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This opulent sanctuary set on a 9km stretch of private beach on Saadiyat Island has plenty of stylish accommodation options, fantastic dining, a beautiful spa, gym and swimming pools.
There are 306 rooms, suites and villas to choose from. The room options, with one king bed or two twin beds, are spacious with every modern amenity you could want. Both have open-plan marble bathrooms with oversized tubs and rain showers, and private furnished balconies with garden or sea views.
The standard Park Executive, Park Terrace, and Park suites are stylish and luxurious with living rooms and separate bedrooms, and balconies or a large terrace with views of the ocean or the hotel’s pools and gardens. The Prince and Presidential suites are both large premium suites with a living room, separate bedrooms, and a large balcony overlooking the Arabian Sea.
There are four types of villa which are perfect for families or long-staying guests. The Executive Villa and the Royal Villa feature a living room and a large outdoor terrace with a private plunge pool and sea views. The Garden View and Beach View villas enjoy stunning views of the landscaped gardens and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club or the Arabian Sea.
Various massages and beauty treatments are available at the relaxing and rejuvenating Atarmia Spa, which includes nine treatment rooms, a gym, a 25-metre lap pool, and private treatment rooms for men and women. There are three rooms with private outdoor terraces, and each treatment room has its own rain shower and sauna/steam facilities.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, advance reservation is currently required to attend the spa and face masks are compulsory during treatments.
The resort offers a selection of restaurants serving a choice of cuisines. The Park Bar & Grill serves mouth-watering steaks, the all-day dining restaurant The Cafe showcases a selection of international dishes, and Mediterranean classics are served along with amazing sea views at the Beach House, which sits alongside the new bohemian Shala Beach Lounge.
The Library is a contemporary tea lounge serving selected teas and coffees, as well as home-made chocolates and pastries. The Park Bar serves excellent wine from around the world, as well as a wide selection of premium spirits and cocktails, and is an ideal spot for pre or post-dinner drinks.
The hotel also caters for children. Camp Hyatt is a safe space where kids aged five and above can play under supervision from 9.30am to 6.30pm daily. This service is free for hotel guests. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Camp Hyatt is temporarily unavailable.
Former home of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Open on the Ladies European Tour, this is one of Abu Dhabi‘s must-play golf courses. Thankfully, it’s right next door to the hotel. Designed by legendary South African golfer Gary Player, it was the Arabian Gulf’s first seaside course when it opened in 2010, with several holes commanding views of the ocean, while others weave in and out of the luxury hotels that line the beach.
It’s a course of great variety to keep you on your toes, with hazards including a saltwater lagoon, sand dunes, lakes and over 60 strategically placed bunkers. It’s a huge 7,806 yards in length, but with five different tee positions, this spectacular par 72 course can be enjoyed by amateurs and pros alike.
There’s excellent practice facilities and the clubhouse’s Hawksbill Restaurant – named after the endangered turtles that nest on the adjacent beach – serves up great dishes on a large terrace overlooking the golf course, with the city’s gleaming skyline as a backdrop.
More than just beautiful beaches and hotels, Saadiyat Island is also home to Abu Dhabi’s thriving arts and culture scene, with highlights including Louvre Abu Dhabi, a stunning art and civilisation museum, while Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum are both due to open soon.