Luxury hotel holiday Sails in the Desert Hotel Uluru, Northern Territory

Sails in the Desert is a contemporary resort located just a short drive from the famous Ayers Rock. The hotel is part of a resort and provides extensive facilities for both families and couples. Clients will enjoy the modern comfort of the rooms as well as the distinctive influence of aboriginal art. Excursions can be organised including sunrise and sunset tours with an aboriginal guide. The hotel is both luxurious and authentic, a good choice as part of our touring holidays of Australia.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways, Qantas or other airlines to Sydney
  • Domestic flights with Qantas to Ayers Rock
  • Car transfers airport to hotel
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Sails in the Desert, Uluru

Sails in the Desert is a wonderful 5-star luxury resort that offers comfortable accommodation, excellent facilities and a taste of Aboriginal culture and heritage.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is situated ten minutes' walk from the Iamlung lookout, and 25-minutes' drive to Uluru

Closest airport Ayers Rock Airport. Fly from Sydney, Perth or Cairns. Alternatively, the Resort is about 4.5 hours from Alice Springs

Distance from airport About 10 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

9 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 tennis courts, 5 swimming pools, Jogging track, Red Centre massage, Resort shopping centre, Art gallery. The hotel offers complimentary Self-guided walks, Bus shuttle around resort, Live entertainment, Barbeque dinner, Sounds of Silence dining experience. 

Out and about nearby

Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon are nearby. The hotel offers chargeable sunset and sunrise tours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Cultural tours, Camel tours, Cave Hill safari, Mount Conner safari, Kings Canyon tour, Scenic flights, Helicopter flights.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of Australia which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH177

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Sails in the Desert, Uluru

Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel, Sails in the Desert is named after the white sails that majestically crown its buildings. The resort is located at the beginning of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and has been designed and furnished to provide luxury and comfort in the middle of the Red Centre. The décor throughout the hotel reflects Aboriginal culture and heritage, and each of the rooms showcases Anangu art. Modern amenities are included in every room, and a private balcony or veranda ensures that guests can revel in the outback situation in privacy. As part of the Ayers Rock Resort, which is composed of five hotels in total, guests at Sails in the Desert can enjoy an extensive range of facilities, including nine restaurants, five swimming pools, 2 tennis courts and a shuttle service that circulates the resort every twenty minutes. In order to really experience the resort's location, an excellent range of excursions and tours can be arranged, from breakfast on a sand dune whilst the sun rises over Uluru, to an Anangu tour by an Aboriginal guide or a sunset visit to the majestic Kata Tjuta. This is an ideal hotel for those wanting luxury and comprehensive resort facilities.

Room descriptions

Sails in the Desert has 232 rooms.

Standard room
Deluxe spa room

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of Australia which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH177

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Sails in the Desert, Uluru

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Sails in the Desert Hotel near Ayers Rock, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Australia with British Airways or Qantas and onward domestic flights with Qantas to Ayers Rock. All international airports in Australia are served by a wide variety of international airlines and we can include other airlines in your holiday. The chosen airline will depend upon any stopovers you might want to make en-route to Australia. Ayers Rock Airport can be reached from Sydney (3 hours and 30 minutes), Melbourne (3 hours) or Cairns (3 hours). Sails in the Desert Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays includes car transfers to reach the hotel from the airport. Alternatively, the hotel is just a 4 hour and 30-minute drive from Alice Springs. A hire-car can be provided for those wisihing to explore the wider area or as part of a longer touring itinerary.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of Australia which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH177

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Sails in the Desert, Uluru

About Northern Territory

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Northern Territory of Australia allows travellers to experience just some of the diversity of this vast country. The Northern Territory comprises two different areas – the monsoonal Top End and the dry Red Centre. Much of the land is Aboriginal owned, which has allowed their ancient culture and traditions to flourish. The Top End is home to Darwin, a lively multi-cultural city, and the lush tropical Kakadu National Park, with excellent wildlife and significant rock-art sites. The Red Centre is most famous for Uluru (Ayers Rock), which rises spectacularly out of the flat desert, but there are many other sites of interest and beauty to be found, such as meteorite craters, beautiful waterfalls and sinister canyons.

Highlights of the Northern Territory

Visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Explore Kakadu National Park, Eat at Mindil Beach Night Market in Darwin, Picturesque Kings Canyon, Visit traditional Aboriginal land and communities with a local guide, Alice Springs Desert Park at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges, Camel Treks, Henley-on-Todd Regatta (late September) - on the dry Todd River in Alice Springs.

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