Just an hour and twenty minutes southwest of Marrakech is a proper desert. The kind where there is no water nor anything remotely green. La Pause is the kind of place straight out of Bertolucci’s film of Paul Bowles's novel; The Sheltering Sky.
Berber rugs in vivid red, mud walls, lots of cushions and candles and a fireplace are the ingredients that set the style of the guest rooms. These are the seductive ingredients of a style with cultural authenticity.
In a very popular and entertaining twist, La Pause has reinvented golf with its ‘desert golf’. There's no grass and the flagpole is planted in the most rugged of locations. Not only is it fun... It's ecologically sustainable: no lawn or grass needed. Hope it catches on!
The character is undeniable. With the simple addition of a wrought iron chandelier - The kind that a village blacksmith could easily make in this part of Morocco - a corridor space becomes a space of beauty in its own right.