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,
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).
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
and along the balconies of the Terrace Rooms.
We couldn’t resist a closer look at how the other half live.
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.
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.
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.