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Sails in the Desert

Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia


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Luxury Holidays At Sails in the Desert

Enjoy a memorable stay in Australia's Red Centre at Sails in the Desert, a luxurious oasis where indigenous culture and contemporary styling come together to create five star comfort with an authentic feel. Taking its name from the soaring white sails that shade the 228 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, the hotel features a sparkling gumtree lined swimming pool, a variety of modern dining, bar and lounge options, and a sumptuous spa. Over 100 unique tours and experiences offer you the chance to discover the wonders of Uluru and beyond, with options available for all ages and interests. As the premium hotel that's part of the wider Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, you can also explore the other hotels nearby on the resort's free shuttle bus and choose from 14 different dining options at the different hotels.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A luxurious desert oasis where culture meets comfort
  • Feature: An extensive range of Red Centre tours and experiences
  • Rooms: 228 rooms and suites
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Ayers Rock Airport
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Location and transfer

There are complimentary coach transfers from Ayers Rock Airport to Sails in the Desert, taking approximately 8-10 minutes.


Luxury meets the spirit of the outback in the hotel's comfortable and characterful rooms. Splashes of red reminiscent of the landscape outside is woven into the décor and natural wood furnishings lend an earthy feel to the interiors. Options include rooms and suites sleeping up to four people, interconnecting rooms, and accommodation with lounge areas and private balconies or terraces, ensuring there is room category to suit all types of traveller. Children aged 15 and under stay free of charge, making this hotel as suited to families as to couples or friends. Free Wi-Fi, a HD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar come as standard in all room types.

   Superior Room:expand_more
  • Size: 42m²
  • Room View: Pool or bush view
  • Facilities: Settle down in a king or two queen beds in this spacious 42m² guest room. A patio or balcony offers some al fresco space in which to relax.
   Terrace Room :expand_more
  • Size: 42m²
  • Room View: Pool or bush view
  • Facilities: Furnished with either a king bed or two queen beds, with the possibility of an additional rollaway bed, this room category sleeps up to four people. An outdoor area expands the living space further, where comfortable loungers encourage you to relax and reflect on the day's adventures in the Red Centre.
   Deluxe Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 72m²
  • Room View: Pool or bush view
  • Facilities: Step into this spacious suite with a separate living area, spacious bedroom and several balconies. Pamper yourself in the luxurious en suite bathroom, where a deep soaking bath, rain shower and double vanity await.

Australian flavours and indigenous-inspired dishes pair perfectly with fine regional wines at the resort's eateries. Brasserie-style dining awaits at Ilkari Restaurant, relaxed drinks and dining is available in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or you can lay back on one of the plush poolside daybeds and opt for a casual lunch by the sparkling waters of the hotel's pool. As a part of the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, you can also visit the restaurants in the other hotels, opening up 14 venues in total to you, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences are also offered as part of the programme of tours and activities - options include dining under the stars with Uluru's formidable shape in the distance, sunrise followed by a traditional Aussie breakfast near Kata Tjuta, and dinner overlooking the impressive Field of Light art installation.

Ilkari :expand_more
  • Cuisine: International flavours
  • Setting: Offering a tantalising menu of international flavours for breakfast and dinner, Ilkari reinvents the traditional buffet experience with an interactive menu and live cooking stations presenting an array of salads, vegetables, antipasti, seafood and a grill selection featuring the chefs signature dishes enlivened by Indigenous flavours.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: No
Walpa Lobby Bar:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Classic International cuisine
  • Setting: Offering a relaxed setting for meals and drinks from 10.30am to 10pm, the menu here features a delicious selection of classic burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads and light meals as well as a children's menu. Signature cocktails infused with native ingredients and an extensive wine list are perfect for a pre-dinner drink or a night cap after a sunset tour.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: No
  • Cuisine: International and light bites
  • Setting: A sun-kissed poolside setting for casual dining or a refreshing cocktail, Pira offers a welcoming retreat from the desert heat. The menu features a selection of shared plates, fresh salads, classic burgers, light meals and tapas, and desserts with options available for younger travellers as well on the kids' menu.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: No
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Hotel Experiences

Learn about the history and heritage of the Red Centre on the included indigenous activities programme, which includes activities such as a bush food experience, Aboriginal story telling, a workshop about traditional hunting weapons and tools, a visit to Australia's largest camel farm, and a fun-filled didgeridoo workshop. A plethora of other tours and activities offer exciting experiences at Uluru and in the surrounding area - choose from over 100 options to make once in a lifetime memories with a loved one, family or friends.


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