The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Inspired sea views in the lap of island luxury
If bright sun, lush tropical gardens and white sandy beaches that fade into nothing but miles of azure water and cobalt-blue skies sound like an idyllic getaway, then The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi should be on your bucket list.

This Mediterranean-inspired resort is moments from Abu Dhabi International Airport but feels miles away from any metropolis. The exclusive hotel’s proximity to the city and sophisticated atmosphere make it a compelling choice for business travelers, while its seclusion and island vibe cajole holiday-makers and families.

Opportunities to indulge lie around every corner: each room is equipped with bespoke butler services, Iridium Spa takes pampering to impressive new dimensions with its personalized treatments and beachside cabanas, and six dining outlets provide endless flavor combinations as well as a legendary Friday brunch.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Superbly positioned with glorious views of the sea and six-mile Saadiyat beach, this vast Abu Dhabi hotel is a short 15-minute drive to the city center.
  • Every accommodation, from standard rooms to The Royal Suite, has a butler who is dedicated to fulfilling and anticipating your every need at breakneck speed.
  • The resort is home to the world’s first permanent Buddha Bar Beach lounge, a day-to-night destination for locals and visitors alike with its chic décor, delightful selection of Pacific Rim cuisine and bohemian-beachside vibe.
  • Brunches are an integral part of Abu Dhabi life, and the St. Regis’ spread is one you shouldn't miss. The Day and Night Friday Brunch lets you choose a daytime or nighttime experience at Buddha-Bar Beach with a sharing menu, a slew of Pacific-influenced dishes and plentiful cocktails.
  • “Time dedicated to you” is the mantra of The St. Regis Saadiyat’s Iridium Spa, a posh paradise among the bustle of the beachfront hotel. Opt for one of the locally inspired hammam experiences that leave your skin feeling cleansed and hydrated.

Things to Know

  • Five revitalizing pools offer a respite from the desert sun. Each one is a bit different, so tour them all before committing and dive into your preferred plunge. 
  • Surrounded by the prestigious Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the resort’s stretch of sand is so sublime that endangered hawksbill turtles are known to nest in its dunes and bottlenose dolphins gambol in its surf.
  • The 37,673-square-foot St. Regis Athletic Club is so well-equipped, you’ll have no excuse to not squeeze a workout in here. Personal trainers, a healthy bar, an indoor pool and a selection of classes are available every day.
  • Mazi, which means “together” in Greek, draws on the sharing culinary tradition of Greece. The restaurant offers a modern take on traditional dishes, and the indoor and outdoor spaces are saturated in shades of blue and white.

The Rooms

  • Each of the 376 rooms in the luxury hotel offers a private terrace with panoramic views of the sparkling sea, golf course or lush gardens.
  • There’s a Nespresso machine in every room, but why bother brewing when you have a butler on standby who can whip up a cup of coffee or tea to your exact specifications?
  • The St. Regis Saadiyat Island’s Royal Suite is one of the largest hotel suites in the UAE, clocking in at more than 22,500 square feet. The opulent duplex occupies the top two floors of the resort’s west wing, and frequently hosts the who’s who of international luminaries.
  • For a slightly cozier retreat, choose a Premium Sea View Room. These plush accommodations provide countless ways to relax with spacious rain showers and lovely water vistas from the freestanding bathtubs.

For the Kids

  • A small wading pool, outfitted with a waterslide and plenty of gadgets, is just for kids — there’s no boring relaxation allowed in this water.
  • Suitable for children up to 12 years old, the resort’s Sandcastle Kid’s Club celebrates the art of play with plenty of space to stay active and an events calendar tailored to hotel’s younger set.
  • The hotels’ six restaurants all cater to tiny travelers with dedicated kids’ menus throughout. Picky eaters can stick to staples like grilled cheese and chicken fingers, while more adventurous tots can sample fare such as green bean salad with walnuts and feta cheese.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Saadiyat Island, PO Box 54345, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
AUH (30 min)  
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