Find hidden peace in Marrakech
Is it any wonder that Yves Saint Laurent couldn’t get enough of Marrakech? You can visit the stylish museum
dedicated to him if you want to delve deeper into that, but you’d have to have quite literally lost your senses, not to be intoxicated by the tastes, scents and sights of this most sensual of Moroccan cities.
Haggling your way to a bargain in a gloriously frenetic souk has an enduring appeal, but to experience a deeper sense of place, you may need to look elsewhere. In the heart of 20 hectares of fragrant gardens and olive groves, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech offers contemporary luxury accommodation that echoes and upgrades the best of the traditional Moroccan riad experience.
Its clutch of villas are built around courtyard pools, where the evenings are torchlit and the morning lie-ins are lengthy. With Atlas Mountains views, you’ll feel wholly removed from the city, and yet you are, conveniently, just moments from it.