For authentic Moroccan spa experiences at bargain prices, head to the local neighbourhood hammams of Marrakesh, where entry costs about Dh10, gommage (scrub) Dh15 to Dh30 and massage Dh50 to Dh100. Bring your community hammam kit: towel, flip-flops, plastic mat and a change of knickers (you’ll be expected to wear yours). Public hammams are a greener option than private ones, since less water and fuel is required per person to get squeaky clean. Many riads and hotels have their own hammams in-house, as do Marrakesh spas; some accommodate couples. Book private hammams in advance, as they can take a couple of hours to heat. As far as a cooling dip is concerned, Medina riads are restricted to plunge pools, since leakage from larger pools endangers mudbrick foundations. For proper swimming there are Olympic-sized pools and water parks outside of Marrakesh.