Amangiri: A Desert Oasis of Luxury and Adventure

ByAndrea Thompson

February 28, 2024
If you are looking for a resort that combines stunning natural beauty, unparalleled comfort, and thrilling activities, you might want to consider Amangiri in Utah.If you are looking for a resort that combines stunning natural beauty, unparalleled comfort, and thrilling activities, you might want to consider Amangiri in Utah.

If you are looking for a resort that combines stunning natural beauty, unparalleled comfort, and thrilling activities, you might want to consider Amangiri in Utah.

This five-star hotel opened in October 2009 and was the 16th property of the Aman Resorts. It’s name means “Peaceful Mountain” in Sanskrit which reflects the location.  Nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, this is the original wild west covering 900 acres of red-rock canyons, mesas, and dunes. Amangiri offers a unique and unforgettable experience that will appeal to both nature lovers and adrenaline junkies.

It is more than just a place to sleep, it is a destination in itself. The resort blends seamlessly with the landscape, using local materials and minimalist design to create a harmonious and elegant atmosphere.

The resort has 34 spacious and stylish suites with white stone floors, concrete walls with natural timbers and fittings in blackened steel.  Each has a private terrace, fireplace, and stunning views of the desert.  Some even offer a private pool, sky terrace or desert lounge.  Each pavilion is fully equipped with Apple tv, DVD player, Cable tv and high speed internet.

The bathrooms have been designed to compliment the natural landscape.  They feature sandstone and wood in mooted colours of beige and white.  With twin rain showers, soaking tubs, twin vanities, separately toilets and dressing area they are spacious and elegant and offer stunning views.

Amenities include a 25,000 square foot spa offering a variety of treatments, a fitness centre with a daily classes.  It also has its own gallery which showcases and sells local art, crafts and jewellery.  A library stocked with magazines, books and DVDs and a cosy bar and lounge to enjoy snacks, drinks, and board games.

Amangiri is not only a place to relax, but also a place to explore and discover. The resort offers a wide range of activities and experiences. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the culture, history, and geology of the region, or challenge yourself with some adventurous pursuits there is something for everyone including hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, kayaking, boating, hot air ballooning, helicopter and airplane tours in one of the most iconic and breath-taking regions.

Amangiri is a resort that offers a rare and remarkable combination of luxury and adventure, in a setting that is both awe-inspiring and serene. It is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with yourself and nature.

A short walk from Amangiri is Camp Sarika.  A cluster of 10 canvas-topped pavilions each with a private plunge pool and all centre around a shared lounge, restaurant, and pool area.  A place where the connection to nature is much stronger and allows meditative seclusion and yoga in a geological dramatic surrounding.  At night a blazing campfire invites residents to gather for storytelling beneath the starry sky.

Amangiri is a place that you will never forget and will always want to return to.