An exotic desert oasis where guests want for nothing.
The Korakia Pensione is a marriage of two houses: a 1924 villa built by Scottish painter Gordon Coutts and a similarly historic home once owned by silent screen actor J. Carol Nash. The result is an amazing compound consisting of 29 retreats boasting Moorish and Mediterranean panache. Beamed ceilings, stone floors and cast iron beds are just some of the treats tucked behind closed doors. Each day begins with a complimentary full-cooked breakfast served in the Moroccan courtyard, and Moroccan tea service is available each afternoon. Guests can lounge poolside, take a yoga lesson or get pampered with a spa treatment. Lanterns and fire pits illuminate the grounds at night, with classic and foreign films shown on a nearby screen after dark. The plush and ample-size day bed makes an amazing platform for stargazing, providing a moment of serenity as the day comes to an end.