Banana Island Resort by Anantara opens in Doha, Qatar

Nestled in the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Doha, Banana Island Resort by Anantara offers a paradise island setting with extensive facilities for everyone from honeymooners to families and unlimited opportunities for relaxation and adventure, wellness, romance and indulgence.

The distinctive crescent shape of the island provides a natural harbour framed by an 800 metre long private beach where guests can relax and swim in the calm, safe waters of the turquoise sea.

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara feels a world away from bustling Doha but is only a 20 minute journey by luxury ferry from Al Shyoukh Terminal located in the city’s downtown area or a 10 minute helicopter ride directly from the airport with bird’s eye views of the spectacular coastline.

The 141 luxury guest rooms, suites and villas are designed in Arabian style with signature Anantara touches including 54 Premier Sea View Rooms, 16 Deluxe Sea View Rooms, eight Sea View Suites, 18 Anantara Suites and 34 spacious Sea View Pool Villas featuring a personal pool and poolside cabana.  The eight two-bedroom Over Water Villas and trio of prestigious three-bedroom Anantara Over Water Villas offer 360 square metres of luxurious space and a 62 square metre personal pool, ideal for families and groups of friends.

The resort’s dedicated Balance Wellness Centre is the first and only facility of its kind in the Middle East within a resort, offering holistic programmes for relaxation, detox, de-stress and radiance, fitness, weight management, yoga and alternative therapy, as well as pre- and post-natal and anti-ageing journeys.

Unique facilities include an indoor botanical garden, oxygen fern room, and female only hydro pool, along with nutritional wellness cuisine with menus crafted by specialist chefs.  Wellbeing goes hand in hand with expert pampering at Anantara Spa’s tranquil over water sanctuary, featuring separate male and female Turkish hammams and Jacuzzis and a treatment menu that pays tribute to Doha’s ancient tribal traditions and rich cultural heritage.

Eight dining options offer a mouthwatering choice of Middle Eastern, Italian and international cuisines at spectacular locations all around the island from the marina, poolside, by the shoreline and on over water decks with tranquil views and soft sea breezes.  Al Nahham, offering a blend of Arabic Mediterranean cuisine, is the flagship restaurant of the resort.