Wednesday, July 26, 2017

An Afternoon at La Pause, Marrakech

One of the most memorable parts of our trip through Morocco was the afternoon we spent at La Pause, a glamping resort in the Agafay desert outside of Marrakech. I first came across La Pause during my maniacal vaca research as a place to ride camels and check out the landscape outside Morocco's bustling cities. Only after we made the quick 20 minute drive did I realize just how great this little getaway would be.

Accomodations at La Pause consist of a series of cloth tents furnished with comfy beds and sitting areas. There is no electricity at the resort, so nighttime is spent around communal fire rings, or by lantern light. Each meal is made by a fantastic chef with fresh ingredients grown on the property. We didn't spend the night, but thoroughly enjoyed a day trip of camel riding and lunch.

We were greeted with mint tea and a quick tour of the property before mounting our pair of camels. Adam swears mine was better behaved, but I found the ride to be relaxing and easy (after a brief scary bit while the camel stands up). The desert scenery is stunning, with nothing dotting the landscape for miles. The ride is plenty long, and the temperature was pleasant in May. Afterward, we were treated to a multiple course meal of fresh salads, tagine, and dessert that was one of our favorite of the entire trip. It was a great way to spend a few hours on our way from Marrakech to our next destination.

A quick aside: I wear this Sam Edelman jumpsuit everywhere. And these pics show I mean everywhere. It's one of my favorite items of clothing because it can be dressed up or down, never wrinkles, and has the most flattering cut... when not seated on a camel. I wish it were still available, but there's two alternatives below.

Jumpsuit - Sam Edelman (similar here and here)
Scarf - Anthropologie (similar here and here)
Bag - Brit & Belle

1 comment:

  1. Wow these images are simply pristine! absolutely gorgeous! Morocco has been on my bucket list since forever. looking for good deals on tickets for this