You could never imagine that this stunning oasis in the expansive Agafay Desert is located just 20 miles from the bustle of Marrakech's famous markets and medinas. A perfect two-night addition to a stay in Morocco's most iconic city, the La Pause is a unique rustic eco-resort boasting a range of activities, a swimming pool and stunning desert views. Despite it's city proximity, it provides a feeling of absolute seclusion, disconnected from the outside world with no electricity and minimal mobile reception. Offering classic Berber tents with king-size beds, desert views and surrounding furniture for comfortable nights under the stars. The stylish lodges were built using a traditional combination of mud and straw, lit by only candlelight and oil lamps, they boast a large double bed, rain showers, sofas and quintessential rugs. A fireplace for those cool desert nights and a patio-sun lounger for the hot Sahara days are also supplied.
With multi-coloured hammocks, an organic garden, a massage tent and delightful Berber cuisine served al fresco on the open terraces, you can enjoy the authentic nature of the desert in comfort. For those looking for unique experiences to write back about, the La Pause offers guided camel rides, quad biking, horse treks, cooking classes, calligraphy lessons and even some desert-style crazy golf.
Hotel child prices apply to ages 0-11 years
A lunch supplement is required as the La Pause's natural seclusion means there are no other options for dining nearby
The hotel has 8 double en suite bedrooms comprising of five large lodges.
• Stunning views across the desert
• Perfect to twin with Marrakech city stay
• Experience authentic Morocco in absolute comfort
• Array of exciting activities
Guests will be provided traditional Moroccan cuisine either on the terrace with a dune view or in one of the classic Berber tents.
Despite its remote nature the La Pause still boasts a cold water swimming pool surrounded by shrubbery and shade, perfect for cooling off out of the red sun.
Follow a guided rider for an hour, experiencing traditional ways of travel by nomadic tribes in the centuries gone by.
Go behind the scenes at La Pause, step into a traditional Moroccan kitchen run without electricity. The chief chef will show you how to cook up a variety of delicious dishes from tajines to traditional couscous and many other authentic meals.
Experience a golf experience like no other, take to the 9 hole course in the dried out river beds surrounding La Pause.
Whether you're after a relaxing walk in the dunes or are determined to see some of the wild life in its natural habitat, there is always something for everyone of all ages and abilities on these nature guided works.
The more experienced riders can take a 2 hour tour off into the desert through rocky valleys and dried up river beds, providing incredible views throughout.
Journey over the dunes at full speed for a thrilling two hour ride on a quad-bike or dune buggy.
Max 3 adults
Spacious with a seamless combination of modern decor and an authentic Moroccan theme, the Lodges provide premium luxury with large double beds, rain showers, comfortable sofas and traditional Arabic patterned rugs and cushions. The candles and oil lamps create a magical glow about the place, illuminating the room with a warm orange tint and cosy atmosphere, heightened when used with the fireplace on those cool desert nights. Outside, there is a patio sun-lounger for morning mint tea and basking in the warm Saharan sun. All of the lodges offer the utmost privacy with a notable distance between them.