If you haven't heard of Saadiyat Island, listen up because it is poised to become one of the hottest destinations in the Middle East.
This tropical island off the coast of Abu Dhabi will eventually be home to the largest Guggenheim Museum in the world (designed by Frank Gehry), as well as an out post of the Louvre. In addition to miles of beach, the island also has a Gary Player-designed golf course and academy. Luxury hotels are beginning to pop up there, including the just-opened Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas.
The overall look is modern meets Arabic decor. Each of the 306 rooms, suites, and villas has a separate balcony or terrace. Some rooms have private terraces with plunge pools, outdoor rain showers, and sun beds. In addition to the private pools, guests can choose from four large swimming pools and beachfront location.
For unwinding, there's the Atarmia Spa, where treatment ingredients are steeped in Arabian history. Opulence of Atarmia, one of the spa’s signature treatments, features lavish ingredients such as gemstones, diamond dust, honey, and hot olive oil.
Rates start at AED 1200 per night (approximately $326). Reservations may be made by visiting www.abudhabi.park.hyatt.com, by calling (877) 875 4658.