Location: Agafay Desert, Morocco
On Offer: A mere 45 minutes drive from the Marrakech medina’s splendid frenzy, the Burning Man-inspired Habitas hospitality group has scattered twenty canvas-wrapped accommodations across more than 12 acres of undulating desert. Set beneath the stunning peaks of the High Atlas mountain range, Caravan Agafay will serve as a gateway to the eco-leaning brand’s future Moroccan properties including one slated for the windsurfer’s paradise of Dakhla on the Río de Oro Peninsula in the Western Sahara. Though unabashedly geared towards Millennial travelers—especially the cozy Explorer tents decked out with vibrant Moroccan carpets and embroidered poufs—guests of any age nostalgic for their sleep-away days will dig the Berber-meets-bohemian aesthetic.
Standout Features: Though unabashedly geared towards Millennial travelers—especially the cozy Explorer tents decked out with vibrant Moroccan carpets and embroidered poufs—guests of any age nostalgic for their sleep-away days will dig the Berber-meets-bohemian aesthetic. Along with two Atlas-facing swimming pools, communal spaces are designed to encourage human connection, from the dining tent and shaded patio with family-style seating to the outdoor cinema, geodesic domed yoga studio (helmed by visiting international practitioners), and the hilltop, agora–inspired gathering space. The latter, which doubles as a riding ring for the camp’s five horses, hosts a regular rotation of visiting musicians including Habitas co-owner Eduardo Castillo who kicked things off in late October, performing his ethereal, impromptu techno-jazz with celebrated Gnawa musician Youness Paco.
There’s plenty to do at Caravan Agafay, whether it be chilled-out Moroccan tea ceremonies or e-bike excursions to eucalyptus forests. Before stargazing classes, guests gather at the restaurant for local delicacies such as fish tagine and kebab kofta with pumpkin hummus. But the hotel’s best feature is the silent desert, best taken in from one of the cackling fires scattered around the grounds come night.