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Our long time clients- globetrotters Jeffrey and Laurie went to Morocco this spring and they sent us short tale of their trip to Skoura

Located south of the Atlas Mountains, though in view of them, Skoura is referred to as a Palmerie.  It is an oasis of sorts as there is water, but it is much larger than my image of an oasis.   

Driving for miles in a desert-like landscape, you come upon this wide ribbon of green.  The Palmerie has no paved roads once you're off the main highway.   It's a dusty though entrancing 4-mile drive to Les Jardins de Skoura, the restored farmhouse where we stayed.  It is run by a Frenchwoman, Caroline, who is a wonderful host.  She hires local people to help her run this lovely place.  In the farmhouse enclosure are a kitchen garden, outdoor dining spaces, tented dining spaces if it rains, a swimming pool, and a good number of hammocks for total relaxation.  We stayed in the Atlas room which was spacious and lovely, with an outdoor terrace.  Breakfast is included and we would recommend taking dinner there as the food is excellent and there aren't a lot of choices in the area.  We especially appreciated that Caroline made all arrangements for guides, dromedary rides, walking tours of the Palmerie, etc.  In Morocco, everything that has a price is negotiated.  There are no set prices.  This can be a huge hassle.  Caroline takes the hassle factor out of the equation.  You pay her a set price so that you won't be ripped off, and then she pays the vendor.  We could have stayed here for a week or more.