Sofitel presents a Polynesian paradise, complete with mature palm trees and Natural Island chic. In a fabulous location on Palm Jumeirah’s east crescent, the hotel boasts sweeping views of the Arabic Gulf or the Dubai skyline from every balcony. Adding a touch of the unexpected to the elegant interiors are lush floor-to-ceiling planted walls, while vibrant accents of turquoise, blue and green silks reflect the natural colour palette. Photographic artwork on the walls add to the island feel, and the luxurious bathrooms offer a peaceful haven for relaxation. Outdoors, attractive swimming pools are surrounded by thatched sun shelters and a private jetty leads from the beach out into the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s sprawling beach bar sits amongst tall waving grasses, offering ice cold drinks, as well as tasty snacks and platters to be enjoyed in this energetic social space. Featuring restaurants with cuisine from around the world, dining options range from modern gourmet French cuisine to fresh refined seafood served in the poolside terrace. After relaxing poolside, try one of the many exhilarating activities including tennis, stand-up paddle and kayaking from the jetty and scuba diving along the coast. The So FIT gym has its own personal trainer, and So Spa will ease the strain with a soak in the whirlpool and a soothing sports massage. Kids will have a great time too, with a complimentary kids’ club and a dedicated restaurant.