Banana Island Resort – Doha, Qatar

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A top of the line resort with endless features and amenities, the Banana Island Resort Doha in Qatar is a must stay for those who have the money to spend. Here, alongside luxury land based suites, guests will find rather large two and three bedroom over the water suites to enjoy. Guests will also find several different dining choices as well as a few bars to choose from. In addition, on-site is a plethora of different activities, both land and water based.

Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple or with a family or group, you’ll find plenty of room in either of the two overwater suite choices. In each you’ll find separate bedrooms and bathrooms, a dining and living area as well as a small kitchen area and an outdoor lounge complete with loungers and a private pool. Reviews are also quite strong, making this resort one for the record books.

Location

Banana Island Resort Doha is located on a 13 hectare island that is 11 kilometers away from downtown Doha in Qatar.

Rooms/villas/suites

Two Bedroom Overwater Villa
Three Bedroom Anantara Overwater Villa
Beds: King size, twin bed
Area: 2368 sq ft (220 m²)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Entertainment system: Flat screen LED TV, stereo system
Room service: Yes

Special room features

  • Master bedroom
  • Walk-in closet
  • Large en-suite bathroom
  • Dual vanity basins
  • Separate living area
  • Second (and third) bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Dining table
  • Guest WC
  • Pantry
  • Mini bar
  • Personal pool
  • Outside deck with seating area
  • Tea and coffee making area

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$3,050 per night
  • High season online specials from US$3,129 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Azraq
  • Riva
  • Al Nahham
  • Zest
  • Q lounge & restaurant
  • Ted’s
  • Lagoon pool bar
  • Tanzerin beach grill
  • In-room dining
  • Dining By Design

Resort features

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting
  • Dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Currency exchange
  • Car hire
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Scuba Diving
  • Diving courses
  • Snorkeling
  • Fitness centre
  • Surf pool
  • Swimming pool
  • Cool Mint Children’s Club
  • Peppermint Teen’s Club
  • Putting golf
  • Cinema
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • RS Formula V2 racing simulator
  • Velo-taxi
  • Segways

Spa

The on-site Anantara Spa offers guests a special treat with 4 single treatment suites, couples suites, Thai massages, facial treatments, pedicures, manicures, a sauna, steam rooms, an indoor pool, ice well, jacuzzi and a salon.

Nearby activities

  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art
  • Katara Cultural Village
  • Fort Zubarah
  • Souq Waqif
  • Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
  • Khor Al Adaid Natural Reserves
  • City Shopping Tour

What the reviews say

With most guests writing about their great experience, it’s easy to see that this particular resort is a great choice if you can afford it. Staff members, amenities and activities are all praised as being some of the best. Guests also state how the large amount of activities on and around the resort do a great job of keeping them busy, almost making it so that the experience goes by too quickly. However, a few past guests have stated that the food could be a little better. Other than that, this resort checks out as a crowd winner.

Getting there

To reach the Banana Island Resort Doha, you’ll first need to fly into Hamad International Airport before taking a 20 minute drive to a catamaran ferry area. Then you’ll take the ferry straight to the resort.

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