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Morocco is incredibly enchanting. From the jaw-dropping Sahara sand dunes, to the colourful souks and boutique rooftops in Marrakesh, a holiday to Morocco heightens the senses and introduces you to a culture full of vibrancy.
A mix of colour, culture and beauty
A multifaceted country, Morocco is a wonderful source of adventure. Steeped in natural beauty and Arabic tradition, it’s the perfect destination for culture buffs, and is completely different to other beach locations we offer. Of course, the rugged coastline is hugged by sapphire Mediterranean waters and is well worth a visit for snorkelling and diving, but we find Morocco’s interiors to be the place to really explore. Take a hiking trip in the verdant High Atlas mountain range, or enjoy a traditional dinner out in the desert. Meanwhile, the cities all offer their own unique personalities, from Fez’s medieval architecture and classic markets, to Casablanca’s contemporary buildings and youthful art scene.
We’ve selected hotels that reside in Marrakesh – arguably Morocco’s most popular city. Marrakesh has a way of truly immersing you in Moroccan culture, whether it’s the enthralling call to prayer that echoes through the streets or the incredible crafts and spices that greet you when you visit a busy souk. Discover incredible Islamic architecture including the Ali Bed Youssef Medersa and enjoy the burst of sounds and smells before retreating to a beautiful boutique riad (guesthouse) for a cocktail.
Why visit Morocco?
- Morocco’s landscape is magical, providing you with an amazing panorama from every angle. During your stay you may discover soaring Saharan sand dunes, the green peaks of the High Atlas mountain range and jagged coastlines dotted with waterfalls. All interspersed with colourful cities that add a touch of unique Moroccan glamour. Venture into the desert in the evening and you’ll be greeted with Morocco’s most enchanting landscape – dark skies smattered with glowing stars.
- Of course, on your Moroccan holiday there’ll be plenty of time to relax by the pool. But there’s also lots of fantastic activities and culture to enjoy too. Take a scenic hike across the mountains, learn to roll couscous with a local chef, trek the barren desert or relax in a steamy hammam. We recommend visiting at least one souk during your time here. A treasure trove of sights, smells and sounds, the souks are lively and bustling but the ambience is electric. Enjoy the heady aromas of North African spices, pore over the intricate designs on the Moroccan rugs, and treat yourself to some leather slippers (babouches) as a souvenir.
- Moroccan cuisine is hearty and full of flavour, and there are many delicious dishes that you can try whilst on holiday. A typical Moroccan dinner is a succulent tagine, where meats and vegetables are slow-cooked together in a clay pot of the same name – it’s zesty and flavourful, with sweet punches of apricot and other dried fruits. Make sure you have a big chunk of bread to soak up the juices. Other decadent dishes we recommend include a pastilla – a tasty pie made with filo pastry (our favourite includes saffron chicken and fried almonds with orange blossom), and chicken with preserved lemons and olives. You can’t beat a cocktail on one of the beautifully decorated terraces or rooftops either.