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March 2022 / Travel / by Liz Skone James

Special Offer: Moroccan Mountain Retreat

With the announcement that travel bans to Morocco have been lifted, Kasbah Tamadot, Richard Branson’s luxury retreat in Asni, in the beautiful High Atlas Mountains, is welcoming international guests back by offering those who book a three-night stay until the end of May an extra night for free, and 20 per cent off all food and drink.

The hotel is the perfect spot for a luxurious yet authentic taste of Morocco: the tented Berber suites boast stunning views of the mountains, king size beds, large soaking tubs and private terraces for outdoor dining, and the hotel’s spa offers traditional Hammam treatments. Because all staff at the hotel are recruited from the local community, guests are fully immersed in the wonders of Morocco from the moment they arrive. From learning how to make authentic Moroccan mint tea with Mohammed, the hotel’s personal teamaker, to discovering the secret to making delicious traditional woodfired bread, known as ‘Tanourt’, in an authentic Berber kitchen onsite, a series of unique experiences at Kasbah Tamadot provide an authentic taste of the rich culture. And no stay would be complete without a visit to the Eve Branson Foundation. The local charity, set up by Richard Branson’s late mother, helps to teach locals new skills and provide them with employment – guests are invited to meet the artisans working to create beautiful gifts at the foundation’s workshops.

Redouane Assabbab, the hotel’s GM tells us: “I can’t think of a better place to escape the world we have all been living in and enjoy some true Berber hospitality.”

For details, see virginlimitededition.com/en/kasbah-tamadot/offers