We opened an Eco-village on August 1oth 2011 in Ras-Maska, Koura, North Lebanon. The project which spans 30,000 m2 includes the first organic spa in the Middle East.
The Eco-village includes large areas dedicated to organic plantations of various types of medicinal plants such as rosemary, lavender, and lemongrass used in the production of our oils and soaps. A tea bar will also serve teas produced from our homegrown herbs.
We have also the biggest soap museum in the world, that shows visitors the distillation and soap production process and includes 1400 different types of soaps, and numerous natural essential oils and organic products. The museum also introduces the Bader Hassoun’s family story that dates back to 1480, and a tradition in soap-making that continues six generations later. Included in the complex are the most important distillery in the Middle East, production houses, and an eco-laboratory.
Outside, special soap-making activities will be offered for school visits and families with kids alongside, a small awareness campaign is given about hygiene and the importance of hand washing.
Also, a relaxing head, shoulders, and foot aromatherapy massage will be applied to guests by the most skilled professionals by using different types of natural oils, and creams. A hand scrub massage will also be applied using only natural and organic products in order to exfoliate and revitalize the skin by polishing off dead skin layers and to stimulate the blood circulation.
Our authentic on-site restaurant will serve only organic and very delicious dishes. It can prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner (upon advanced bookings) with oriental music playing in the background (oud instrument).
Eventually, the site will include a 20,000 m2 retreat center with 20 boutique rooms, as well as bungalows and caves dedicated to the Lebanese hammam experience, expected to be completed within 2 years.