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
Our vacation here was so perfect, I will surely suggest it to other. All the staffs are accommodating generous they will. always happy to help you in everything. We want again to go. hereeee next time.
Its a good place to experience the beauty of the Island. Enjoy the evening walk on the beach, relax in the pool, water activities to rush on .And be away from once busy routine.
Rooms are quiet clean and the room service is up to the mark. Every guest is well taken care off.
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Courteous staff, well planned facilities, a must place for any type of visitor.
Complimentary 10 min massage at the spa and Jacuzzi was enjoyable.
Dont forget to relax at the Cinema if you are bored and go to bowing if the cinema is boring.
Booked two connecting rooms and rooms are of a very high standard with large store room for luggage and luxury bathroom, all the amenities in the room and a good sea via.
Our ground floor room meant we could walk across to the pool or beach directly from the room.
The ferry was speedy, on time, clean and spacious and at the jetty one is greeted with tea and dates.
Upon arrival to the island your greeted with rose water and staff playing drums and clapping.
The island itself is nice and relaxed with a decent beach and good facilities.
Food is pricey but there’s a cheaper option at the American diner for those who are on a budget.
There’s good changing room and shower facilities for those doing a day trip and not staying over.
The fact you can not book a one night stay on the weekend is very annoying and hopefully something that can be reviewed.
Be sure to make use of the buggy service that ferries you around the island as standard.