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Honeymoon like Emily Ratajkowski at Amangiri

Updated: May 19, 2020

Emily Ratajkowski at Amangiri (Photo by Emliy Ratajkowski on Instagram)

Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski found the love of her life in Sebastian Bear-McClard. And they wasted no time in making it legal. Instead of spending months planning an insanely elaborate wedding, they fled to a local courthouse. A low-key wedding doesn’t mean that a low-key honeymoon must follow. Emily and Sebastian decided to honeymoon in Utah, underwhelmed? If so, you haven’t seen the fantastic resort they chose: Amangiri Resort in Canyon Point, Utah. This remarkable resort has been thrilling guests since 2009. Do you want to honeymoon like a star? Amangiri is the perfect honeymoon resort for you.

Resort Overview

Congressional approval was required to build this resort. Nestled on 600 acres of protected land in Southern Utah near the Grand Staircase-Escalante lies a stunning hotel fit for royalty. It blends into the environment seamlessly. Therefore, Amangiri adds to the beauty of the area. The resort entwines itself around: canyons, plateaus, and deserts. Amangiri and the surrounding areas are stunning. Consequently, you will spend half of your honeymoon staring at the gorgeous vistas.

Amangiri is both a heart-pumping adventure resort and a peaceful desert escape. Designed to complement the natural environment, it features local materials and natural hues. Amangiri means “Peaceful Mountain.” Peace is the feeling that will come over you when you step on the property. On arrival, your butler meets you at the car (or plane). They ensure the check-in process is comfortable and quick.

Suites at Amangiri

After welcome cocktails, the butler escorts you to your temporary home. (A home you aren’t going to want to leave.) The suites range from cozy retreats to multi-bedroom enclaves. Spacious and luxurious suites reflect the qualities of the Utah desert. They feature white stone floors, concrete walls, natural timbers, and fittings in blackened steel. Every suite has an outdoor relaxation area. The patios have ample seating space and fireplace. Also, some suites have private pools. This outdoor area will beckon you to spend hours upon hours in quiet meditation.

Wellness at Amangiri

The world-class spa attempts to combine the four elements of the Navajo healing rituals: earth, wind, fire, and water. The Navajo believed that all things were connected. Therefore, treatments bring you into harmony with your environment. The inner peace and equilibrium you achieve will allow you to face the real world when you leave Amangiri. Treatments offered at the spa include massages, wraps, scrubs, and floatation therapy.

The spacious spa (a whopping 25,000 square feet!) divided into five areas:

  1. Water Pavilion: Sauna, steam baths, plunge pool, and outdoor soaking pool

  2. Floatation Pavilion: Experience sensory deprivation in the floating pool. It allows you to block out excess stimuli leading to a deep meditative state.

  3. Treatment Rooms: There are indoor and outdoor treatment rooms as well as a couple’s treatment room.

  4. Fitness Center: You will find a fully loaded gym complete with both yoga and Pilates studios.

  5. Salon

Dining at Amangiri

The restaurant at Amangiri focuses on locally sourced ingredients chosen by the head chef. Therefore, the Southwest inspires all the dishes. Imagine yourself enjoying the ever-changing colors of the Utah desert as you eat delicious meals served to your specifications. One of my favorite experiences is the Private Dining at Chinle in Arizona. Surrounded by the striking desert landscape, your meal starts with fresh berry salad. Then follow that with your hot entrée served on hot stones. The best part of the meal is dessert. Choose between gourmet S’mores or cold sundae bar, served on icy rocks.

Adventures at Amangiri

The Utah desert will keep your heart pumping with one adventure after another. Due to Amangiri’s convenient Golden Circle location, several iconic desert sites are nearby. It would help if you made time to visit: The Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Monument Valley. Spend your days hiking the painted rock canyons. Or take in the outstanding scenery by private helicopter. Get up, way up, when you climb to the top of the nearby peaks. Because sunrise is stellar in the desert, you will ramp up the romance in a hot air balloon, Perhaps horseback riding and private picnic on the overlooking resort is more to your liking. Otherwise, soak up Vitamin D at Amangiri’s stellar pool.

You don’t have to be an A-Lister to honeymoon like one! Amangiri is the perfect resort for a spectacular honeymoon in the USA. Choosing Amangiri ensures that your honeymoon will be romantic and unforgettable. Photos courtesy of Aman Resorts. Also, Amangiri features in our Best Honeymoon Resorts in the Continental USA (Part 1)

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