Situated in the heart of the Tunisian Sahara palm oasis, Hotel Dar Hi Life is an eco-lodge designed as a relaxing place to retreat, recharge, and reconnect with your inner self. Spending a night at Hotel Dar Hi Life located in Nefta, Tunisia will feel like an overnight in a utopia in the middle of an oasis. Its pristine natural palm oasis environment offers the perfect getaway for solo travelers, couples and families.
Author’s Note: This hotel review is written based on the author’s overnight experience at Hotel Dar Hi Life in October 2021.
Dar Hi Life combines its minimalism approach to architecture with the surrounding natural ecological environment to create an invitation to relaxation and peace.
Large glass windows are used to draw your attention to the outdoor scenery which beautifully overlooks a natural palm oasis.
There are sun lounging areas to soak in the Mediterranean sun. There are also plenty of communal space in indoor or shaded areas for those looking to avoid the sun.
Their sustainable management style respects nature, and all of their furnishings are constructed with quality wood.
The Thermal Pool
One of Dar Hi Life’s most unique feature is its outdoor thermal pool that is heated with natural hot springs from the Tunisian Sahara desert. This natural thermal pool is exclusive to hotel guests and is cleaned on a regular basis. You can fully immerse yourself into the thermal water for relaxation and its wellness and therapeutic benefits.
The 18 rooms in Hotel Dar Hi Life are designed with 4 concepts in mind. We would recommend staying in the rooms built as elevated individual house units which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding scenery. The room inside includes a glass window panel which overlooks into the palm oasis below.
What To Do In Nefta?
The guesthouse reception can organize beautiful walks in the oasis or in the desert.
You can also visit the nearby Sahara city of Tozeur located about 30 minutes away by car. There are lots of family-fun activities in Tozeur such as ziplining, visiting a palm date museum, visiting a Sahara zoo, exploring the Chak Wak museum, and much more.
For Star Wars fans, you will not want to miss out on visiting the nearby Star Wars Film Locations including the Lars Homestead Exterior (Luke Skywalker igloo house), Mos Espa site, Ong Jamal, and the Sidi Bouhlel (Star Wars Canyon). All of these sites can be visited as a day excursion from Nefta. There are other Star Wars film locations located further in Matmata, Medenine and Djerba.
Plan A Visit at Hotel Dar Hi Life in Nefta
We highly recommend anyone visiting Southern Tunisia to spend the night at Hotel Dar Hi Life in Nefta. Taking a dip in their natural thermal pool is an exceptional experience, but their natural surroundings is why you should stay with them.
If you are interested in visiting Tunisia, we have a team of Tunisia Travel Experts who are ready to help you plan your Tunisia trip. You can browse through some of our popular Tunisia tour packages that might already include a night in Nefta, or we can also fully customize your tour itinerary to include a stay at Hotel Dar Hi Life in Nefta.