Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
An island retreat with royal credentials, thrilling geology, African-style game drives and activities more akin to those of a European resort, this is one of the most unique holiday experiences imaginable.
Once the private retreat of none other than the founder of the United Arab Emirates, Sir Bani Yas Island is now open exclusively to guests of this extraordinary resort, located in one of the planet’s most distinctive offshore wildlife sanctuaries.
In addition, this is a hideaway that is proud of its royal associations, so while the lavish rooms and suites are cool and calm oases, you’ll also find a nod to Arabic traditions in the local artwork and beautifully patterned rugs.
Enormous villas continue the luxurious theme with personal pools, lush, tropical island gardens and complete privacy.
Head outside and you’ll find a surfeit of world-class leisure facilities – including a stunning free-form infinity pool, a fine range of nature and wildlife-based activities, exceptional spa treatments and genre-crossing dining – all with the most magical natural backdrop.