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The recently opened Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is located 20 minutes by luxury yacht or under 10 by private helicopter from Doha, Qatar. It aims to offer its guests a tranquil ocean setting complete with an Anantara spa, golf course, movie theater, private marina, multiple dining options, tennis court and indoor botanical garden.
Why is this hotel interesting? For me, it is because it is one of the few hotels in this area of the world to offer over Maldives-style water villas. There are just 11 here built above the water on stilts and these are the rooms to book!
Also on offer are 96 rooms, 34 two and three-bedroom poolside villas, a private 800 metre beach, a 100 metre long lagoon pool, and a surf pool.
“The resort serves as a destination not only for the local and regional markets, but also for western clientele interested in detox and body-balance wellness programs offered within a very relaxing environment with sun, beach and family fun,” explains Thomas Fehlbier, general manager of the resort.
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