A Stay at the Jnane Tamsna Marrakech

A Stay at the Jnane Tamsna Marrakech By Maria Fedele Marrakech is a hectic, frantic, and relentless city. Yet it’s the chaos and eccentricity that lures tourists to explore the myriad of treasures and charms enclosed in the blush-coloured city walls. It is imperative, then, to find respite in a city which kicks your imagination into overdrive and overloads your senses: a place to relax and debrief, to rest and recuperate. Such a place exists, and it’s called Jnane Tamsna. This North African paradise is located in the Palmeraie, about 10 minutes’ drive from the city center on the northern...


Riad Farnatchi Marrakech – Luxury in Historic Morocco

  Riad Farnatchi Marrakech – Luxury in Historic Morocco By Gina Baksa The ultimate home-away-from-home in Morocco, Riad Farnatchi Marrakech is a lovingly converted collection of private houses at the heart of the city’s bustling medina, or Arabic quarter. International hoteliers Jonathan and James Wix have created a characterful, luxurious hideaway where 10 exquisitely-decorated bedrooms sit alongside five-star service and facilities. Each highly individual suite fuses traditional authentic Moroccan style with modern European design. Lavish wood carvings, Islamic paintings, and colourful...


Jardin des Douars – A Luxury Stay in Morocco

Jardin des Douars – A Luxury Stay in Morocco By Gina Baksa Just as the summer crowds disappear, September, October and November are the perfect months for crowd-free breaks in Essaouira on Morocco‘s west coast. Essaouira has around 320 days of sunshine per year and this small city is home to great surf beaches, a UNESCO-listed medina, and a working fishing port, meaning visitors have plenty to explore. The charm of Essaouira is that it has not been taken over by tourism. Add to that the many days of sunshine in this coastal city, as well as the tremendous creativity and cultural...