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
- 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
Great place.. I had fantastic time at alnaham restaurant.. So happy to bring my friends.. And wasn't disappointed.. Thanks to all.. We enjoy our stay here The recommendations was on point regarding our food and checha.. Looking forward to come back again..
Excellent service. Very nice, luxury furnishing hotel room, friendly staff, we had our super great breakfast at Azraq and yes, definitely we will visit again for near future.
*i left my diamond rings inside the room after i’ve checked out, via WhatApp communication, within just 1 hour, the staff/security informed me that my ring is found n safe. Thank you!!! 👏🏼👍🏼
We ❤️ 🍌🏝
Nice resort. friendly staff. We spent weekend there with kids. Kids enjoyed the kids pool. It was nice get away from the city. Had no trouble in the boat.
It’s expensive hotel. Food are expensive. Breakfast items can get more variety. In general I had higher expectations but it was ok
For a long time this restaurant was on my wish list . And I came with a high expectations . The culture has been on point really I loved the hospitality and so much more than that great place and great staff I want to to recommend the banana island as the best places Ever
The check-in process at the Doha end was a bit chaotic and lengthy, but understandable due to the weekend. Boat ride was very comfortable with drinks and dates served to passengers. Check-in process at the Banana Island end was efficient, informative and courteous. The duty manager, Milhan was especially helpful and friendly. The rooms were large, bathrooms were very well furnished. The ACs were not working properly and the room was quite humid leaving the floor wet. A complaint resulted in resetting of the AC but the humidity was still high. The island is as good as any beach resort with multiple restaurant, clean beaches, waterfront cafes. The prices were a bit high. We did not use the beach due to the heat, and could not use the beach at night because the overall lighting level was very dim. Staff were very helpful. Breakfast was perhaps the best in Doha.