diversity, including thousands of date producing palm trees. The town is located between sand dunes and the salty plains of Chott el-Djerid, a setting film fans maybe familiar with, as the Nefta Desert was the location for Star Wars and the English Patient. Nefta is also home to the Dar HI, an ambitious luxury eco-Lodge and Spa development dedicated to ecological research and discovery, whilst nurturing body and soul, Opening its doors several years ago Dar HI is the result of a collaboration between French business partners Patrick Elouarghi and Philippe Chapele, and French designer Matali Crasset.
[Main image credit: Dar HI, Tunisia – Welcome Beyond]
The Pill Houses or Rooms on Stilts, which elevated into the air offer guests panoramic views of the Nefta oasis courtesy of bow windows piled with cushions;
The family friendly Troglodyte Rooms with their one large bed and two singles, organic in structure devised around circular spaces that link the rooms together, yet offering privacy in the form of private terraces;
The Dune Rooms that are at dune level, and therefore surrounded by sand, whose open spaces were designed to look like they have been sculpted by sand storms. Set-up in such a way as to allow guests to create their own comfort needs, the rooms are each different with one benefiting from large windows giving lots of natural light, and an indoor garden; another has a large spacious outside terrace and a large window with views of Nefta; whilst the third benefits from a spaciousness, views of the palm grove, and an alcove wooden terrace; and finally
The Dar Malika, a traditional house set within the village whilst still providing full access to the hotel’s amenities.
Rates are dependent on the season and those advertised via Welcome Beyond currently
start from around: € 260- € 340 per person per night.
For further information about Dar Hi and for bookings visit: www.dar-hi.net
For further information about Matali Crasset visit: www.matalicrasset.com