30 luxury rustic villas are surrounded by salt dome hilltops and lush grass savannah where elusive gazelles and Arabian Oryx graze, treating guests to glimpses of the island’s exotic wildlife.
There are three accommodation options: One Bedroom Villa, the larger One Bedroom Pool Villa with separate lounge and dining spaces, as well as a personal plunge pool, plus the spacious Two Bedroom Pool Villas which are ideal for families and friends travelling together. All villas feature Anantara’s signature amenities and authentic indigenous touches.
Villa exteriors complement the natural surroundings and interiors are filled with natural light to illuminate traditional wooden furnishings, ceiling beams and local handicrafts. After a day of adventure, explorers can unwind by soaking in the freestyle bronze bathtub and fall asleep in a sumptuous king size bed to the sound of desert island nightlife. Waking up with an invigorating shower, the bay window seat and lounge furnishings provide cosy spaces to watch the savannah come to life.
Blending views of nature and wildlife from villa comfort with journeys of exciting discovery, safari style guided walks and drives in the protected nature reserve offer close encounters with the rare and endangered animals that surround the resort. Guests can also master the ancient Arabian sport of archery, kayak through lagoons and mangroves that are frequented by flamingos, and mountain bike across desert salt flats and undulating hinterlands.
If arriving by seaplane you can enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of the island, whilst snorkellers can explore the exotic marine life beneath the Arabian Gulf’s surface. Equestrian enthusiasts can ride stately Arabian horses and other fine breeds at Sir Bani Yas Stables, which offers lessons in beautiful outdoor paddocks and a variety of riding packages, from treks through the Arabian Wildlife Park and along sandy shores, to watching sunrise and sunset on horseback.