Qsar Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara is one of the most luxurious, exclusive and beautiful hotels in the world and is located in Rub’Al Khali, a 1.5 hours drive from Abu Dhabi. For our honeymoon, my husband and I would like to avoid the busy tourist area from the City. We have spent most of our time at the desert, exploring the Anantara resort.
ANANTARA ROYAL PAVILION POOL VILLA
Anantara Qsar Al Sara offers 140 rooms, 14 suites and 52 villas.
We had a Anantara Royal Pavilion Pool Villa and the room was huge, including a deluxe terrace with a Bali bed and an outdoor shower. The surrounding landscape and dunes are breath-taking and can be seen directly from the villa. The dunes and pool were a perfect combination, to refresh from the hot desert sun.
When we arrived at the hotel, the staff was already waiting for us. The staff guided us to the Lobby, giving us refreshment towels and welcome drinks – Middle East’s coffee upon check-in. We immediately fell in love being in the middle of nowhere.
Don’t worry about feeling bored in the resort. They had a lot of activities offered by the hotel (cooking class, yoga, camel ride, desert hiking etc).
BUFFET BREAKFAST IN AL WAHA RESTAURANT
The breakfast was delicious, offering a great selection: Western, Middle East and Asian style. Live station for pan cakes, eggs, noodle soup and and freshly squeezed juices. Really food for every continent, for everyone, so you won’t miss a thing. Every morning was enjoyable, when looking at the desert while having a cup of coffee. I would suggest you to sit outdoors.
SUNSET DINNER IN SUHAIL RESTAURANT
Food and drinks are a little bit pricy, but we believe that is due to the hotels costs of operating in the middle of the desert, with at least 200 km distance to the nearest city. The cocktails and the food were superb, the view and night sky was magnificent.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSET IN THE WORLD
Enjoyed the most beautiful sunset in my life and never felt so close to the sun, it looks like the sun is directly in front of me.
Honestly, I would say Anantara is more than a 5 start hotel resort, the staff is very friendly and helpful, you can call your private butler 24/7 and they will drive you anywhere in the hotel or provide you with room service. They prepared fresh fruits and dates in our vill, surprised us with a lovely chocolate mousse cake to congratulate for our honeymoon.
Qsar Al Saraq Anantara Resort is absolutely stunning. We wished we could stay longer here. Let me know in the comments if you have been here or if you are planning a trip there!