Opening its doors this month, The Residence Douz serves as a gateway to the Sahara, surrounded by glistening golden sands and swaying palms.

Located in southern Tunisia, this serene retreat comprises 50 elegant villas, two of which boast private pools; two gourmet restaurants and a sprawling Spa by Clarins, all set within 14 hectares of rolling dunes.

Referencing local design and aesthetics, villas and communal areas incorporate artwork from emerging Tunisian painters and sculptors, hand-woven carpets and private terraces.

The resort’s commitment to celebrating the country’s heritage doesn’t stop at its design. Tunisia’s rich culture is reflected in the resort’s to dining experiences that celebrate Arabic delicacies and Mediterranean elegance, with both fine dining and comfort food on offer.

After days spent basking in the desert heat, senses can be soothed by a dip in the expansive pool or a visit to the Spa by Clarins; an elixir for the soul, the tranquil space boasts a large hammam, eight treatment rooms, two scrub rooms, an indoor pool, traditional Moorish Baths and an opulent lounge.

With a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore, guests are encouraged to venture outside the resort by jeep, camel or quadbike and fully immerse themselves in the destination.

Guest ambassadors are on hand to arrange a variety of excursions, from day trips to the village of Matmata, famed for its troglodyte houses which once played the home of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, to a luxury camping experience in Tembaine.

For further details please contact one of our Travel Managers on 0203 535 9290.