I have travelled quite a bit over the years and this trip to Marrakech was remarkable in so many ways. I had never been to Morocco and wasn’t sure if my French would pass muster there. Let me tell you, it was amazing. I felt so taken care of from the moment I arrived. The villa was beautiful. My room was beautiful with a full balcony overlooking the desert. The food was great and varied. The staff was so efficient and friendly. And indulged me and helped me with my French. We were very busy with yoga or Pilates classes every day with a world-class teacher. We had cooking classes, an amazing and challenging hike on The Atlas Mts. (with a beautiful picnic on the most breathtaking place I’ve ever seen in the middle of it). The Medina was a great place to explore. To top it off, we had a belly dancing class! The owners of Escape to Shape really have a sense of how to create an atmosphere of fun and excitement for the group. They encourage, but don’t make you participate in anything you are not comfortable with. You could very easily just sit by the gorgeous pool all day if you choose. I will never forget it… I look forward to joining Erica and Francesco in the future. A really swell vacation!