The capital of Qatar, Doha has the best of all worlds with a variety of activities and local attractions surrounded by desert and the Arabian Gulf. Doha glows in the evening when the dramatic West Bay skyline lights up the night sky. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is a 5* island destination with golden beaches and over water villas just off the coast of downtown Doha. Arrive in style by private catamaran and prepare for an adventure out of the ordinary with every luxury imaginable.
There’s 800 metres of shoreline to enjoy with a dive centre, surf pool, cinema, bowling alley, putting green and even an F1 simulator. All ages will enjoy this resort with a host of activities to sample during your stay. Take time out at the Anantara Spa and Balance Wellness Centre – the only one in the Middle East – enjoy the idyllic backdrop of lush botanical gardens. Hire a HamacLands and spend the day floating around on the blue waters; laze on your floating sun lounger/platform and enjoy a day of peace and tranquillity. With plenty of activities for all ages there is no chance for boredom, from bikes to sports it’s all here for the taking.
Guest rooms, suites and villas are bright and tropical with Arabian accents, whether it’s at the front of the lagoon pool or hidden away overlooking the ocean on a quiet cove, there’s accommodation to suit all tastes. A private balcony or terrace enhances the experience and upgrades to suites and over water villas are preferred by most. Suites with sea views enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows and extra space with living areas whilst the largest option is a five bedroom Anantara over the water villa, perfect for large families or groups travelling together. The height of luxury with three king and two twin bedrooms there’s both ocean and skyline views. A private infinity pool overlooks the water below, dine indoors or al fresco, the choice is yours.
Constance Ephelia, Mahi is a 5* resort nestled in 296 acres of tropical island paradise where luxury is at the forefront in every aspect and guest amenities guarantee a trip of a lifetime. With unspoiled beaches, sports and activities combined with dazzling natural beauty, this is a resort for all ages and occasions to enjoy. Situated on two of the most stunning beaches on the Island of Mahe, overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay there is an abundance of lush vegetation to explore. This exotic destination has some of the best dive sites in the world, UNESCO-protected marine parks, chains of endless coral reefs and shipwrecks perfect for underwater pictures.
The largest spa in the Seychelles is located at Constance Ephelia; an oasis of regeneration in the midst of splendid gardens. With a mix of sophisticated therapies, yoga pavilion, thermal pool, reflective pool and more, this is the place to spend hours unwinding and rejuvenating in your own world of serene exclusion. For the more energetic there’s a whole range of underwater and land activities including diving, fishing, water sports, tennis, zip lining and so much more. The Constance Kids Club provides a place for 4 – 11 year olds to let loose and meet new friends with themed programmes, cooking classes, movies, beach activities and everything to ensure the younger guests enjoy their stay to the full.
There are five restaurants and bars, each with its own concept, design and decor to maximise the culinary and bar experience. It’s super child friendly with different menus for all ages including gourmet baby food! Enjoy live cooking at the themed buffet featuring dishes from around the world, casual chic dining, beach dining and food and drink service at both the beaches and the pools.
Time to choose your accommodation and wow what a choice it is! Whether it’s a magnificent Junior Suite or the unique Presidential Villa, there’s a place to call home for all tastes and group sizes. With breathtaking views of either the luxuriant garden or Partial Indian ocean the suites and villas are spacious and contemporary in design. The bathroom features a smart glass (transparent of opaque for privacy), a walk-in shower adds a splash of luxury and a private balcony is the place to enjoy your morning coffee. Senior Suites feature a sitting area, Mac mini, Nespresso machine and for even more space choose a two or three bedroom villa. Villas feature a private swimming pool, pergola for relaxation and complimentary bicycles perfect for exploring the resort. Beach Villas offer the ultimate beachside accommodation with large en-suite bathrooms, private swimming pool, pergola for relaxation and bicycles. Hillside Villas overlook the Port Launay Marina Park and are constructed and adapted to the granitic rocks creating a unique accommodation each with a private pool and complimentary electric buggy. A special occasion warrants a stay at the Presidential Villa with two private pools, three bedroom, breathtaking ocean views, steam room and sauna, deck and outdoor dining kiosk and even a gym.
It’s safe to say a visit to Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara and Constance Ephelia, Mahi are jointly an out of this world experience filled with a laid-back tropical lifestyle, wondrous land and sea activities and service beyond the norm; a special place to call home for a while. Call 020 3542 8888 for more details on the 5* Qatar & Seychelles Twin Centre Adventure.