Sails in the Desert

In Australia’s Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel contrasts Uluru’s raw beauty with a modern luxury brought to life by the mystery, colour and wisdom of the Anangu people.

Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort’s Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world’s oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. More than luxury accommodation, Sails in the Desert hotel is a destination of exploration and indulgence.

Sails in the Desert’s stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa’s treatments.

Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options.


Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is inscribed on the World Heritage List for both its natural and cultural values. Rising from the broad desert plain in the deep centre of Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is Australia’s most recognisable natural icon.
The famous rock stands 348m high and, like an iceberg, has most of its bulk below the surface. It is located 440km south-west of Alice Springs. Forty kilometres further west lies Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), complex piles of wind-smoothed rock domes that date back 500 million years. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta have great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners.


In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience.

Day excursions and extended touring can be arranged by The Tailor either in small groups or on a private basis to learn about the area with the opportunity to discover Uluru (Ayres Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Mt Conner.

Suitable/best for

Small Groups
Solo Travellers

Dining: Options:

The hotel features a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Awaken your taste buds with Mayu’s signature à la carte dining experience, relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.

Getting there

Nearest major City/Town
City – Alice Springs
Town – Yulara

Air Access
Scheduled or jet flight to Ayers Rock Airport.

Road Access
Sails in the Desert hotel is located 10 minutes transfer by vehicle from the Ayers Rock Airport.


Sails in the Desert is open all year. Please note that in the summer (December – March), it can get very hot when daytime temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).


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