The breath-taking scenery of Canyon Point, Southern Utah, is the stuff wilderness dreams are made of. The desert landscape, punctuated by craggy mesas and a blanket of rough scrub, has been the playground of guests at Amangiri since it opened 10 years ago, set amid in 600 acres of pristine wilderness at the foot of an encircling rock formation.
The nearest town of Page, Arizona, is a 30-minute drive away from the 34 magnificent suites at Amangiri, but if that feels a little too close to civilisation, guests will be able to venture further out into the wild from April 2020 with the opening of Camp Sarika, a collection of 10 tented pavilions set in the heart of the desert.
With canvas walls and ceilings and neutral toned fabric furnishings, the 10 luxurious one- or two-bedroom tents each feature a heated plunge pool, fire pit and outdoor terrace from which to enjoy the sublime landscape. A main pavilion overlooking the camp’s swimming pool will be home to a restaurant with daily changing menu; and traditional Navajo-inspired wellness treatments are available in two spa suites.
But it’s the Utah landscape that will be the star of the show here: guests can explore the area via hiking trails that wind through the desert and mountain scenery or explore further afield on horseback or canyoneering expeditions. Closer to home, guided meditation and wellness activities will help with mindfulness and wellbeing, and when the sun goes down, there’s storytelling and stargazing around the fire each evening.
Accessible via a 30-minute hike or five-minute drive from Amangiri, guests at Camp Sarika can make use of the main resort’s Aman Spa or dining venues any time, or combine a couple of nights at both for the ultimate desert escape.