This beautiful resort certainly lives up to its name, which means ‘peaceful paradise’. Set within a 60 square-metre oasis of palms and olive trees, just outside the walls of the Medina, there’s a sense of isolated luxury here despite an incredible, central location.
Accommodation here comprises just 32 spacious pavilions and seven ultraluxe Maisons, which boast their own heated pools, two bedrooms and ample living space indoors and out.
Days can be spent discovering the delights of the ‘red city’, with a variety of guided excursions available either by foot, bicycle or private car into the medina, the souk and squares, palaces, garden and craft shops of ancient Marrakech.
Of course, lazing by the pool or in the sumptuous spa with its hammams and steam baths are equally popular pursuits. Golfers will love the 27-hole Amelkis Championship golf course that lies immediately alongside the resort.
Balmy evenings may be are spent in one of two restaurants. Enjoy delicious choices of traditional Moroccan and Andulcian-influenced Mediterranean cuisine or head to the Japanese restaurant for sumptuous seafood and Far Eastern flavours.
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March - May and September - October
4 hours 45 minutes to Marrakech
British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to Marrakech. Other airlines and UK departure points are also available