Take hot-air balloon rides, discover fossils at a paleontology site, or spend your stay in the candle-lit spa.

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When your body and mind are in need of a little rejuvenation, the obvious choice for a paradisiacal getaway is the sandy shores and glistening waters of the ocean. But admit it — besides your hometown, the beach is likely the place you’ve spent the most time in your life. Next time you need a breather, why not try out a luxury desert retreat like Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah? Not only is the resort located on one of the most awe-striking landscapes in America, but if you book now through Skylark, you can nab even more bang for your buck.

Try as you might, you almost certainly won’t achieve true relaxation on a crowded beach or lounging around in front of your hotel room’s TV. To completely zen out, it may be worth your while to travel miles from the masses and spend some time with nature at Amangiri’s private pavilions.

The modern resort, which sits just north of the Utah-Arizona border, is the pure essence of minimalist luxury. Guests are invited to spend their evenings unwinding around courtyard fireplaces, wading in private plunge pools, and stargazing from the terrace. Once day breaks, guests can opt to stay on-site at the candle-lit spa or indulge in the adventure of a lifetime through hot-air balloon rides, excavating fossils at a nearby paleontology site, or exploring Canyon Point on horseback or foot. Though the resort’s aim is to keep interaction with crowds to a minimum, guests tend to combine a stay with trips to the Grand Canyon, Bryce or Zion National Park, and other nearby wonders.

Reserving a pavilion at Amangiri through Skylark, though, sweetens the deal even more: those who book now will score a complimentary 30-minute massage for two, daily breakfast for two, and other exclusive perks worth over $170.