Set high in the mountains, a 90-minute drive from bustling Marrakech, Kasbah du Toubkal gives visitors a unique taste of traditional Berber life. British owners Mike and Chris McHugo run the Kasbah in partnership with the local Imlil village community, which means the vibe is more guesthouse than hotel. Rooms are decorated simply with handmade Berber rugs and carved walnut furniture, and traditional djellabas replace bathrobes. A 5 percent surcharge on every guest bill goes toward village projects such as flood protection, waste management, reforestation, and educating local girls. From $190.
This appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue.