Monday September 25th, 2023
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Falling Into the Luxurious Embrace of Tunisia’s Dar Farouk & Jilou

Towering over Tunisia's stunning coastal city Sidi Bou Said, this grand villa is a royal escape.

Ziyad El-Helbawy

As your feet wander through the intricate alleys and elevated pathways of the ethereal white and blue Tunisian town of Sidi Bou Said, your ear may pick up the slightest of whispers; cobbled streets beneath your feet may sing stories of the past, the air might whistle with the toneful lullabies of its soft lush breeze coming from the sea. The white walls accented with shades of royal and azure blues glisten in the sun and entrance your eyes with visions so dreamlike, and yet so strikingly real.

Beckoning you to further traverse, the sweet scent of blooming jasmine wafts through the air, mingling with the sound of warblers guiding you through each turn of the alleys, and as you take your final step, you find yourself gazing towards a magnificent structure, a grand villa; you have arrived at Dar Farouk & Jilou.

Tucked away in the heavenly heights of an enchanting hill on the edge of Sidi Bou Said, Dar Farouk & Jilou has welcomed travellers and adventurers from all corners of the world aching for an escape. In this lush Mediterranean paradise reminiscent of Santorini exists a symphonic harmony of stunning views, authentic architecture exuding the air of a bygone era, and all the vibrant colours of nature.

With its arabesque architecture, gold-framed art, and intricate oriental rugs laid beneath ornate ruby-coloured gold-plated sofas and armchairs, Dar Farouk & Jilou offers an era-transcending escapade akin to a royal Tuniasian experience abundant with cultural motifs and traditional craftsmanship.

Accommodating up to six guests in its three beautifully decorated bedrooms, the villa features a spacious living room with a panoramic sea view, an Ottoman fireplace fit for royal lounging with a work of literary fiction in your hands, and elegant furnishings for a cosy and inviting atmosphere. The villa’s aptly named beylical suite and two double bedrooms are adorned with hand carved wooden accents and laid with ceramic tunisian tiles. With a tranquil oriental garden in its centre, the villa’s outdoor terrace comes with a private pool surrounded by panoramic views.

A stay at Dar Farouk & Jilou will cost TND 960 or USD 310 per night. You can book your stay by visiting Indigo Properties’ website.