Sir Richard Branson bought Kasbah Tamadot in 1998 after visiting Morocco for his jinxed attempt to circle the globe in a hot-air balloon. That proved deflating, but his discovery of this idyll in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains must have raised his spirits.
An hour from Marrakech, this is a whimsical fortress with epic views of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.
For the ultimate in romance, book one of the nine Berber-style tents; ours had a Jacuzzi on a private terrace.
Don't pass up some of the gorgeous treks and memorable meals - we opted for the Kasbah's roof terrace for a French-inspired tasting menu under the kind of star-studded sky you only find in mountain country. Heavenly.
WOW FACTOR: Ogling the snow-dusted peak of Mount Toubkal through a pair of Barska binoculars as you sip bubbly in the Jacuzzi.
FLIGHT TIME: 4 hours.
GO: Mosaic Holidays www.mosaicholidays.co.uk offers three nights in a Superior Room from £1,229 per person, half board. Includes flights, transfers, hamman treatments and one dinner.