Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has partnered with Discover Qatar to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience to view one of the largest congregations of whale sharks that can be found on the planet. 

A dedicated high-speed catamaran will take guests of Discover Qatar and Banana Island on a newly launched, unique, excursion to view the biggest fish in the ocean!

Perfect excursion to see whale sharks

From April to September, the cooler waters off the north east coast of Qatar provide the perfect location to see large numbers of whale sharks that gather to feed close to the surface. Upon arrival in the area where the sharks are found, the slow-moving gentle giants can be viewed for two hours from the front and back deck of the catamaran, before the cruise back to the shore. A whale shark expert is on deck, courtesy of Discover Qatar,  to help educate guests about the majestic creatures through an interactive lecture, with a professional photographer also on board to capture the guests’ experiences on camera. During the trip, a continental breakfast and sandwich buffet lunch are served, along with other snacks and a selection of hot and cold drinks.

Discover Qatar is collaborating with Banana Island to offer this unique experience for residents and travellers to Qatar. The resort’s luxurious catamarans are spacious and comfortable and are equipped with wall mounted TV and WiFi, providing guests with exclusive services and exceptional experiences.

The new whale shark excursions depart five times a week from Al Ruwais Port in the north of Qatar and can be booked

Reopening of surf pool at Banana Island Resort

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara announces the reopening of its surf pool after a full renovation. The surf pool is once again added to the wide selection of watersport activities available at the resort. Guests can now enjoy two wide surfing lanes simulating ocean waves, with every surf session under strict supervision by a member of the resort’s trained team, working under the highest standards of safety.

Private surfing lessons are available and the lanes may be booked exclusively for friends and family. The surf pool is open from 10 am until 10 pm. Advanced booking is required.

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