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St Regis Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi - City, United Arab Emirates

The St Regis is perfect for families or couples looking for a beach escape not too far away from home. Located on Saadiyat Island's nine-kilometer stretch of protected beach, it offers pure relaxation but still has a number of activities.

At a Glance

  • The St Regis Saadiyat Island has a really good kids club with its own children's pool

  • A Gary Player-designed golf course surrounds the St Regis

  • The St Regis is located on a 9-kilometer stretch of protected beach

Beach, Family,

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The beautiful beach stretches for nine kilometers and is protected, although it is worth bearing in mind that there are no d water sports.

Clare Monro

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The St Regis New York invented the Bloody Mary. Try Saadiyat Island's version, the Arabian Snapper.

Clare Monro

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The Sandcastle Club is fantastic for children.

Alice Moseley

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This is an ideal location for golfers - or golf widows!

Clare Monro

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This was the best Kids Club I saw in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman so I highly recommend this hotel for families and coupes as they seem to get everything right!

Elizabeth Bray

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The Rooms are Beautiful with lovely large windows, white linen with touches of turquoise which make them have a chic and fresh feeling, with walk in showers and an egg bath most with view of the pool and sea.

Elizabeth Bray

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Sightings of Dolphins and Turtles on the beach at certain times of the year

Elizabeth Bray

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Do Pop next door to the Park Hyatt for a Steak or some Frois Gras in the Steak House!

Elizabeth Bray

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The hotel has 4 dining options internally however there is also a neighboring residential village with a number of additional restaurants and shops to visit all within a couple of minutes walk.

Dominic Atterton

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Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to do some shopping at Yas Mall

Scott Dunn team

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If you are an early bird it's possible to see Dolphins in swimming in the sea in front of the hotel in the early mornings!

Jack Mace

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Head down to Turquoise bar in the late evening for an amazing sunset, dj and live saxophonist - amazing experience!

Jack Mace

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Visit Ferrari World, with their complimentary shuttle bus stopping outside of the hotel.

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Description

The St Regis Saadiyat Island's 377 rooms are decorated in a Mediterranean style giving it a real seaside flavor, with lots of turquoise and earthy colors. The spacious bedrooms, filled with daylight, are at least 55 square meters in size with large balconies and butler service. The hotel is traditional yet contemporary in design with high ceilings and beautiful views of the gulf.

The hotel has a range of restaurants such as the relaxed seafood offering Turquoiz, which is located on the beach, as well as a number of lounges including the Drawing Room where the famous St Regis afternoon tea is served.

This is a great choice for families as the Sandcastle Club is fantastic, catering for all age groups in three separate rooms with board games, table tennis, arts and crafts, and a nap area for the wee ones. Interconnecting rooms are available and there is even a fun children's pool to explore.

With Abu Dhabi on its doorstep, guests don't have to spend the whole time relaxing on the beach or by the pool. In the city itself, the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is well worth a visit, and for a bit of fun Ferrari World is the ideal place for an adrenaline rush. The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club surrounds the hotel and you can even visit the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, location of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Accommodation

The rooms start with the Superior Rooms at 55 square meters, with a large bathroom and balcony of 10 to 12 square meters. The Superior Sea View Rooms are the next category up, the same style, size and design as the Superior Rooms but look out across the Gulf. All of the suites have a sea view and the St Regis Suite measures 85 square meters with an intimate living area and spacious bathroom. The Ocean Suites are larger at 105 square meters. For those looking for unadulterated relaxation, there are three Spa Suites to choose from with differing styles: Thai, Moroccan and Contemporary, all of which have large balconies measuring 42 square meters and interiors measuring 165 square meters. The huge Majestic Suites, measuring 207 square meters with a 60 square meter terrace, are like a home from home with huge sitting rooms, dining facilities and two bedrooms.

Childcare

The Sandcastle Club is open to children from the age of 1 year (children aged 4 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or a babysitter, payable locally) and is set within a cave style building. The club is split into three rooms, with those aged 3 years and under in one room which has a napping area. Those from 3 to 6 years are provided with books, board games and arts and craft materials. Children from 6 to 12 years can play table tennis or video games, as well as watching DVDs with their parents' permission.

Facilities

The St Regis has a wide range of dining options spanning cuisines of the world, and a number of lounges for more informal snacks and drinks.

The main restaurant, Oléa, is Mediterranean inspired and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 55th&5th Grill is inspired by the address of the original St Regis in New York, and has the ambience of a classic grill with jazz music to complete the American theme of the signature restaurant. Sontaya, located amidst a series of interconnected ponds and pools, caters for those who enjoy Southeast Asian cuisine. The laidback atmosphere of Turquoiz, located on the beach, makes it the perfect place to sample the delicious seafood on offer. The Manhattan Lounge is a great place for evening or post-dinner cocktails, particularly the signature Arabian Snapper - St Regis Saadiyat Island's version of the classic Bloody Mary. The Drawing Room is a delightful place to take afternoon tea, and pastries and cakes can be found at Sucré Patisserie.

The Athletic Club provides state of the art gym equipment, a 25-meter lap pool and a juice bar. There are also two tennis courts, two squash courts and four outdoor swimming pools.

The Iridium Spa provides relaxation and pampering at its very best.

Activities

The 18-hole Saadiyat Beach Golf Club surrounds the St Regis, although is externally managed.

Squash and tennis are available, as is gym equipment and a number of swimming pools. There are no d watersports as the beach is protected.

Outside the hotel, there is lots of sightseeing to be done, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Yas Marina Circuit - home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Yas Marina Circuit is also open to the public on Tuesdays for running and cycling. Ferrari World provides a really fun day out, and Yas Waterworld is set to open at the end of 2012.

Location & Directions

Abu Dhabi - City, United Arab Emirates

St Regis is located on Saadiyat Island, a 9 kilometer stretch of environmentally protected beach. The resort is adjacent to the famous Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, minutes from the city’s prime business district, the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and 25-minutes from Abu Dhabi International 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!

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