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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

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1774 Reviews
Guide Price £1,069 per person
Based on 10 October 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with Qatar, staying for 3 nights bed and breakfast in a Premier Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Detox and Switch Off

25 minutes from the heart of Qatar’s vibrant capital, a luxury catamaran ferry crosses crystal clear water to reach a breathtaking island that feels a world away, while a private helicopter pad offers an exclusive arrival with a bird’s eye coastal view. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a luxury getaway in the Arabian Gulf. Combining Thai and Qatari hospitality, this unique sanctuary contains 141 opulent rooms, suites and villas for discerning guests. With unrivalled family facilities such as a surfing pool, cinema and a bowling alley as well as the bliss found in the Anantara Spa, the whole family will find a way to truly get away from everyday life. Discover true relaxation in breathtaking surroundings.

  • Remote Resort
  • Spectacular City and Sea Views
  • Luxurious Over Water Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Great for Families

Top Tips from our Experts

James

Destination Executive

This is one of the best resorts in the Middle East. The large overwater villas can easily accomodate families and have added benefits like a private pool and an open furnished terrace with stunning views of the city skyline and Arabian Gulf. 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
  • Teen's Club
Location Highlights

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

  • Away from it all
  • 25 minutes by catamaran
  • Fantastic views over the city skyline and out into the Arabian Gulf
  • Small island that creates an idyllic paradise feel
  • Easy to access the city for day trips out
1774 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1366
  • Very Good 262
  • Average 67
  • Poor 43
  • Terrible 36

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 19, 2018

Great Experience !

It was a wonderful experience with Family in Banana Island,right from Check in till return. Great Location, amazing staff, Beautifully maintained resort. Family & Kids enjoyed very much. would like to come back again !!
May 18, 2018

Amazing post Mother’s Days celebration in this lovely paradise

Stayed there for 1 night, beautiful and spacious room, great service, polite and courteous staff, my 2 yr old daughter enjoyed the kids pool, the beach ( water is surprisingly not that salty) and the cool mint kids club, had iftar and breakfast at Asraq, delicious food, nice ambiance wrapped the day with a relaxing hammam at the spa. We’re overly satisfied and soooo happy with our stay, we’ll definitely come back❤️
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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Facilities

Anantara Spa

Hideaway in luxurious over water spa suites and unwind into the tranquil rhythm of this island paradise. Discover a diverse treatment menu that captures Doha’s ancient tribal roots, as well as a vibrant souk heritage of exotic sights, scents, sounds and touches.

Cinema

Enjoy popcorn and soft drinks while watching your favourite films at this VIP 20-seat cinema

Diving Centre

Learn to dive in this fully equipped facility

Fitness Centre

With personal trainers on request and a well rounded choice of equipment you will find a way to suit your fitness needs.

9 Hole Golf Putting Course

Enjoy a 9-hole putting course suitable for all ages. Equipment is available to rent for all levels of players.

Shisha Garden

Relax outside under the stars of an Arabian night in this open air lounge.

Bowling Alley

Bowling enthusiasts can practice their skills at our eight lane ten pin bowling alley, located next to Ted’s American style diner.

Segway Rides

Tour the island on these two wheeled segways. Minimum height restrictions may apply.

Four Swimming Pools

Energise with laps at the 100 metre long pool, enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool and children can enjoy splashing good fun at the water slide pool in a dedicated fun area. Making relaxation a refreshing pleasure, pool butlers are on hand throughout the day to serve you tropical fresh juices, creative mocktails and cool towels.

Tennis

Choose from private hire for you and a partner or improve your skills in a personal coaching session with the resort's dedicated trainer.

Banana Boat Ride

Take a bumpy ride over the ocean waves on this adrenaline pumping activity with your friends and family.

Kayaking

Enjoy a tranquil morning gliding around the waters of the island in these one or two seater kayaks.

Surf Pool

Learn how to surf in this 2 lane pool with a professional instructor with the waves controlled to suit you skill level.

