Another Friday is upon us, and another chance to unwind and daydream (read: perhaps make flight plans) about a stunning locale featured in our weekly wellness travel series. Last week we took you to Borgo Egnazia
in the Puglia region of Italy. This week we are back on North American soil and arriving at Utah's Amangiri
Of course, re-connecting with nature is best done outside, away from smoke and shamans, and what better place to find your primitive self than in among the gorgeous, sprawling canyons of the American Southwest. Here you will find Amangiri
Utah, which holds the prestigious title of World’s Best Resort from this year’s Conde Nast Traveller Gold List award.
For those who want to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings, why not try rafting down the Colorado River, or following horse trails through the Grand Circle? The entire ethos of the resort is heavily submerged in Native American culture, with the large spa, overlooking the desert, focusing on the restoration of one’s hózhó – or ‘beauty, harmony, balance and health’ in the language of the local Navajo.
Rooms at the Amangiri
range in price from around CA$3,000 for a standard Desert View suite, all the way up to CA$7,700 for the eponymous suite, which is connected to an expansive open terrace via a unique breezeway, ensuring that at all times you feel a part of the sweeping canyons and desert air that surrounds the resort.
That being said, the resort makes sure that each guest’s desert quest for well being in the heart of Utah is not done alone. As well as a personal wellness coach who can “help you identify your inner values and transform goals into action”, the Amangiri
houses resident artist Ulrike Arnold, whom you are invited to join, high up in the sandstone bluffs, as she uses rock, wind, sand and rain to create abstract masterpieces that reflect the rich culture of the area – the earth, wind, rain and fire approach revered by the Navajo that can cut through to even the hardest city dweller’s heart.
Our Wellness Getaway Series concludes next week, with a sweet spot perched on the edge of Chalice Lake in Bancroft, Ontario; Canada's finest well being resort, Grail Springs.
Article by Jake Taylor RE:LUXE