Sails in the Desert, Australia

Posted On April 5, 2011 

Sounding strange but very rightly named for its towering white sails capping the roof, the Sails in the Desert is the ideal base in the Ayers Rock complex to explore the stunning landscape of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This is because it is these gigantic white sails that act as the high platform for the guests to savor the vistas of the surrounding magical landscape. Adorning the Voyages Ayers Rock, this is the perfect 5-star comfort for those who are on the luxurious tour of this park. So, get ready to explore the ancient world from a height followed by a slide into the comfortable luxury of the Sails in the Desert.

While you decide to swing here for a joyful vacation, you open yourself to a number of secrets: drive the Harley Davidson, take a 4 WD on the native soil of the Anangu Aboriginal people, enjoy the colorful Ayers Rock’s bottom walk, trek through the Winds Valley at the Olgas, or go up in the sky for the beautiful bird’s eye vista. Well, this list is only a trailer from the long exciting list of over 65 tours, activities, and adventures. This is how you can make your day go here. If you simply want to enjoy by staying within this excellent resort, you have plenty of leisure options: relax in the luxurious rooms, drench in the pool, be below the amazing white sails, or praise the most recommended highlight called the Mulgara Gallery.

But, when dusk strikes the surrounds, it is the time for some greatly incredible experiences: dining directly under the tinkles at the award-winning Sounds of Silence and becoming as astronomer with the surprising aid of the locals to explore the southern night sky.

Rooms and facilities

At the Sails in the Desert, you can pick from 232 chic rooms and suites all decorated with the Aboriginal décor as well as art along with the important modern amenities. Within, the main types are Standard Room, Standard Room with Breakfast, and Deluxe Spa Room of which some are with the balconies offering the great views of the big courtyard, pool, and sand dunes. Each of these categories just differs with regards to the bed configuration. Kindly note that irrespective of which you choose; a one night stay is required at the minimum.

Among the amenities in these rooms, you can expect AC, CD player, bath robe, bathroom amenities, tub, private bathroom, color TV, hairdryer, ironing board, disabled facilities, pay-per-view movies, phone, shower, kettle, refrigerator, as well as coffee and tea making facilities. On the other hand, the hotel amenities include:

• Babysitting  • 24-hour reception  • Lounge  • Banquet facilities  • Concierge  • Beauty shop  • Business center  •    Conference rooms  • Cots  • Connecting rooms  • Currency exchange  • Disabled access  • Lift  • Dry cleaning  • En suite   • Golf course  • Excursions  • High-speed internet  • Parking  • Medical aid  • Safe deposit  • Porters  • 2 tennis courts  • 5 swimming pools  • Tour desk  • Massage center  • Off street parking in a few sections


Sails in the Desert and Sounds of Silence go hand in hand in any desert of the world and so it is the same here. Feel proud to dine at an eatery that is an award-winning restaurant that welcomes you for dining right under the shining stars. This is where you will come across entertainment, BBQ buffet with vegetarian food (request in advance), non-alcoholic beverages, transfers, canapés, desserts, tea, and coffee. Not to say that stargazing is very exciting here.

One more option is the Kuniya Restaurant that is an expert in offering a creative traditional and modern fare featuring fresh ingredients. Make prior reservations to enjoy in its elegant setting. Did you know that this is the signature restaurant that too is the award winning one?

At the Winkiku Restaurant, expect a buffet breakfast in the setting of the brasserie style. Here, the most loved preparations are the variety of salads. With prior reservations, children below 12 dine here for no cost.

Al fresco dining is great at the Rockpool that is excitingly nestled along the pool offering tapas-style cuisine with the other international dishes.


From $339 covering free shuttle bus, 2 nights accommodation, airport transfers.


This resort is at the entrance of the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. It takes only 6 km of distance to reach here from the airport. To be precise, it is on the Yulara Drive.

Child policy

This resort welcomes children of all ages. However, those below 12 can stay here without any cost.

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