Al Yamm Villas by Anantara
Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE
Al Yamm Villas by Anantara is located on the diverse Sir Bani Yas Island, exclusively occupied by Anantara and the Sheikh's palace. The resort is made up of beachfront villas yet has access to the island's free roaming wildlife such as the Arabian oryx.
At a Glance
Individual villas with one or two bedrooms
Some of the villas have private pools
Villas are rustic in style
The resort shares the facilities of Anantara Desert Islands Resort
Plenty of activities including nature and wildlife drives into the island's own safari park
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To start planning your vacation to Al Yamm Villas by Anantara
Sir Bani Yas Island lies 100-kilometers to the southwest of Abu Dhabi and is the perfect retreat for nature lovers also looking for luxury and relaxation.
The Al Yamm Villas by Anantara is made up of 30 luxury villas, looking out either over the sea or the saltwater mangrove lagoon. The resort design has been inspired by Arabic fishing and pearl diving villages and the villas mix rustic charm with modern luxury.
There are three villa categories, all decorated in a neutral style using carved wood and colors that complement the natural surroundings. Each villa has its own deck and The One and Two Bedroom Pool Villas come with their own plunge pool. There are rain showers and free-standing bathtubs in every villa, and they are all decked out with modern comforts including a safe, TV, Lavazza coffee machine and air conditioning.
Guests can step straight off their villa's deck onto the white sand of the beach and there is a beautiful infinity pool looking out to the sea where you can enjoy the sunshine from your lounger. There is also plenty to do, with wildlife walks and drives over the island's savannah and colorful marine life to explore beneath the waves.
The hotel's Italian inspired restaurant, Olio, is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beach-side Amwaj restaurant serves mouth-watering tapas style dishes for lunch and dinner, with flavors taken from Arabic and Asian cuisine, as well as home-made ice-cream creations for desert.
There are further dining options available at the hotel's nearby sister resorts, including Middle Eastern and African menus and delicious grilled seafood. For something extra special, try Dining by Design - a customized experience which could include a private dinner party on the beach or champagne at sunset on a wildlife drive.
There are 30 villas with three different categories: One Bedroom Villa, One Bedroom Pool Villa and Two Bedroom Pool Villa. The One and Two Bedroom Pool Villas have their own private plunge pool and all of the villas are provided with modern comforts including air conditioning and safes.
The decor is neutral with touches of color inspired by the local surroundings. The villas face the sea or the mangrove lagoon and so guests are guaranteed a beautiful view to enjoy from their decks.
As well as the resort's beachfront swimming pool, there is also a gym and spa villa, where guests can enjoy treatments inspired by ancient healing rituals.
Sir Bani Yas Island is home to a great number of birds, reptiles and mammals. Many of these species are endangered, such as the Arabian oryx, which used to be considered extinct in the wild but now roam in a heard of over 400 across the island. There are also gazelle, giraffe, cheetah and hyena and more than 100 species of birds. With luck, all of these wonderful creatures can be spotted on a wildlife drive or trek.
There are also dolphins and turtles in the waters surrounding the island, making it a great spot for snorkeling and diving.
For those looking for even more adventure, there is kayaking, mountain biking, archery, horseback riding and deep sea fishing.
Location & Directions
Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE
Al Yamm Villa Resort by Anantara is located on Sir Bani Yas Island on the coast of the UAE, to the west of Abu Dhabi. The island is about eight kilometers from the shore and 250 kilometers from Abu Dhabi airport.
When to go
The best time to visit the UAE is between October and November and then February and March, when temperatures hang around the mid-20s and the humidity is under control. While December and January are generally considered the best months to go, the weather over the last couple of ‘winters’ has been unpredictable with occasional cloud and rain.
The month of Ramadan means hotel rates are heavily discounted, but while outside the resort, Ramadan is strictly adhered to, within the resorts you will notice very little difference.
High summer (July and August) means heavy discounted hotels it’s a great option for a cheap getaway but it will be very very hot and very very humid!