Friday, 4 July 2014

Anantara the Palm Dubai - part 2


Following on from my first blog about Anantara the palm. Anantara The Pam Dubai - Part 1






After check in and a quick snooze we headed to the pool area; there are quite a few sections to the pool area, a shallow kids pool, adult pool and a swim up drinks bar in the center of the main pool; the pool area is big enough that you don't feel too claustrophobic. 

You also have the additional options of  swimming in the sea, or using the more private lagoons by the villas.

Pool pic



Villa Lagoons - play area 



The loungers are very comfortable and in the afternoons you are offered ice lollies to cool down from the heat. 

Sun loungers



Cabana life 




There is a beach directly linked to the hotel grounds at Anantara, from the beach you can see distant views of the popular Atlantis hotel and the Dubai city skyline. 

Beach




 Atlantis




I also fell in love with this massive villa right in the middle of the sea. 



Anantara hotel also has a broad range of water sports on offer.







There are quite a few restaurants at Anantara, on day 1 we had dinner at Crescendo, they had a Mexican night theme with quite a few options for Adults, there wasn't a great deal of food on offer for kids but the adult buffet sufficed.

Mexican night






Cakes ... Yum


We also had dinner at Mekong and the Beach- house which I will try and cover in seperate upcoming posts.

The hotel also had a teens club and a kids club. The teens club is quite small but has a few essentials and that all important wii and other games to keep the teens occupied.






The kids club is always a must while planning a holiday with kids, try and find a good hotel with a good kids club to keep the little ones busy. My son loved the kids club, especially the climbing frames indoors. Kids age 4 and above can also be left at the kids club for a few hours of alone time and a chance to make friends.

Kids club








Anantara at night gives a very serene and calm environment, the beachhouse restaurant usually has a beach BBQ party at night, but that doesn't take away from the calmness of the environment.










I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Anantara hotel, there are a few things I would have changed, but it's a good holiday resort overall; we also spotted a premier league footballer during our stay. :)

Take the plunge... Go visit Anantara Dubai.  :) 







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Tips for Anantara Dubai Hotel UAE:
- Taxi's to get to the hotel from the Airport cost us approx. 80AED about £12 for a 30 minute drive. (FYI - Taxis are very cheap in Dubai)
- Be prepared for the 500AED hotel holding deposit per night so it doesn't come as a surprise, the money doesn't leave your credit card but its held and available again approx. 48hrs after checkout.This is the norm in most hotels when you travel abroad.
- Mall of the emirates is only about 20 mins away from the hotel, handy for lunches and dinners and also for entertaining the kids.
- Flights to Dubai from London Heathrow/ Stansted/Gatwick from £270 upwards.... dependent on airline and peak/ off peak travel prices


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