Nature up close, luxury even closer
Al Sahel Villa Resort is a unique wildlife hideaway, located in a grassy oasis between the foot of salt-domed hilltops and the open plains of the renowned 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park on Sir Bani Yas Island in the western region of Abu Dhabi.
Sir Bani Yas is home to more than 10,000 free-roaming animals, including gazelles, cheetahs and hyenas, which are all part of the destination's enduring charm.
Set amid the distinctive beauty of the desert island Al Sahel blends seamlessly into the island's natural terrain and offers guests a rare opportunity to experience for themselves the beauty of nature up close, and is one of the few places in the region where guests can view free roaming wildlife from their villas.
Al Sahel Villa Resort has been carefully developed using design principles and sustainability that respect the environment and is professionally managed by the renowned Thai hospitality group Anantara.
The accommodation and guest facilities
The 30 individual private villas offer luxurious amenities with an authentic Arabic touch, which co-exist in complete harmony with their natural environment. The traditional spacious thatch-roofed designs offer the highest possible levels of elegance and the interiors were carefully selected to deliver five-star comfort.
Guests can choose between a one and two-bedroom villa, from where they can catch glimpses of grazing gazelles and other island inhabitants or simply unwind under the stars in the warm waters of a private plunge pool.
In addition, there is a tented library where guests can learn about Arabia's indigenous species, an inviting lounge area perfect for savouring aperitifs infused with Arabian herbs and the Savannah Grill, which offers the very freshest produce and succulent grilled meats.
This most select of locations offers guests the opportunity to relax in their own private villa, or take advantage of the many exclusive facilities offered by the nearby Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara.
Designed with couples in mind, Al Sahel Villa Resort is a haven of tranquillity; so in order to ensure peace and quiet for all guests, this desert savannah resort is pleased to welcome families with children aged 12 years and above.
Key details at a glance:
- 30 individual private villas with luxury amenities
- Located in a grassy oasis of the 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park
- The opportunity to see nature up close
- Swimming pool
- Tented library
- Savannah Grill, which offers the very freshest produce and succulent grilled meats
- Five additional dining choices at nearby resorts
- Range of island experiences: nature & wildlife drive, hiking, kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking, snorkelling and scuba diving
Access to all the facilities at the nearby Desert Islands Resort by Anantara
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