Visit these desert havens on all seven continents for experiences that will leave you feeling fully restored and inspired by the moment you set off.
Amangiri blends into untouched red rock country, laying claim to 600 acres of the vast and majestic Colorado Plateau, the original Wild West. In this desert landscape of canyons, mesas, ridges and gorges, Amangiri’s modernist suites and Camp Sarika’s tented lodges offer inspiring hospitality in one of the world’s most spectacular secluded settings.
Atacama Land, Chile
Escape to a world of clear night skies, high-altitude lagoons and lunar valleys in Tierra Atacama. High in the desert of northern Chile, our Tierra Atacama lodge encapsulates exquisite design, authentic experiences and an intimate, home-away-from-home atmosphere, where a sense of both adventure travel and pure relaxation lingers in the atmosphere. ‘air. The essence of this unforgettable desert landscape is found in the heart of Tierra Atacama. The property was designed by some of Chile’s most renowned architects, with regional sensibilities, eco-conscious design, and boutique comfort firmly in mind.
Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey
A unique landscape created by volcanic tuff and delicately shaped by wind, snow and rain over thousands of years… The homeland of the Hittites, the largest monastery in the world for centuries, the native land of grapes and of wine, the cradle of Christianity, the heart of the Seljuks, the oasis of the Anatolian steppe or the “Land of Beautiful Horses” as the Persians called it: this is Cappadocia… The unfolding of a fascinating history , a mystical atmosphere, a beauty forever engraved in the mind… And in the middle of all this stands a hotel built with love for this region: Argos in Cappadocia… It is the most special hotel in the country in which underground cities were dug thousands of years ago, millions of pigeons considered the safest nest, and monks retreated for centuries. The hotel offers an unparalleled stay with a unique value offering ranging from unique room options to an enchanting history, from the staff to the food and beverage varieties, from the decor to the architecture, from the eco-consciousness and the hospitality. welcome pets for a significant contribution to the region.
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
Set amidst an ocean of dunes, rocky outcrops and gravel plains, the absolute tranquility and extraordinary clarity of light make this area one of Africa’s most mesmerizing landscapes. The night sky is heavenly, with the concession bordering the NamibRand Nature Reserve International Dark Sky Reserve. A canvas of beauty that invites you to reconnect with yourself and nature. Sustainability and uncompromising luxury go hand in hand at Sossusvlei. Ten beautifully appointed stone and glass suites, spread along the curve of the escarpment, open onto ever-changing perspectives. Each spacious, air-conditioned suite features a secluded, shaded lanai with private plunge pool, a living room with fireplace, a large retractable skylight above the bed, and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower. glazed rain shower offering a 180º view of the desert. The two-bedroom Star Dune Suite is an ideal option for families or groups of friends.
Zannier Hotels Sonop, Namibia
Set in their own private 13,800 acres of untouched Namibian wilderness, the lodge with 10 tented suites is built on granite boulders in an authentic 1920s British Colonial style. Stretching from horizon to horizon, captivating beauty and limitless freedom surround you, with adventures from sunrise to sunset. One- and two-bedroom tented suites offer untamed desert views, each with a partially walled-in bathroom, vintage soaking tub, and private terrace. Guided excursions include horseback riding, electric fat bike or walking trails, hot air balloon safari and private sunrise or sunset game drives. After dark, the magic continues with outdoor cinema and stargazing under the endless African sky. Wellness integrated into the restorative essence of the desert landscape with a spectacular outdoor infinity pool, spa, fitness center and daily yoga. From breakfast atop the sand dunes and five-course gala-style dinner, to cocktails and board games, each dining experience offers the opportunity to share observations and stories of the day.
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai is a private guest-only oasis nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and signature sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The hotel offers secluded tranquility and iconic views of the vast plains and Mount Hajar massif. Take an unforgettable horseback ride, camel trek or nature walk. Go on a desert safari or practice the distinguished arts of archery and falconry. This 5-star resort features private plunge pools with majestic dunes and mountain views and the 42 suites combine understated sophistication with authentic regional antiques, local artifacts and thoughtful shades.
Qasr al Sarab
On the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest sand desert, the Empty Quarter, awaits. Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara rises from the fire-colored dunes like a mirage, inviting adventure in the most luxurious of styles. Crossing the Rub’ al Khali on camel back. Dine under desert skies. Unwind with hammam and desert rose rituals at our relaxing Abu Dhabi resort. For the most exclusive stays, book a Royal Pavilion in the desert.
With direct views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and across the desert to Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131˚ is Australia’s most famous luxury camp. Dotted among the rust red dunes of the central desert are sixteen tented lodges, each offering a connection to the outback landscape and its heritage as well as a glamorous base from which to explore the incredible Red Center. Discover vibrant Aboriginal artwork alongside relics of area explorers, a bar and restaurant offering contemporary Australian cuisine, and friendly staff ready to share a thread.
white desert antarctica
Arrive by Gulfstream jet and stay at these unique camps for a carbon-neutral experience that’s as luxurious as it is adventurous. After landing on the ancient blue ice of Wolf’s Fang Runway, guests are taken to Whichaway, White Desert’s flagship luxury retreat with stunning views of the freshwater lakes of Schirmacher Oasis, or Wolf’s Fang, their newest camp in the towering mountains of Dronning Maud Land. With just 12 guests on each departure, they tailor the experience to be as relaxed or as adrenaline-filled as you want it to be.