Open since October 2007, Desert Islands faces the lagoon, which is particularly beautiful when the sun is setting and flamingos can be seen. The different buildings of the structure are three floors high, at the very most. Towers, similar to traditional wind catchers, line the complex. Three villas stand on either side of the main building which houses the superb high-ceilinged reception, the restaurants and most of the various common areas and rooms. Large earthenware jars can be found as decoration throughout the hotel. The decoration will surprise you as you go along... even the corridors are adorned with wood, velvet and leather. Inside and outside, the green vegetation is very attractive and is sure to become quite splendid with time. New-comers are greeted under a modern white Arabic tent with a welcome drink. The many sofas will give you an idea of how comfortable this place is. On every floor, guests can enjoy a spacious and comfortable lounge area. In the main building, you can enjoy reading in the pretty library next to the main restaurant. The decoration is South-African in style, like, for example, the fabrics onto which seashells have been sewn. Outside, you will see a large beautiful lagoon overflow-pool surrounded by an immense and peaceful terrace with a few palm trees, synthetic raffia deckchairs, canvas parasols, etc. The bar, which stands close-by on a wooden terrace offers a selection of whiskies, but also shishas and cigars. You will enjoy spending time here, in or out of the shade, on the big and beautiful sofas.
You will also find (a little out of the way), a fantastic club for teenagers which shows films on request and has a PlayStation, Wii console, numerous games and a plasma screen, among other things. Here, they can have fun in peace. As for the kids' club, it will keep the younger ones busy with the wonderful playground and its wendy house fitted with a slide.
A long building houses the large gym which faces the sea.
At one end can be found the isolated Safaa spa which is divided into 5 beauty treatment rooms, two of which are dedicated to couples. All the staff are Thai, as are the treatments that they offer. This place has been stylishly designed with glass paste tiles in the showers, for example, large picture windows so that you can admire the sea and outdoor whirlpool baths for couples, etc. It is also possible to request a massage in your room or by the pool.
There is a shop which sells souvenirs and essentials.