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morocco

morocco

It’s hard to believe that Morocco, being so exotic and different from anything in Europe, is so close and easily accessible.  The people are warm, friendly and hospitable and there are numerous wonderful places to stay and visit.  It’s a year round destination.

  • Marrakech - for private villas and boutique hotels and riads
  • Atlas Mountains - for a choice of mountain hideaways
  • Agadir - for a boutique beach resort for great surfing, yoga and spa
  • El Jadida - for a superb family beach resort with tons of activities for all ages
  • Essaouira - charming coastal town with boutique hotels and huge beaches
  • Oualidia - for a remote boutique hotel on the beach with a lovely spa
  • Ouarzazate - on the edge of the desert, for luxury and adventure

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We have been organising holidays to Morocco since 2004 and it remains perennially popular, with many people visiting again and again.  Our favourite city is Marrakech with its famous Medina (a UNESCO world heritage site) and many of our recommended places to stay and experiences to enjoy are focused in and around this delightful city. It also has easy access to the magnificent Atlas Mountains for guided hiking, mountain biking or just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views.  The mountains have some exceptional places to stay too, such as Sir Richard Branson’s luxury Kasbah Tamadot, from which you can visit Berber villages and soak up the culture of this proud nation.  For those on more of a budget, try La Roseraie.

You can combine city and mountain experiences with a trip to the beach too.  On the west coast, over-looking the Atlantic, we are featuring a selection of exceptional coastal riads, resorts and hotels in (from north to south) Oualidia, Essaouira, El Jadida and Agadir

Morocco is one of the best short haul destinations for winter sun, and - depending on your interests - is definitely a year round destination.

Other destinations in Africa or off the coast

Weather and seasons

Morocco has a typical Mediterranean climate in the North enjoying long hot summers and short winters, temperatures can reach 40°C in the summer dropping off and into the high 20s in the Spring and Autumn. Winters can see temperatures dropping below freezing. The Atlas Mountains form a barrier between the North and South leaving the South very dry and extremely warm during the summer that can last several months. In summer months we would recommend staying along the coast where the sea breeze helps moderate the temperature.

Tipping

Tipping is customary in Morocco, and while it is certainly up to the discretion of each client, to a certain extent it is recommended in order to guarantee the best level of service.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  3 hours
  • Currency:  Dirhams
  • Language:  Arabic and French
  • Visa requirements:  No requirement if your stay is less than 3 months as a British citizen
  • Time difference:  GMT +1
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paradis plage

paradis plage

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agadir, morocco    7 nights from £675

A laid back beach resort with a superb range of accommodation options, offering a tempting mix of yoga, surfing, spa and hiking. Perfect for both adults and families.

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sofitel thalassa sea and spa

sofitel thalassa sea and spa


agadir, morocco    7 nights from £920

Combining modern, stylish accommodation with a superb beachfront location, this 5 star hotel is a great value retreat for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all break.

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country villa

country villa


atlas mountains, morocco    3 nights from £965

Located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, overlooking the distant lights of Marrakech, this cosy 3 bedroom country house is ideal for families and small groups of adults.

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kasbah tamadot

kasbah tamadot


atlas mountains, morocco    5 nights from £1,105

Spectacular mountain setting and total luxury. This exceptional Kasbah is the perfect place to experience the Atlas Mountains. Once you've had enough time relaxing by the pool or enjoying spa treatments, the Kasbah is ideally suited for lots of mountain activities and adventures.

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kasbah angour

kasbah angour


atlas mountains, morocco    room per night from £115

Kasbah Angour is a new addition to the accommodation options in the Atlas Mountains. Designed like a traditional Berber castle and perched on a hill-top, the kasbah has superb panoramic views. The lights of Marrakech can be seen in the far distance on a clear evening. Great for hikers.

