The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - City, United Arab Emirates
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
Price based on two adults sharing a superior double room for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis, including private transfers.
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-kilometre stretch of protected beach
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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!
To start planning your holiday to The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
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-kilometre stretch of protected beach, it offers pure relaxation but still has a number of activities.
The St Regis Saadiyat Island's 377 rooms are decorated in a Mediterranean style giving it a real seaside flavour, with lots of turquoise and earthy colours. The spacious bedrooms, filled with daylight, are at least 55 square metres 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.
The accommodation at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi starts with the Superior Rooms, some of which offer views of the magnificent Arabian Gulf. The St Regis Suites, all with sea views, offer more space with an intimate living area. The Ocean Suites are larger and offer the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. 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 and feature unique, individual decor and corresponding Spa Treatment Rooms. The huge Majestic Suites are like a home from home with huge sitting rooms, dining facilities and two bedrooms.
These lavishly appointed, 55-60m² guest rooms feature king or twin beds, a private balcony, a spacious bathroom with Remède amenities and the signature St Regis butler service.
|Superior Sea View Room||
Featuring an individual terrace with magnificent ocean views, these lavishly appointed, 55-65m² guest rooms come with either king or twin beds, a spacious double vanity bathroom with Remède amenities and the signature St Regis butler service.
|St Regis Suites||
Featuring an intimate living area and individual terrace with magnificent sea views, these lavishly appointed, 85m² suites come with either king or twin beds, a spacious double vanity sanctuary bathroom with rainforest shower and separate bathtub, and the signature St Regis butler service.
|The Astor Suite||
Featuring a separate bedroom and walk-in wardrobe, the Astor Suite offers 85-90m² of richly appointed living space and features a private balcony with panoramic views of lush gardens and the blue Arabian Gulf.
With a spacious living room and dining facilities, the one- or two bedroom Ocean Suites span 130 - 170m² and offer the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living with floor to ceiling glass windows and an expansive balcony with panoramic ocean views accessed through sliding glass doors.
The Spa Suites include the Thai Suite, the Moroccan Suite and the Contemporary Suite and each is richly decorated to match its individual theme. Each has its own private Spa Treatment Room to allow guests to enjoy the celebrated Iridium spa experience from the comfort of their suite. Spanning an expansive 165 - 207m², the Spa Suites also feature a generous living room with dining area, well-appointed bedroom and spacious bathroom with rainforest shower and separate bathtub.
The grand 207-267m² Majestic Suite features two bedrooms and two bathrooms and all the comforts of a stately home with a dining area, office, living room and expansive 60m² balcony with sublime ocean views. The soothing bathrooms feature oversized, sunken marble bathtubs and pebble stone rainforest showers. Private dining is available 24 hours a day, just speak to your attentive St Regis butler to arrange.
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.
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-metre 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.
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 motorised 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.
Kirsty Harper (Staff)
The St Regis is a relaxing resort located on a lovely stretch of beach. This is a great option if you would like to be away from the hussle and bustle of Dubai but still only around an hours drive if you would like to visit. The kids club is one of the best I have seen in the area and offers an children's pool, sand pit and a large indoor area with different activities for different age groups.
Marina Voak (Staff)
The St. Regis was one of the best hotels I visited in the Middle East. From the moment I entered, it felt very spacious, luxurious yet comfortable. The lunch buffet was exceptional and it was really difficult to decide which dessert to go for, as there were numerous appealing options on display - it meant I had to try more than one! The children's club is one of the best I've seen, with various activities on offer for all age ranges.
Elizabeth Bray (Staff)
The St Regis Saadiyat Island was one of my favourite hotels on my trip, the rooms are sunning as is the beach and the pool area, and you really do feel like you are in Paradise! Everything from the beautiful light and airy Reception area, through the care and attention in the Restaurants with the Buffet lunch that we had was excellent! There is even a bread, Arabic, meat hot & cold, salad, sushi, desert and pasta cooking section at lunch time so much to choose from and all excellent quality!
The rooms themselves have lovely large window 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.
Another lovely touch in the hotel is the indoor almost Olympic pool which is great in the summer or winter. The pool and sea are incredible, I have never felt water in the sea as hot as this and this was my first swim in the Arabian Gulf. During the Summer months, I highly recommend flip flops down to the waters edge as the sand is so hot! The Sea was 34.6 degrees at 8am and at mid-day I was informed by the life guard it would be 36 degrees soon, literally a bath! So they cool the pool so this is refreshing for you as the sea is amazing but not that refreshing! From the sea the St Regis looks very pretty especially with the pools and sun loungers. The Island is a conservation area due to Turtles laying and hatching their eggs here, so there no motorised water sports allowed.
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!
There is a little village that you can pop to with shopping outlets and restaurants which happens to be onsite but separate to the hotel. You can also pop next door to the 18 hole Golf Course which I hear is very popular!
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
I arrived here on a steaming afternoon driving over from Dubai. As you cross the bridge to Saadiyat Island from downtown Abu Dhabi the horizon clears and all you are left with is the white beaches and turquoise waters of the island and its surrounding archipelago. Entering the resort youre greeted by a large lobby bathed in light, the scent of Arabic oud filling the air. The dcor and feel of the hotel however are anything but Arabic to me it felt more Miami beach with whitewashed walls, marble and floor to ceiling glass windows. This look continues into the rooms with natural stone in the bathrooms and bright open space, it really feels relaxing and very beachy. The hotels main selling point is its fantastic pools and beach. As you leave the main building and step through the paths leading down to its main pool and separate adults only pool it all feels very chic but totally un-pretentious and a million miles from the beach resorts of Dubai. There is a magnificent childrens club, one of the best I have seen and a good choice of restaurants both in the hotel itself and in the adjoining village known as the Collection which is a group of shops and restaurants set around a courtyard separating the hotel and the privately owned residences that make up the entire complex. This is also the location of an excellent health club with big indoor pool, huge gym and squash courts. I would definitely recommend the St Regis for both families and couples looking for an easy beach break with minimal fuss in than extremely well run and organised resort.
Clare Monro (Staff)
This hotel has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, whilst retaining a feeling of exclusivity. The bedrooms are beautiful with lots of natural light and the butler service gives the experience an added bit of oomph. The seafood restaurant is lovely, with absolutely delicious food. The hotel very much has a classic feeling with a contemporary edge.
Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
No trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing a desert safari. Embark upon an unparalleled adventure over the golden sand dunes in a 4x4 followed by a magical evening in a traditional Bedouin camp.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
A tribute to the passion, excellence, performance and technical innovation that the Ferrari brand represents, this theme park is not only for car enthusiasts but also for thrill-seekers and families looking for an exciting day out.
Learn to Play Polo in Dubai
Offering the perfect introduction to the world's oldest and fastest team game, a polo lesson at Dubai's Polo Academy is a great opportunity to learn the rules and the key skills of the game, riding and hitting.
Track day at Yas Marina Circuit
Seize the opportunity of a lifetime and drive a Formula One race car at speed around a Formula One race track at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Choose from a range of super cars and buckle up and hit the track.
Location & directions
Abu Dhabi - City, United Arab Emirates
St Regis is located on Saadiyat Island, a 9 kilometre 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.