This 19th-century Kasbah in the middle of of the Moroccan desert is something out of a fairy tale. The creation of a Parisian party planner, Dar Ahlam (or 'House of Dreams) is as luxurious as lodgings get. Traveling down a long, winding dusty road from the Atlas Mountains into the Sahara desert is a good way strike up an appetite, and before you know it suddenly there it appears - as if by magic - a meal for two, beneath a canopy of silk. You won’t see much of the staff, but the subtlety of their theater says it all.
Douar Oulad Chikh Ali
Casbah El Madihi, Ouarzazate 45500
$1,600 / night and up