The waiting has finally come to an end as Anantara’s three luxurious Resorts on the indisputable Sir Bani Yas Islands reopens its magnificent doors to where the wild is waiting just for you.
Ready to surrender its secrets to those who care to explore, be it through the gentle whispers of the Bani Yas Tribe that once roamed the island, the memories of ancient pearl divers or from the alter of the 6th century Nestorian Christian monastery, Sir Bani Yas Island invites you to discover its beautiful shores once again.
Leave the ordinary far behind and sail to the perfect island hideaway where sheer splendor is king.
Experience nature as it should be as you safari across the Savanah, catch glimpses of the wild as it wanders unabated across this idyllic, unspoiled nature reserve.
Kayak through the mangroves, horse ride along the pristine shoreline, snorkel in the crystal clear ocean, wake up with among gazelle… the list is endless. Soak it all in to your heart’s content, for the wild is waiting.
Three fabulous resorts set in three majestic settings where luxury once reserved for royalty is yours for the taking. Choose to stay in what was once conceptualised to be a royal guest house by the late Founding Father of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed.
Desert Island Resort & Spa yields ocean-facing rooms or perhaps you’d prefer a private villa with direct beach access, where you can breathe in the pure sea air. A luxurious spa awaits for those wanting to unpeel the layers to reveal a rejuvenated you before heading off to dine at one of two restaurants, Arabic or seafood, or perhaps both.
Beach barastis meld with mangrove views and the azure of the Arabian Gulf at Anantara Al Yamm Villas, where the hidden memories of the charms of an ancient Emirati fishing village are stirred. Stay poolside, if you wish; or for the energetic, kayak the clear waters or ride horseback across the island, then snorkel among protected reefs before heading back to this stunning all-villa sanctuary.
Roam free in Anantara Al Sahel Villas and share your stay in African-inspired villas with the wildlife of the lush savannah. Dusty desert drives lead you deep into wildlife territory. Lose yourself in luxury and wake up in your own luxurious pool villa in the very heart of nature and wake to the stunning sight of gazelles as they graze. An African restaurant serves dishes to remember and the spa cabana promises sheer relaxation.
Exploring Sir Ban Yas Island is rewarding yet hungry work.
From Amwaj, a rustic, beach-side seafood restaurant to the wild setting of Savannah Grill where the authentic flavours of Africa are served, you are promised tantilising dishes set in cosmopolitan venues.
The Palm dishes up breakfast delights from around the world, including themed evenings when flavours transport guests across Arabia and beyond.
Al Shams is al about pool-side mezze that meld into an evening of mixes and shisha in air-con, indoor climes of the restaurant.
Head to the beachfront to dine in style at Olio, where classic Italian recipes are given contemporary flair at this breezy Italian lounge where a fine collection of Italian grape awaits.
Glamp under the moonlight at a luxurious campsite, feast to your heart’s delight and head into the wilderness as night falls and by day join the thrilling Nature & Wildlife Drive and discover the Island’s indigenous wildlife.
Other activities include Culture & History Tour, Archery, Wadi Walk, Discover Conservation and so much more!
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