Deserts

Unique and unforgettable desert vacations

The distinct beauty and adventure of desert landscapes have inspired artists and adventurers throughout the ages. Deserts have been the scene of noteworthy historic events and the setting for memorable Hollywood films. Today they provide vacation owners with the backdrop for unforgettable couples or family excursions. From the landmark rock formations in Arizona and Nevada to the allure of the cacti in Arikok National Park, Aruba—yes, Aruba!—You’ll find the desert vacation destinations available through Bluegreen Vacations to be anything but dreary.

Sonoran Desert, Arizona

Sonoran Desert, Arizona
There’s a rugged elegance to the beauty of the Southwest as epitomized by the Sonoran Desert, which encompasses most of the southern two-thirds of Arizona. The ecology is incredibly diverse. Among the plants—2,000 native species—are the only Sagauro cacti on Earth. Remarkably, in the northern part of this desert is Phoenix, one of America’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Learn More

Arikok National Park, Aruba

Arikok National Park, Aruba
Usually when you think of the Caribbean, you don’t picture desert landscapes. Yet the daytime bustle and nighttime liveliness of downtown Oranjestad is the gateway to 8,000 acres of undeveloped but visitor-friendly national park land where exotic plants and animals rule and caves beckon. Learn More

Mojave Desert, Nevada

Mojave Desert, Nevada
Las Vegas is by far the biggest pocket of humanity in a desert that covers much of southern Nevada, northwestern Arizona and southeastern California and extends tentacles almost as far as Los Angeles. National parks and points of interest abound, from distant Death Valley to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam just half an hour off the Vegas strip. Learn More