Kasbah Tamadot Berber tents offer the ultimate glamping experience.
Within a few hours of my summer soaked flip-flops leaving the drenched runway at Heathrow, we were bathing on the private balcony of a luxurious Berber tent enjoying a champagne lunch. The stunning views of the Atlas mountains provided the perfect backdrop. Read on to find out how I enjoyed my stay in paradise at Kasbah Tamadot.
Glamping in Morocco was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget. I ticked camel riding off of my bucket list, smoked hookah pipes, dined with stars under the stars and shopped in the souks with our own personal tour guide.
Our Berber tent was situated towards the back end of Richard’s intimate resort and we were led through luscious gardens with water features to reach our home for the next few nights. Inside the tent were walls and windows draped in fine, colourful fabrics, hand carved wooden furniture and a free standing bathtub. Double doors led to a decked balcony with two sun loungers, a dining area and a plunge pool. The tents are placed fairly close to one another but it became apparent we had no neighbours either side. Our surroundings were so peaceful that after lunch arrived, I stripped off my swimsuit and dived into the freezing cold pool. A much-needed retreat from the Moroccan heat.
As the afternoon drew cooler we explored the grounds and followed the trail of a freshwater stream that led down the mountains. This unplanned walk was a great opportunity to meet the resorts pets, a Mule and a camel. After a short rest and a few photo stops of the river below, we made our way back up the mountains in rather unsuitable footwear.
Our first evening and dressed to impress for dinner we dined on the roof terrace at the main hotel. Kasbah Tamadot dines their guests in different venues over the course of ones stay. The roof terrace seats guests around low tables in a traditional Moroccan manner and serves a feast fit for a king. The Meze menu was served in bite-sized dishes at our own leisure followed by mint tea. The moon lights the mountains by night and we thought it suitable to engage in some of the more unique cultural activities and inhale on a hooka. Two or three puffs were adequate before retiring to our tent for the evening.
Thick grand drapes were loosened to shut the moonlight out of our Berber tent and fold down service had been completed whilst we ate. Our room attendant graciously turned back our sheets and left us each a pair of soft leather Berber slippers on either side of the bed. Now seemed like the perfect time to soak in a deep bath before enjoying a restful sleep.
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Breakfast was served by the main infinity pool and we enjoyed the fresh orange juice. We ate honey soaked crepes and eggs and downed fresh coffee. The tranquil state of the infinity pool led to a morning of slow living and lazy swims.
It was time to venture out and we had booked a driver to take us into the city where we would meet a trained guide to show us the Souks. It took just under one hour in an air-conditioned car to drive into Marrakesh. At our request, our driver talked us through the sights and we discovered cherry and apple farms on the route. Our driver then transferred us to an experienced guide who would look after us in the busy streets of Marrakesh.
We ate lunch out, grabbing a quick snack at an elegant boutique hotel at a riad in the heart of Marrakesh. Owned by Richards sister actually! We haggled for souvenirs and Moroccan attire, fully enjoying the experience of the souks.
That evening was to be our favourite meal which was served around a shallow pool filled with fresh rose petals and lit by underwater soft lights creating the most romantic ambience. We were joined by several other couples but not at all invaded upon. I truly felt like a princess as I wolfed down pumpkin and butternut squash soup, savouring the spices and rich texture. I sat for hours and enjoyed the company of my new boyfriend who had lavishly spoiled me on our first holiday together. Of course today, that man is my Husband!
Kasbah Tamadot is a relaxing retreat aimed at couples wishing to enjoy a slice of tranquillity. Nothing goes amiss at Kasbah and excursions, rides and even postcards are arranged by the accommodating concierge. Kasbah Tamadot has a spa and the treatments on offer are carried out by trained therapists that are all local women. I popped in to have a back massage and was made to feel welcome by my therapist. A friendly face that I will never forget and so passionate about her job.
Kasbah Tamadot is a beautiful and authentic resort, luxury glamping at its best. We stayed for Three nights and experienced traditional Moroccan culture in the safe surroundings of the Atlas mountains.