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Be worlds away at Banana Island Resort

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers guests a taste of traditional Qatari hospitality and a unique island resort experience with the first and only overwater villas in Qatar. 

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Banana Island Resort Doha

Experience ultimate luxury at the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, situated on the crescent-shaped island with its own marina and reefs. This resort is your go-to destination for all things entertaining and relaxing. From underwater adventures like diving to land activities such as bowling and golfing, the Banana Island Resort will make your stay a memorable one.

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.

Only 25 minutes from the heart of Qatar's vibrant capital, the resort is located on a beautiful island that feels a world away. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is known for its world-class facilities and endless activities, both above and under the water, providing relaxation and adventure, wellness and pure indulgence.

Hideaway in true Arabian luxury with 141 rooms, suites, pool villas and overwater villas setting the mood for romance or unforgettable holidays with family and friends.

The resort boasts its own marina, a surf pool and a fully equipped dive centre. Endless water sports fun ranges from the relaxing pace of kayaking, Hamacland™ and stand up paddle to the thrills of wakeboarding, banana boat and donut rides.

Highlights of your visit

  • Doha's Skyline view

  • Overwater villas

  • Restaurants with a view

  • Hammam experience

  • Sunset boat trips

Those who prefer to relax and unwind can enjoy the resort's private 800-metre long beach, play water volleyball, dive in the 100-metre long lagoon pool or watch their little ones play in the children's pool, which features its own water slides.

Guests looking for recreation options on dry land are also spoilt for choice, from tennis, beach volleyball and a fitness centre, to a nine-hole putting golf course, eight-pin bowling alley and VIP cinema theatre. With dedicated facilities and fully qualified professional childminders, families are welcome at the Cool Mint Kids Club and Pepper Mint Teens Club. 

Wellbeing goes hand in hand with expert pampering at Anantara Spa's tranquil overwater sanctuary, featuring separate male and female hammams and jacuzzis and a treatment menu that pays tribute to Doha's ancient tribal traditions and rich cultural heritage.

Banana Island Resort offers a wide range of cuisines, including Middle Eastern, Italian, American and Indian. Guests can enjoy this unique culinary experience at spectacular locations around the island. Moreover, guests can learn how to recreate traditional Qatari, Italian or Indian cuisines with a master chef in a Spice Spoons interactive cooking class.

For travellers with the time and desire to explore, the resort is well placed to discover Qatar's cultural and natural treasures.


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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