Dar Ahlam - La Maison des Rêves is a spectacular 14-room hideaway on the edge of the Moroccan desert amidst palm groves and almond trees. A 4.5-hour drive from the airport, it is worth spending a couple of days here after visiting the hot, frenetic souks, sights and shops of Marrakech. The main house is set within a two-hundred-year-old Kasbah (originally a high-walled fortress); its earthy walls a sunset-pink hue, reflecting the colours of the surrounding desert and taking in spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains in the distance.
From the bustling souk of Marrakech to the ancient Medina of Fes, the historic port of Essaouira, the traditional Berber communities of the desert and snow-peaked Atlas Mountains, Morocco is a stunning blend of tradition and modernity, with an offering as varied as they come, including rich culture, outdoor adventure and an intriguing history. African and Andalusian influences deeply engrained in Morocco’s culture give it rich and entirely individual qualities, and it is undoubtedly one of the most colourful and frenetic destinations you can explore. With new flight routes opening up direct from the UK, it is now even easier to travel to Morocco. Here are some of our highlights…Read more
One of Morocco’s finest luxury retreats, Amanjena is a magical haven within the bustling city of Marrakech. The palatial, rose-hued property is styled on the beautiful, intricate Moorish buildings of the old city - a spectacular façade houses a vast complex within, boasting flower-filled courtyards featuring opulent fountains, arched cloisters providing cool shade, traditional vaulted ceilings and expansive gardens lined with date palms and olive trees.Read more
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...