Desert hotels are available all over the world, from Egypt to America, and feature naturalistic luxury a world away from the tech-luxury you might be used to. From mud huts, rammed cotton beds, palm trees to salt walls, empty lakes and raw panorama there is a lot to enjoy. Discover the wild, vast deserts on foot, bike or on horse or camel.
Desert Hotels
White Stallion Ranch - Living The Cowboy Life
'21jun24
White Stallion  
Ranch
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Heartwarming ranch in Arizona is ready to give you an experience of a lifetime. White Stallion is a classic dude ranch (a type of ranch that welcomes guests) with an authentic Wild West atmosphere and amazing attention to detail. It's a museum of Western history and a filming location for …
Accommodation types: Desert   Movie   Nature   Traditional
Location: Marana  USA  North America
Shipwreck Lodge – Dunes And Skeletons In Namibia
'21jun15
Shipwreck  
Lodge
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Wake up to the sight of endless sand dunes surrounding you. Then slowly realize the wooden structures next to you are actual shipwrecks. Notice the signs indicating that you are in a place called Skeleton Coast National Park. Burning sun, dunes, shipwrecks, and skeletons? Surely this must be a nightmare. …
Accommodation types: Boat   Desert   Nature   Remote
Location: Möwebaai  Namibia  Africa
Desert Whisper - All Alone In The Namib Desert
'21may28
Desert Whisper  
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This intimate desert getaway was designed for those that want more privacy than you can find in a boutique lodge. Desert Whisper is a remote capsule made for two. The rounded metal frame encompassing the inner wooden construction is seamlessly blending in with the natural environment. Your living space is …
Accommodation types: Desert   Remote
Location: Solitaire  Namibia  Africa
Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary Lodge - The Deep Unexplored Lands Of Egypt
'21may27
Al Tarfa Desert  
Sanctuary Lodge
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There is much more to Egypt than the Red Sea resorts and the ancient pyramids. Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary is located deep inside the country, off the beaten track. The lodge is set in the Dakhla, which is regarded as Egypt's most beautiful oasis. This sizeable private reserve is a …
Accommodation types: Desert   Remote   Traditional
Location: El-Rashda  Egypt  Middle East
Bear Grylls Explorers Camp - Learn To Survive The Harshest Environments On Earth
'21may5
Bear Grylls  
Explorers Camp
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Have you ever tried to make fire without using a lighter or matches? This is the type of life-saver technique that you can learn at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp. He is the guy you've seen on the telly running around in the rough wilderness, trying to stay alive by …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Remote   Tent
Glamp Pakistan - Undiscovered Natural Wonders
'21mar29
Glamp  
Pakistan
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A passionate explorer of his own country, Fahad Mahmood, has made his dream come true by building a unique camping site in the Skardu Valley of Pakistan for like-minded travelers. Katpana Desert is the highest-elevation desert in the world. It sits at an altitude of 2,500 meters (8,202 feet) above …
Accommodation types: Desert   Mountain   Nature   Tent
Location: Skardu  Pakistan  South Asia
Camp Sarika, Amangiri - Glamping In Canyon Point
'20oct20
Camp Sarika  
Amangiri
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The Aman luxury hotel group, famous for its unique accommodations worldwide, has opened up its newest resort. Set in the raw wilderness of the Utah desert, the Camp Sarika by Amangiri only consists of ten tented pavilions. Amangiri comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "open space" and "sky". It is …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Tent
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar - Oman’s Highest Resort In Hajar Mountains
'18aug13
Anantara Al Jabal  
Al Akhdar
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Anantara takes the concept of the high life to a whole new level with one of the world’s highest resorts. If you love the taste of luxury but don’t want to compromise your sense of adventure, then it might just be the perfect place. Set on a rim of a …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Mountain
Location: Nizwa  Oman  Middle East
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge - Secluded Resort In A Nature Reserve In Namibia
'18jul1
Wolwedans  
Dunes Lodge
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Wolwedans’ tagline is “simply out of this world” and it’s hard to disagree with that statement. The setting is surreally beautiful. Red sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see, and distant mountain ranges emerge through the mist on the horizon. This place is home to a whole …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Remote
Location: Wolwedans  Namibia  Africa
Talist Siwa - Traditional Eco Clay Houses In Egypt
'18jan31
Talist Siwa  
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Talist Siwa in Egypt is an ecological lifestyle experience. Talist means ‘Lake’ in the local Amazig language, and that’s exactly where this lodge is located – next to the Siwa Lake close to the Libyan border. It has a stunning view of the Jafar and Al Gary Mountains. This family-operated …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Traditional
