Les 5 Djellabas
If you ever wanted an African-style hut to call home, Les Cinq Djellabas is for you. A 20-minute drive from the medina, this brand new luxe resort, run by the owners of Le Foundouk takes its name from an oil painting of five men in djellabas: traditional North African long, loose-fitting outer robes. It offers 10 huts with thatched roofs, pisé walls, and laurel wood ceilings – though it’s probably best if your idea of going native is indulging in a traditional hamman or lounging around a heated 26-meter long pool, nestled among olive, palm, and banana trees. A slightly incongruous but beautifully designed castle-like structure houses reception and an equally striking restaurant, but you may want to take your Moroccan or international cuisine to the terrace or poolside. Each hut interior is unique, with custom furnishings by Moroccan artisans. Suites are 50 square meters; luxury suites provide an extra 10 meters and a fireplace. Activities on offer include ballooning, camel rides, golf, and horseback riding and excursions to the Ourika valley waterfalls. Then again, with an extensive spa planned, it’s more likely you’ll be making the most of the on-site hospitality.