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As if the Amangiri wasn’t already the pinnacle of plush resort life, it has reinvented itself by adding a new luxury encampment a 30-minute hike, or five-minute drive if you prefer swift transportation, away from its main location. Obviously, the so-called Camp Sarika by Amangiri is just as much an exceptional treat for its guests. Surrounded by 600 hectares of Utah wilderness, the camp is an intimate affair, featuring only ten tented pavilions, all created from recycled plastic bottles by design and development services firm Luxury Frontiers. The secluded setting allows guests to be immersed in raw, breathtaking nature, but with the ultimate in style and comfort within reach. Overlooking striking flat-topped mesas, the tented pavilions have their own spacious outdoor deck and private plunge pool. Mind you, each of the pavilions is intuitively placed to provide the utmost seclusion and unimpeded views, while still allowing easy access to the camp’s main pavilion, designed by New York City-based practice Selldorf Architects, with its two spa suites, restaurant, sun deck, swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Camp Sarika‘s tented pavilions feature one bedroom or two bedrooms, and have custom designed walnut and leather furniture and etched timber headboards that reflect the camp’s carved surroundings and are suspended from soft leather straps. Outside, individual plunge pools, fire pits with fireside furniture and telescopes can be found. The aforementioned central pavilion is equally designed with a keen eye for detail. Paying homage to its neighbouring sanctuary, it’s minimalism all the way, and sees simple concrete blocks blend effortlessly into the rock. Upon entering, the breathtaking Wahweap art installation, by acclaimed artist Maya Lin, welcomes guests. Inspired by tracing the shape of water as it travels from nearby Lake Powell to Lake Mead. the piece is created in glass and marble, while open fireplaces and earthy materials further connect the building to its natural surroundings.

Leading through to an expansive outdoor terrace, the swimming pool is flanked by shaded daybeds for escaping the midday sun and a heated jacuzzi for relaxing at dusk. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, surrounded by fire pits that add to the atmosphere. As said, Camp Sarika is high on style and comfort, and as such, dining well is obviously part of the equation. Helmed by chef Anthony Marazita, the all-day restaurant daily rotating menu, incorporating the freshest local produce while also catering for vegetarians and vegans. The restaurant serves an a la carte breakfast ranging from kettle oats and house granola to Mequite eggs benedict and smoked ruby trout toast. Culinary highlights for lunch and dinner include wild game chili, grilled Scottish salmon, duck confit and a black bean burger, while after dinner heralds the arrival of craft cocktails and the nightly chef’s appetiser.

Unwinding and relaxation comes in different forms at Camp Sarika, and its two readily available spa suites pitch in with therapies inspired by traditional Navajo wellness practices, as well as Aman’s signature treatments and a special two-hour spa journey known as Desert Calm, designed to hydrate and soothe body, mind and spirit. Guests also have full access to Amangiri’s more elaborate Aman Spa. Do we hear you say yoga? Check! Outdoor yoga and guided meditation are offered in multiple settings, allowing guests to reground themselves within the natural beauty of the desert. Tailor-made experiences include greeting the sunrise atop Tower Butte, 5,000 feet above sea level. Mind you, this journey begins with a scenic helicopter flight over Lake Powell and Glen Canyon, before an hour’s yoga and meditation session atop the butte. Camp Sarika is surrounded by five national parks, and offers desert and mountain hiking with its own private trail system covering over ten miles of routes directly from its doorstep, in addition to canyoneering, its own via ferrata route and horseback riding, as well as many other activities. Indeed, it’s the Great Outdoors redefined, modified with only a few simple luxury touches to make it even greater.

Camp Sarika by Amangiri
Amangiri, 1 Kayenta Road,
Canyon Point, UT 84741-0285
Telephone: +1 435 6753999

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