Welcome to the Anantara Banana Island Resort

Hot Opening: Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Doha might not be the top pick on every bucket list, but there’s a new reason to go: the just-opened Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. Twenty minutes off the coast on a fancy ferry, the resort comprises a mix of pool suites and over-water villas that dot the shoreline of Banana Island (yes, it’s shaped like a banana). The resort aims to up the ante with over-the-top fitness facilities, including a bowling alley (!), a surf pool with a professional instructor, nine-hole putting range and an “oxygen garden” which sounds… refreshing? The rest of the resort keeps on with the superlatives: ask about the 18-carat gold manicure at the spa, the world’s most expensive shisha pipes and a 1kg hamburger. Hard to beat? That’s the aim.
From $3,833. Doha, Qatar, (+974) 4040-5050, doha.anantara.com.

Banana Island Doha
Banana Island Doha
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Kate Springer

Freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Contributor at CNN, Forbes Travel Guide, BBC Travel, Fodor's Travel Guide, superfuture, Tatler, and more.

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