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La Pause

Morocco, Marrakech

Good for Couples
Teenager Friendly

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


Bars and Restaurants

The Terrace

Guests will be provided traditional Moroccan cuisine either on the terrace with a dune view or in one of the classic Berber tents. 

Beach and Pools

Swimming Pool

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.

Activities and Entertainment

Camel Riding

Follow a guided rider for an hour, experiencing traditional ways of travel by nomadic tribes in the centuries gone by.

Cooking Classes

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.

Cross Crazy Golf

Experience a golf experience like no other, take to the 9 hole course in the dried out river beds surrounding La Pause.

Guided Walks

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.

Horse Trekking

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.

About the location
Marrakech’s beauty is as distinctive as it gets – minarets, mosaics and the fountains of riad courtyards, all set against the backdrop of the snow-tipped Atlas Mountains. One of Morocco’s most important cities, Marrakech fuses Arabic and African to form a fascinating cultural capital.
Its pulsating heart is Djemaa el-Fna, a big square set on the edge of the old city. Here you’ll find rows of open-air food stalls (try the melt-in-your-mouth lamb tagine or seafood brought in from Essaouira that morning), while jugglers, snake charmers and belly dancers put on a show.
For souvenir shopping, go traditional. The aromas and vibrant colours of the souks are the classic snapshot of Marrakech. The labyrinth of stalls sells bags of aromatic spices, hand-beaded slippers and delicate jewellery, with different souks specialising in different goods. Start at Souk Semmarine, which sells an intriguing mix of everything – but don’t forget to haggle...
Transfer Time
La Pause is 40 minutes from Marrakech Airport.
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Emma C, Calne
Tripadvisor review Aug 10 2018
Stayed here for one night as part of our tour. Took a camel ride and then had a fantastic three course meal. The tents and bathroom facilities were great and i really enjoyed my stay. The walk back...
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Desert dinner and camel ride for a corporate event
Samera E, San Francisco, California
Tripadvisor review Aug 06 2018
Our group, comprised of about 30 team members from four countries spent one week in Marrakech for a conference. We had one activity evening, and leaving Marrakech for an adventure and luxury evening...
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