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Nestled in the midst of the Utah desert is every modern escapist’s fantasy come true. Surrounded by 600ha of nature’s wild beauty, Camp Sarika by Amangiri is the proverbial oasis for those seeking refuge from urban living.

Inspired by the Sanskrit word for “open space” and “sky”, Camp Sarika is a luxury retreat that offers solitude and adventure under the boundless skies of the Utah desert. The encampment – a mere speck against the surrounding vermilion rock formations – houses just 10 tented pavilions, each with an outdoor deck and a private plunge pool. These open onto the outdoors, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the wilderness while still enjoying privacy.

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Of course, you won’t be completely untethered from the comforts of civilisation. The encampment also has a main pavilion with two spa suites, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a sun deck and a restaurant so you can enjoy all the perks of modern living while experiencing camping outdoors.

For those who must have more, you have full access to the facilities at sister resort Amangiri that’s just a five-minute drive away. Adventure seekers will also find plenty of things to do such as canyoneering and horseback riding.

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Designed for sustainability while offering an experience that’s the first of its kind in North America, Camp Sarika was created to be in harmony with the surrounding natural environment all year round. The material used for the tents, for instance, is covered in a soft canvas woven from recycled bottles and can handle up to 11 tonnes of snow. The interior decor also includes details like etched timber headboards, open fireplaces and earthy materials that reflect the tones of the surrounding rock formations.

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What’s more, the design of the private pavilions creates a cocoon of intimacy, offering respite from the vastness outside and the adventures of the day. Outfitted in natural materials that echo the beauty of the landscape, each includes a living area, a dining area, a bar and a private terrace with a firepit. And, in a nod to Aman’s trademark appreciation of a destination experience, the brand has also included thoughtful additions like a telescope – a seemingly small detail, but perfect for a night of camping under an endless starry sky. 

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For more information, please visit www.aman.com/camp-sarika.