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Room Types

Premier Sea View

Draw back the curtains of your floor to ceiling windows and cosy up on your sofa for ultimate relaxation. Retreat to your private balcony for coastal romance at night. Play your favourite iPod tunes as you soak in the tub. Enjoy drifting off in your King size bed.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

Deluxe Sea View

Relax in 46 square metres of lavish style combined with splendid sea-facing views. Unwind with modern conveniences to entertain. Dine on your private terrace with the sound of the sea lapping the shore.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

Junior Suite

Sleep in elegant surroundings with 85 square metres of space. Step through to your large ensuite bathroom for a refreshing shower or an indulgent soak in the tub. Relish quiet time in a separate lounge that opens onto an al fresco balcony ideal for sunbathing.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Anantara Sea View Suite

Stretch out in 76 square metres of space. Hide away with a loved one in an intimate haven. Wake up to a refreshing coastal scene with your morning coffee. Share a magical dinner either at your dining table inside or out on the balcony under the stars

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Two Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa

Share your holiday with family or friends. Occupy the luxurious Two Bedroom Sea View Pool Villas with plenty of space for everyone to relax in. Soak up the sun on the balcony and take refreshing dips in your personal pool. Step inside to relax in the lounge or dine together alfresco

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Two Bedroom Luxury Sea View Pool Villa

Indulge in paradise with more space for loved ones. Unwind in expansive spaces with tranquil sea views. Make memories with fun in the pool or lazing in on sunbeds together.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Three Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa

Relax in the grandeur of a stately Arabian residence. Our Three Bedroom Sea View Pool Villas offer views of the exotic surroundings. Indulge in an island hideaway with generously sized bedrooms and a beautiful outdoor courtyard under the stars.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Two Bedroom Over Water Villa

Take a Two Bedroom Over Water Villa for revealing views of the sea from your private deck and room. Relax on a daybed in the sun. Retreat to air conditioned comfort in the living and dining room areas. Luxuriate in a bath in the evening to wind down after a busy day.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Three Bedroom Over Water Villa

Create Arabian memories with family and friends in a Three Bedroom Over Water Villa. Be inspired by the island surroundings and aquatic life. Cool down in a private pool and soak up the sun’s rays in paradise. Dine together in your Arabian majilis for an authentic experience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Food & Drink

Azraq

A Global Flavours all-day restaurant with live cooking stations showcasing the range of international cuisine all with a traditional Qatari flair.

Zest Cafe

A true treat of the senses, Zest Chocolate and Pastry Cafe is the perfect place to indulge in stunning handmade creations.

Dining by Design

Create the perfect culinary journey with a menu tailored to your preferences. Dining by Design is a signature Anantara experience where you choose the menu and the setting for your meal. This really is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or even just add an little something extra to your trip.

Q Lounge & Restaurant

Retreat to the serene ambience of Q Lounge & Restaurant as you enjoy refreshing beverages against the backdrop of the azure swimming pool. Treat your taste buds to à la carte breakfast, afternoon light bites or signature international tapas and mezze. Share delightful conversations with friends over specially designed flavours of shisha. Restrictions: Subject to weather conditions

Riva

Venture into the heart of Italy with delicious handmade pasta, pizzas from the wood-fired oven, delectable appetisers salads, gourmet paninis and heart-warming main courses at Riva. Sample dishes prepared with authentic Italian ingredients and served with a contemporary twist. Unwind on the terrace overlooking luxury yachts in the marina. Conclude the magnificent ‘esperienza’ with indulgent desserts or a scoop of our home-made gelatos, along with a rich cup of Italian coffee.

Al Nahham

Tantalise your palate with freshly prepared mezze, innovative seafood and main dished infused with captivation Arabic-Mediterranean flavours. Dine within the comfort of contemporary interiors or immerse yourself in absolute tranquility on the over water terrace.

Ted's American Diner

Experience the youthful vibrancy of a traditional 1960s-style American diner with a contemporary touch at Ted’s. Enjoy a delicious meal in a fun atmosphere, where you can choose from a generous selection of light bites and substantial classics, straight from the heart of the U.S.A

Spice Spoons Cooking Class

Spice Spoons Cooking Class takes you on a culinary adventure through the colourful culture and traditions of Arabic food cuisine. Enjoy an option for table set up and napkin folding class. Learn about the unique balance of flavours as you prepare a series of authentic dishes. Experienced cooks and beginners alike will leave with wonderful memories and impressive new skills to entertain family and friends.

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Zone

With both kids and teens clubs available daily, younger guest will not go bored while the adults are relaxing in the Qatari sun. With televisions, games consoles, board games and a play area there's never a dull moment.