Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains
Bought by Sir Richard Branson's Hotel Group during one of his ballooning expeditions, this magical walled complex is set at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, with enchanting courtyards, landscaped gardens and breathtaking views.
All guest rooms are spacious and welcoming and are dripping with Moroccan style, with the Master Suite being a miniature replica of the Kasbah, luxuriating in 360-degree views of the mountain scenery.
Days are spent unwinding in the heated infinity pool or being pampered in the Spa or hammam. Evenings are the reserve of the 'Kanoun' restaurant, which combines local and international flavours expertly, featuring homegrown herbs and vegetables from the resort's gardens.
There's a real sense of staying in a Moroccan home rather than a hotel, which is further enhanced by the staff, many of whom come from the local Berber villages.