Luxury Oasis in the Sahara: The Residence Douz by Cenizaro

The Residence Douz, an exquisite desert retreat, recently made its grand debut as the latest jewel in Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts’ illustrious crown.

Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of southern Tunisia, this luxurious sanctuary promises an unparalleled escape for discerning travellers. With its 50 opulent villas, two world-class restaurants, and an expansive Spa by Clarins, all enveloped by 14 hectares of rolling dunes, The Residence Douz embodies pure serenity.

Luxury Oasis in the Sahara: The Residence Douz by Cenizaro

Discovering the Desert Oasis

Situated in southern Tunisia, The Residence Douz beckons those in search of an oasis of comfort and seclusion. Tucked away within an intimate palm grove, this exclusive enclave seamlessly merges contemporary luxuries with timeless elegance, inviting guests to lose themselves beneath a star-studded sky, far from the cares of the world.

Villas and communal areas pay homage to local design and aesthetics, showcasing exquisite artwork by emerging Tunisian painters and sculptors, along with hand-woven carpets and private terraces. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the expansive pool or while away in the afternoon on plush sun loungers, savouring refreshing beverages and sumptuous snacks served poolside.

Luxury Oasis in the Sahara: The Residence Douz by Cenizaro

Exploring UNESCO Treasures

With a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites awaiting exploration, The Residence Douz encourages guests to venture beyond its boundaries by jeep, camel, or quadbike, immersing themselves fully in the surrounding wonders. Guest ambassadors stand ready to organize a variety of excursions, ranging from day trips to the famed village of Matmata, renowned for its troglodyte houses featured in Star Wars, to indulgent luxury camping experiences in Tembaine.

Traverse the dunes in 4x4s and journey through Jebil Park to catch glimpses of protected Saharan species, from graceful gazelles to elusive reptiles, before reaching the campsite for a sunset gathering around the fire, dining beneath a canopy of stars. Another essential stop is Tamerza, an abandoned village overlooking a mesmerizing mountainscape complete with a towering waterfall and canyon, inviting guests to wander through its beauty during a full-day excursion, which includes a tour of the former Berber fortress, Ksar Beni Alssa, and an exploration of the mountains of Toujane.

Culinary Delights and Sustainable Farming

The Residence Douz takes pride in its culinary offerings that reflect Tunisia’s rich culture, featuring two dining experiences that celebrate Arabic delicacies and Mediterranean elegance. Here, guests can relish both fine dining and comfort food options.

Luxury Oasis in the Sahara: The Residence Douz by Cenizaro

Additionally, the resort is home to Cenizaro’s Earth Basket initiative, boasting a permaculture farm and nursery where a diverse array of local vegetables, spices, and herbs flourish. Visitors can partake in enlightening sessions on sustainable farming practices at the Mud House, a cultural hub nestled at the heart of the resort, offering workshops on ancient crafts and traditional Tunisian practices.

Relaxation and Rejuvenation

After days spent basking in the desert’s warm embrace, guests can soothe their senses at the Spa by Clarins—a true elixir for the soul. This tranquil haven boasts a large hammam, eight treatment rooms, two scrub rooms, an indoor pool, traditional Moorish Baths, and an opulent lounge.

Luxury Oasis in the Sahara: The Residence Douz by Cenizaro

Here, indulgence knows no bounds, with an array of signature treatments inspired by the surrounding nature and featuring indigenous ingredients such as ghassoul clay and beldi soap. For the younger travellers, the kid’s club offers an observatory for stargazing, a child-friendly pool, and playrooms where children can revel in the shade.

A Legacy of Luxury Continues

Luxury Oasis in the Sahara: The Residence Douz by Cenizaro

Following in the illustrious footsteps of The Residence Tunis, which first welcomed guests in 1996 and remains a cherished destination for luxury travellers in the north of the country, Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts continues its commitment to this culturally rich destination. The Residence Douz proudly offers travellers two unique, seamless transitions, allowing them to journey effortlessly from the coast to the desert, unveiling the myriad treasures of Tunisia.

In conclusion, The Residence Douz, with its exquisite offerings and breathtaking surroundings, stands as an oasis of luxury amidst the desert’s vastness. This magnificent resort promises an unforgettable experience, where guests can immerse themselves in the timeless beauty and rich culture of Tunisia, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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