Like most people in Abu Dhabi, I’ve heard great things about the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas and was super excited to check it out.
As a family of four with two toddlers, it’s always been hard to find somewhere which ticks all the boxes, until now! Here are my favourite things about Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas:
Saadiyat beach has pristine white sand and the bluest of seas, there’s really not another beach like it in the UAE and it’s all natural. Turtles nest in the dunes and it’s not uncommon to spot dolphins playing close to shore! Also, we forgot our buckets and spades, and the staff were the first to provide these too without us asking.
An incredible pool area, it’s huge! It never felt busy regardless of the number of people around. It also has a gorgeous swim-up bar which is perfect for enjoying a cocktail.
The kids club. Wow.
I was blown away by this place! As well as a cute little indoor area, there are numerous splash pools, a water park, lazy river, water slide, mini-golf AND an outdoor park with everything you could imagine!
The thing which impressed me the most is their fantastic nanny policy, which means you can take your nanny along with you free of charge and grab some kid-free time too...which leads me to my next highlight.
Food and Beverage
Taking advantage of the nanny policy, we snuck off for lunch at Nasma, the beachfront bar.
Get your cameras at the ready for this super instagrammable hot spot. Gorgeous sea views, crafted cocktails, and Latin bites were the perfect combo.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, we’ll be back!
Top tip: Grab a sun lounger on the front row at the beach as it's not possible to reserve one ahead of time.
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