Luxury Beachfront in the Desert

Roger Barrett on 14 May 2013

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I travelled in May 2013 to the newly opened 5 Star St Regis Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi with my family. I found this to be a great time of year to visit before the very hot summer.

Located on a fantastic 12km stretch of beach with a sparse 3 luxury hotels at this location. It’s fantastic for walks as far as the horizon with uninterrupted views, certainly harder to come by in Dubai in my experience.

It’s a wonderful property with a large selection of rooms and suites, with every kind of facilitates available. Just a 15 minute drive from town should you feel the need for some retail therapy, but really has everything you need under one roof. Very convenient also, as only located 20 minutes transfer from Abu Dhabi airport.

Great place for couples and families alike, was not overrun by children and has an adult’s only pool to cater for the romantic honeymooners! This hotel has an abundance of excellent restaurants which can be used on a half board basis. The main buffet restaurant works well for families and has incredible staff working towards every need you might have. For a buffet we found the food to be very good and extremely varied for each night we stayed. The food for children was also a hit and well catered for.

We also discovered the newly opened Yas Waterpark which will have the younger section of your family begging for more time there!

All in all, a great trip away with guaranteed warm weather. With a direct flight option flying from Dublin with Etihad, it works out very convenient. If you however choose to fly Emirates from Dublin to Dubai, it’s certainly possible with only a 90 min road transfer to the hotel.

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