Whether you’re strolling through lush boutique gardens or dining at the most highly esteemed restaurants in the city it is easy to feel like royalty when enjoying one of Morocco’s finest luxury holidays. Let the following recommendations guide you on your trip to North Africa and make sure to deny yourself nothing…
Live like a King in Marrakech
With so many fine tailor made holidays to Morocco available, you will have a wealth of options to choose from if you plan to visit. By making the right choices you will experience some of the very finest places and activities in North Africa or, indeed, the world. To make sure your journey really is one fit for a King make sure to include the following in your itinerary;
The Old Souk & the Djemaa el Fna
Marrakech is home to the largest Souk, or traditional market, in Morocco and it is here that you will find the choicest and most intriguing cultural items for sale. There seem to be an almost limitless diversity of curios to browse, and the Souk itself is large enough to warrant hours of wandering between the brightly coloured stalls. If something takes your fancy in this wondrous bazaar (as it inevitably will), remember that the quoted price will be wildy optimistic on the part of the salesman and, far from being an insult, is an invitation to enjoy the art of haggling. Stepping out of the Souk, you will come upon the festive Djemaa el Fna, the central square of Marrakech and filled with all forms of entertainment, from story-tellers to dancing-boys to snake charmers. No luxury holidays are complete without an evening spent enjoying the diversions of this famous place.
Real Moroccan Cuisine
Marrakech the perfect place to try real Moroccan cuisine. For those with an adventurous palate the real treats include the delectable pastille, or sweet pigeon pie, filled with a succulent vegetable purée and the particularly flavoursome dessert of strawberries wrapped in wafer-thin pastry and rolled in ground almonds. If you don’t have time to make it to one of the city’s many restaurants, do still make sure to try as many local dishes as you can. You will often not have far to go as many of the luxury hotels have excellent restaurants on site.
Royal Golf de Marrakech
At the foot of the Atlas mountains lies the famed Royal golf course of Marrakech. Fringed by cypress, eucalyptus, palm, olive, orange and apricot trees, these links are as respected for their beauty as their design. With a Caddy being a mandatory requirement and even tailor made holidays available based solely around the course, the Royal Golf has established itself as an exclusive experience that touches the very heights of luxury.
Also built in the grand days of the 1920’s are the delicate Majorelle Gardens. Tinged with verdant greens and ceramics of cobalt blue there are few finer examples of North African horticulture. Open to the public since 1947, one does not have to be a king to feel like one in this ornate and teeming place.
Marrakech is home to some of the finest luxury hotels in the world. Boasting a cultured mélange of styles, Morocco incorporates the generosity of Arab hospitality with the very pinnacle of local cuisine and, of course, international facilities. The most luxurious of the choices provide a level of service unrivalled anywhere in the world and spa facilities that have rightfully earned a grand reputation.