Yas_Island_Rotana_poolDad wants to golf, the kids want to go to the water park and Mom wants a spa treatment? Welcome to Yas Island, a fun-filled destination including luxury hotels and action for the whole family, all in one place. Located in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island draws thousands of locals and tourists every year thanks to its first-class venues such as Ferrari World, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Yas Links, Yas Beach and Yas Marina.  Among the luxury hotels found on Yas Island, is the beautiful Yas Island Rotana.

Conveniently located in the heart of the action, Yas Island Rotana is not only close to the action, but it’s only a 10 minute drive to the airport and a 20 minute drive to the city life in Abu Dhabi.

Why Families Should Visit Yas Island Rotana

The Staff at Yas Island Rotana

Our recent stay confirmed what I already know about the Rotana chain of hotels.  You are treated well from the moment you pull up to the front door to when you leave, friendly staff greet you everywhere you go and the amenities are well cared for and designed with elegance.  Every phone call we made, whether to the front desk, room service or housekeeping, was answered and responded to quickly and pleasantly.

The Rooms

As a family of five, its often hard to find hotel rooms which will accommodate three young children, however, the suites at the Yas Island Rotana provided ample room.  In the living room, there were two long cushioned sitting areas for two of the children to sleep, and we added one roll away bed. The bedroom offered a king size bed and a sliding door for privacy.  Perhaps my favorite small touches that went a long way were the L’Occitane bathroom products (luxurious!) and free Wi-Fi.  One tip I’d give it to request a suite that isn’t located along the elevators.  The noise of elevators going up and down all night made it a bit difficult to sleep.




Pool, Food, Spa and Easy Access

The outdoor pool area offered both an adult pool, complete with pool bar, and a very large covered kiddie splash pool for the little ones.  Off to the side, the kids could take a break from the water and enjoy a small playground with some dizzying features!

The morning buffet offered something for everyone, including the healthy yogurt, fruit and protein selections we all know we love for our kids.  If you opt for room service, let me recommend the Thai Chicken Green Curry…it’s amazing.  With six dining and snack options available in the hotel, you’re sure to find something to satisfy.Yas_Island_Rotana_Loccitane

The Rotana chain is known for their beautiful Bodylines fitness centres.  The attention to detail, the warming and relaxing ambiance and the experienced staff are reasons why people make a point of experiencing a treatment while staying at the Rotana.

Once you’ve had your relaxing down time at the Yas Island Rotana, hop on the shuttle and head over to your activity of choice, whether it be golfing at Yas Links, partaking in adrenaline pumping action at Ferrari World, or splashing around in Yas Waterworld.