We recommend at least two nights at the Relais & Châteaux property Dar Ahlam, a traditional Kasbah in the luscious palm grove of Skoura in the Dadès Valley. The Kashbah is spectacular and the setting of quite a few movies. In fact, the whole area is the location of many movies shot in the desert. This place is so magical. It is one of the most beautiful oases in the South Moroccan desert and is super exclusive.
Here it’s all about the experience. They can arrange a special lunch in the gorges followed by a trek, mountain biking or you may just enjoy hanging out by the swimming pool. Other options include dune buggies, quad bikes, and if you plan ahead of time, you can even ride motorcycles. Another option is to have sand boards ready in camp.
From the start, everything is very well-thought-out. After a drive through the High and Mid Atlas Mountains, you arrive the traditional way – through the Kasbah. The property itself is a real piece of art. There is no reception so you always meet in the main area if you need anything. There also is not a set time or place for dinner. You just show up and they take you through the building where they setup special, private dining areas for everyone. The rooms are huge and unbelievably tasteful – they exude peace and tranquility. Even the soap, which is perfectly cut in small chunks as not to waste it, is perfectly thought-out. The products are all made with almonds and smell wonderful. What a special place! Dar Ahlam orchestrates everything quite beautifully.