Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has opened and offers the only over water villas in Qatar.
Located in the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Doha, a0 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.
The resort has 141 luxury guest rooms, suites and villas with personal pools and cabanas. The eight two-bedroom over water villas have 360 square metres of space and a 62 square metre personal pool.
The resort has its own 30-berth marina, a fully equipped dive centre with a practice pool for beginners, a two-lane surf pool with controllable wave strength to learn to surf and a 100 metre lagoon pool with water slides.
The resort also offers tennis, beach volleyball, a fitness centre, an entertainment centre with a nine-hole putting golf course, eight pin bowling alley and a cinema. With dedicated facilities and fully qualified professional child minders, families are welcome at the Cool Mint Kids’ Club and Pepper Mint Teens’ Club.
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, fitness, weight management, yoga and alternative therapy, as well as pre- and post-natal and anti-ageing programs. It also has an indoor botanical garden, oxygen fern room, and female only hydro pool, as well as nutritional wellness cuisine.