Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, recently hosted members of the media at a special gathering to reveal the five-star resort’s multitude world-class recreational and entertainment venues that make the resort island, a one-stop destination for delectable cuisines, one of a kind events and meetings facilities for private parties, state of the art wellness and spa services and recreation facilities for all ages.
During the media tour, the invitees were taken on an extensive tour of the resort, where they were introduced to Anantara’s world-class facilities with a true Arabian luxury hideaway with 141 rooms, suites, pool villas and over water villas.
Enjoying the exceptional atmosphere of the only Indian Ocean-like resort in the heart of the Middle-East, the special tour offered visitors an opportunity to experience the Wellness Centre, which offers a holistic approach to health and well-being with diverse treatment menu that captures the warmth of traditional Qatari culture and a truly personalized approach to wellbeing, including private facial treatments, pedicure and manicure, soothing steam and bathing experiences (Traditional Turkish Hammam, Royal Moroccan Bath, In-villa Slumber Guru Experience, and many more).
The guests then tried their sporting skills in the bowling alleys and experienced a collection of culinary specialities on offer at the luxury resort’s five-star dining venues, where they enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at Q lounge Restaurant.
Later, the invitees were briefed about the eight dining options that 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. They also toured the Al Nahham, which offers a blend of Arabic Mediterranean cuisine and is the flagship restaurant of the resort.
Thomas Fehlbier, Area General Manager for Qatar, said:
The Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara stays true to the philosophy of absolute luxury, offering its guests a real privilege where one can enjoy the fine sand and the beautiful sea within a setting of privacy and the comfort of an oasis. The resort offers you and your family endless possibilities for recreation and relaxation. At our resort, guests can soak in breathtaking views of the azure blue waters, enjoy a game of bowling as well as two-way luxury boat transfers.’
Banana Island Resort’s tranquil surroundings and breathtaking panoramic sea views are enriched by the resort’s contemporary design aesthetic, exceptional service standards and renovated facilities, making for a truly five-star get away.’
One of the 2017s highlights for the Resort was being named a ‘Top 100 Luxury Resort Worldwide 2017/2018’ and the ‘Best Luxury Family Island Resort Middle-East 2017’ by the Hotel of the Year Awards. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara also took home two highly regarded titles at the World Travel Awards; ‘Qatar’s Leading Villa Resort 2017’, and ‘Qatar’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2017’ for its Three-bedroom Over-water Villa.
In addition to being crowned the ‘World Luxury Spa Award 2017’, the Resort’s renowned Anantara Spa walked away with the ‘World’s Best Private Island Spa’ and ‘Qatar’s Best Hotel Spa’ titles at the 2017 World Spa Awards. Moreover, Anantara Spa earned Ohlala Spa & Wellness Award’s 2017 ‘Best Resort Spa & Weight loss program’ title.
More recently, Banana Island Resort Doha was given testimonial from the Conde Nast US as one of the ‘Beautiful Overwater Bungalows Around the World’. Condé Nast praised Banana Island’s blended atmosphere as it brings Maldivian-inspired bungalows and ornate Arabian design together in one place.
As for its five-star dining venues, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara’s Al Nahham Restaurant was named ‘Unique restaurant of the year’ at the Luxury Travel Awards 2017, while the Fact Award 2017 crowned the Resort’s Azraq all-day-dining Restaurant.
To add excitement to the mix, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers visitors a vast choice of activities to inspire, relax and thrill at the resort’s recreation centre. Both above and below the water, the centre presents guests with myriad leisure activities, such as a fully-equipped fitness centre, surf and swimming pools, children and teen clubs, Velo-Taxi tours, Racing Simulators, and a range of sports activities. In addition, the resort boasts the first and only wellness centre of its kind in the Middle East, its own helicopter pad, marina, and dive centre.