Get away to a new place altogether with these desert-bound accomodations that are designed for the modern nomad, whether for only a few nights or a lifetime. These luxurious spots are still largely under the radar, meaning you’ll get a one-of-a-kind experience.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
The Skeleton Coast in Namibia is surreal and spooky. For centuries, a stretch of Africa’s shore has lived up to its sinister name. From whales to ships to unlucky explorers, the Skeleton Coast has become the graveyard of many. But you can indulge in a safari complete with accomodations on the range, inspired by the coast’s legacy.
Price upon request. Enquire at www.naturalselection.travel
Atacama Desert, Chile
Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert takes the prize for being the world’s driest, as well as one of earth’s most surreal adventure destinations. From lunar landscapes that NASA used for testing Martian rovers to nighttime star fields you might as well reach up to touch (plus archeological sites, dune surfing, and pink flamingos), you can do it all without wanting for luxury.
Stay at Hotel Desertica from $297/night.
Khor Al Adaida, Qatar
Some 60 km from Doha in the south-eastern corner of the country lies one of Qatar’s most impressive natural wonders, the ‘Inland Sea’ or Khor Al Adaid. A UNESCO recognized natural reserve with its own ecosystem, this is one of the few places in the world where the sea encroaches deep into the heart of the desert. Inaccessible by road, this tranquil expanse of water can only be reached by across the rolling dunes.
Stay in a luxuriously outfitted royal tent near the park, with complete breakfast and a location right on the beach.
While you’re in Qatar, don’t forget to swing by the newly completed National Museum of Qatar, designed by Jean Nouvel.
Regency Sealine Camp from $146/night.