DESERT ESCAPES
RETREAT Magazine|Issue 20
THERE’S NO MIRAGE AT THESE LUXURIOUS DESERTHIDEAWAYS BOASTING A-LIST GLAMOUR ANDCAPTIVATING SANDSCAPES.

ANANTARA SAHARA TOZEUR RESORT & VILLAS

TUNISIA

www.anantara.com/en/sahara-tozeur

Set in the mystical Sahara Desert in southwest Tunisia, Anantara Sahara Tozeur Resort & Villas offers a luxury gateway to ancient cultural and desert wonders in breath-taking natural settings. From its exquisite Arabian and North African design to its towering palms and endless salt lake views, the resort celebrates Tozeur’s majestic desert culture. The interiors boast extraordinary attention to detail with a subtle interweaving of Berber patterns, North African furnishings, materials, textures and desert colours. Every detail, from marble floor patterns, to inlaid timber screens and traditional fret-cut lighting, to artwork and handcrafts highlights Tunisia’s rich heritage. In addition, two three-bedroom Royal Villas, each with more than 800 sqm of indoor living space and vast outdoor space, welcome families, friends and groups to regal exclusivity, all with endless panoramas of the region’s famed Chott el Djerid.

THE BOULDERS RESORT & SPA

ARIZONA, USA

www.curiocollection3.hilton.com

Nestled in the scenic Sonoran Desert, the renovated Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale, Curio Collection by Hilton provides a luxurious hideaway. The tranquil atmosphere allows you to take in all this outstanding resort has to offer. Combining world-class service, luxurious amenities, elegant accommodations, and Southwestern flair, the surrounding desert inspired the design of its adobe Casitas and suites, which feature wood-burning fireplaces, Southwestern accents, wood-beamed ceilings, and natural stone showers.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE

ARIZONA, USA

www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale

Desert Romance meets outdoor adventure at the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North. Experience timeless beauty in our adobe casitas with a backyard full of saguaro cacti, dramatic valleys and iconic Pinnacle Peak. Discover Scottsdale’s vibrant Native American art, history and Old West lore. The surrounding hills are ripe with outdoor adventure, including two world-class golf courses a quick shuttle away. Locally inspired spa treatments, a bi-level pool and authentic Southwest cuisine fulfill your dreams for a relaxing desert escape..

BAB AL SHAMS

DUBAI, UAE

www.babalshams.com

Bab Al Shams is a spectacular desert paradise. Nestled among the dunes, the low-lying Bab Al Shams resort is the world’s favourite choice for dream desert getaways. This oasis of tranquillity derives its name from the Arabic phrase for ‘gateway to the sun’ it combines rustic charm with top-tier hospitality. The resort provides a range of activities and amenities for couples, families and friends looking for a desert escape. Though isolated from the busy world around it, Bab Al Shams remains easily accessible, and is a mere 45-minute drive from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports.

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