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Members of the Aman Jet Expedition, October 2016

The Serai

Why We Love This Hotel :

Space: Set amongst 100 private acres of indigenous desert scrub. 

Baths: The unique traditional Indian step-well baths, makes a beautiful candle lit focal center of the resort.

Food: Creative Cordon bleu European and organic Indian cuisine served under the magical night sky.

Spa: Designed by globally renowned Raison d’Etre, offering reflexology, massages and organic ayurvedic products.


Resort facilities range from an infinity pool, a traditional Indian inspired step pool, a spa and various communal areas. Guests may forget about time whilst relaxing in the large leather chairs in the club lounge, take a book from the mini-library or stroll the pathways through the 100-acre estate.


The resort's infinity pool is a is a perfect place to cool off after a day in the desert. The swimming pool has a pagoda-shaded lounger for reading and relaxing. There are also decked areas for yoga and other activities.


The spa was created by world famous Raison d'Etre. The luxury heath and well-being sanctuary is hidden away in a walled garden and comprises of four tents acting as private treatment rooms. Guests may choose from an extensive menu of therapies from reflexology to cleansing scrubs and relaxing massages. The train therapists use healing and soothing organic, ayurvedic products made with ingredients and herbs from the Indian Thar desert.

Feast of freshly prepared Indian cuisine under a clear night sky or enjoy cozy cocktails on contemporary safari sofas at the Serai’s bar. The Serai offers well thought out European and Indian food, from hearty English breakfasts to vegetarian thali Indian lunches. The chefs at the Serai are creative and inventive in their cooking skills, preparing menus with meals to capture the imagination and taste buds.

Dining Room

The main indoor dining room is a pavilion style tent, which is spacious and full of natural light. The honey-stone walls have inset candle alcoves creating an romantic atmosphere. Wicker safari style chairs are placed around teak tables covered in white table clothes and set with fine crockery. The restaurant offers European and Indian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For example breakfast could be a healthy continental, a full English fry-up or an Indian Masala omelet. Lunch options on the other and could be roti with paneer butter masala, lentils with garlic and tomatoes and pumpkin with caraway seeds. Dinner is kept to a selective yet sumptuous menu including dishes such as mango gazpacho, roast chicken with beetroot puree and rum and raisin ice cream.

The Bar

Sit next to the campfire or under the twinkling stars at the camp and enjoy the comprehensive drinks selection offering cocktails, mixers and liqueurs, wines and champagne. There is also custom blended tea and post-prandial Cuban cigars!



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Our co-founder Jay Tindall is a regular visitor to India, where he loves staying in the palace hotels of Rajasthan. His favourite experience? The amazing Kumbh Mela festival.
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