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la roseraie

la roseraie


atlas mountains, morocco    room per night from £150

Set in a fabulous mountain location, yet only an hour from Marrakech, La Roseraie is a charming and peaceful mountain retreat hotel with gorgeous gardens, a spa, and spectacular views. A great base for riding and hiking in the Atlas Mountains.

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kasbah du toubkal

kasbah du toubkal


atlas mountains, morocco    room per night from £135

Just 40 miles from Marrakech in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah du Toubkal feels much further from civilization than that, perched as it is near the foot of North Africa's tallest peak.

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mazagan beach resort

mazagan beach resort


el jadida, morocco    7 nights per family from £3,300

Mazagan Beach Resort is set in a stunning coastal location on a seemingly endless beach and surrounded by beautifully manicured grounds. A luxury resort that's perfect for a fun and active family holiday.

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madada mogador

madada mogador


essaouira, morocco    7 nights from £720

Madada Mogador is a beautifully restored chic and luxurious 7 bedroom guesthouse, ideally located on the edge of Essaouira's Medina overlooking the beach and the Atlantic ocean.

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villa de l'o

villa de l'o


essaouira, morocco    3 nights from £395

Villa de L' is a recently restored 18th century riad in the heart of Essaouira with a fantastic roof terrace and 12 individually themed bedrooms.

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heure bleue palais

heure bleue palais


essaouira, morocco    7 nights from £1,315

Heure Bleue Palais is a charming Relais et Chateaux hotel with rooms set around a classic Moroccan courtyard. Uniquely in the Essaouira medina, there's a wonderful rooftop pool with views over the bay and the fort.

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sofitel essaouira mogador

sofitel essaouira mogador


essaouira, morocco    4 nights from £335

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador is a haven of tranquility hidden in a lush natural landscape, with views of the Atlantic, and moments away from the beach and the medina.

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amanjena

amanjena


marrakech, morocco    5 nights from £1,755

Amanjena, or peaceful paradise, is the first Amanresort on the African continent. Located just 15-minutes drive outside the ancient Moroccan city of Marrakech on the southern road to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert.

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la sultana

la sultana


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £230

Delightful riad with spa in the heart of ancient Marrakech. The perfect santctuary after a busy day sightseeing and shopping. Also has excellent cookery school.

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villa des orangers

villa des orangers


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £310

The Villa des Orangers is a luxury five star hotel and Riad located in the heart of Marrakech but is a true haven of peace and tranquility. Yet only 400 yards to the Medina. Pick a top floor room with a terrace for spectacular views and a real sense of being in Marrakech.

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savinio lotus

savinio lotus


marrakech, morocco    3 nights from £620

This stylish mini hotel with just seven bedrooms is a delightfully quiet oasis, and can be booked for exclusive use for groups or simply provide a comfortable hideaway for couples visiting the Red City.

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dar sabra

dar sabra


marrakech, morocco    weekends from £250

Contemporary architecture and modern art are the hallmarks of this ultra comfortable modern 17 bedroom residence. Book for exclusive use for a large party or just take a room for a bit of quiet luxury.

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palmeraie villa

palmeraie villa


marrakech, morocco    7 night exclusive rental from £10,350

This superb luxury 8 bedroom villa has been inspired by the traditional riads of Morocco with open courtyards, elegant archways, grand columns and opulent textiles recurring throughout, creating a warm and welcoming space. Set against the back drop of the towering Atlas Mountains.

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selman

selman


marrakech, morocco    3 nights from £599

Five minutes from Marrakechs vibrant Medina, Selman Marrakech is a new and ultra-luxurious boutique hotel offering purebred Arabian horses (with their own designer stable, no less), in addition to dreamy Moorish design, elaborate artisan craftsmanship, and couture rooms by French designer Jacques Garcia.

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delano

delano


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £220

The Delano captures the magic of Marrakech and provides an exotic, luxurious sanctuary away from the bustling Red City.

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capaldi

capaldi


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £145

Located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountain range, just outside Marrakech, the Capaldi is a charming and comfortable boutique hotel located in nine acres of gardens and olive groves. Perfect for a relaxing (or active) mini break.

