4.5
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

A 32-acre private island with seven restaurants, overwater spa suites and pool butlers

The Lowdown

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

Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara
Banana Island
Doha, undefined Qatar

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2403 Reviews
The best place to RELAX
Reviewed 4 hours ago

Everything was perfect and fantastic. We stayed in the Deluxe sea view where you can relax, forget about toxic people, work, stress. It's a different kind of experience like you're not living in Qatar. Different Ambiance and Perfect for relaxation.

relaxing private stay
Reviewed 4 hours ago

requested for privacy during our stay and banana resort never fail to give it to us. it's relaxing but it might be better if there are more activities in the hotel esp for family..
short but good and memorable stay for us.
thank you!

The best place to Visit in Doha. Great service and AMAZING staff.
Reviewed 15 hours ago

When you talk about a great hospitality. Had a great dinner experience with my family in at Banana island- Great food, amazing staff and fabulous atmosphere. The food is really tasty and their unlimited buffet variety is just awesome. Dessert buffet you must try - Thanks to Eshtiak and his wonderful team for the great hospitality.

Wonderful resort with inconsistent service
Reviewed 23 hours ago

I have been to this resort a few times with the same conclusion. Rooms and atmosphere of island are wonderful, the quality of customer service is inconsistent ranging from excellent to really very poor.

Review of Uday Family
Reviewed 1 day ago

Great experience and very accomodating staff from corniche port to banana island, awesome and one of a kind experience ! Hope.we can try the seaview pool or over water villa with special discount.;-))