In Tunisia, this new luxury hotel wants to turn the page on mass tourism

At The Residence Douce Hotel: The outdoor swimming pool creates a blue space in the sand garden where local flowers and palm trees grow.
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A hot spring rises from the dunes of the Grand Erg Oriental, where a unique luxury hotel has recently opened, with a spa at its centre.

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Water is where you don’t expect it: in the sands of the Sahara. in the extreme south of tunisiaOn the first dunes of the Grand Erg Oriental, a 3000 square meter spa, with Turkish bath and heated indoor swimming pool, is at the heart of a brand new luxury hotel, Nivas Daoz, The 5-star hotel, which is still in its infancy, intends to put this vast oasis of 17,000 souls on the map of enlightened travelers that tourists cross to enjoy desert adventures. Outside the hotel, another swimming pool creates a blue gap in the sand garden where local flowers and palm trees grow.

There are gardens spread all around the big city. The spa director, Walid Gafsi, enjoys douche dates. For this native of Bizerte, in the north of the country, these dates are the best in Tunisia. , The salinity of desert waters makes them less sweet ,This physiotherapist from the capital assured where he first cut his teeth in the hotel…

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