Seeking the serenity of the Greek islands combined with Arabian hospitality? Experience the best of both worlds at Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat. Olivia Palamountain reports

Tapping into the “Destination Dupes” trend, Anantara’s Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat is now open, deliberately transporting the iconic whitewashed aesthetic and laidback Mediterranean lifestyle of the Cyclades to the shores of the United Arab Emirates.

The intimate, adults-only property is located along Abu Dhabi’s coastline, roughly halfway between the capital and Dubai.

With just 22 luxurious guest rooms and suites, the retreat promises an exclusive, serene escape inspired by the eponymous Greek island, from the whitewashed, organic architecture and turquoise accents to the olive trees that dot the property. Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Accommodations feature neutral, soothing decor reflective of classic Greek island design, buoyed by modern amenities and Anantara’s signature hospitality (including 24-hour butler service) to ensure an ultra-luxe experience.Anantara Santorini Abu DhabiIntroductory rates starting from US$735 per night with breakfast included, however the entire resort is also available for buyouts, ideal for opulent group getaways, retreats or boutique celebrations.Anantara Santorini Abu DhabiTwo signature restaurants provide the culinary highlights, showcasing the flavours of Greece and the broader Mediterranean through locally-sourced produce and freshly-caught seafood.Anantara Santorini Abu DhabiOia Oasis restaurant celebrates Arabic cuisine with fragrant coffees, decadent pastries and sumptuous mezze platters served indoors or on the sea-facing terrace, while Thalassa transports diners to the heart of Santorini through elegant seasonal dishes accompanied by live music.Anantara Santorini Abu DhabiBeyond dining, the retreat features an infinity pool, pampering Anantara Spa sanctuary and scenic event spaces, ensuring guests never want for relaxation or pampering during their Santorini-meets-Arabia experience.