Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf from the doorstep of the largest Arabian wildlife reserve, the five-star Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is steeped in the exotic setting of the Sir Bani Yas Island, just north of the coastline, alluring guests with a lavish array of leisure opportunities and pampering facilities.
The air-conditioned boutique-style rooms and suites boast airy interiors and Arabian touches, each blended with modern comforts to make for a relaxing stay: a TV, minibar, hot drink-making facilities, and an en suite bathroom.
Guests can try a multitude of settings and fares at the on-site restaurants: international and Middle Eastern treats at The Palm, seafood plates crafted from the freshest catch at Amwaj, or more Arabic or international delights at Al Shams.
The spa centre comes with a generous menu of treatments, but travellers can also relax in the infinity pool, play tennis or work out at the fitness centre.
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is a suitable hub for exploring the island’s lush wildlife. Guests can opt for mountain biking tours, wildlife adventures, horse riding lessons, diving excursions, fishing trips and more.
Complimentary boat transfer times:
- Daily water taxi departure times from Jebel Dhana Jetty: midday, 3pm, 6pm and 11pm.
- Daily water taxi departure times from Sir Bani Yas Island Jetty: 9am, 1pm, 4pm and 8pm.
- Transfers must be booked minimum 24 hours in advance.
Groupon’s Guide To Abu Dhabi:
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Boasting a mix of traditional and modern architecture, the city is one of the most visited cities in the region, with over two million tourists per year.
Holidaymakers may visit the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, one of the most prominent architectural monuments in the world. The Emirates Palace is another major attraction, while shopping lovers may take advantage of the numerous shopping centres and buy luxury products and souvenirs.
Option 1: deluxe room with sea view
- AED 795 for 1 night with breakfast, valid Sat-Wed (instead of 1,365)
Option 2: premier sea view room
- AED 1,215 for 1 night with breakfast and 30-minute SPA treatment (instead of AED 2,398)
- AED 1,569 for 1 night with breakfast, lunch or dinner and wildlife drive (instead of AED 2,648)
- AED 3,049 for 2 nights with breakfast, lunch and dinner (instead of AED 5,195)
Option 3: one-bedroom villa with pool
- AED 3,029 for 1 night with breakfast, lunch or dinner and wildlife drive (instead of AED 5,100)
- AED 2,985 for 1 night with breakfast, lunch and dinner (instead of AED 5,050)