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Desert: 12 heavenly hotels between dunes and rocks for a timeless stopover.

Far from the hustle and bustle, discover the STAY SOME DAYS selection of the most beautiful luxury hotels in the desert for an exotic and exceptional experience.

These isolated desert retreats, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes of rocks, orange and red sand and high dunes, invite you to recharge your batteries, meditate and disconnect.

Nestled on the edge of marvelous desert expanses, desert hotels offer a unique experience of comfort, luxury and authenticity.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, immerse yourself in a totally exotic world and let yourself be seduced by the calm and beauty of the remarkable fauna and flora of the desert.

Here are some of the most dreamed staysto the desert.

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Banyan Tree AlUla

Banyan Tree AlUla in Saudi Arabia

In the north of Saudi Arabia, in the Ashar Valley, the new Banyan Tree AlUla is a retreat of 47 luxurious tent-suites nestled in the middle of the desert. The hotel offers a swimming pool dug into the rock, an oriental spa and two restaurants.

Al Faya Retreat

Al Faya Retreat in United Arab Emirates

At the foot of Mount Alvaah, Al Faya is a luxury refuge in the Sharjah desert that offers contemporary rooms, a spa and a saltwater pool.

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Paradero Todos Santos in Mexico

Located on the southwest coast of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico’s Todos Santos Desert, Paradero is a highly sophisticated oasis nestled between rocky mountains in a breathtaking landscape.

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Camp Sarika by Amangiri in Utah, USA

In the heart of the Utah desert, Camp Sarika is a “glamping” extension of Amangiri, surrounded by 600 hectares of wilderness. The resort offers 10 beautifully appointed sand-toned tented pavilions featuring a spacious private terrace with a fire pit and individual heated plunge pool.

Caravan by Habitas Dakhla

Caravan by Habitas Dakhla in Morocco

Caravan by Habitas is located in Dakhla, a town in the Moroccan Sahara known for its wild landscapes. Rooms inspired by the sandy dunes of the desert feature tadelakt walls, an earthy color palette, soft woven rugs, artisan ceramics and traditional and modern Moroccan furniture.

BE Agafay

Be Agafay in Morocco

A 1-hour drive from Marrakech, the Be Agafay hotel offers a sublime camp, where you can sleep in luxury tents, dine under the stars and swim in an original swimming pool.

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El Perdido Desert Dream in Mexico

El Perdido Desert Dream is located outside of a small farming town named El Pescadero. The suites are scattered around a common area that includes the lobby and restaurant. Between the buildings, local vegetation contrasts with the clean, earthy interiors.

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Bardenas area in Tudela in Spain

The hotel is nestled in the middle of a desert landscape, in a wheat field of the Bardenas Reales nature reserve. The buildings are intended to be low to blend into the landscape but also to protect themselves from the strong winds of the region. Each room is largely glazed and has an outdoor bathtub and a patio with fruit trees.

Habitas Namibia

Habitas Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia

Nestled on a hilltop of a 50,000 hectare reserve, this refuge is a new type of safari camp where guests can experience wildlife and connect with local people.

Shipwreck Lodge at Mowe Bay in Namibia

On the coast of the Skeleton Coast between the dunes and facing the Atlantic Ocean, Shipwreck Lodge offers ten wooden chalets with a spectacular view of the horizon.

Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea

Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea in Saudi Arabia

Six Senses Southern Dunes features 40 stunning villas and a 36-key resort located in a secluded desert landscape, providing the ultimate luxury retreat.

AZULIK AlUla Resort

Azulik AlUla Resort in Saudi Arabia

After the famous hotel in Tulum, Azulik AlUla Resort will open its doors in 2027. The complex will be made up of 76 luxury villas, reception lounges, a spa, a restaurant and a contemporary art museum.

Also discover all the hotels selected by Stay Some Days in the desert;
in Morocco, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Spain and Namibia.

Habitas Namibia

Treat yourself to an incredible and unforgettable sunny vacation in the most beautiful hotels in the desert.

Images courtesy Banyan Tree AlUla hotel, Al Faya Retreat hotel, Paradero Todos Santos hotel, Camp Sarika by Amangiri hotel, Caravan by Habitas Dakhla hotel, Be Agafay hotel, El Perdido Desert Dream hotel, Aire de Bardenas hotel, Habitas Namibia hotel, Shipwreck Lodge hotel, Six Senses Southern Dunes The Red Sea hotel, Azulik AlUla Resort hotel, Stay Some Days.

Article updated October 26, 2023

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