Just south of the Palmery, this blend of Moorish and ancient Egyptian architecture, completed in a palette of subtle hues and set in its own grounds away from the city, lives up to its name: a peaceful paradise. The terra-cotta-color villas and pavilions all surround an immense turquoise basin from which a series of smaller lagoons spread out through the manicured gardens. Each pavilion and villa is secluded and enveloped by lush plants, and the generously sized bedrooms
have high domed ceilings. Some units have private dipping pools, fountains, and garden courtyards with drapes and white divans; each unit has a bath with a view of the sky and the treetops. The Thai restaurant by the pool is excellent, but guests can also choose to have dinner served at their own pavilion. Staff is attentive without being overbearing.