This has probably been one of the hardest i've ever had to write on Tripadvisor! I came here with my husband for a week over the new year. I think if it had been slightly warmer it would have been better. However, although it was 'warm' it certainly wasn't jumping in the pool weather- which was a shame as we had a beautiful villa with our own pool! It was 'ok' to sunbathe but a lot of the time i did put a t shirt on as it was a little chilly. Evenings were quite cool- jacket and jeans weather. I agree its a great honeymoon destination as its very quiet and peaceful. The desert looks stunning. We did a camel ride and that was great! I also had a blow dry at the spa one day and that was ok, nothing amazing although it was a tiny room, so i wasn't really expecting anything too special. We had a couples spa treatment which lasted a few hours in the evening- amazing and i really wish I had booked more treatments! Although i had a lovely time, and I certainly do not regret coming, I don't think I would return. The food was AMAZING, the villa AMAZING, but otherwise a little secluded...and yes I can see how that would be a huge advantage for some people it just wasn't for us. i love the Maldives, and I just find even though both are similar in terms of ''quiet, secluded, luxury...etc'' I love the advantage of the beach, and slightly more things to do. Also, our flight landed at Abu Dhabi at 12 midnight and it took us 3 whole hours to drive to the hotel from there! Not great after being SO tired and jet lagged. Is it worth that kind of travel? I guess not. Although, I stress I don't regret coming here i just wouldn't again. So far, nothing has beat the Four Seasons, Maldives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where mystic charm, cultural passion and unparalleled luxury evoke distinctive memories. Set in the middle of the Rub' al Khali or Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted body of sand in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resorts by Anantara is isolated from the world, yet is less than 200km away from Abu Dhabi. The resort brings the mysticism of this eminent location to life, inviting you to discover the unique appeal of its surroundings. Enjoy an array of facilities and immerse yourself in the wonderful splendour of an eternally changing landscape. ... more less
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