SUJÁN The Serai is an oasis, a place for rest and rejuvenation in the desert. This outrageously luxurious camp and spa, owned by brilliant hoteliers SUJÁN, is situated outside Jaisalmer, in desert 100 acres of private desert scrubland. Fittingly a member of Relais & Chateaux, it takes accommodation, service and cuisine in this area to an unequalled high. The huge, sun dappled tents are magnificently and opulently furnished with a calm, desert theme. The finest linen, ‘campaign’ style furniture, Jaisalmer stone floors and beds, soft colours, and locally sourced artefacts all blend to create a classic, understated elegance. The tents all have a large sitting area inside, complete with a writing desk and stationary, cushioned verandah outside, and immaculate, roomy bathrooms with double showers. The Luxury Tents also have a private plunge pool in a small, walled garden. The Royal Tent takes space, privacy and luxury to even higher levels, boasting its own pool, spa tent and dining tent, in a large, and adjoining walled garden at one end of the tented enclave.
No expense has been spared and the dining tent has well-spaced out rosewood furniture whilst the lounge and lobby tents are home to equally inviting seating - all looking out over the traditional stepwell, desert, pool and countryside. Wide, beautifully paved sandstone terraces play host to fun get together around a camp fire and romantic candlelit dinners, whilst immaculate pathways lead through the bush to the tents and impossibly lovely SUJÁN Spa. Be it a private breakfast in the bountiful vegetable garden or a memorable bush dinner in a secret venue under the stars, dining here is perfection in every way and each meal is something to look forward to. The smiling staff ensure one’s every need is catered to and the magnificent, raised pool provides glorious views of the camp and desert surrounds.
Here, one feels ultimately remote and serenely distant from the hustle and bustle of the city. A stay here is an experience in itself and allows culture seekers an eye-opening visit, with the camp’s historian, to the nearby ‘golden city’ of Jaisalmer with its majestic ‘living’ fort and incredible architecture; a rare glimpse into desert life, visiting local villages and tribes; and be sure to take a leisurely camel ride and peaceful sundowner in iconic dunes with camel herders wandering past.
Return to a pampering, restorative spa treatment or be welcomed at the pool with a fruity sorbet and an iced beer, before ending the evening with a memorable dinner under a star-clad sky. With its own vegetable garden and farm, The Serai is almost self-sufficient and prides itself on its exceptional cuisine.
For those looking to switch off and restore - nestled in the wilderness close to camp is the new yoga & meditation deck; the perfect spot to unwind and reconnect your soul. Classes are held daily and can be booked with the camp manager. The setting of the highly acclaimed SUJÁN Spa created by the globally renowned Raison d’Etre is breath taking, and it offers a diverse menu of Ayurvedic therapies using organic, hand blended products of an array of healing herbs that leave you feeling relaxed and heavenly.
A unique programme runs at the camps for young ones to develop an interest in wildlife and the great outdoors. Complete with a junior ranger's uniform, a bird book and list, a mammal book and an observation list, set out on an educational adventure with a Ranger. Arts, crafts, scavenging etc all on offer, allows parents to have a break while keeping children engaged in a unique fun filled learning process during their stay. This camp has a magical, almost fairy tale feel to it as it rises out of the desert sands - the epitome of glamorous desert luxury and glamping at its very best.
Sujan Luxury Hotels (The Serai and Sher Bagh) pride themselves in providing luxurious and authentic experiences to their guests. The highest levels of luxury and personalized service are their mantras, but so too is respect for the environment, local communities and the underprivileged. They do not believe their guests should have to worry about how much water they use or how many towels and clothes they give for laundry. That is, in their eyes, for them to worry about, and they take the necessary steps to minimize their guests' and their impact on the environment.
They believe we should give back to the community and at The Serai they organized veterinary camps that treated about 600 cattle head, as well as health camps and eye check ups free of cost for their neighboring villages. They constantly endeavor to work with the villages around them by donating blackboards to schools or books, and other teaching apparatus. They have a state of the art filtration system for their swimming pool which allows them to recycle, and therefore conserve precious ground water.
At each hotel, they predominantly employ locals, whom they train for each of the departments. They also practice organic gardening and encourage neighboring farmers to do the same.
This exceptional tented camp, situated in desert scrubland in the middle of ‘nowhere’ offers the epitome of party venues to take in their entirety. Ideal for a medium sized group of friends who want to party in the desert, in superb comfort, feasting on sublime cuisine and with the ultimate in being pampered. Varied entertainment possible.
For reservations please contact your tour operator, your local travel agent,
or the hotel.
Go for sundowners by camel in the dunes – a hugely special, pampering experience, and relish the exquisite spa.
By air to Jodhpur followed by a 4-5 hour drive.