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Anantara resorts reopen on Abu Dhabi’s Sir Bani Yas Island

Anantara has announced the reopening of its Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts from 1 February 2021.

Adventurers, bliss seekers and discerning travellers will delight in the news that stays on the UAE’s largest natural island are once again within reach. 

Lush landscapes, archaeological marvels and exotic wildlife await just a 25-minute boat ride from the mainland, with three unique resorts ready to welcome guests with their blend of signature hospitality. 

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts combine pristine beach retreats with natural wonders, world-class service and opulent accommodation, ensuring the perfect balance of off-the-grid island privacy, five-star luxury and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Noted by Venetian explorers as early as 1590 for the pearls found in its waters, Sir Bani Yas Island has long been a treasure trove of history and heritage. Culture vultures will revel in fascinating tours of archaeological sites including a 7th-Century monastery. Alongside cultural preservation comes a focus on sustainability and conservation. A Royal Nature Reserve since 1971, the island is home to over 11,000 animals from 30 different endangered species and Anantara guests are offered the unique chance to glimpse blackbuck antelope and Arabian oryx as well as giraffe, ostrich and cheetah in their natural environment. 

From 1 February 2021, guests will once again be spoiled for choice between a world-class family-friendly resort or the unparalleled privacy and safety of totally secluded luxury villas. 

Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort offers guests the chance to get rooted in the natural world. Nestled in the Arabian Wildlife Park, an oasis of African-lodge-style villas is surrounded by a lush landscape. Excursions into the park include nature walks and drives, while a unique “Spa Cabana in the Savannah” experience promises utter bliss. Savannah Grill and Savannah Lounge serve up delicious delicacies from all over Africa, and vibrant Boma Nights bring the bush culture alive through music and al fresco cooking. 

Palatial beachfront villas in a pearl fishing village hideaway await at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort on the island’s eastern shore. This perfect retreat for couples offers indulgent romance with spa treatments in a private cabana on the beach or through thrills and adventure in the island’s scenic heartland. At Olio and Olio Lounge, Italian delicacies and drinks are served in a laid back atmosphere with dazzling ocean views. 

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara welcomes families with modern amenities, elegant traditional touches and culinary adventures. Gourmet seafood entices at Amwaj, international buffet breakfasts await at The Palm and Al Shams serves bites and delights by the pool. Meanwhile, on the tranquil beachfront, Anantara Spa welcomes guests with timeless relaxation experiences, from the ancient rituals of Arabia to age-old eastern health practices, performed by experts using natural products.

For free reign of the island and all its wonder, a complete buyout option is available. With the world-class amenities, expert guides and luxury accommodation of all three Anantara resorts at their disposal, buyout guests experience Sir Bani Yas Island with no limits, for a truly unforgettable experience, because life is a journey. 

Rates start from AED 1999 per night, inclusive of daily breakfast for two adults, lunch and dinner for two adults (a la carte set menu) and one complimentary activity per adult per stay from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking or a culture and history tour. Complimentary stay for a maximum of two children under 12 years in a shared bed with parents, including breakfast.

GO: visit www.anantara.com for reservations and more information. 

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