What We Love
- The resort’s comprehensive adventure menu offers everything from hot air ballooning to equestrian outings
- Its spectacular natural backdrop was used as the setting for the 1996 John Travolta action flick, Broken Arrow
- Rates include daily yoga sessions, two guided hikes, and use of the spa’s Water Pavilion
- Desert views from each of the 34 suites
What To Know
- Be sure to call ahead for evening reservations at the resort’s dining room
- Pets under 25 pounds can stay at the resort’s Desert Wing for an additional fee a night
Among the awe-inspiring canyons and mesas of southern Utah, Aman Resort’s second American property, practically carved into the ancient landscape, is a modern minimalist’s dream. The serene getaway is awash in calming beiges, browns, and creams—tones that might ordinarily strike one as bland, but here, effortlessly complement the surroundings. With its extra attentive staff (they’re known to greet you by name and recall seemingly obscure details, like how you take your morning coffee) and hushed interiors, this sandstone fortress is an ultimate desert escape. With their concrete walls, white stone floors, and steely furnishings, the starkly modern suites (the most sought-after is the enormous Girijaala, featuring a 46-foot lap pool) take design cues from the eroded rock formations that surround them. Get up close and personal with the desert from your outdoor lounge and fireplace. At the resort’s open-plan dining room, enjoy wood-fired pizzas and grilled local meats, seasoned with everything from Utah salt to lemongrass sambal or chili paste—the latter is a gentle nod to the Aman brand’s Indonesian origins. It’s easy to make a daily habit of taking a dip in the property’s stone-lined step pool, but don’t leave without spending at least one afternoon at the 25,000-square-foot-spa, whose treatment menu draws inspiration from ancient Navajo healing techniques.
In the Area
Amangiri, bordered by the deep canyons and plateaus of the dramatic Four Corners (where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet), is set in the middle of a region that boasts America’s largest concentration of National Parks and National Monuments. The resort is just a 25-minute drive from Page Municipal Airport, though many guests choose to fly into Las Vegas and take the scenic 4.5-hour drive.
How to Get There
My advice. It’s a no brainer. Amangiri is the most fabulous holiday location. Therefore do not go past go.. do not even think about it just book it!!! It is sublime. The service is fantastic. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. Upon departure we were driving some distance and I asked for a snack for the journey. It was absolutely delicious and they’d thought about everything would need. Amangiri is the business!!! And at night .... lying on the beds on your terrace looking at the stars you can’t beat it! Amangiri is ZB experience you will never forget!
Don’t spend your time wading through a bunch of reviews. This is an easy one. Go. Some people are never happy, but trust me this is a very special place to visit.
The setting is unique and ideally located to hit the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Antelope, Lake Powell, etc. Or to just stay on property. The accommodations are simply stunning and the design incorporated perfectly into the beautiful desert setting. So just go.
The food and beverage service was as good or better than any place I have previously stayed. They do a great job of providing fresh and healthy dining options and pay tribute to the local area with a delicious native journey options. I particularly appreciated that breakfast and lunch had both menu and buffet options - in a hurry or not they have you covered. The restaurant manager treated us like family.
I had a million questions and the staff was well informed and very friendly. Whether at the pool or in the dining room, the staff was wonderful. The management was top notch and the staff— many from all over the world— was on the ball.
The concierge staff (Aman Experience) worked with me ahead of time to plan anniversary surprises and a host of amazing bucket list adventures. Every night at dinner a staff member would stop by to explain what the next day’s adventures would be. The adventures were top of the line and worth every penny. So use them and don’t skimp.
The guides and companies they select to work with are the best I have ever worked with. We did hikes, rock climbing, helicopters, boating and received the best, most personalized service I have ever received.
And if you want to sit by the pool or do the spa, you won’t find a better place. The property is immense with some wonderful hikes. We did as many as we could and were never disappointed.
In short, if the high desert is at all attractive to you, Amangiri is the place for you. My two modest suggestions are to get a room with a sky terrace so you can see the stars and that you take advantage of the adventures.
We stayed at Amangiri for 2 nights and wish we stayed longer. We loved the lunar landscape, our suite, the pool and all the details that make this a special place. The Via ferrata is unmissable and our guide, Angie was a star. Food was great and the s'mores cooking school was appreciated by our daughters! Horseshoe bend and Glen Canyon Dam are 20 minutes drive by the complimentary car. Countless activities offered by the hotel and beautiful experiences (astronomer) for families with teenage children.