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Stay in the wonderfully peaceful Casa Hassan, casahassan. Taroudant In the Souss Valley in the High Atlas, Taroudant is a pretty place famous for its pink houses and fortified walls.
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Known as 'little Marrakesh', its winding streets teem with life on Thursdays and Saturdays when people from the mountains come to town for the bustling Berber market.
Riad Dar Zitoune is just outside town, a lovely kasbah-style hotel with bungalows and suites scattered in pretty olive and palm filled gardens. There's a pool and small spa with hammam. Taghazout This laid-back fishing village, 20km from Agadir, has been a surfing destination since the late s, but news of the quality of its surf breaks has started to spread and, as a result, accommodation options are improving. Surf Berbere is a British-run surf school with accommodation near Hash Point, one of the best point breaks in North Africa; apartments have bathrooms, satellite TV and wi-fi.
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In January and February guests can swap their wetsuits for skis and head to Oukmedian for a couple of days' skiing, staying at a Berber mountain chalet. Foothills trekking Head for the hills on Intrepid Travel's new Atlas Mountain Retreat launching in Februarypart of its Independent portfolio, designed for those who don't want to travel with a group. On the five-day trip, you'll stay in the Berber village of Ouirgane in the foothills of the High Atlas to sample the Berbers' simple way of life, virtually unchanged for centuries, with farmers tending their orchards and fields, and goatherds watching over their charges in the hills.
Spend time exploring the terrain with a local guide on a tailored full-day trek - the district offers everything from easy rambles to challenging hikes.
Alternatively, you can enjoy the scenery on horseback. Slow the pace with an invigorating scrub and massage in the local hammam or simply unwind by the pool with a good book.
Be sure to indulge in some traditional Moroccan fare such as the deliciously spiced pigeon pastilla or a tasty vegetarian tagine. Kasbah Tamadot Sir Richard Branson's retreat in the Atlas mountains, just an hour from Marrakesh, has added six new luxurious Berber tented suites with private plunge pools.
Set on a hillside, five minutes from the main property, the tents are decorated in traditional Moroccan style and each has a king-size bed, large bath with mountain views and outdoor dining area. During October guests can stay four nights for the price of three. Set in wonderfully-lush flowering gardens, the complex is a fairytale maze of winding paths, staircases and open courtyards, with 18 rooms and suites marrying traditional and contemporary decor.
There are indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a luxurious spa and hammam and dining options include the atmospheric Kanoun restaurant with fireside bar and roof-top terrace for dining under the stars. A special four-night astronomy package is available on 20 November and is offered by Cadogan Holidays cadoganholidays.
Kasbah Bab Ourika This new hotel on a hilltop at the apex of the Ourika Valley opens in December 00 ; babourika. It's trying to do its bit for the local area too, with solar panels, organic locally sourced food and plans for community projects in nearby schools and villages. On the two-hour journey from Casablanca airport, where our driver warned of Morocco's dangerous drivers, who neither dipped their lights nor slowed down at corners, the headlights revealed the horror of a thousand crushed or limping frogs, excited by torrential rain.
Arriving in Morocco, my travelling companion, Alice, and I were struck first by illegal smells - cigarette smoke indoors - a perfume that seemed instantly glamorous.
And then the lemon trees, in the airport car park, and then the architecture, of buildings lining the motorway, which looked, in the moonlight, like petrified robots.
Our destination was La Sultana, a sand-coloured palace built on the shore of a lagoon, at the end of a winding sandy road. After the whiteness and midnight markets of neighbouring El Jadida, the colours were muted.
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The rooms, with huge flat-screen TVs and similar-looking glass-doored fireplaces, each have private hot-tubs on their patios, and a fridge stocked with soft drinks. Each room too has a doorbell, which rings out birdsong every time a maid comes and come they do, about four times a day, with towels, pillows, soap, and pillows again but it's often drowned by the actual birdsong outside.
It's a good place for birds, apparently. People come to Oualidia just to look at them. The most fun ones were the swallows, which played by the pool, swooping in threes and dipping their little bellies in, then flapping around a bit before diving back down. Beside the pool on our final day, a bird the size of a thumb flickered by my hand.
We woke the next morning for breakfast on the terrace. While the views, over the lagoon and on to the beaches and mountains beyond, were spectacular, the food was not.
They brought boiled eggs, which hadn't been boiled, and a plate of delicately cut cheeses, each wrapped around a sweating olive.
We explored the hotel. First, the indoor swimming pool, which is surrounded by fashionable chairs so small they look almost like toys, and a door which leads to the spa's treatment rooms. Outside, wooden bridges wind through a flowering garden to the infinity pool, which curves round a thatched hut and stretches wall-less across the horizon. Scattered between the loungers are more hot-tubs. In three days I saw more hot-tubs than in my whole 27 years, and that includes four which were spent in Brighton.
At lunchtime, the menu consists of overpriced mini-pizzas, but at night they offer oysters, the region's speciality, and a view of the hotel's private pier, stretching out into the lagoon. Everything was breathtaking, and posh, and brilliant, but still we fancied a walk out of the walled complex and up the hill to the village. The staff were horrified. They didn't recommend leaving the spa, they said, because the food would make us ill, and, compared with their five-star facilities, Oualidia would disappoint.
We weighed up their mini-pizza menu and decided to brave the outdoors.
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The walk up to the main road took 20 minutes. It was a national holiday. They were playing rock and roll music, and we stayed till dark. During the walk home, as the tide came in, we had to sidestep the rubbish but we found our way by following a trail of half-eaten carrots left by the sheep.
Then it started to rain. There was plenty of time for Alice and I to play with our double basins, and massive telly, and free Coca-Colas, as it rained, heavily and solidly, for two thirds of our short stay. We padded through the puddles to sample the restaurant's grilled oysters, though, and we ate well. They offer traditional tagines too, and honey-baked lamb, and glorious, huge desserts. Eventually we saw sun and drank in some hours by the magnificent pool.
It rained all day on Friday, and the dash from our room to the spa area, - where Alice had a hammam scrub, a hard wash in a steamy room - soaked us through. Later the weather shorted the electricity. We sat in the dark, and watched our private hot-tub overflow. In the morning, a single frog sat on the patio, croaking.
Villa in the valley If you're looking for a lovely villa hideaway, Dar Idraren is a new contemporary four-bedroom property on an old farm estate in the Ourika Valley, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, about an hour's drive from Marrakesh.
With private pool, personal chef and relaxing surroundings, it's a great base to explore the mountains but close enough to the capital for day trips. Other villas are also being opened within the estate. Between March, the eight-night trip mixes skiing and trekking in the High Atlas mountains.
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