Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
What We Love
- Close-to-the-action location, but with a relaxed vibe
- The sea is very safe for children, with small waves
- Instead of golf carts for transportation, you’ll be treated to a custom-made tuk-tuk
What To Know
- A 10 percent local tax and 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The Anantara Spa is set to open in March 2014
- Expert the service kinks of a new hotel; some staff members need to work on language skills and efficiency
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Modern and welcoming, the brand new Anantara Dubai has its roots in Southeast Asian design, with tiered roofs, lagoons that wind around villas and an impressive stretch of private beach. Creams and browns dominate and highlight the elegant but earthy atmosphere. The resort is also home to Dubai’s only overwater villas, while lagoon-access rooms allow you to step straight from your terrace into a chilled swimming pool. Or you can head to the beachside pool, where there’s a swim-up bar and plenty of loungers.
Bed and Bath
Blending traditional Asian architecture with contemporary design, the guestrooms have enormous beds (and an accompanying pillow menu) and generous bathrooms with separate showers and huge tubs, plus ample outdoor space. Many also offer lagoon access, with steps leading from the sundeck to the pool, where the lifeguards travel by canoe. You’ll also find free WiFi, international television channels, Anantara’s own brand of toiletries and delicate design accents like hand-carved headboards.
It’s well worth booking in advance for the resort’s signature pan-Asian restaurant, Mekong. Dine indoors in the sultry low-lit space, or choose the terrace, where private booths are fashioned from rickshaws. The duck curry is a must. Elsewhere there’s the bright, high-ceilinged Crescendo for breakfast and buffets — don’t miss the outdoor pancake station — and the Beach House, which offers seafood and Mediterranean cuisine on the shore. The Anantara Spa is due to open in March 2014.
In the Area
The resort’s location on Dubai’s legendary Palm man-made island gives you access to Aquaventure, one of the world’s most exciting water parks, while for shopping (and skiing!), Mall of the Emirates is around 15 minutes away. There’s also a skydiving center nearby, Souk Madinat for a raft of restaurants and bars, plus “Old Dubai,” near the creek, if you want to take home some souvenirs and enjoy haggling. The hotel can also arrange excursions into the desert and assist with golf reservations.
How to Get There
The location is breathtaking, the lagoon direct access units were just the perfect choice, the courteous staff and service is by far of a high standards , the beach is close and clean and can be accessed easily
We stayed here from 8th aug for ten nights staff hotel where amazing, Malcom is amazing getting kids all playing games in pool , he was a real hit with my children, will definitely be returning.food excellent good selection, beach clean and always staff if you need anything
drinks are very extortionately expensive.
but other than that.........
I know it may sound silly my saying this, but to start off with words, I just don't know where to start.
From our arrival at Anantara, to us leaving, being totally honest, there's is very little, if anything at all, I feel could be improved upon.
Upon arrival, my family & I were greeted with a warm welcome. The reception staff were very understanding how we had just been on a long journey from the UK, & checked us in promptly and were extremely professional, courteous & proficient in how they did so.
We had everything explained to us upon arrival that allowed us to understand the where's & wherefores' in relation to dining throughout the hotel's numerous top class restaurants.
The staff thoroughly explained how we may use the hotels facilities and ensured, without delay, but as soon as we were comfortably ready, that we were taken to the Beach House Restaurant to enjoy a wonderfully presented 1st evening meal.
From here on in, the staff never failed in doing their very utmost to remain friendly & helpful & make our stay as happy & as relaxing as possible.
Absolutely nothing was too much trouble.
On our first evening in Anantara, we upgraded our accommodation from the Standard room to a 1 bedroomed apartment, as we didn't feel the standard room was sufficient space for 3 adults to occupy.
The 1 bedroom apartment was nothing less than outstanding.
It was spacious, clean, and everything in excellent condition.
The house keeping staff, never failed to impress us just how keen they were to assist & pandered to our every need.
The house keeping staff, namely Maneesh, Yakoob & Aneesh, went out of their way every day, to keep our room beautifully clean, beds made without even a crease in the sheets & presented in the highest standard.
Each day we had our breakfast in the Crescendo restaurant, and were faced with the highest grade & most vast choice of culinary delights we had ever seen.
We offered our genuine compliments & gratitude to the chefs on sight, following which, Chef Maurice Fitzgerald, & Chef Quentin, introduced themselves personally, to show their appreciation of our positive feedback explaining how they do everything they do with love.
Sadly, just prior to our holiday, I began suffering with an extremely painful back following spinal surgeries I have undergone.
The reception team & concierge staff, couldn't do enough to make things as simple & as comfortable for me as possible.