The Residence Douz: 50 desert-inspired villas set in 40 hectares of rolling dunes
Set to open in Q3 2022, The Residence Douz marks the debut of Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts first desert resort and the brand’s second opening in Tunisia. The safari-inspired retreat surrounded by glistening golden sand and swaying palms will serve as a gateway to the Sahara. The desert resort comprises of 50 desert-inspired villas set in 40 hectares of rolling dunes under a sky full of stars.
Gourmet Cuisine to Comfort Food
Referencing local design and aesthetics, each of the villas incorporates patterned bricks of Tozeur, hand-woven carpets and a canvas canopy to shade the private terraces and swimming pools from the heat of the desert sun. An amalgamation of worldwide influences and cuisines, Tunisia’s rich culture is reflected in the resort’s dining experiences. Each of the three spaces will serve up different dishes, celebrating African wilderness, Arabic delicacies and Mediterranean elegance – showcasing delicious flavours in the form of gourmet cuisine and sumptuous comfort food.
Spa with Turkish baths
Soothe away the desert heat in the spa where guests can expect a large hammam, 8 treatment rooms, 8 scrub rooms, Turkish baths, and a spa lounge, each of which will be embellished by local artwork and furnishings.
The kid’s club is complete with an observatory tower, for stargazing and spotting wildlife such as Fennecs and Gazelles, multiple playrooms, and a child-friendly pool. Outside of the resort, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves within the local culture, whether it be on a camel ride across the dunes, an excursion to locations made famous by Star Wars – including the cave-like dwellings of Matmata, and the immense Salt Lake of Chott El-Jerid.