Planning a relaxing holiday to Abu Dhabi? We’ve got you covered with our guide to the top resorts with private pool villas. We’ll uncover the romantic hideaways, family-friendly accommodations, and the most affordable options. But before you dive in, here are some of our top picks.

Most Romantic Resorts

  • Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriyat Villas – It’s hard to find a more romantic place in Abu Dhabi than the One-Bedroom Overwater Villa here. They’re secluded and private with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. Plus, there’s a private pool on the villa’s overwater deck.
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort – For adults only, The Royal Pavillion Private Pool Villa is the ultimate romantic getaway in Abu Dhabi. You’ll have terrace desert views, a private pool, plus an oversized tub and rain shower. Enjoy a delicious breakfast delivered to the villa and a candlelit dinner for two in the desert.

Best Family Villas

  • Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas – Park Hyatt’s spacious and well-appointed villas are perfect for families. The Two-Bedroom Villas are the best with room for six and views of the beach or garden. You’ll love the outdoor spaces, especially the private pool and terrace.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi – The Ritz-Carlton’s Two and Three-Bedroom Plunge Pool Villas were made for families of all sizes. They’re spacious and well-equipped with a kitchen, plus indoor and outdoor dining. All the private pools are set up for fun outdoor gatherings.

Most Affordable Pool Villas

  • Al Maya Island & ResortAl Maya Island’s One-Bedroom Beach Villa is one of the most affordable pool villas in Abu Dhabi. Just steps from the beach this comfortable villa offers great value for the money. Book your stay in May or June and you’ll enjoy rates as low as 1157 AED.
  • ERTH Abu Dhabi HotelERTH Hotel’s One-Bedroom Villa with Private Pool is one of the best values in Abu Dhabi. It’s spacious and comfortable, but most of all, affordable. The rates vary throughout the year, but you’ll find the best prices from May to July starting at 3040 AED.

Things to Consider

  • Biggest Private Pools – If you’re looking for big private pools, check out the Villa Prive and Club Villa at Rixos Premium Saddiyat Island. Also on Saadiyat Island, Jumeirah Resort’s Three-Bedroom and Sea View Villa’s pools are two of the largest in Abu Dhabi. 
  • All-Inclusive – Only one of the resorts on our list offers all-inclusive, but the plan at Rixos Premium won’t disappoint. It includes meals and drinks, from buffets and ala carte restaurants to all alcoholic beverages. You’ll also enjoy nightly entertainment, selected spa services, and various water sports, all included.
  • Beachfront Saadiyat Rotana Resort sits on a stretch of white sand beach, with 5-star villas just steps away. Another option is Al Maya Island & Resort’s. They have One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Villas that have direct access to the resort’s private beach and incredible ocean views. 
  • Unique Experiences – Have a look at Bab Al Nojoum’s Beachfront Tents. Great for small groups, they have private pools and terraces with a view. A bit further out is Qasr Al Sarab Resort. They offer a desert experience with camel rides and dining by sunrise or candlelight. You’ll enjoy other adventures like archery and desert safari bike tours.

1. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

With impeccable service and Grand Canal views, Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri is a relaxing retreat in Abu Dhabi. For luxurious family getaways, the Villa with Private Pool has everything you need – 4 bedrooms, a full kitchen, plus a private butler. And your private pool is the perfect spot to cool off after sightseeing or a day on the beach. Guests loved the food but the duck and dim sum at Shang Place was everyone’s favorite. Visitors raved about the spa, especially the excellent service and affordable prices.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was huge with a terrace and a great beach view, but the wi-fi was extremely poor.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Villa with Private Pool
  • Address: Between The Bridges, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

2. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

Guests love Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi for its beachfront location on Saadiyat Island. Indulge yourselves with a One or Two-Bedroom Private Pool Villa. Enjoy beach or garden views while you cool off in the private pool or soak up the sun on the outdoor terrace. Outside, the private beach will be a pleasant surprise with its clean white sand and clear waters. The breakfasts are average, but visitors raved about the Beach House and Beach Lounge for the food, the drinks, and the views.

  • Guest Reviews: Superb room with a sea view and great food. The beach and the pool were fantastic.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Two-Bedroom Villas
  • Address: Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

3. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas

Set on a spectacular stretch of white sand, Saadiyat Rotana Resort is ideal for luxurious getaways in Abu Dhabi. Whether you’re traveling solo or as a group we recommend the Beach Villas with Private Pools. Most guests loved the plunge pool and the sea views from the terrace. Others raved about Club Rotana’s exclusive perks, especially the afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Families liked the Sim Sim Buffet for its variety, while couples enjoyed the lavish dining experience at Turtle Bay.

  • Guest Reviews: The one-bedroom villa with the pool was perfect for our honeymoon. We loved the beach and the restaurants.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
  • Address: E12 Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

4. Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Rixos Premium creates an unforgettable experience with its 5-star service and accommodation. With 4 bedrooms, Villa Prive is perfect for families that want a private pool. For something more intimate, couples preferred the cozy King Rooms with Pool Access. Jump right in from your private terrace or relax on sunbeds for two. Previous guests also liked the all-inclusive food choices and the spa.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room with pool access was perfect for the kids. The all-inclusive was top-notch.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Villa Privé
  • Address: Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

5. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

If you’re looking for a lavish beachfront escape in Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island is an excellent choice. We recommend the Two, Three, or Four-Bedroom Villas. They’re the most luxurious with private pools, outdoor living areas, and a private kitchen. Guests loved the resort’s white sand beach but felt SAL Beach Club was overpriced. Couples enjoyed the Spa’s VIP Suite with a special massage, champagne, and chocolates.