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riad snan

riad snan


marrakech, morocco    exclusive use per night from £195

Riad Snan is charming 3 bedroom property located in the Marrakech Medina in an area known as Laksour. The riad is near to the Pasha's palace, within 10 minutes walking distance of the Jamaa el Fna (the main square).

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riad el fenn

riad el fenn


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £210

Riad El Fenn is a wonderful 21 bedroom town house located on the edge of Marrakech's world famous Medina, with three pools, wonderful roof top views and a delightful little spa.

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villa spa paloma

villa spa paloma


marrakech, morocco    7 night exclusive rental from £10,290

This beautiful contemporary 7 bedroom villa is located in the Palmeraie, just 15 minutes from the city walls of Marrakech. A fabulous villa for a special occasion.

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palais namaskar

palais namaskar


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £440

The luxurious Palais Namaskar is set in expansive landscaped grounds, offering the ultimate in comfort and service. Arguably the No.1 hotel in Marrakech, with good access to a wide range of cultural and recreational activities.

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le palais paysan

le palais paysan


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £160

Le Palais Paysan is a superb boutique country retreat with breathtaking mountain views, yet only 30 minutes from Marrakech. Perfect for those seeking peace, tranquility and comfort, but with easy access to fabulous walks and bike rides.

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riad vania

riad vania


marrakech, morocco    exclusive use per night from £425

Luxury riad with splendid views of the Atlas mountains, with 5 bedrooms (all ensuite), hammam, heated pool on the roof terrace, and fully staffed.

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four seasons marrakech

four seasons marrakech


marrakech, morocco    5 nights from £1,205

Four Seasons is the perfect choice of accommodation for anyone wishing to explore the exoticism of Marrakech but wants to be sure of luxury and flawless service.

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the fellah

the fellah


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £125

The Fellah is in the laidback village of Tassoultante, just 7 miles from Marrakech, but feels a million miles away. It's a welcome sanctuary from the bustling city and is perfect for families. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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la maison de marion

la maison de marion


marrakech, morocco    exclusive use per night from £295

Located 20 minutes from the Medina, in the quiet Bab Atlas residential area, Villa de Marion is a charming 3 bedroom modern villa with a large garden and swimming pool.

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villa mauresque

villa mauresque


marrakech, morocco    exclusive use per night from £500

4 bedroom Villa Mauresque is a beautifully designed one-level property with distinctive charm, built around a pretty courtyard, set in expansive gardens with a fabulous swimming pool.

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beldi country club

beldi country club


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £130

Beldi Country Club is a delightfully authentic eco-minded bolthole within striking distance of Marrakech. Only 15 minutes from the centre of the Pink City, the Beldi feels a million miles away from the dust and chaos of the Medina.

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kasbah beldi

kasbah beldi


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £105

Kasbah Beldi is a wonderful new addition to the choices of places to stay in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. This charming hideaway, on the edge of Lake Takerkoust, is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

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royal palm marrakech

royal palm marrakech


marrakech, morocco    room per night from £365

The latest superb luxury hotel to open in the Red City, Royal Palm offers an outstanding array of sports facilities, a wondeful spa, and everything you could possibly need for a holiday in Marrakech.

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banyan tree tamouda bay

banyan tree tamouda bay


mediterranean, morocco    7 nights from £1,700

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is a luxury all-pool-villa resort on Morocco's Mediterranean coast.

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la sultana oualidia

la sultana oualidia


oualidia, morocco    7 nights from £1,200

Overlooking Oualidia's lagoon, La Sultana is a wonderful 11 bedroom beach hotel with a delightful spa. Perfect for both adults and families.

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dar ahlam

dar ahlam


ouarzazate, morocco    full board room per night from £348

Dar Ahlam is one of the most luxurious hideaways in Morocco, set in spectacular landscape south of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, on the edge of the desert.

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