Desert Resorts

Desert Resorts

Little Kulala, Sossusvlei , Namibia

The retreat, is situated in the private 21 000-hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve - the gateway to Namibia 's Sand Sea with its towering red dunes and clear starry skies. Early morning guided game drives to the spectacular towering dunes of Sossusvlei are through a private gate into the reserve. Sossusvlei is situated within the Namib Desert , the oldest desert in the world. Its huge red dunes and flat valley floors make up the archetypical view of the Namib that is world famous.

From R6,995 per person per night, sharing.

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Al Maha, Dubai

At Al Maha, guests are cared for with courtesy and discretion by dedicated Guest Relations Coordinators, Field Guides and resort staff hand-picked for their commitment, customer-focus and professionalism. This 3:1 staff to guest ratio ensures exceptional, personalised service allowing guests the freedom to choose what to do and when to do it - from fine dining to a variety of on and off-site leisure activities. Traditional desert pursuits, such as falconry, camel treks, horse riding and archery, recall a former way of life. For sheer excitement, an outing in a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle cannot be beaten.

Rooms from USD 1,135 per night.

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Wolwedans Private Camp Namibia

Situated in a quiet and idyllic valley, this splendid Suite caters for four guests exclusively. Accommodation comprises two spacious en-suite bedrooms, a ‘Sala’ where one can laze away siestas, various decks and the central lounge, combining a study, living room, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Get away for a day or two and revel in the luxury of reading, reflecting or taking walks in one of the most enchanting landscapes in Africa .

From USD 544 per person per night, sharing.

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Adrere Amellal, Siwa Egypt

Before marching his troops eastwards to Persia in 331 BC, Alexander the Great made a little known detour to the distant oasis of Siwa. Staying at here gives the impression that nothing has changed at all. The architecture, decorations and building materials (salt, palm tree-timber and baked mud) are just as they would have been more than 200 years ago. This resort offers the most complete escape imaginable. There is no electricity and no telephone lines, yet the resort is still luxurious : enjoy romantic dinners by candlelight and rooms illuminated by dozens of candles and stars.

Rooms from : Rooms from USD 450 per night.

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Kasbah Tabelkoukt, Morocco

Located on the top of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic . Most of the six rooms have their own terrace and fireplace, while the mini-suite includes a jacuzzi. All have excellent views and each one is decorated in a different style (African, art deco). Other features include an infinity pool on the edge of the cliff, patio, library, traditional hammam and restaurant. There is private access to the beach below (about 15 minutes walk).

Rooms from USD 550 per night

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Banyan Tree Al Areen, Bahrain

Recently unveiled, this resort in the Kingdom of Bahrain , takes the stage as one of the world’s most exclusive all-villa luxury spa resorts and one of Arabia ’s most prestigious travel addresses. Redefining desert opulence, the resort boasts the only all-villa private pool and jet-pool resort in the Middle East , three international restaurants, one of the world’s most extensive spas and hydrotherapy complexes, a complete body wellness centre and the award winning Banyan Tree Gallery. Here, you will find an oasis of sensuality in the mysterious Arabian desert . A retreat which personifies indulgent spa pampering at its best.

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