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Banana Island Resort

Doha, Qatar

98 Excellent 5854 Reviews
Banana Island Resort
20 minutes from the heart of Qatar's vibrant capital, a luxury yacht 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. Welcome to Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara - a paradise sanctuary of world class facilities and limitless activities, both above and below the water, providing relaxation and adventure, wellness and pure indulgence.

Hideaway in true Arabian luxury with 141 rooms, suites, pool villas and over water villas setting the mood for romance and unforgettable holidays with family and friends. Bask on the private 800 meter beach and refresh at the 100 meter long lagoon pool, or master the waves in the surf pool and enjoy a wide range of water sports. Experience how health and beauty go hand in hand with expert care, from sensual journeys in over water spa suites to holistic lifestyle programs at the dedicated wellness center. Visit the conservation reef to plant coral and learn about precious marine life, before signing up for snorkeling and scuba diving adventures. Leisure and entertainment also spoil you for choice, from bowling, golf and beach games by day, to the VIP cinema at night. Evolving culinary temptations showcase sumptuous Middle Eastern culture, refined Italian tastes, and delectable world flavors, savored with prestigious marina and tranquil sea views, shisha and signature mocktails at sunset, and fine dining under the stars overlooking Doha's regal skyline.
Hotel Address:
  • Banana Island Resort
  • Banana Island
  • Doha,
  • Qatar

Location Summary
Ensconced on a tranquil 13 hectare island that boasts its own marina and reefs, giving a feeling of being far removed from Qatar's bustling capital, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is just 11 kilometers from downtown Doha. Convenient access to this paradise sanctuary is matched by opportunities for exciting discovery, with a wealth of nearby attractions inviting you to delve into Arabia's equestrian world, immerse yourself in vibrant souq culture and visit impressive historic sites.

Directions to Hotel
For the 20 minute drive from Doha International Airport, the hotel offers a luxury limousine service, followed by a 20 minute luxury yacht ferry transfer from the Corniche area to Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. Alternatively enjoy a bird’s eye view of the island oasis by booking a 10 minute helicopter flight direct from the airport to the resort, 24 hours in advance.
Note Bene
Eight pin bowling alley. Cinema theater. Helicopter pad.
Business Center
Library and business center.
Fine Dining On Site
Savur menus that showcase the Middle East's coveted spices and exotic ingredients, as well as discerning world flavors that you won't find anywhere else. Sample the secrets of master chefs, and feel a soft sea breeze drift over the deck as you dine by the sea and under the stars.
Fitness Center
Create a well-rounded workout with a range of weights, cardio and functional training equipment, as well as Pilates, to suit all your fitness needs. Benefit from a motivating boost, with certified fitness professionals available for personal training upon request.
Child Programs
Discover a world of creativity, make new friends and enjoy a wide range of interactive games. From arts and crafts to sand castle building and so much more, the Cool Mint Children's Club also includes a games room, television and large selection of toys. An innovative and safe environment especially for teenagers, the Peppermint Teens’ Club is the perfect place to hang out and socialize. Youngsters can practice their virtual gaming skills on the Play Station, play air hockey and billiards, and also join our exciting theme nights.
Pool Outdoor
Choose the perfect setting for tranquility or family fun. Energize with laps at the 100 meter long pool. Children 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. Surf lessons are available in the two lane surf pool.
Spa Facility
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.
Tennis Courts On Site
Play a friendly match with your travelling companions or sign up for a personal coaching session with a trainer. The synthetic grass tennis court is open day and night for your convenience.
Private 800 meter beach.
Biking Touring
Bicycles are available for rent and guided tours can be arranged.
The professional diving center offers experiences to suit first timers, amateurs and expert divers, giving everyone the opportunity to delve into the dazzling underwater world. Certified divers who are a little out of practice, or those who wish to acquire a certificate, can sign up for PADI certified courses. Snorkeling also available.
Ecological Tourism
The resort's very own reef is being developed as a conservation center, giving guests the rare opportunity to plant their own coral and learn more about the precious underwater environment.
Play a fun round of golf at the 9-hole putting course. S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf) is recommended for all ages, and is especially fun for younger guests and families. State of the art equipment is available to rent for players of all levels.
Private marina for up to 30 boats.
Souq Waqif: Immerse yourself in the vibrant bustle of this ancient souq. Admire traditional architecture as you browse a maze of arts and handicrafts, traditional foods, exotic spices, fragrant perfumes and rich fabrics. City shopping tour's also available.
Theatre Museums
Museum of Islamic Art, Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art, Katara Cultural Village, and Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum are nearby.
The resort's pristine private shore is ideal for an exciting game of beach volleyball. Take advantage of the year round sunshine as you enjoy some healthy competition with family, friends or colleagues. Balls are available upon request.
Recommended Rooms
Stretching over the water, Two Bedroom Over Water Villas reveal views of azure sea and romantic sunsets from your private deck and every room. Slip into the soothing pace of paradise as you float in your personal pool and bask on loungers. Take a break to relax on the cushy daybed, or enjoy a snack in the shade. Retreat to air conditioned comfort, resting in the living room and dining together, luxuriating in rich Arabian decor and a host of elite amenities. Making the prospect of a family holiday even more alluring, a separate en-suite bedroom allows you to invite someone else to look after little ones.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Business Center
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Golfing
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Volleyball

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