The many nooks and crannies of Dar Liqama means there is no shortage of
places for those who seek solitude or to spend a few hours in blissful relaxation.
Leading off the cool and light courtyard, is the Salon dEntrée, where luxurious caramel and chocolate colours relax the senses and the cosy alcoves, piled with cushions, soothe the body.
Retreat to one of the many sun beds at the vast swimming pool, or to the Miribeau a beautiful Tadelakt structure at the far end of the pool. Sit down in its soft cushioned seats, beneath the slats of a wooden roof, to escape the intensity of the sun and the hours will drift away. Or escape to the Polynesian bar, which offers refreshing cocktails and delicious treats throughout the day.
For the ultimate in relaxation, guests can enjoy a session in the Hammam, the traditional steam bath. Shafts of light from the domed ceiling penetrate the steam and descend upon the heated marble seating, which follows the Zelige frieze in this grand room. If the heat gets too much, submersion in the cooled plunge pool is the perfect remedy. Should they wish, guests can be massaged by the masseuse in the Hammam itself or in the nearby massage room.
Perhaps the pièce de résistance is the vast roof terrace. This magical space has incredible panoramic views from its spacious hot tub, a popular place for a glass of champagne and star gazing in the evenings.
A truly secluded setting, Dar Liqama is a tranquil spot for those seeking utter relaxation. The abundance of flowers and fruit trees that flourish in the grounds also stimulate and rejuvenate the senses of those who stay here.
The enjoyment of food is an important aspect in every Moroccan home. Eating is a momentous and often lengthy event, as families join together to feast and savour the energy that has gone into a cuisine layered with a complexity of herbs, spices and aromas.
Dar Liqamas grand dining room has been designed for such long and lavish banquets. Twenty-six people can be seated at a spectacular dining table and matching chairs, which have been crafted by local artists to a traditional Berber design.
Cinnamon, ochre and saffron are just some of the colours inspired by Moroccos characteristic spices and flavours, which pepper the furnishings here. The large room has many Moroccan architectural touches, with rich red Tadelakt walls setting a dramatic scene and ancient Berber trumpets that light up at night creating a soft and intimate glow onto the proceedings. A striking frieze surrounds the wall, the Zelige tiles were sculpted by hand with an inscription bearing the Arabic words, Dar Liqama. This is the true heart of the house.
Thick stone walls ensure that the room is always at the perfect temperature but, on those really balmy evenings, the open windows let in a cooling breeze, causing the Manual Canavas curtains to billow and float below the tall cedar ceiling. High wooden antique doors open out from this grand room on to the interior courtyard, where guests can take an aperitif before being seated for another memorable dinner.
The dining area in Dar Liqamas courtyard is also the perfect setting for al fresco breakfasts, a place to escape the lunchtime heat or to sit down to an informal evening meal beneath the stars.
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