April 20, 2023
From the moment you arrive at the ferry terminal you know this place is different. It's a place of natural beauty, full of wildlife and interesting history. The hotel itself is like a lucury guest lodge and has everything you could need. Food is excellent and staff provide great service. I did the Wadi walk activity and it was like being on another planet - recommend. If you want bird song and calm then this is the place for you :)
April 6, 2023
This place is amazing. It is two hours drive from Abu Dhabi plus 10min boat ride, but it certainly worth it. The staff do everything to make you comfortable and relaxed. The placed is well designed for tranquility. The room was big enough for family of four, with enough extra space, plus balcony with amazing pool and sea view. Outside there are many animals that go around freely, great for kids. Breakfast was exceptional.
February 15, 2023
Better late than never.I writing my review nearly 6 month later( 31.10.22).Ive been there for an anniversary surprise and I must say besides amazing nature which preserved and well cared it’s people!nFrom a hostess to a hotel manager to a chef and cleaning manager.nThank you to make our days there best memory of 2022 !nAnna & Alex
February 12, 2023
All the areas of the hotel has strong stinky smell of cigarettes . Elevators are filled with cigarette smell. Staff are heavy smokers and when you come close they also smell unpleasant smell of cigarettes. Especially room service.nnBoat arrival and departure waiting rooms are stinking with cigar smells. You feel like vomiting.nnManager Nancy was helpful. Safari Manager was also cool guy. All the drivers are good guys.nnItalian restaurant food is good. But they are using ice cubes inside the urinals. After that you see the same ice cubes on your table. You can’t remove them from your mind already.nnBe careful when paying. They will try to overcharge you. I was charged 10 times more than I was supposed to pay. And they didn’t notice unless I came back and told them. They acted as if nothing unusual. After that I paid againn2 more times.nnThey promised to refund me but they never did. So where is my money ?nnOverall very poor.nnI would personally think 100 times before trying this hotel again. Not even talking about recommending it.nnBe careful when paying. They will charge you 3 times with various reasons and all of these transactions are billed
January 20, 2023
My wife and I came to this resort to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. This place was amazing from the get go. From the boat ride to the island to our last day here, the staff did an amazing job. Everything was so clean and well maintained. Staff was extremely friendly and added complimentary goodies for our anniversary. Not to forget, their food options are awesome. We would definitely recommend this resort. 5 stars!
Lavanya Vikram Kokane
December 26, 2022
An Unforgettable Getaway is the Experience @anantarasirbaniyas ❤️nnIt's a beautiful resort located in @sirbaniyasae, which is a 3.5-hour drive from Dubai, but it's totally worth it.nnUpon arrival, leave your car for valet & refresh yourself at the welcome centre until your jetty(boat ride) is ready (you need to choose timings while booking)nnYou would reach the island in 20 mins & then there was a transfer to the hotel. Ours was Desert Islands Resort and Spa 😍nnSmooth check-in with refreshments upon arrival 👌🏻 Hospitality throughout our stay is outstanding of the entire team.nnHuge room with Breathtaking sea view from our balcony with Lounge Bed to Chill 🥰nnLoved the Decor of each nook & corner of the hotel as it brings in the complete desert feel 😍nnWe had an amazing experience during our lunch at Olio & Dinner at Savannah (Stay tuned 😉)nnThe Island has almost 11,000 animals & different species & hence we decided to do the wildlife drive Safari (Must try) & spotted Up & close up with Giraffes, Arabian Gazelles, Black Buck, Spotted Deer, Cheetah & many more animals & birds ❤️nnLoved the fact that you encountered peacocks come so close to you and also encountered some cute animals like Hedgehog & Hirax 🦔nnThey have huge pool & beach access where you could do some water activities or just sit and relax 😌nnThis Holidays get yourself booked at this beautiful resort as your #getaway destination & you are gonna relax, rejuvenate & recharge ❤️nnCheck out their offers where you could get a discount up to 30% 😮nnOverall Experience - Room Views, Ambience, Cleaniness, Amenities, Beach Facilities, Hospitality, Value for Money, Decor, Food Quality, Quantity, Service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️nn#lavrecommends💯💯
December 16, 2022
We had an perfect family outing experience as resort has alot to offer.... perfect for safari, nature walk, beachside play for kids and relaxation, watersport, pool access. Ambience is beautiful and very clean.nSpecial mention to Annaso(from cleaning staff) for excellent room service(nice and clean room... done two time a day)nHandfull restaurant to choose from and Food is great with lots of selection...nAlso would like to thank the transportation staff for excellent service to and from different restaurants...nLoved the pool and beach area..nHighly recommendable.
November 27, 2022
We had a memorable stay at dessert island . Kids enjoyed the animal safari n kuddos to the staff here.nPeople at Palm restaurant were amazing , especially to name Aaraw, Ayesh n others .nThank you guys for make best of it for us.
November 22, 2022
The best service ever I had in UAE!! I truly enjoyed staycation! The moment we arrived to the hotel till the end was royal!! Everything super organized, transportation, restaurants, spa, room service, just everything is soooo marvelous!!! I can’t even say something was wrong! Safari is so cool! Beach … wow water is so clean! Spa… for TLOS do the job so well, I’m extremely picky regarding massage but’s this one was immaculate! Truly enjoyed and truly wanna go back!! Highly recommend!!
Ruby Ann Cruda
November 12, 2022
Good day.nnI would like to express my genuine care to your staff (Camille waitress, Araw waiter, Housekeeping staff Teo, Manish, Nanisha, Narish and shamon They are very attentive towards our needs in our room and In our foods as well, all the foods are delicious.nThey are very accommodating and shows superb gestures during our stay here in your premises. This employee can render a world class service in your company. Hopefully you guys can recognize Them genuine care to your guest. Kudos to your staff and more delightful guests to come..Salute & God bless us all 🙏😇💚 All the hotel service are superb. 🥰🥰🥰 ILOVE ABU DHABI ANANTARA HOTEL ❤️nnBest regards,nRuby Ann Cruda
October 13, 2022
The quality of rooms and services are amazing . Location is a tough question here. Either you would like it or not at all. I had to drive around 350 km to reach the ferry station, wait for a ferry for 30-40 minutes, ferry crossing around 30 minutes, shuttle bus to hotel another 20 minutes. This travel time is within UAE alone, so you can take a guess. I went with a group for a conference , however my city dwelling family would never enjoy it. But there are quite large set of people that will do. Once you reach there, and you enjoy sandy beaches, pool, walk around the resort , you can get it any resort in the UAE.
October 10, 2022
We had a brief stopover at this excellent resort inside the sir Baniyas island. The architecture is beautiful and the pool is excellent with a panoramic view into the Arabian Gulf.
Mubashir Bin Muhammad
September 27, 2022
We had a lovely experience, perfect ambience and very clean and careing staff as well.nnExcellent restaurant facilities and Food is great with lots of selection..nnLoved the pool and beach area..nnHighly recommendable.
September 4, 2022
We just visited this place for a day as we were staying at the villas but the location is truly amazing! We loved the pool!
Sarau2019s Food Story
May 27, 2022
Had an amazing experiencenLoved their hospitality and servicenLoved the food at all their restaurants and specially their breakfast was amazing ud83eudd29nThe rooms were spacious and had a very good sea view, also they smell great.nThe safari was a very good experience and Mr. Abdullah was very professional and gave us so much knowledge about all the animals.nTheir Italian restaurant has beautiful outside seating and offers an option for a romantic beach date experience.
Sara’s Food Story
May 27, 2022
Had an amazing experiencenLoved their hospitality and servicenLoved the food at all their restaurants and specially their breakfast was amazing 🤩nThe rooms were spacious and had a very good sea view, also they smell great.nThe safari was a very good experience and Mr. Abdullah was very professional and gave us so much knowledge about all the animals.nTheir Italian restaurant has beautiful outside seating and offers an option for a romantic beach date experience.
April 26, 2022
Once in a lifetime experience. This Island is absolutely massive and beautiful. The animals aren't there with you. YOU are there with the animals. Also, our Safari guide Tillano is one of the most passionate and educational guides I have ever met in my life. Kudos to him. Made our stay there very memorable
K The Travel Jedi
April 17, 2022
Amazing staff! Went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Next level of customer service and an example of premium service.
