the warm summer months the resort runs an exhilarating programme of indoor and early morning activities for guests. Brush up on your culinary skills by taking a cooking lesson, let off steam by enrolling in a yoga class or learn Thai massage techniques from the experts at the hotel’s spa. If you’re travelling with family, there is an extensive schedule of activities for younger guests.
What could be more remote than your own desert island, surrounded by rare wildlife and the sparkling waters of the Gulf? The ultra-luxurious Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is located on the island retreat of Sir Bani Yas, eight-kilometers off the mainland and two hours’ drive from the city of Abu Dhabi. Dine under the stars at Samak, the hotel’s refined beachside seafood restaurant, which prepares the best of the local catch plus succulent steaks on the sizzling open grill. After, indulge in a nightcap at The Lounge, which commands scenic views over the ocean and offers an extensive menu of cocktails, aperitifs, gourmet coffees and cigars.
Luxos Recommended Menu:
Lasooni Kebab - Indian flavored sand lobster baked and served with mint chutney, Naan bread and cucumber salad
This remote resort – 250 km from Abu Dhabi – offers visitors a taste of an island paradise. The Desert Island Resort & Spa has the best of the best, including an incredible international and Middle Eastern breakfast buffet at its restaurant The Palm. However as the sun sets, The Palm becomes a whole new world. With themed entertainment and ever-changing dining options, the only thing that remains the same at all times is the cuisine, which is always impeccable. Come with a spirit of adventure and discover a different dining experience, accompanied by the finest wines.
Luxos recommended menu:
Middle Eastern breakfast