Marrakech, this hotel may seal the deal. CaravanSerai, with its plaster-pink walls, ochre floors, white canvas drapes, banquettes and cushions, is the ultimate in Moroccan chic. It's located on the edge of a small village, just 15 minutes from the city, looking out over date groves and the Atlas Mountains. And in this oasis of calm, you'll find 17 rooms and suites (two with private courtyards and plunge pools), a hammam steam bath, and on-call masseuse.
Berber villages. The garden and outside spaces are shaded by Jacaranda trees and white drapes. Interiors are vaulted, and accented with traditional furniture, fireplaces and tadelakt plaster bathtubs.
All rooms are located around the central pool, which is lit up at night by dozens of sparkling lanterns. As the owners describe it, Caravanserai is an 'oriental dream'. A perfect way to relax after a long camel trek across the Sahara. Or a flight from Los Angeles. RM