Accessed by donkey, this Berber-run mountain retreat boasts breathtaking views, seemingly endless trekking possibilities and takes secluded recuperation to next level. Awarded a Green Globe for sustainable tourism and situated at the foot of Jbel Toukel, North Africa’s highest peak, this former Feudal Caid’s home opens up the Toubkal National Park to guests with style and earthy appeal.
Within the kasbah, the emphasis is on simplicity and relaxation: TVs and technology give way to a well-stocked reading and music room, a roof terrace and a private hammam. Outside the kasbah, the slow pace continues with the village, surrounding hamlets and mountain landscape to explore by foot or mule. Those of an adventurous nature, meanwhile, can climb the 13,665 foot mountain with local guides.
There’s accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets, from handsomely laid out Deluxe and Superior rooms, with prices to match, to smaller but affordable Salon rooms, which still boast fine views and enough rich carpeting and covers to feel welcoming. The wide choice of local food, offered throughout the day, gains universal acclaim.