09 May

Breathtaking Luxury Hotels in the Heart of the Desert

From Utah to Jordan, sometimes camping isn’t an option

Written By Olfa Farhat

If the idea of running away to the desert for a night beneath the stars is right up your street–but camping isn’t—fear not, there’s an abundance of beautiful boltholes situated in the most arid, desolate parts of the globe that simply don’t compromise on comfort.

 

We curated a selection of the most luxurious desert properties so you don’t have to.

 

Amangiri, Utah, USA

 

This is hands down, the most architecturally luxurious property in Utah. And quite possibly the world. Amangiri blends in seamlessly with the surrounding nature with sweeping bedrooms and suites with 180 degree views of the surrounding canyons and mountains. There’s simply nothing like it.

 

A night at Amangiri starts at 6200 AED / 1689 USD per night

 

aman.com

 

Anantara Tozeur, Tunisia

 

Anantara is easily the most anticipated hotel opening in the region (according to Vogue). Located in the southernmost part of Tunisia, Anantara will give a much-needed push for tourism in the region by offering plush private villas and a dreamy spa. You won’t want to leave.

 

Price TBC

 

anantara.com

 

Al Maha Dubai, UAE

 

Only 45 minutes drive from Dubai, this resort offers 42 luxurious suites all decorated and built in true Bedouin style. No visit is complete without checking in to their incredible outdoor spa pool.

 

A night at Al Maha starts at 3850 AED / 1050 USD per night

 

al-maha.com

 

Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp, Jordan

 

Located at the foothills of the surrounding rock mountains in the heart of Wadi Rum (south Jordan) this luxurious “camp” is far from what you’d expect. This sci-fi esque bubble tents look like they’ve come straight out of Lost In Space. The main benefit of the bizarre architecture? They offer 360 degree views of the eye watering landscape. Perfect for a night of stargazing.  

 

A night at Wadi Rum starts at  1100 AED / 300 USD per night

 

wadirumnight.com

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah

 

Inspired by nature and again, designed in true Bedouin style, this is another desert gem that’s a short drive from Dubai. If you need a break from intensity of city life – this is perfect. It’s impossible not to fall in love with the property’s private villas and secluded private pools that overlook the desert.

 

A night at The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah starts at 1650 AED / 450  USD per night

 

ritzcarlton.com

 

Tierra Atacama Desert and Lodge, Chile

 

It’s impossible not to feel the energy of the desert when you stay at the Tierra Atacama. Located in the northern desert of Chile, you will get to experience the magic of the Mars-like surrounding landscape with the super-high floor-to-ceiling windows that open your suite on to the mountains and rich flora of the region. You might never leave.

 

A night at Tierra Atacama Desert and Lodge starts at 4400 AED / 1200  USD per night

 

tierrahotels.com