Desert Escapes: The World’s Most Incredible Places to Stay

By Peribo

In some of the world's harshest environments, creativity blooms. The desert, long a source of inspiration for artists and writers, is now also the location for some of the world's most extraordinary accommodation. In spite of the extreme environment and limited resources, architects and designers have found ways to embrace the challenges of the desert to create remarkable retreats that immerse guests in sublime surroundings.

Through stunning photography and text that brings the environment to life, this book takes you on a journey around the world's deserts, from the Sahara in Morocco to the Sonoran in the USA. It transports you to 40 of the dreamiest overnight stays these landscapes have to offer, from luxury villas to renovated Airstreams. Ideal for those who love to pair the outdoors and adventure with exceptional accommodation, so you'll discover where to stay and what to do there, from camel trekking across dunes and hot-air ballooning, to nature walks with indigenous guides and stargazing under some of the world's darkest skies.

Karen Gardiner is a Scottish writer currently based in the US. She writes about art, special places and islands and cultural heritage. She writes for Condé Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, National Geographic Travel, The Guardian, Architectural Digest, and more.