The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday opened the Banana Island Resort Doha.

He toured the resort and was briefed on its facilities, services, accommodation units, playgrounds, recreation centres, marina and indoor botanical garden.

Built on a 162,000sqm area in the Arabian Gulf, the resort is 20-minute luxury ferry ride from Al Shyoukh Terminal on the Corniche or 10-minute helicopter ride from Hamad International Airport.

The crescent-shape resort has a natural harbour framed by an 800-metre-long private beach.

It has 141 luxury guest rooms, suites and villas designed in Arabian style and comprise 54 Premier Sea View Rooms, 16 Deluxe Sea View Rooms, eight Sea View Suites, 18 Anantara Suites and 34 Sea View Pool Villas, each featuring a personal pool and poolside cabana.

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There are also eight two-bedroom Over Water Villas and three Anantara Over Water Villas, each with three bedrooms and a personal pool. The resort has a marina with 30 berths and a diving centre with a practice pool. Water sports include kayaking, pedalos, stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, banana boat, triple tube and donut rides, water and jet skiing, luxury yacht cruises and fishing trips, among others.