Into the blue

Famous for its over water villas, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort invites luxury seekers to enjoy an elevated holiday experience  

 

As discerning travellers will agree, finding a destination to top your last memorable holiday can prove quite the challenge. The more you travel, the higher your expectations, but we know of a place that ticks all the luxury experience boxes. 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort on Palm Jumeirah blends Asian-inspired design with the best of beachfront luxury. Featuring the UAE’s only over water accommodation, those seeking five-star views and  plush decor suspended above the Arabian Gulf are sure to be impressed by the spacious One Bedroom Over Water Villas. The vistas even extend beneath your feet with a unique glass viewing panel set into the floor of each villa, offering a fascinating snapshot of the seascape below. 

Foodies have plenty to whet the appetite, with seven ways to dine. For traditional Asian cuisine in a stylish setting head to Mekong, where you can cosy up in rickshaw-style seating and tuck into authentic dishes from China, Thailand and Vietnam. Alternatively, follow your nose to Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, which will be grilling up a storm on the open fire. With its rustic interiors and billabong-inspired al fresco area, you’ll be treated to an authentic Australian dining experience including kangaroo sirloin and Queensland scallops, with a signature Pavlova dessert prepared at your table. 

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On Fridays, the lively Fork & Cork brunch at Crescendo is a gastronome’s delight with fantastically fresh seafood, plenty of international flavours, an entire room dedicated to cheese, and plenty of kid-friendly menu options. 

For an insider scoop on hotel-worthy cuisine, sign up for the Spice Spoons interactive Thai cooking experience, which offers a sneak peek at the country’s trademark flavours. 

Burn off those extra calories with a fun watersports session. Families will love the banana boat rides, while the more adventurous can check out the wakeboarding, kayaks, stand-up paddle boarding and traditional Thai long-tail boats for a relaxed scenic tour.

If you’re short on time then a daycation definitely fits the bill. Book yourself in for a full day of pampering at the spa and let go of any deep-seated stress with a relaxing and revitalising turn in the traditional Turkish hammam followed by an Anantara Signature Massage. Round out the experience with a healthy lunch or indulgent dinner at Revo Café or Crescendo. High-end island living never felt so good.

 

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