DESERT ISLANDS RESORT & SPA BY ANANTARA
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is located on Sir Bani Yas Island, a 150-mile drive west of Abu Dhabi, followed by a 20-minute sail.
The exclusive resort is surrounded by the wild vastness of the island, which was transformed by the late ruler of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed, from desert into an ecologically viable, wildlife-rich natural reserve and scenic retreat. The resort offers 64 luxuriously designed rooms whose living quarters are decked with modern amenities and styled with distinctive Arabian touches.
TOP SUITE ROYAL VILLA
Why we love it: The resort’s two Royal Villas speak to the island’s rich history as a royal retreat. Offering two bedrooms, a living room, kitchenette and dining area, the villas combine Arabian décor, contemporary design and modern convenience, such as a 24-hour butler service. You’ll delight in your own private pool and walled tropical gardens, with outdoor garden shower and shaded poolside lounge area, not to mention direct access to the island’s long stretch of beach.
- Square footage: 2,153
- Nightly rate: From $3,160