Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara
What We Love
- There’s a reef conservation center on the island where you can plant your own coral
- The lengthy spa treatment list includes facials with seawater pearls and soul-restoring scrubs and wraps
- A choice of seven restaurants
What To Know
- Alcohol is not served at the resort
- WiFi is free, but speed is limited
- The Balance Wellness Center includes an indoor botanic garden full of exotic plants
- Tons of activities including water sports, a surf pool and a dive center
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A 20-minute flight from Doha, Banana Island Resort is a tranquil 141-room retreat set on 32 acres, with a private beach, marina and reefs. The rooms and suites have hardwood floors and are decorated in soothing colors, with pops of burnt orange in the soft furnishings, while delicate filigree lamps bring a touch of Arabian style. Deluxe Sea View Rooms come with their own private terrace overlooking the sea, while each Two Bedroom Overwater Villa has its own pool. The seven restaurants offer everything from traditional Arabian mezzes at Al Nahham to American-style diner grub at Ted’s. Relax in the Anantara Spa, which has overwater spa suites and a treatment menu that draws on Doha’s ancient tribal roots, or try a soothing steam and bathing experience in the Turkish hammam. The resort also has a team of holistic experts in the Balance Wellness Center who can assess your lifestyle and put together a specialized program to suit your needs, focusing on anything from detox to weight loss.
In the Area
Swim laps in the hotel’s 300-foot pool, or hit the library to pick a good book and chill out by the pool (there are pool butlers on hand to bring tropical juices and mocktails). For first-time surfers, there’s a brilliant two-lane surf pool, which means you can learn to surf before you get into the sea, and once you’ve mastered it, surfboards are available to rent. If surfing is not your thing, there’s jet-skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing and a dive center. Venture off the island to Doha itself and check out the Islamic Museum , Al Koot Fort and the artificial island, the Pearl. Pick up souveniors at Souq Waquif, which translates as “standing market,” or head to Doha Zoo or the Gold Souk, which are both around 30 minutes away.
How to Get There
It was wonderful stay. Azraq restaurant breakfast and dinner was wonderful. We found variety of items, All staff was very cooperative. Over all staff cooperation in resort very professional. Pool facility is nice especially kids water pool.
Really worth the stay and my Family loved the great service from all their staff and also their wonderful food and accommodations.. we will definitely go back again. Special mentioned to their receptionist named Yousef .. Thank you guys!!
It was such a Beautiful and Memorable experience. We did not feel like we were somewhere in the Gulf. It was a total exotic feeling. This experience did definitely give me a peace of mind. Definitely recommending it to my loved one's.