Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, Morocco
Not sure whether to splash out on your own private honeymoon pool? Well, here all 54 villas come with their own personal pool and Jacuzzi as standard (yep, all of them). And, when it comes to jaw-dropping details, that’s just for starters. Everything is built on a different scale here – the smallest suite, the Atlas, starts at an impressive 1,451sq ft, while the Penthouse is a gargantuan 12,250sq ft. If you opt for one of those villas, however (and believe us – you should), you’ll also get your own private courtyard, fire pit and more day beds than you’ll be able to doze on. Interiors are filled with plush neutrals and so cream carpets, offset with Beni Ourain carpets and traditional Berber motifs. The hotel itself is set within 50 acres of olive groves and fragrant gardens, full of jasmine, rose bushes and orange blossom trees scenting the warm air. The effect is decadent, sumptuous and super sensual.
Our Kind Of Luxe Check out Meryem Cherkaoui’s tasting menu at the Mes’Lalla restaurant, which offers twists on trad dishes such as barley berkoukech.
Go Scott Dunn offers seven nights from £4,995 per person, based on two sharing a Mandarin Pool Villa on a B&B basis, including return fights and private transfers. scottdunn.com; 020 8682 5080.
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