Five Abu Dhabi Hotels With Private Pools Ideal For A Staycation

28 June 2020
Destination, Abu Dhabi, Hotels, Staycation, Best hotel rooms, Hotel Rooms with pool, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas, Qasr Al Sarab, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Zaya Nurai Island, Anantara
Think private islands, desert resorts and beachfront hotels with the added bonus of a personal pool

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas

What to book: Executive Villa, Royal Villa

For family friendly stays in Abu Dhabi, the Executive Villas and Royal Villa at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas are designed to sleep four and eight respectively. On the beachfront, the villas offer private plunge pools, outdoor terraces, massage beds and a spacious dining terrace for entertaining under the stars. Those wishing to take advantage of the luxury facilities at the five-star resort have five on-site restaurants to choose from, plus golden beaches, boat tours and wildlife walks on their doorstep.

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Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara

What to book: Pool Villas or Royal Pavilion Pool Villas

Note: This property is temporarily closed until August 11, 2020

Visitors won’t accidentally stumble across Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara, a desert resort modelled on a Bedouin-inspired village on the edge of the flame-hued dunes of the Empty Quarter. But it’s worth the 90-minute drive from Abu Dhabi to experience life the way it was hundreds of years ago, albeit with some modern luxuries added. There are 52 pool villas, with one, two or three bedrooms, each with a private pool and sun deck that overlooks the desert planes. For unparalleled seclusion and luxury, the majestic Royal Pavilion Pool Villas are secluded from the main resort, offering 130 square metres of indoor and outdoor space.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

What to book: One-Bedroom Beach Villa, Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

Set on a private stretch of 9km beachfront on Saadiyat island, these one- and two- bedroom beach villas are set on the ivory sands of one of Abu Dhabi’s best beaches. Each of the exclusive villas offers its own private plunge pool perfect for keeping cool in the serene surroundings of Saadiyat Island, gazing out towards the Arabian Gulf. It’s contemporary and bright, and no less than seven restaurants offer guests global cuisines from British/American classics at Turtle Bay Bar & Grill to Italian classics at Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar.

Zaya Nurai Island

What to book: All villas and estates have private pools

As close to the Maldives as it gets without the flight, Zaya Nurai Island is luxury island living at its finest. A 15-minute speedboat ride from Saadiyat Island, available for guests only that have reservations or pre-booked day passes it’s an exclusive address for those looking for secluded privacy without compromising in the style stakes. Villas range from one bedroom beachfront villas, spacious and whitewashed in aesthetic with floor-to-ceiling windows that open directly onto a private pool and ivory beachfront, up to the super-sized Estate Villa – a five bedroom mansion with an infinity edge pool, sauna, seven bathrooms and a celebrity clientele that reads like the guestlist for Coachella.

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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

What to book: One- and Two- Bed Villa with Private Pool

Note: This property is temporarily closed until September 1, 2020

On the private island of Sir Bani Yas, there are three styles of accommodation, although the only villas with private pools can be found at Al Sahel Villa Resort. A boutique collection of 30 safari-style villas are spread across the lush savannah, with a natural colour scheme and indoor/outdoor spaces blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings. Here, it’s all about retreating to nature, with private plunge pools to be enjoyed alongside wildlife watching, private dining experiences can be arranged to enjoy the natural landscape and for thrills, activities including wildlife drives, horse riding along the dunes and water sports are all available.