This is my most lasting memory. I left my passport and all my $ behind in my money belt. We had driven only about 15 minutes when our driver received a call that it had been left behind. Everything was returned to me. How great was that! It could have been a disaster. Thanks to all for being so honest! For this alone you get 5 stars.
It was really a fun stay to be in a tent in the desert. We arrived late afternoon and were advised to put our things in the tent, freshen up and invited to hop a camel to watch the sunset in the desert. That was a great experience. The camel drivers spoke English well, were friendly and really good looking!
The tents are large, pillows are hard, and we did not have hot water for 2 days. The water heater was fueled by wood and no one lit the fire. Food was pretty good, staff charming and very eager to please. Of course there is no WiFi. It's a tent camp, not a hotel.
There was live local music around a fire with dancing at night. Snacks were free and great; warm roasted peanuts and two other things I didn't know. There were drinks for purchase. We really loved this place but I think 2 nights was the right length of time to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The prince desert Camp is an exclusive camp experince at the golden sanddunes of sam lakhmana dunes.Every time you step onto the endless expanse of sun-kissed, gilded sands of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, your sense are ensconced in the calming tranquility and stillness of the place. The camp promises a truly unparalleled experience of the desert in itselement. It is a toast to the erstwhile Maharajas and you are treated to one with a panache that leves you overwhelmed. Just as the royalty camped it Tents(khemas) away from the palaces, the resort spins a similar ambience with its modern Swiss cottage tents right in the midst of the desert. Just as the royalty traversed stretches of desert on camels, the evenings see you astride colorfully caparisoned camels led by ethnically dressed butlers as you begin your sojourn of miles of shimmering sand dunes ito the sunset. Lounging on the dunes, one can only gaze in breathless wonderment as the sun begins to go down and casts an ember halo over the desert h orizon ... more less