Desert Luxury at Anantara Tozeur Resort

With 93 guest rooms and villas designed in a fusion of Moorish and Berber styles, Anantara’s first North African property will bring a new level of luxury to the area.

Photo: Anantara Tozeur Resort

An oasis town at the edge of the Sahara Desert, Tozeur in southwest Tunisia is known as much for its groves of date palms as for its distinctive ocher-hued architecture, most evident in the city’s 14th-century medina.

Now, there’s another reason to visit: Anantara Tozeur Resort. With 93 guest rooms and villas designed in a fusion of Moorish and Berber styles, Anantara’s first North African property will bring a new level of luxury to the area, counting a full-service spa and hammam among its facilities alongside six food and beverage venues, three swimming pools, and a souk area featuring local artisans, musicians, and belly dancers.

Guests looking to explore farther afield can head into the Sahara on camelback or quad bike; attractions include salt flats, abandoned villages, and the sites where scenes from Star Wars: A New Hope and Raiders of the Lost Ark were filmed. It all makes for a suitably cinematic backdrop to this intimate desert retreat.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the December 2019/January 2020 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Desert Luxury in Tunisia”).

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