Sails in the Desert

We knew our trip to Uluru would be a ‘once in a lifetime,’ so we decided to indulge ourselves with a three night stay at a luxury 5 star resort. We arrived at our oasis, ‘Sails in the Desert’ on a rather warm afternoon,


the majestic Casuarinas eagerly awaiting sundown.

Welcomed at reception with a refreshing lemon myrtle drink, we surveyed the stylish lobby.

Our room décor was stunning, the mystery of local Anangu creation stories splashed across the carpet,

6.our room

dotted along cushions

and revealed in artefacts. The Punu (wood carved animals) are hand carved by the Anangu people and decorated with walka (burnt patterns).

9.our room

Our balcony was small but we really didn’t have time to make use of it. We had a lovely, leafy view across the grounds

11.view from balcony

and along the balconies of the Terrace Rooms.

12.view from balcony

We couldn’t resist a closer look at how the other half live.

13.Terrace Room balcony

The grounds were beautifully kept


and a serpent path snaked its way through the trees.

The Ilkari Restaurant had an amazing buffet and a central grill station that cooked to order. At breakfast, the grill station offered freshly cooked eggs, pancakes and omelettes.

17.Ilkari Restaurant

For a casual meal or relaxing beverage, The Walpa Lobby Bar

and Pira Pool Bar were enticing options.

After spending a morning exploring The Olgas, the boys went in search of a beer while we girls chose some well earned pampering at the Red Ochre Spa.

22.Red Ochre Spa

After a cooling glass of lemon myrtle infused water,

we were ushered to a double room, forced to endure a skin softening foot bath, followed by an invigorating Sea Salt exfoliation, ending with a decadent foot massage.

I enjoyed a relaxing herbal tea in comfort while Kay tortured herself further with a pedicure.

We had a wonderful escape at ‘Sails in the Desert’,

a lifestyle I could definitely get used to.

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