Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind as the sea breeze cools you down at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
City life is sure to keep you on your toes, and with the humidity showing little sign of abating it’s common to feel a bit claustrophobic during the hot summer months. Instead of waiting and wishing for the weather to change, why not indulge in a five-star break that’ll give you a much-needed chance to cool off?
The luxurious, Thai-inspired Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, located on Palm Jumeirah, is a favourite escape among Dubai’s discerning urbanites. Featuring the only Over Water Villas in the emirate, and rooms that offer direct access to three chilled swimming pools, the resort is the perfect retreat for when you’re feeling hot and bothered.
Set along a pristine private beach, the picturesque property draws you in with its serene vibe. Stash your suitcase in your room and feel the calming blue tones of the sea and the lagoon (there’s a viewing panel in the floor of the Over Water Villas) wash over you as you imagine submerging yourself in the water. Speaking of which, there are plenty of opportunities to take a dunk, with watersports such as scenic cruises and thrilling banana boat rides on tap.
If you prefer to conserve your energy, head to Anantara Spa where an impressive line-up of rejuvenating treatments await. We recommend the Revitalising Citrus Drench (60 Minutes), which pampers sun-damaged skin with a blend of hydrating nutrients.
Nourishment also comes in the form of seven dining venues, including the swim-up Mai Bar where you can stick a straw in a coconut and feast on a fresh fruit platter in-between ducking under the seahorse fountains. Asian restaurant Mekong is a stylish dinner setting with rickshaw-style seats and hand-carved wooden tables at which to taste exotic dishes. And while it may be too hot to dine along the beach, the view from international eatery Crescendo is just as stunning.
Those travelling with kids in tow will be pleased to learn that little ones are well catered for with kids’ menus at each of the restaurants and a wide range of activities on offer, from tennis to watersports. Plus, children can join-in all the action-packed fun at the Tuk Tuk Kid’s Club, while teenagers can hang out at the Chill Teens Club – both are open daily. With something for everyone, a refreshing mini break could be just the ticket for seeing out the summer.
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