• a wooden pier next to a body of water

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Detox and Switch Off

25 minutes from the heart of Qatar’s vibrant capital, a luxury catamaran ferry crosses crystal clear water to reach a breathtaking island that feels a world away, while a private helicopter pad offers an exclusive arrival with a bird’s eye coastal view. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a luxury getaway in the Arabian Gulf. Combining Thai and Qatari hospitality, this unique sanctuary contains 141 opulent rooms, suites and villas for discerning guests. With unrivalled family facilities such as a surfing pool, cinema and a bowling alley as well as the bliss found in the Anantara Spa, the whole family will find a way to truly get away from everyday life. Discover true relaxation in breathtaking surroundings.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 €1,149  per person
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 2772 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Remote Resort
  • Spectacular City and Sea Views
  • Luxurious Over Water Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Great for Families

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 141 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
  • Teen's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

  • Away from it all
  • 25 minutes by catamaran
  • Fantastic views over the city skyline and out into the Arabian Gulf
  • Small island that creates an idyllic paradise feel
  • Easy to access the city for day trips out
2772 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2172
  • Very Good 381
  • Average 100
  • Poor 60
  • Terrible 59

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 12, 2019

Birthday celebration

Doha, Qatar

It was an amazing experience. We deal with great assistance (Rabiul ) , it was a happy day . I will recommend this place for my family and friends if they have private celebration to come and celebrate here with nice decoration and privacy.
Dec 12, 2019

More than expected

Prague, Czech Republic

Catamaran operating 24/7 leaving the port every hour(free for hotel guests, every time before you go you need to ask at reception for tickets), hotel transport from airport to port is nice service but cost 350QAR - if you take taxi it will cost you only 40-50QAR. We download app Karwa and book driver from port to airport or thru city. Official taxi for example to Villaggio from port will cost you 40QAR. Traffic is crazy here - to cross the street you can wait on lights easily 15-20minutes, walkable from port in Doha is Souk Waqif there is tunnel under the hightway right next to Pearl Fontain. Use it to cross the street. In hotel we tried restaurant Riva(italian), American Ted and inroom. In room is really expensive - kids meal around 50QAR and adults around 100QAR. Tips should be around 15-20%. Riva is little bit expensive but protions are huge. Food is amazing everywhere. Hotel rooms are facing kids pool zone but at time we been there almost nobody was there so it was calm and quiet. Villas are on more quiet part of the island. Rooms and balconies are huge, not very sound proove, maintenance is great, Service amazing. There is not enough light in rooms but I think its part of the concept. We need prolonged checkout, need to be asked only the day of departure and was given for free! I really love stayin in this hotel and can recommend.
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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Facilities

Spa

Anantara Spa

Hideaway in luxurious over water spa suites and unwind into the tranquil rhythm of this island paradise. Discover a diverse treatment menu that captures Doha’s ancient tribal roots, as well as a vibrant souk heritage of exotic sights, scents, sounds and touches.

Cinema

Cinema

Enjoy popcorn and soft drinks while watching your favourite films at this VIP 20-seat cinema

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Diving Centre

Learn to dive in this fully equipped facility

a room filled with furniture and a large window

Fitness Centre

With personal trainers on request and a well rounded choice of equipment you will find a way to suit your fitness needs.

9 Hole Golf Putting Course

Enjoy a 9-hole putting course suitable for all ages. Equipment is available to rent for all levels of players.

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Shisha Garden

Relax outside under the stars of an Arabian night in this open air lounge.

Bowling Alley

Bowling Alley

Bowling enthusiasts can practice their skills at our eight lane ten pin bowling alley, located next to Ted’s American style diner.

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Segway Rides

Tour the island on these two wheeled segways. Minimum height restrictions may apply.

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Four Swimming Pools

Energise with laps at the 100 metre long pool, enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool and children can enjoy splashing good fun at the water slide pool in a dedicated fun area. Making relaxation a refreshing pleasure, pool butlers are on hand throughout the day to serve you tropical fresh juices, creative mocktails and cool towels.

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Tennis

Choose from private hire for you and a partner or improve your skills in a personal coaching session with the resort's dedicated trainer.

Banana Boat Ride

Banana Boat Ride

Take a bumpy ride over the ocean waves on this adrenaline pumping activity with your friends and family.

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Kayaking

Enjoy a tranquil morning gliding around the waters of the island in these one or two seater kayaks.

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Surf Pool

Learn how to surf in this 2 lane pool with a professional instructor with the waves controlled to suit you skill level.

