The Experience


Revel in royal luxury at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, an island haven designed to captivate the mind and relieve the body. With views over the Arabian Gulf’s shimmering waters, fall under the spell of centuries of evocative Middle Eastern legends. Explore majestic hilltops created between five and ten million years ago. Discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting this unique offshore island retreat, long known for its natural and rugged beauty.

Set on the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is regarded as one of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi resorts offering intrepid travellers an unforgettable island escape in one of the region’s most spectacular destinations. Our Abu Dhabi resort boasts luxury accommodation that taps into the country’s opulent Arabic spirit to form this exemplary Middle East hotel.  Now accessible by scheduled regional jet service from Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, exotic wildlife and sublime island relaxation can be yours in just 25 minutes.

Be inspired by the range of activities on offer both inside and outside the resort that make for the perfect exotic vacation. Explore nature and wildlife whether walking, kayaking or simply lie back and enjoy Anantara Spa, a shoreline infinity-edge swimming pool and The Workout Room. Several premium hotel restaurants serving both local and international cuisine complete the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara experience.

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The Abu Dhabi spa experience at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara

Drawing on the spirit of Anantara’s timeless philosophy, ‘without end’, which stems from ancient Thai origins, Anantara Spa Desert Islands is a paradise of healing sensuality. Embark on a pathway towards beautiful wellbeing, indulging in a range of exotic treatments, from Arabia’s time honoured rituals to age-old eastern health and beauty ideals.

Let your cares slip away in luxurious surrounds, embraced by the unique natural beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Feel invigorated by scrubs and wraps that drench skin in the life giving qualities of exotic island balms and oils. Wind back the years and revive radiant beauty with luxurious, personally prescribed facials.  Re-energise body and soul with deeply relaxing massages that combine the mysterious charms of Arabia with luscious aromas and stress relieving techniques from Thailand.

At Anantara Spa, the greatest journeys are felt, not told.

Anantara Signature Treatments

Island Rejuvenation (2 Hours 45 Minutes)
Relax after a day exploring the wonders of Sir Bani Yas Island, experiencing a wealth of holistic benefits in a blissful transformation, as we pamper you from head to toe with some of the world’s most prized therapies.

  • Arabian Massage – 60 minutes
  • Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial – 75 minutes
  • Oriental Foot Reviver – 30 minutes

Anantara Signature Massage (90 Minutes)
Our signature blend of oils, combined with wringing, kneading and stretching techniques, stimulate the circulation and promote deep relaxation of the muscles, while restoring the flow of energy along the meridian lines.

Traditional Thai Massage (90 Minutes)
This centuries-old therapy, known as passive yoga, is the perfect answer for anyone searching for optimal health, the release of tension and the restoration of vitality.

Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial (75 Minutes)
Address ageing, stressed and slackened skin. Independently tested with revolutionary results, this anti-ageing facial instantly firms, rejuvenates and plumps up the skin, whilst reducing dark circles from around the eye contour. Moisturisation levels of the skin are proven to increase by up to 38% and elasticity by 28% after just one treatment.

Exotic Lime and Ginger Body Scrub (60 minutes)
Awaken your senses and invigorate your body with an inspirational Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow, infused with skin enriching camellia oil. After light body brushing, warm oil is drizzled lavishly over the body. Skin is deeply cleansed, leaving it silky smooth, fully refreshed and glowing from head to toe. This scrub is not suitable for sensitive skin.

Togetherness (60/90 Minutes)
Relax together in our Couple’s Suite and enjoy side by side massages using aromatic stress relieving oils and purpose designed movements to stimulate the circulation and promote deep relaxation. A wonderfully soothing and rejuvenating experience to share with your loved one.

Anantara Spa Facilities
  • Four treatment rooms for couples and individuals
  • Male and female changing areas with steam rooms
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara key features:
  • 64 rooms and suites
  • Infinity-edge swimming pool
  • The Palm (buffet breakfast and international a la carte cuisine)
  • Samak (beachside seafood grill)
  • Nature and wildlife walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Library
  • Anantara Spa
  • Teens & Kids’ Club
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Nature and wildlife drives
Desert Islands implements its commitment to protecting the environment and preserving local culture through education, innovation and empowerment in our adherence to the requirements of Green Globe standards
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