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Be worlds away at Banana Island Resort

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is a crescent of golden beach and over water villas just off the coast of downtown Doha. Only accessible by private catamaran, it’s the ultimate escape for family adventures, ocean thrills or serene spa bliss.

Beach, Spa, Hotel

Banana Island Resort Doha

Located on an exclusive 13-hectare island, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers a taste of traditional Qatari hospitality and a superb resort experience with the first and only over water villas in Qatar (most guests, without being prompted, refer to it as 'The Maldives of Qatar').

How to get there?

    • Banana Island Resort is accessible by boat only. It is a 25-minute journey by ferry from Al Shyoukh Terminal, located in the city's downtown area.
    • Al Shyoukh Terminal is accessible via car or taxi (Uber is widely used, alternatively Karwa or Careem). Valet parking is available. The distance from Hamad International Airport is 20 minutes. Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art are within a short walking distance.
    • The nearest metro station to Al Shyoukh Terminal is Souq Waqif.
Be worlds away at Banana Island Resort


PO Box 23919, Doha, Qatar


+974 4040 5050


Experience natural exclusivity and laid-back luxury in one of 141 remarkable rooms, suites, and over water villas offering breathtaking views of the Doha skyline. Extensive facilities are available for everyone with unlimited opportunities for relaxation, spa and wellness treatments, romance, and pure indulgence. Sample exquisite dining and let our skilled chefs impress you with a sumptuous array of dishes that will for sure delight your taste buds. 

Dine around the world at the resort's eateries that include Al Nahham (Arabic), Q Lounge (Indian and international), Riva (Mediterranean), Ted's (American), Azraq (international breakfast buffet) and Tanzerin (beach bar & grill). Choose from adrenaline-packed adventures such as banana boat ride, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, HamacLand floating lounge, and other watersports activities. The much sought-after surf pool is a crowd favourite! Whichever recreation you choose, the stunning 800-metre beach stretch awaits you.

Highlights of your visit

  • Doha's Skyline view

  • Overwater villas

  • Restaurants with a view

  • Hammam experience

  • Sunset boat trips

There's lot to do for children, with the Cool Mint Kids' Club and the Kids' Park. Choose from arts and crafts to cooking classes to beach games, and much more. There is always something to look forward to for each member of the family.

Celebrate an anniversary, a special birthday, or a surprise proposal in extraordinary beach set-ups with the bespoke Dining By Design - with your every need catered for.

The resort bagged the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2022 'No.10 in Best 50 Resorts in the World' and 'No.3 in Best Resorts in the Middle East'; and recognized as 'Resort of The Year' by the Leaders In Hospitality Qatar Awards 2023 and as the 'Best Luxury Island Resort in Qatar' by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2023. 

Book a VIP boat trip to make your way to the island an extraordinary private experience.

Add a floating tray of fresh fruits and coconuts to your villa for an Instagrammable poolside snack.

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PO Box 23919, Doha, Qatar

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Be worlds away at Banana Island Resort