A surprisingly mountainous and green country, Morocco is just a four hour flight from the UK. It encompasses the exotic way of life of a land you would believe is far more distant from home. One of the best ways to experience the natural beauty of this country is by taking a tour with a local guide for the day; Morocco also offers a wide range of activities including horse riding and mountain biking.
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Best Time to Visit
The best weather starts in May and this can continue right through until Early November.
Settled around the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is one of the most popular resorts in Morocco. Agadir and Essaouira are also favourites – both offering stunning coastal properties and incredible stretches of beach.
Morocco’s rich cultural heritage has heavily influenced it’s cuisine over the years. Berber in particular has had an influence, with Tajine and couscous dishes originating from Berber times. The invasion by Arabs introduced new dishes including pastas, breads and a heavy infusion of exotic spices. Now, cuisine is based around staple foods including chicken, lamb, couscous, tomatoes, garlic, eggs and peppers.
History and Culture
Morocco’s cultural heritage is diverse; influences from this heritage have made it the country that it is today. Berber, Bedouin Arab, Moor and Eastern Arab periods of time have created a vibrant and exotic country and the country’s architecture and colourings are evidence of this.
Things to Do
Enjoy the pool and spa facilities at the luxurious hotels.
Mountain biking in the Atlas Mountain region.
Horse riding along the beach.
Tennis and golf at some extraordinary facilities.
Enjoy a tour of your resort with a local guide.
Recommended Hotels in Morocco
Erg Chigaga-Morocco, Morocco
The desert is a magical place. Tranquillity, clear skies, bright stars, simmering vistas, intense colours, big dunes and magical experiences. This can all be enjoyed in comfort at Erg Chigaga Luxury C...
Royal Mansour-Morocco, Morocco
Enclosed within the Medina and protected from view by the city walls, Royal Mansour is as precious and mysterious as the city itself. Its beauty revealed in layers, this voyage of discovery begins wit...
Angsana Riad Lydines -Marrakech, Morocco 7 bedrooms
This beautiful Riad is ideally located in the Medina, within easy walking distance of the Royal Palace and the Saadian Tombs.
With only six rooms and one suite, all individual, this ...
Club Med Agadir 3* -Agadir, Morocco 374 bedrooms
Moroccan authenticity and freshness of the ocean
A stone’s throw from the illuminated beaches, relax as you take in the Atlantic Ocean at Club Med Agadir. This all-inclusive family resort on the ...
Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie 4* -Marrakech, Morocco 300 bedrooms
Embrace this Moroccan haven of peace
Hidden away in Morocco's oldest palm grove, Club Med Marrakech la Palmeraie reflects the intimate atmosphere of Marrakech’s medinas with tranquil courtyards, ...
Club Med Marrakech Le Riad 5* Luxury Resort -Marrakech, Morocco 60 bedrooms
At Marrakech la Riad the focus is on luxury, featuring a spa with a traditional Moroccan Hammam. An on-site golf academy provides great practice for both beginners and pros, while three courses are lo...
Club Med Smir 4* Premium Resort-Tangier, Morocco 334 bedrooms
Further north, the resort of Smir is located on the coast, within 15 hectares of enthralling Mediterranean countryside and white sand beaches. For avid or budding tennis players, Smir has a tennis aca...
Club Med Yasmina 4*-Tangier, Morocco 343 bedrooms
A Moroccan paradise for families and sport
Embark on a Moroccan getaway in the Mediterranean at Club Med Yasmina, perfectly placed for enjoying the Strait of Gibraltar and the “White City” of T...
Dar Anika -Marrakech, Morocco 11 bedrooms
A delightful small Riad in Marrakech, the British owned Dar Anika is a delightful small Riad, close to the Badi Palace, the Saadian tombs and the truly exciting Djemaa El Fna Square. The style here is...
Es Saadi-Marrakech, Morocco 150 bedrooms
In the leafy Gueliz area of Marrakech, yet only 15 minutes’walk from the Koutoubia, this 1950’s built, family owned hotel has long been a firm favourite with many English and French guests...
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech-Marrakech, Morocco 135 bedrooms
Nestled in a natural landscape of palm, olive and orange trees, Fairmont Royal Palm is an idyllic retreat offering stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. And this luxurious and stylish resort is locat...
