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Sails in the Desert

Ayers Rock, Australia

Sails in the Desert is a stunning five star hotel with fantastic proximity to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park and the mystical Ayers Rock. Explore Australia's iconic red center from the comfort of this luxurious property in heart of the desert.

At a Glance

  • There really is something for everyone here - it may be part of a vast resort but once you are back in your room, peace and tranquillity prevail

  • The interior décor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and includes a gallery of significant artworks

  • At the top of a secluded sand dune, experience the beauty of the desert before dawn with breakfast at Desert Awakenings

  • Named for the distinctive white sail-like structures that shade its gardens and pool

  • Great location but the rooms do not have views of Uluru

Adventure, Culture, Family, Wildlife

Insider's View

Although not as luxurious as Longtitude 131, this is the best resort if traveling with a family.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Sails in the Desert or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Territory


Named after the sail formations that crown the hotel, Sails in the Desert is the most luxurious hotel in the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort which has five hotels within its boundaries. Inspired by the local Aboriginal heritage and culture, the interior décor at Sails in the Desert is original and striking and the accommodation outstanding with all rooms having lovely balconies, some with their own alfresco spa baths.

The great advantage of a stay at Sails in the Desert is that you have the facilities and restaurants of all 5 hotels to chose from so there are 13 different dining experiences, from traditional bush tucker breakfasts to romantic dining under the stars to a lively do-it-yourself barbecue venue with live music. The hotel's own Kuniya Restaurant is a premium dining venue with modern, innovative food in an elegant setting.

Facilities within the Ayers Rock Resort abound and there are several swimming pools to choose from as well as a wonderful Aboriginal Art Gallery and the Red Ochre Spa which is the perfect place to immerse yourself into a state of tranquillity after a days sightseeing to the Rock, or a cultural tour of the local indigenous communities.


Sails in the Desert has 230 spacious, modern rooms with balconies. Spa Rooms have an extended balcony with an open air spa bath. Deluxe Suites are large and have separate sitting room/dining rooms and feature multiple balconies overlooking the gardens. French doors connect the indoor spas to the bedroom. Many of the bedrooms at Sails in the Desert can be configured for families and interconnecting rooms are also available.


Children are very much welcome at Sails of the Desert and the whole resort is fantastically set up for families with many family friendly restaurants, swimming pools and babysitting is also available. Children will love the sunset camel tour, learning all about aboriginal tools and all the fascinating stories of the aboriginal people.


Sails in the Desert has access to 13 restaurants (including its own Winkiku Restaurant and its award winning Kuniya Restaurant), four swimming pools, two tennis courts, an aboriginal art gallery and the fantastic Red Ochre Spa.


Around the resort there are walking trails with seven lookout points. For an additional cost the hotel can organize scenic helicopter flights, cultural tours, Harley Davidson tours, camel rides, morning and afternoon visits to Uluru (Ayers Rock), and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).

Location & Directions

Ayers Rock, Australia

Situated in the desert with view of Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park and Ayers Rock, Northern Territory.

When to go

Central Australia, which has little rain at any time of year, is hottest from November to February and at its best between March and May, when days are warm and evenings cool.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Sails in the Desert or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Territory

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