Our honeymoon to Morocco had a huge emphasis on relaxation. With ‘real’ life consisting of 80-hour work weeks and 4:30 am alarm clocks, we wanted to avoid packing too much in and feeling rushed with us on our vacation. I think we had a great balance on our trip, with seeing quite a bit but still having lots of down time!
Hands-down the most relaxing part of our trip was the night we spent at La Pause, just outside of Marrakech. La Pause is a guesthouse and desert oasis that was a lovely escape from the frenetic pace of Marrakech.
We were picked up in Marrakech and whisked away to the desert. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting. The rooms are individual thick mud and straw “cabins”. They are open on one side which was covered with a thick curtain. The rooms were decorated so beautifully that we were inspired to buy a carpet and a wool blanket similar to the ones in our room upon our return to Marrakech!
A stay at La Pause includes meals – the best food we ate our entire trip. The multi-course meals had Moroccan inspiration, but were given five star updates. All meals were served in beautiful nomadic tents, which made us joke that we were “glamping“.
Pat and I did a little exploring of the area around La Pause. We met a local shepherd who had a newborn baby goat in his basket. Oh my dying of cuteness. I didn’t even mind that it got newborn baby goat poop all over my shirt.
No trip to the desert can be complete without a camel ride! Our stay included a short camel ride, lead by a local guide. Similar to our elephant trek in Thailand, shorter is better when it comes to this mode of transit.
La Pause also hosts weddings. Can you imaging getting married here? Talk about destination weddings!
La Pause has no electricity, which means nights are lit by lanterns and candlelight. I can’t imagine a more romantic setting. Despite the chilly night air, we were toasty warm thanks to the woodburning stove in our room. Special shout-out to my amazing husband who set an alarm so he could wake up every four hours to add more wood to the fire.
We left La Pause refreshed and feeling more connected to each other than ever.
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