“A heaven of elegance and style …. Dedicated to your well being”
Within the year-round resort destination of Soma Bay, La Residence des Cascades serves the avid golfer and provides unparalleled thalasso-therapy facilities dedicated to the well being of its guests. Positioned on the highest point of the Soma Bay peninsula, La Residence is characterized by a distinctive style and spectacular panoramic sea views from all sides. The Hotel also sits amidst The Cascades Golf & Country Club, Soma Bay’s sporting and social focal point. The stunning championship golf course, designed by Gary Player, combines the best of links and desert courses. The Hotel also houses Les Thermes Marins des Cascades, a Spa and one of the largest and best equipped thalasso-therapy centers in the world, operated in cooperation with Les Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo of France. The excellence and completeness of its facilities, with the temperance of Soma Bay’s weather, makes La Residence the ideal resort to escape the rigors of modern urban life and to revitalize both body and mind.
Rooms & Amenities
La Residence des Cascades has 210 comfortable and graciously appointed guest rooms plus 39 luxurious suites, all with views of the sea and the Cascades Championship Golf Course. All rooms include a large bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower. Standard amenities include a private balcony, satellite TV, mini-bar, mini-safe, air-conditioning, electronic door locks and easy access to the Internet. A limited number of rooms are equipped for handicap use. La Residence also offers a number of luxurious one and two bedroom suites with spectacular views of the Cascades Golf Course and the sea. Most suites can be combined with a connecting room to form two or three bedroom apartment complexes.
Dining & Entertainment
La Residence offers a variety of dining experiences. In addition to "a la carte" selections, all restaurants offer dietetic menus, designed especially for those undergoing nutritional programs at Les Thermes Marins des Cascades.
Dunes offering indoor and outdoor terrace dining with panoramic views of the golf course and sea, L’Albatros this elegant restaurant features fine dining in an intimate atmosphere. Its terrace overlooks the golf course's 9th green and central lake, Spikes Bar situated just off the 18th green on the pool deck, the Spikes Bar is ideally positioned for a refreshing, cool drink after a satisfying round of golf or a few laps in the swimming pool, The Gallery an intimate clubhouse lounge with panoramic views; ideal for afternoon tea and a relaxing card or board game, The Eagle's Nest on the top floor, this British style pub is named after the many sea eagles that can be seen on the eastern coast of Soma Bay, true to it’s name, it dominates the entire peninsula from its privileged location, Layali this is where an after-dinner evening is spent in arabesque style under the starlit skies of the Red Sea. Alternatively, the many outdoor terraces surrounding The Eagles Nest feature a number of “shisha corners” for relaxed contemplation of the desert landscape, the sea and starlit skies.
Leisure & Recreation
The Cascades Championship Golf & Country Club
La Residence is located at the center of a dramatic golf course which combines the best of links and desert features. The Cascades Championship Golf Course is designed by Gary Player, one of the "Big Three" (along with Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer). The 18 hole, par 72 course has lush green fairways that contrast dramatically with the rugged desert and the clear blue waters of the surrounding sea. Adjacent to the course, is a 9 hole, par 3 Golf Academy Course, also designed by Gary Player. It offers both the beginner and the more advanced golfer the opportunity to practice a variety of shots with emphasis on the short game. There are also extensive practice facilities, including a 60 bay driving range, and several putting and pitching practice greens. Individual and group tuition by PGA Golf Professionals is also available.
Les Thermes Marins des Cascades Spa & Thalasso Center
For centuries the waters and sands surrounding Soma Bay have been renowned for their richness and natural healing power; the ideal base for effective thalasso-therapy. Les Thermes Marins des Cascades is an integral part of La Residence, easily accessible from all guest rooms. It has been established and is operated in cooperation with "Les Thermes Marins de Saint Malo" of France. It is one of the largest thalasso-therapy centers in the region. Highlights of the facilities and treatments include an 800 m2 Aquatonic Pool, fitness and nutrition programs, a variety of hydrotherapy treatments, in addition to seaweed wraps, underwater massages, “sea mist” room, beauty care and post-natal recuperation programs
The waters of the Red Sea are world famous for their teeming marine life. Snorkeling is a wonder in itself and when it comes to diving, Soma Bay offers more for everyone - from beginner to advanced diver. Directly off Soma Bay, and in several reef clusters nearby, are some of the best dive sites to be found anywhere in the Red Sea.
Soma Bay's Dive Center, run by Emperor Divers, is the largest on the Red Sea and serves all of the resorts within Soma Bay from its privileged location on the House Reef. It has a number of unique features including a 420-meter jetty extending directly from the Dive Center to the House Reef and ideal conditions for beginners in natural, safe, calm conditions within sheltered waters
Sea & Surf
The beach, a short distance from the Resort, known as Bay Point, is easily one of the most beautiful on the Red Sea. Located at the furthest extremity of the Soma Bay peninsula, the beach features an old-fashioned wooden bridge on arched footings with a sandy cove on one side and a richly-colored coral garden teeming with marine life on the other. Off its point, seven towers of coral are accessible at a brisk swimming distance for spectacular snorkeling and diving. For a faster pace, windsurfing, kite-surfing, and sailing on catamarans or lasers are all popular activities in Soma Bay.
Racquet Sports & Fitness Center
La Residence features a Racquet Club with 4 clay tennis courts, lit for evening play and 2 squash courts. Resident professional trainers are available. The Fitness Center includes a gym featuring panoramic windows overlooking the fresh water lap pool and is equipped with a wide variety of aerobic and strength training equipment, large changing rooms with individual lockers, showers, saunas and steam rooms.