La Pause, Marrakech
Just about half an our drive from the busy Medina of Marrakech, there is La Pause – a place so secluded even some Marrakchi haven’t heard of. Surrounded by infinite red desert hills that are part of the Agafay landscape, the eco-resort covers a green valley of Olive and Argan trees. Without light and electricity, there is no alternative but to enjoy the unbelievable starry night sky and the dozens of candles lit every evening when the sun goes down. La Pause was founded decades ago by a Frenchman who discovered the nomadic property and decided to lease it from the resident Berber farmer. He wanted to create a rustic and authentic oasis in the middle of the desert, including camels, horses and nomadic tents – a place to take a pause.