Sails In The Desert

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Sails in the Desert is located at Ayers Rock resort. Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, the hotel is exquisitely furnished with its interior decor focused on aboriginal culture. The hotel offers 230 rooms and suites ranging from superior and terrace rooms through to deluxe suites.
Perfect forFamilies, couples or groups who want an active holiday.
In the knowDon't miss Tali Wiru, a magical small group dining experience under the stars on a private dune.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview


In Yulara in the Northern Territory, ideal for visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta.

Rooms at Sails in the Desert

Guests can choose from either two queen beds or one king bed. Terrace rooms offer the same bedding configuration but also have extended balconies and include breakfast in their rates. Deluxe suites are much larger and provide separate living and dining areas, a spa bath and multiple balconies overlooking the gardens.

Food and facilities

Dine at the hotel's premier a la carte restaurant Mayu or the lively buffet-style Ilkari, or enjoy tapas-style dishes and more at the Pira pool bar and the Walpa lobby bar. Peruse the Mulgara art gallery in the lobby which displays significant aboriginal artworks. The surrounding Ayers Rock resort has plenty to keep you occupied including a hair and beauty salon, food outlets and speciality shops.

Activities at Sails in the Desert

Enjoy a wide range of free activities, including guided or self-guided garden walks through local native flora. Sit down for a bush yarn in the Circle of Sand with a local Anangu storyteller, learn how to throw a spear or boomerang with an indigenous guide, and support local artists by browsing the many artworks at the indigenous art markets. In addition to these free activites, there are plenty of touring options to add on. Ride a camel across the desert dunes, hop on a Harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru (Ayers Rock). If you're looking for relaxation and pampering after a day of discovering the outback, make sure you visit the beautiful Red Ochre spa at the Sails in the Desert, designed with total indulgence in mind.

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