Things to do
With an irresistible list of showstopping desert terrain, national parks and monuments within easy reach, Amangiri is one of nature’s most perfect playgrounds. Straddling an almost invisible border between Utah and Arizona, hike red rock mesas and skinny slot canyons, explore the legendary Zion National Park, or take a scenic drive through the iconic Monument Valley. Lake Powell’s glassy waters are nearby and you can navigate the lesser-visited areas by kayak, stand-up paddle board and boat. Or head to Horseshoe Bend where sheer cliffs drop 1,000ft to the Colorado River below. Be sure to make time to appreciate the stillness of Amangiri too. Watch the play of light and pattern against the structure as sun sets and be mesmerised by the night’s sky from the day bed on your terrace.
Spartan and pared-back, luxury is the less-is-more aesthetic of minimalism, and the 34-guest suites are a contemporary interpretation of Native American shelters, with views from every room that perfectly frame the surrounding dunes, plateaus, and mountain ridges. To align with wilderness further, bed down in one of ten safari-style tented pavilions at Camp Sarika, just five minutes from the hotel. Recreated for the modern traveller, there is no compromise on comfort plus private plunge pools, but the greatest luxury is an unsurpassed access to raw nature.
Food & Drink
With floor-to-ceiling windows welcoming in the desert vistas, the main dining room is at the centre of the Amangiri resort. When you’re not staring at epic views, enjoy local ingredients sourced from Native American co-ops, transformed into modern dishes inspired by the culinary culture of the Southwest. If solitude appeals, opt for fireside dining in the main pavilion at Camp Sarika where a daily changing menu of wilderness-inspired cuisine is on offer.
What Stands Out
Amangiri’s delivery of connection to place is incomparable. Ochre in the morning light, apricot by midday, dazzling pink at dusk, you cannot help but feel part of the wilderness and isolation. From awe-inspiring landscapes to ancient Navajo traditions, Amangiri embraces cultural heritage and raw nature, whilst making it easy for guests to access it. Not to miss are the complimentary group yoga and hiking sessions, perfect before recharging in the spa overlooking the sublime tranquillity of American Canyon Country.
Campfire stargazers seeking luxury and isolation, who want to immerse themselves in North America’s most dramatic desert landscape.