In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails In The Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails In The Desert hotel, shading the guest rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world's oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, color and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails In The Desert's modern design. More than a luxury accommodation, Sails In The Desert hotel is a destination of exploration and indulgence. Sails In The Desert features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. The property’s stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa's treatments.
Natural tones are complemented by indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces that surround you with the magic and mystery of local Anangu creation stories. Step out onto the balcony, terrace or verandah and listen to the desert day transform to night before curling up in the pure luxury of one of Sails in the Desert’s ‘Ahh’ Beds. The Superior Room measures 36 square meters (387 square feet) in size.
Woven into the fabric of the carpet, dotted along cushions and splashed across walls the very real presence of the living cultural landscape outside is obvious in every facet of this luxurious room. Style and comfort from within flows onto the terrace that begs you to curl up on the day bed or stretch out on the lounge under the towering white gums. The Terrace Room measures 36 square meters (387 meters) and the terrace 53 square meters (570 square feet) in size.
Featuring a separate living area, spacious bedroom and multiple balconies, the Deluxe Suite offers a modern neutral palette accented by colors and textures from Anangu creation stories and the desert landscape outside. Luxurious features such a spa bath and, of course, Sails in the Desert’s aptly named ‘Ahh’ Bed, are complimented by local Indigenous artwork and artefacts. The Deluxe Suite measures 77 square meters (75 square feet), the main terrace 29 square meters (75 square feet) and the secondary terraces 7 square meters (75 square feet)in size.
Awaken your taste buds with Mayu's signature à la carte dining experience, relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.
Situated at the premium Sails in the Desert Hotel, a personalized breakfast experience begins with an international menu and is completed by an egg and pancake station that allows the guest to define their very own signature dish. Ilkari continues to offer a tantalizing menu of international flavors at dinner. An array of salads, vegetables, antipasto delights, pastas, Asian favorites, roasts and a grill selection abound with the chef’s signature dishes enlivened by Indigenous flavors.
For centuries travel has been defined by the wind. Taking on the Pitjantjatjara name for wind, Walpa Lobby Bar instead provides a sense that your journey is complete – a sense of arrival. A relaxed setting for coffee and cake, casual lunch or dinner, a pre-dinner drink or night cap after a sunset tour, Walpa Lobby Bar is contemporary and welcoming. The menu features a selection of Mediterranean tapas style dishes, salads, sandwiches, steaks, pastas, burgers and fish and chips.
For the Anangu people the moon or, pira, is a guide through the seasons. At Sails in the Desert Pira is a sun-kissed, poolside setting for casual dining or a relaxed holiday cocktail. A menu of Mediterranean, tapas style dishes and classic Australian steaks, burgers and fish and chips delights. A Children’s menu is available. The bar is open for light meals or drinks from 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. and seasonally for dinner.
(Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Ayers Rock, Darwin, Port Douglas, Sydney)
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