“I sit here waiting for sunset, knowing it may be one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. It’s still hot, my cheeks burn, maybe I caught too much sun, maybe it’s because I’m closer to the fiery Moroccan sun where I sit, from this terrace. I begin daydreaming about the desert, dry and vast but holding magic and mystery.”
I had been wanting to travel to Marrakech for a very long time and when the opportunity arose I jumped to it. I had always been intrigued by the magic and mystery surrounding Morocco, especially Marrakech. I stayed at the wonderful Peacock Pavilions and had one of the most peaceful and relaxing experiences. The food was as delicious as the interiors and very wholesome, healthy and homemade. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and all spoke english. Peacock Pavilions is a hand built, artisanal property. It has been featured in dozens of magazines and television shows, and the hotel is a favorite location for travelers in the know, fashion shoots, yoga, creative retreats and celebrations of all kinds. The estate is comprised of three pavilions: the Main Pavilion, the Atlas Pavilion and the Medina Pavilion, as well as outdoor areas. I stayed in the magnificently decorated Atlas Pavilion. You can see how beautiful the decor is and how stunning my ensuite bedroom was. The walls are all hand painted and the lighting at nighttime was extremely warm and comforting.
Peacock Pavilions was designed and built by American author, blogger and designer, Maryam Montague, and her American husband, Chris Redecke. The hotel, like the rest of M.Montague brand, supports Project Soar, a non-profit organization established the couple to empower local Moroccan girls through art and sports, as well as health and English language education. Maryam, her husband, and two children continue to live at Peacock Pavilions where they share their own slice of a Marrakesh oasis with resident peacocks Maurice, Persephone and Gigi, five cats, one mischievous yellow lab, and any guests lucky enough to be stopping through.
The hotel features a pool, outdoor gym, outdoor cinema, yoga/activities pavilion, and a painted dining tent. Peacock Pavilions was designed to promote wellbeing and fun and is definitely a place I recommend for those seeking spiritual enlightenment or focus.