Home to diplomats and princesses, the Palmeraie is a vast, dry palm grove where luxury private hotels abound. The area is about 10 minutes drive from town and is a wonderful calm place to stay for those who do not want the hustle and bustle of the medina. Gardens are meticulously manicured as are the verges and orange tree hedges that lead to many of the exclusive hotels. There is an air of utter peace and calm here which contrasts with the city. It is worth considering a stay in both to sample a little of what both areas have to offer.