01082008: How About Valentine’s in Morocco?

Got a case of “been there, done that” when it comes to romantic getaways? Then how about Valentine’s in Morocco? Octogone TERRE Resort & Spa in Marrakech is offering a Valentine’s Day package. You’d be surprised how easy the flight from the US to Morocco is…we went for a few days and, from the East Coast, it’s an easy flight.

The Package: The Valentine’s Day Package includes:

• Round trip airport pickup and transfers from Menara Airport
• Two nights accommodation in choice of suite
• Daily breakfast for two served in room or anywhere throughout the hotel
• Guided tour of the famed “Red City” of Marrakech
• A complimentary bottle of Moroccan wine and appetizers served in room after the tour
• A private candlelit Moroccan dinner served in a traditional tent
• A traditional hamman in the Sanctuary Spa followed by massage treatment for two
Poolside lunch service
• A romantic evening carriage ride through Marrakech
• A complimentary champagne nightcap with assorted Moroccan pastries
• Souvenir gift

Price: Offered throughout the month of February, the 3-day, 2-night Valentine’s Package is priced from $1,240 USD, per night for a Junior Suite, $1,630 USD per night for a Suite and $1,880 USD, per night for a Romance Suite. Rates are for double occupancy, subject to availability and exclusive of tax. Rates are subject to 10% government tax and a local tourist tax of 27 dirham (about $3.50 USD) per person, per day. (USD rates are based on exchange rate on 1/8/08 of 1 Moroccan Dirham = 0.13 USD.)

Why It’s Dreamy: Located in the Palmeraie Desert, the all-suites TERRE Resort & Spa, which opened in 2006, offers a luxury getaway with easy access to Marrakech (just 7 km away) –an oasis from which to explore the city’s colorful bazaars, lively souks, and bustling medinas. The 52-room luxury suite property is set on almost 12 acres of land in its own small village. Facilities include three restaurants, a full-service spa, an infinity pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, golf putting area, and access to a nearby world-class golf courses.

For more information:

• call: (480) 503-8022 or (800) 915-4012
• visit

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