8 Desert Destinations For Design Lovers
We're ditching the beach in favor of these stunning getaways.
Published Jan 25, 2017 5:00 AM
Amangiri Snapshots of the Amangiri resort have undoubtedly begun to filter your Instagram or Pinterest feeds, inspiring a serious case of wanderlust. The luxe retreat is situated in Canyon Point, Utah, standing in as the quintessence of a desert oasis. The breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains and canyons should be reason enough to visit the resort. Though we must admit, the desert-facing spa and accommodations make quite the case as well.
Scarabeo Camp One glance at this stunning retreat and we’re putting glamping in the Moroccan desert on our bucket lists. The setting is simple yet carefully thought-out – spacious tents dot the desert landscape, each equipped with vintage Berber rugs and various found objects, which seem to suggest an impending expedition. Candlelit communal tables come adorned for every meal, while an endless list of activities – ranging from yoga classes and dune buggy tours to full-day mountain treks complete with a scenic picnic – will keep you happily occupied.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club – Palm Springs We’d be remiss should we exclude this iconic spot from our list. Situated near the center of Palm Springs, the resort boasts its iconic mid-century modern decor scheme and all the essentials for a desert getaway. Bonus points for being in close proximity to landmarks such as Joshua Tree, Salvation Mountain, and more!
Korakia Pensione Modeled after the intricately lavish Moroccan estates, Korakia Pensione is the quintessence of a modern oasis. The self-dubbed Mediterranean escape boasts a series of villas and bungalows thematically categorized to emulate the Mediterranean and Morocco. Indulge in a home-cooked Moroccan breakfast, take a dip in one of two salt water pools, and spend the afternoons lounging in the resort’s vintage library, followed by an outdoor movie screen for a night under the stars.
Lodge Altitude Between the breathtaking views of the volcanos of the Andes and the encompassing desert landscape, this retreat promises an escape like no other. Situated at 2,500 meters above sea level, the mountainous terrain inspires a geographical juxtaposition that’s simply incomparable. Spend the day by the solar-heated pool, tour the highland lagoons, or spend the evening on an astronomical tour you won’t forget.
Hotel Aire de Bardenas
Comprised of a string of cubist buildings, this contemporary retreat is situated in Spain’s Navarra desert. Featuring prize-winning architecture and a landscape that is rivaled by few, Hotel Aire de Bardenas offers a wide variety of experiences, most notably the Bubbles – semi transparent bubble domes, which allow for 360° views of the vast landscape.