The Palm Island is an artificial island which takes the form of a palm tree, topped by a crescent. And even though I don't think there's anyone in this world who doesn't know about this man-made, wonderful, beautiful island, I'd like to highlight that this island is an icon on Dubai's map and is the home to many luxury hotels and resorts. So needless to say if you want to be by the beach amidst tropical luxury, and just want to spend your days soaking in the sun and feeling the salty wind breeze through your hair, the fine sand caress your toes, sip on martini's by the lavish pools and beach, unwind at a glorious spa- there's no better place to be than here at Sofitel Dubai, The Palm Resort and Spa.
The hotel itself is located on the outer crescent of the palm – situated between Atlantis and The Waldorf Astoria. The lobby area is beautiful- high ceiling, marble clad, adorned with fresh fragrant flowers and walls clad with lush green creepers and foliage, small water bodies and fountains, light and airy, opens into the bustling pool area that overlooks one of the other stems of The Palm, and just off into the distance is the Dubai Marina area.
The resort is designed in a Polynesian theme.The room was simply gorgeous. The room comes with a separate living area, mini bar and specialty coffee machine, a balcony with dining and a relaxing couch, a large bathroom with a beautiful soaking tub, large walk in closets with separate dressing tables, separate toilets, rain shower, and high end toiletries by Hermes. And my favourite was the extra touch that swept me off my feet, a delectable tray of succulent dates and arabic sweets and a box of assorted chocolates!
Breakfast was served at the resort’s all day dining restaurant, Manava, and is worth a mention as the variety offered in the buffet breakfast selection was impressively extensive and varied. The spa at the hotel, So Spa, was a spectacular one. Combining French-Polynesian well being traditions with luxury beauty products by Voya and NUXE, their therapies are absolutely worth the experience. SoSpa is enormous, set across 2,500 square meters, SoSpa features 28 male & female treatment rooms and private couple suites. They also have indoor therapeutic pools, an outdoor pool, cabanas, steam room and sauna, hammam and male and female beauty salons.
With its own private beach, six lavish swimming pools, 14 restaurants and bars, and luxurious rooms, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa is simply the best choice ever for a relaxing and quiet holiday in Dubai amidst the otherwise glitzy surroundings of this dazzling desert metropolis.