Anantara has opened Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort, the first luxury resort on Dubai’s World Islands archipelago
Situated in the Arabian Gulf, approximately four kilometres off the coast of Dubai, the lush new island resort is the first hotel in the South American continent of the development. The resort is accessible by a 15-minute speedboat ride from the jetty at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.
The luxurious sanctuary offers an escape from the bustle of Dubai, with a wide selection of accommodation options across 70 suites, beach and pool villas – all with a balcony, deck or terrace and offering plenty of space to unwind and relax. The 40 private pool villas have an outdoor dining area and direct access to the beach, with the two and four-bedroom pool villas able to accommodate up to eight or 12 guests respectively.
You can take your pick from iconic cityscape views (including vistas of the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab) or a combination of island and sea views. Interiors have a light contemporary feel with rattan detailing and turquoise accents; and many rooms have outdoor bathrooms.
The resort’s unique location on the World Islands also brings complete tranquillity to your stay. Look forward to experiencing a Cinema under the stars at the end of a sandbar; and Anantara’s signature Dining by Design in a bubble on the shoreline, with candle lit romance set to a soundtrack of lapping waves.
Freshly caught seafood is central to the culinary experience throughout the resort. Dining options at the resort include Qamar, an Arabic-Indian restaurant with an enormous southwest facing deck, perfect for sundowners; Helios, a casual Mediterranean restaurant open daily for breakfast and beachside dining; Luna, a stylish bar lounge boasting panoramic views of the Dubai skyline for concoctions and South American inspired bites; and Grand House, a lobby café serving coffee, cake and sandwiches throughout the day, overlooking the resort’s main swimming pool and deck.
For experiences on the water, the property is the only hotel in Dubai where guests can relax on their own luxurious HamacLand, a private floating lounge with hammocks and VIP food and beverage service. To explore the surrounding islands of ‘The World’, luxury boat cruises can also be arranged for by the hotel.
A stay at the property isn’t complete without a visit to the Anantara Spa, with six treatment rooms and spa cabanas on the beach that offer a range of spa and wellness therapies, including the signature Island Lava Shell Massage and traditional Thai healing treatments. Products used will include marine plants-based brand Phytomer and magnesium-rich Of the Islands. A well-equipped gym and yoga studio with skyline views makes for a great work out setting; or you can opt for water sports activities, including kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
More than 4,000 plants, including over 1,000 coconut palms, have been planted in the resort on the beachfront and throughout the landscaped gardens. A family of peacocks also call the resort home. A large on-site greenhouse grows hydroponic and organic fruit and vegetables, for use across the resort’s restaurants.
Commitment to sustainability in the construction of the resort includes a food waste to kitchen gas converter, its own water desalination plant and a washable glass water bottling plant, ensuring no use of plastic water bottles. The resort’s water system uses thermodynamic solar water heaters, variable frequency drive (VFD) pumps and low flow sanitary fixtures. Sewage water is treated and recycled for irrigation and energy-efficient heat pumps are used for all resort pools.