Four Seasons Marrakech-Marrakech, Morocco 141 bedrooms
Recently opened, this exceptional hotel is located opposite the Menara Gardens, a 10 minute taxi ride from the medina and is perfect for those looking to factor some relaxation in to their Marrakech e...
Iberostar Founty Beach -Agadir, Morocco 470 bedrooms
This large hotel is in a prime location for a beach holiday in Morocco as it stands directly on the golden sands.
The hotel comprises of three buildings housing 470 comfortable guest rooms, st...
Jardins De La Medina-Marrakech, Morocco 36 bedrooms
The discreet entrance door and reception hall give no clue to the delightful courtyard gardens of this charming, privately owned hotel.
Created by combining a number of private houses, the ar...
Kasbah Tamadot -Morocco, Morocco 28 bedrooms
Owned by Sir Richard Branson, the setting for this very special hotel is spectacular – it is a real Morocco holiday hideaway.
Each of the 28 guestrooms and suites are individual in style...
Ksar Anika -Marrakech, Morocco 17 bedrooms
This beautiful Riad has been lovingly restored using a blend of traditional architecture and light touches to create space, peace and tranquillity.
With only 17 spacious rooms (mostly doubles)...
L'Heure Bleue Palais -Morocco, Morocco 33 bedrooms
A lovely Riad in coastal Essaouira. Essaouira is a beach resort with a busy fishing harbour, which can be reached by road from Casablanca, Agadir or Marrakech. The town is pervaded with a calm languid...
La Gazelle D'or, Taroudant -Morocco, Morocco 30 bedrooms
This is a quite exceptional hotel of great style. Located outside the 16th century walls of Taroudant and about an hour from Agadir city, accommodation is in stone cottages (all air-conditioned) set i...
La Mamounia-Marrakech, Morocco 207 bedrooms
The best known and probably the oldest hotel in Marrakech, La Mamounia re-opened in September 2009 after a lavish restoration that has taken over three years and has been led by French designer Jacque...
La Sultana Marrakech -Marrakech, Morocco 28 bedrooms
The breathtaking very Moroccan style of this hotel is the result of exceptional craftsmanship, which has made for a truly luxurious holiday hotel in Marrakech.
La Sultana Marrakech is ...
La Sultana Oualidia -Morocco, Morocco 11 bedrooms
This truly is a wonderful property uniquely situated on the Atlantic coast on a lagoon sheltered by cliffs, bordered by green pastureland and salt-water marshes. The location is ideal for those who re...
Le Meridien N'Fis -Marrakech, Morocco 277 bedrooms
Five star comfort in the Menara district of Marrakech. One of the keys to this lovely hotel is the feeling of space it gives, from the lobby to the substantial gardens and pool area. Well located in t...
Les Jardins De La Koutoubia-Morocco, Morocco 108 bedrooms
Riad style hotel, a few steps from Djemaa el Fna Square
As you take your first few steps within the impressive reception area of this fine hotel, and look through to the elegant swimming pool...
Riad El Cadi-Marrakech, Morocco 12 bedrooms
The El Cadi is a unique property and one of the finest traditional riads in the city. It is elegantly decorated in great style reflecting the erstwhile owner’s remarkable knowledge and enthusias...
Riad Farnatchi -Marrakech, Morocco 9 bedrooms
The best of both worlds in the heart of Marrakech. This stunning Riad within the Medina combines modern European style and traditional Moroccan design. Riad Farnatchi has been created out of five smal...
Riad Joya-Marrakech, Morocco 7 bedrooms
Opened in January 2011, Riad Joya is an exquisite boutique riad with just seven suites and is located in the heart of the Medina, a few steps from the Djemaa El Fna Square.
Joya blends sophisticate...
Riad Kniza-Marrakech, Morocco 11 bedrooms
Just inside the Medina and Bab Doukala, this delightful riad is located just 5 minutes from Djemaa El Fna Square.The charming and knowledgeable owner, Monsieur Bouskri, speaks excellent English and ...
Selman Marrakech-Marrakech, Morocco 56 bedrooms
This beautiful hotel opened in 2012 and is situated on the outskirts of Marrakech in six hectares of gardens that include stables for the owners’ private collection of Arabian horses.
Villa Des Orangers-Marrakech, Morocco 27 bedrooms
This stylish, boutique hotel is located close to the medina and offers guests a magical oasis-like quality where you can relax away from the madding crowd.
A member of Relais & Châteaux, t...