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Room Types

Premier Sea View

Draw back the curtains of your floor to ceiling windows and cosy up on your sofa for ultimate relaxation. Retreat to your private balcony for coastal romance at night. Play your favourite iPod tunes as you soak in the tub. Enjoy drifting off in your King size bed.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV
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Deluxe Sea View

Relax in 46 square metres of lavish style combined with splendid sea-facing views. Unwind with modern conveniences to entertain. Dine on your private terrace with the sound of the sea lapping the shore.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

Junior Suite

Sleep in elegant surroundings with 85 square metres of space. Step through to your large ensuite bathroom for a refreshing shower or an indulgent soak in the tub. Relish quiet time in a separate lounge that opens onto an al fresco balcony ideal for sunbathing.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Anantara Sea View Suite

Stretch out in 76 square metres of space. Hide away with a loved one in an intimate haven. Wake up to a refreshing coastal scene with your morning coffee. Share a magical dinner either at your dining table inside or out on the balcony under the stars

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Two Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa

Share your holiday with family or friends. Occupy the luxurious Two Bedroom Sea View Pool Villas with plenty of space for everyone to relax in. Soak up the sun on the balcony and take refreshing dips in your personal pool. Step inside to relax in the lounge or dine together alfresco

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Two Bedroom Luxury Sea View Pool Villa

Indulge in paradise with more space for loved ones. Unwind in expansive spaces with tranquil sea views. Make memories with fun in the pool or lazing in on sunbeds together.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Three Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa

Relax in the grandeur of a stately Arabian residence. Our Three Bedroom Sea View Pool Villas offer views of the exotic surroundings. Indulge in an island hideaway with generously sized bedrooms and a beautiful outdoor courtyard under the stars.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Two Bedroom Over Water Villa

Take a Two Bedroom Over Water Villa for revealing views of the sea from your private deck and room. Relax on a daybed in the sun. Retreat to air conditioned comfort in the living and dining room areas. Luxuriate in a bath in the evening to wind down after a busy day.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Three Bedroom Over Water Villa

Create Arabian memories with family and friends in a Three Bedroom Over Water Villa. Be inspired by the island surroundings and aquatic life. Cool down in a private pool and soak up the sun’s rays in paradise. Dine together in your Arabian majilis for an authentic experience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Food & Drink

Azraq

A Global Flavours all-day restaurant with live cooking stations showcasing the range of international cuisine all with a traditional Qatari flair.

Zest Cafe

A true treat of the senses, Zest Chocolate and Pastry Cafe is the perfect place to indulge in stunning handmade creations.

Dining by Design

Create the perfect culinary journey with a menu tailored to your preferences. Dining by Design is a signature Anantara experience where you choose the menu and the setting for your meal. This really is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or even just add an little something extra to your trip.

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Q Lounge & Restaurant

Retreat to the serene ambience of Q Lounge & Restaurant as you enjoy refreshing beverages against the backdrop of the azure swimming pool. Treat your taste buds to à la carte breakfast, afternoon light bites or signature international tapas and mezze. Share delightful conversations with friends over specially designed flavours of shisha. Restrictions: Subject to weather conditions

Riva

Venture into the heart of Italy with delicious handmade pasta, pizzas from the wood-fired oven, delectable appetisers salads, gourmet paninis and heart-warming main courses at Riva. Sample dishes prepared with authentic Italian ingredients and served with a contemporary twist. Unwind on the terrace overlooking luxury yachts in the marina. Conclude the magnificent ‘esperienza’ with indulgent desserts or a scoop of our home-made gelatos, along with a rich cup of Italian coffee.

Al Nahham

Tantalise your palate with freshly prepared mezze, innovative seafood and main dished infused with captivation Arabic-Mediterranean flavours. Dine within the comfort of contemporary interiors or immerse yourself in absolute tranquility on the over water terrace.

Ted's American Diner

Experience the youthful vibrancy of a traditional 1960s-style American diner with a contemporary touch at Ted’s. Enjoy a delicious meal in a fun atmosphere, where you can choose from a generous selection of light bites and substantial classics, straight from the heart of the U.S.A

Spice Spoons Cooking Class

Spice Spoons Cooking Class takes you on a culinary adventure through the colourful culture and traditions of Arabic food cuisine. Enjoy an option for table set up and napkin folding class. Learn about the unique balance of flavours as you prepare a series of authentic dishes. Experienced cooks and beginners alike will leave with wonderful memories and impressive new skills to entertain family and friends.

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Zone

With both kids and teens clubs available daily, younger guest will not go bored while the adults are relaxing in the Qatari sun. With televisions, games consoles, board games and a play area there's never a dull moment.