When people think of a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday, the desert isn’t usually the first place that comes to mind. More often than not, we usually gravitate towards the beach and island resorts. Something about the large body of water beckons the idea of relaxation, and the lush greenery of forests instantly soothes the mind. In comparison, the desert is an expansive area of dry sand that offers nothing more than just that — sand. However, we think you may just change your mind once you take a look at these gorgeous luxury desert hotels.

One of the great things about staying in luxury desert hotels is that you get complete seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city or town area. It truly is one of the ways to get away from it all — unless you’re voyaging on the high seas in a superyacht. With nothing left to do in the desert, all the energy you have will be channelled into self-care and indulgence.

Luckily for you, these luxury desert hotels are so stunning that you wouldn’t even want to leave it anyway. From Amangiri’s sleek and minimal-looking oasis to glamping in the bush overlooking the Uluru rock at Longitude 131, you won’t even mind if you don’t remember your name after several days in the desert.