Luxury resort, Anantara opens its doors on Dubai World Islands

Anantara has opened the first luxury resort on the Dubai World Islands archipelago. Located in the Arabian Gulf, approximately four kilometers off the coast of Dubai, the new island resort is the first hotel on the South American mainland of the development and offers guests a new luxury destination in Dubai and a unique perspective on the city.

The island sanctuary offers a total retreat from the hustle and bustle of Dubai, where guests can opt for views of the iconic cityscape, including the famous landmarks of Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab, or a combination of views of the island and the sea. The resort can be reached in 15 minutes by luxury speedboat from the jetty of Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

Anantara World Islands offers a wide choice of accommodation options in 70 suites, beach and pool villas, all with balconies, patios or terraces and plenty of space to relax and relax. The 40 private pool villas feature outdoor dining and direct beach access, with the two- and four-bedroom pool villas offering an abundance of space and the ability to sleep up to eight respectively or 12 people. Interiors have a light contemporary feel with rattan details and turquoise accents, and many rooms have open-air bathrooms.

The resort’s unique location on the islands of the world also brings complete tranquility to guest experiences. Cinema under the stars can be enjoyed in peace and privacy at the end of a sandbar, while Anantara’s signature Dining by Design has a special bubble home on the shore, with candlelit romance on a soundtrack of lapping waves.

For experiences on the water, Anantara World Islands is the only hotel in Dubai where guests can relax in their own luxury HammockLand, a unique floating lounge with hammocks and VIP catering so guests can lie back and enjoy a new perspective on the city. To explore the surrounding islands of “The World”, luxury boat cruises can also be arranged.

Dining options at the resort include Kamaran Arab-Indian restaurant with a large south-west facing terrace, ideal for aperitifs and shisha. Helios is a casual Mediterranean restaurant open daily for breakfast and beachside dining. Offering elevated panoramic views of the Dubai skyline is Moona stylish lounge bar for cocktails and light snacks inspired by South American cuisine. Big house is a lobby cafe serving coffee, cakes and sandwiches throughout the day, overlooking the resort’s main pool and deck. Freshly caught seafood is at the heart of the dining experience throughout the resort.

Opening in March, the Anantara Spa with six treatment rooms and spa cabins on the beach will offer a range of spa and wellness therapies, including the signature Island Lava Shell massage, with hot lava shells to relax muscles and stimulate blood circulation, and traditional Thai healing treatments, including Thai massage, a nod to Anantara’s Thai roots. Products used will include a marine herbal brand Phytomer and rich in magnesium Islands. For the more active, a well-equipped gym with skyline views makes for a great workout. The resort also offers a wide range of water sports, including kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and yoga classes that take place in a studio with skyline views.

More than 4,000 plants, including more than 1,000 coconut palms, have been planted in the complex on the beachfront and in the landscaped gardens, attracting a wealth of passing birdlife. A family of peacocks also call the vacation home. A large on-site greenhouse grows hydroponic and organic fruits and vegetables, for use in the resort’s restaurants.

Commitment to sustainability in the construction of the complex includes a food waste to cooking gas converter, its own water desalination plant and a washable glass water bottling plant, ensuring zero use plastic water bottles. The resort’s water system uses solar thermal water heaters, variable frequency drive (VFD) pumps and low flow plumbing fixtures. Wastewater is treated and recycled for irrigation, and energy efficient heat pumps are used for all swimming pools in the complex.

A forward-thinking destination in Dubai, Anantara World Island Resort offers guests boutique luxury close enough to enjoy the city’s renowned glamor yet secluded enough to feel ensconced in privacy. Prices start from USD 440 per night plus tax for two people sharing breakfast in a Junior Suite Ocean View.

For inquiries regarding Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort, call +971 4 567 8777 or email [email protected].