March 20, 2022
What to say?nnWe had an amazing couple of days in this resort which is just a 3-hour drive from Dubai. Itu2019s basically paradise on earth!nnWe stayed in the private villa in the wildlife part of the resort. As a guest you can choose different types of accommodation based on your needs. We wanted to experience the animals and wildlife so went for the Al Sahel Resort.nnThe villa was beautiful and very spacious. The African-inspired design and the outside pool were really remarkable. At night it felt like we were in the middle of the jungle!nnDuring the afternoon we had a safari with our amazing guide Mr. Delano (whou2019s simply the best!) and we saw many animals including cheetahs and giraffes. It was simply magical!nnOne day we had lunch and dinner in the Italian restaurant on the beach and it was delicious! The food was fresh and the view was amazing.nnWe managed to try also the African restaurant and chef Francis prepared us a fantastic BBQ with tasty sides.nnWeu2019ll be coming back as we are missing it already :)nnThank you to the amazing staff for out stay. You made it special!
February 28, 2022
Excellent service and awesome food. Incredible location. Perfect place to relax and spend some quality time.nGreat place with many activities to experience the desert and beach vibes.
February 22, 2022
Lovely place, spacious rooms, impeccable service. Where else you would get a complimentary neck/shoulders massage during check-in process?)nGreat attention to details- bananas exactly as ripe as they should, no seeds in watermelon, ac control panel has a wooden sliding door not to disturb you at night by its light…nWater is great- turquoise and clean. Nice beach
February 22, 2022
Lovely place, spacious rooms, impeccable service. Where else you would get a complimentary neck/shoulders massage during check-in process?)nGreat attention to details- bananas exactly as ripe as they should, no seeds in watermelon, ac control panel has a wooden sliding door not to disturb you at night by its lightu2026nWater is great- turquoise and clean. Nice beach
January 10, 2022
A beautiful resort with friendly staff and excellent service. The room is spacious for a family, great breakfast and very nice pool and beach area. There’s a tennis court, kids club and a spa. The hotel offers various activities including wildlife drive, horse riding, cycling, and water sports. A few peacocks on the ground adds to the charm of this resort. Will definitely come back.
January 10, 2022
A beautiful resort with friendly staff and excellent service. The room is spacious for a family, great breakfast and very nice pool and beach area. Thereu2019s a tennis court, kids club and a spa. The hotel offers various activities including wildlife drive, horse riding, cycling, and water sports. A few peacocks on the ground adds to the charm of this resort. Will definitely come back.
September 26, 2021
From the moment we were greeted on arrival to the moment we were waved off when we left, everything was impeccable.nSo many little special touches and efforts were made to make our stay extra special.nSpecial shout out to Abdul Jetty (arrival), Maria (front office) and Mustafa (activities). Extra special thanks to Mohsen for our guided horse riding experiences. The evening beach ride swimming with the horses and the morning safari ride in the reserve were both experiences I will never forget. Incredible amazing weekend. THANK YOU TO ALL AT SIR BANI YAS!!! u2764ufe0f
September 15, 2021
The experience was really from front desk to all the staff they were very helpfulnSpecially chef Moosa he really took care of us since we being vegetarian and for the activities we had Ali he is so well versed with everythingnAll in all the experience was really good and peaceful
August 6, 2021
Went for 1night stay and reached back today its an amazing experience the safari was great and it was relaxing in the pool... The staffs are very good foods are delicious loved it.
July 28, 2021
Unique experience. I tried the Moroccan wrap. I thought I would have to stand and be wrapped in Saran wrap, but it was way more relaxing. I was on a heated mattress, once the mask was applied to my whole body, I had a heated blanket. I could've stayed in there forever. My therapist was Pat, she was soft spoken, patient and very sweet tempered. She gave me a head massage, a face massage while we waited for the mask to do it's work. I would definitely go again.
Rajan N Kalirajan
November 21, 2020
Simple word I can say it's a wonderful experience which we are stayed along with my 18 months old child. Thanks for management such a wonderful hospitality