One of the new hotels in Marrakech, Dar JL is a truly gorgeous estate, even by Palmeraie standards. A series of independent, self-contained luxury villas interconnected across 5.5-hectares of olive groves, cactus gardens and orange, lemon and palm trees, it’s a universe unto itself and a striking place to unwind. Dar Jennat has three suites and a deluxe bedroom and is available for exclusive rent. Dar Limoon has two gorgeous suites, living/dining room, Moroccan-style pool and private garden and terrace, as well as suites decorated thematically (from Mali to Milan); La Tour boasts a rooftop “bhoo” with two bedrooms, Moroccan salon and outstanding views. And the intriguingly named Hippie Village is an Indian-themed villa that comes with its own kitchen and decorative pool – one for the honeymooners and other incurable romantics. The tasteful antiques and magnificent architectural touches like glass-walled bathrooms that look out onto splendid gardens create a real sense of sophistication. The Dar JL staff are multi-lingual and attentive, available at a quick touch of your personal mobile. Public amenities like a white marble hammam, spa, yoga pavilion, running track, tennis court, an organic vegetable garden and attractive pergolas mean you probably won’t want leave for a while.