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March 4, 2024

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Brings Greece to the UAE

Inspired by the famous Aegean Island, the adults-only resort sits directly on the waterfront.

By Kim Ayling

In a bid to transport that uber-cool, white-washed brand of laidback luxury for which the Greek islands are so well known to the UAE (sans the crowds for which they are also very well known), Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi has begun welcoming guests.

Inspired by the famous Aegean Island, the adults-only resort sits directly on the waterfront with low-lying white buildings nestled into the beach. Perfectly positioned halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi occupies a beautifully serene stretch of coastline, where azure waters meet powdery white sand.

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Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi
The resort’s design is a blend of laidback charm and classic Middle Eastern glamour / ©Anantara
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At the signature Anantara Spa, guests can indulge in a series of therapies that fuse Eastern and Western wellness traditions / ©Anantara

Inside, the resort’s design is a blend of laidback charm and classic Middle Eastern glamour, with a gentle neutral color palette and a selection of premium furnishings. Both communal areas and the pristine guest rooms are beautifully appointed.

A refreshingly boutique resort, Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi has just 22 rooms and suites. These can be booked individually but for family gatherings, events and parties, make use of the hotel buy-out option to create a fully private retreat, complete with dedicated 24-hour butler service.

At the signature Anantara Spa, guests can indulge in a series of therapies that fuse Eastern and Western wellness traditions and techniques. A plunge pool, a Himalayan salt sauna, a Moroccan hammam and a spa bath, as well as complete the state-of-the-art facilities. 

[See also: Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Welcomes Guests]

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi
The hotel can rented exclusively / ©Anantara

Top-of-the-range dining outlets are another key feature at Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi and the resort has two signature restaurants. Oia Oasis serves Arabic cuisine in a refined ocean-facing terrace setting, and off-menu ordering is encouraged. Alternatively, Thalassa offers Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as fresh fish and colorful vegetable courses.

Alternatively, the Dining by Design program allows guests to enjoy fine cuisine at a number of locations across the hotel – from poolside lunches to 24-hour in-room dining.

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Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi has just 22 rooms and suites / ©Anantara

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