  • Guest Reviews: Stunning suite facing the ocean, excellent beach, but the beachfront restaurants were too expensive. 
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Villa with Sea View
  • Address: Saadiyat Island East, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Stunning suites with Rooms Official site

6. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The Ritz–Carlton stands out among Abu Dahbi’s hotels for its elegance and exceptional service. The Two or Three-Bedrooms Pool Villas are everyone’s favorite. It’s fully equipped inside but you’ll spend more time outside. You’ll have a private pool, al fresco dining area, and a BBQ. Guests enjoyed the restaurants, especially the Saturday brunch and Li Jiang Asian Restaurant. Some mentioned the beach on the canal was disappointing, and that the spa was too expensive.

  • Guest Reviews: The 3-bedroom villa with the pool and garden was perfect. We loved the food choices for breakfast and dinner. 
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Three-Bedroom Villa
  • Address: Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

7. Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

With its scenic desert setting, Al Wathba offers an unforgettable escape in Abu Dhabi. For a special experience, we recommend the Two-Bedroom Villa. You’ll love sunbathing on the terrace or relaxing in the private pool, surrounded by desert views. The Spa was well-reviewed especially the saunas and the Turkish Hammam. Guests enjoyed the resort’s Middle Eastern food, but the Italian restaurant was the top choice.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was impeccable, spacious and luxurious. Loved the facilities, especially the pool, steam, and sauna.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Two-Bedroom Villas
  • Address: Al Wathba South, 56620 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

8. ERTH Abu Dhabi Hotel

ERTH’s modern design and 5-star elegance provide the ultimate retreat in Abu Dhabi. Whether you’re planning a getaway for two or a family vacation, we recommend the Pool Villas. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to the beach and private pool, and there’s access to the executive lounge. Guests enjoyed the Olympic swimming pool, but the spa was small and overpriced. The breakfast is delicious, but the street food restaurant has the best reviews.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was comfortable and well-decorated. Beautiful hotel especially the pool and beach area.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Three-Bedroom Villa
  • Address: Khor Al Maqta, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Road opposite to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Check Rooms Official site

9. Al Maya Island & Resort

Al Maya Island & Resort is an island retreat offering a luxurious and relaxing stay in Abu Dhabi. You’ll find One, Two, and Three-Bedroom Beach Villas, all designed for all types of getaways. Steps from the beach, each villa features a private pool, plus a variety of amenities. Families loved the kid’s pool while others enjoyed the watersports and private cabanas. Guests enjoyed the food but thought the restaurant should stay open longer.

  • Guest Reviews: The villa was really cool with the fully private pool and bathtub. The food was great, but the restaurant closed too early.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Villas: Three-Bedroom Beach Villa
  • Address: CornicheW St- Building one, Al Ras Al Akhdar Island, 11433 Abu Dhabi

Check Rooms Official site

10. Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriyat Villas

With its waterfront location, Bab Al Nojoum offers a unique experience in Abu Dhabi. Guests couldn’t stop talking about the resort’s One and Two-Bedroom Overwater Villas. You’ll love the stylish decor, the private pool, and the sweeping ocean views. Their breakfast is excellent, but the private in-villa dining didn’t meet expectations. There’s no ocean swimming from the beach or the villas but the private pools more than made up for it.

  • Guest Reviews: The overwater villa was perfect and the heated pool was a bonus. But the food was disappointing.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Two-Bedroom Overwater Villas
  • Address: Al Hudayriat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

11. Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

Qasr al Sarab is a desert oasis, offering a private and adventurous retreat outside Abu Dhabi. For the best stay, we recommend the Anantara Pool Villas. Surrounded by sand dunes, you can take in the spectacular views from the private pool. Guests enjoyed the dining options, but the breakfast buffet and the candlelit desert dinners were the best. The spa facilities are also worth trying, especially the Ice Room and Moroccan Hammam.

  • Guest Reviews: Beautiful hotel in the desert. Our pool villa was gorgeous and the sunsets were amazing.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Villas: Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa
  • Address: Liwa Desert,Qasr Al Sarab Road 1, Jurayrah, United Arab Emirates

Check Rooms Official site

Abu Dhabi Map

Find More Abu Dhabi Pool Villas

Best Pool Villas

Abu Dhabi ResortsBest Villas
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al BeriVilla with Private Pool
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and VillasTwo-Bedroom Villas
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and VillasTwo-Bedroom Beach Villa
Rixos Premium Saadiyat IslandVilla Privé
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island ResortVilla with Sea View
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand CanalThree-Bedroom Villa
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & SpaTwo-Bedroom Villas
ERTH Abu Dhabi HotelThree-Bedroom Villa
Al Maya Island & ResortThree-Bedroom Beach Villa
Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriyat VillasTwo-Bedroom Overwater Villas
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert ResortThree Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa
For all new cities, I go overboard on my itinerary, just to see every major attraction. Countries I've visited include New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, Japan and Thailand. Mostly Asian countries. Next target - Europe!