Location: Siwa  Egypt  Middle East
Ma'In Hot Springs Resort & Spa - Hotel In The Desert With Its Own Waterfall
'16jun2
Ma'In  
Hot Springs
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The Ma’In Hot Springs emerges as an oasis from the dramatic terrain of the Jordanian landscape. Located in close proximity to the capital city, Amman, and the Dead Sea, this is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing and pampering retreat. The outstanding hospitality and the therapeutic benefits of …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature
Location: Madaba  Jordan  Middle East
Longitude 131 - Unique Campsite In The Australian Desert
'16jan20
Longitude 131  
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This unique luxury campsite is set in the Australian desert amidst red sand dunes and stunning views. Located right by the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude offers fifteen luxury tents (each elevated on stilts) where the flick of a bedside switch to raise the blinds is all that stands beside …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Tent
Location: Yulara  Australia  Oceania
Hotel de Sal Luna Salada - Hotel Built Of Salt Blocks
'15nov24
Hotel de Sal  
Luna Salada
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Bolivia has some of the largest and most elevated salt flats in the world. Named Salar de Uyuni, they are located 3658m above sea level. The salt crust covers an extended area of 4,085 square miles. Many of the towns in this area have special traditions and customs. Out here, …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature
Location: Uyuni  Bolivia  South America
Hotel Sidi Driss - Star Wars Filming Location, Lars Homestead On Planet Tatooine
'15aug24
Sidi Driss  
Hotel
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A visit to Matmata, Tunisia, will take you through both movie history and a cultural introduction to the nomadic people who settled the area. Located about 40 kilometers from the oasis of Gabes, Sidi Driss is set in a rugged, arid environment that was deemed the perfect location for the …
Accommodation types: Cave   Desert   Movie
Location: Matmatat  Tunisia  Africa
Alila Jabal Akhdar - On Top Of The Omani Green Mountain
'15jul24
Alila  
Jabal Akhdar
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While Oman might not be the first place that pops into peoples' heads when they think about a luxurious vacation, it is soon about to change. The country is home to the magnificent Alila Jabal Akhdar resort in the Al Hajar Mountain range. The name Jabal Akhdar in Arabic stands …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Mountain
Location: Nizwa  Oman  Middle East
Kulala Desert Lodge - In The Heart Of The Namib Desert
'15jun15
Kulala  
Desert Lodge
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The Kulala Desert Lodge is surrounded by the iconic red sand dunes of the Sossusvlei in the heart of the Namib Desert. Situated on the private 37,000 hectares Kulala Wilderness Reserve, guests can enjoy unmatched desert luxury as they take in the spectacular views of the Namib-Naukluft dune sea, mountain …
Accommodation types: Desert
Location: Sossusvlei  Namibia  Africa
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara - Mystical Charm Of Arabian Nights In The UAE
'15apr3
Qasr Al Sarab  
Desert Resort
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Experience the mystical charm of Arabian nights in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter at the one of a kind Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. In the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, the Rub'Al Khali lies in one of the UAE’s most luxurious and exotic hotels. Relax in the …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury
Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa - Luxurious Hideaway In The Arabian Desert
'15feb3
Al Maha  
Desert Resort
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Rising like a mirage from the sands of the Arabian Desert, the Al Maha (named after the Arabian Oryx - desert antelopes who populate the area) is a luxurious hideaway. Just 45 minutes from Dubai, this hotel creates a feeling of timelessness using classic, hard-to-place décor and making the most …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury
Moab Under Canvas - Desert Glamping Next To The Arches National Park
'14nov17
Moab  
Under Canvas
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Moab Under Canvas benefits from its scenic location, just a small distance from the Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Here you can expect desert views, dramatic canyon gazing, and raw landscapes that have to be seen to be believed. Tents are erected here and provide a balance of …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Tent
Location: Moab  USA  North America
Off-grid itHouse - Eco-Friendly Living In The Morongo Valley
'14oct16
Off-grid  
itHouse
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Before going off the grid, experience off-grid living. This house, recently noted by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best houses of all times in Southern California, is available for those who appreciate the architectural beauty and significant design in creating a smaller footprint in wilderness locations. It’s …
Accommodation types: Desert   Design   Nature