Discover the Red City of Marrakech
Marrakech holidays are mysterious, magical and full of colour. With the world’s greatest markets, opulent palaces, inspiring street food and an unexpected surprise waiting around every corner, you will fall in love with what Marrakech has to offer. Conveniently located just a short flight away, you will find a whole new world where the sun always shines, the sweet scent of exotic flowers and spicy food fills the air, and you can watch belly dancing any night of the week. Marrakech offers a rare experience for those who want to see the lively side of magical Morocco.
Things to Do in Marrakech
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech then close by you can find some fabulous relaxing activities. Play a round of golf at the award winning Royal Marrakech Golf Club, say goodbye to tension with an afternoon in a traditional hamam or visit the Oasiria Water Park. Go to the gates of the Atlas Mountains and find peace and solitude in the stunning Menara Gardens. You might get lost in the winding passage ways of the Medina but be sure to pick up some local crafts, haggle for a bargain and stop for some traditional Moroccan tea along the way. The best way to do this is on a walking tour. You can find ancient tombs, mosques and world-class galleries. Adults and children alike will be entertained by the snake charmers and street performers in Djemaa el-Fna. When you want to relax you can visit a traditional Moroccan bath. There is a great deal of choice here from simple hamams to modern spas with steam rooms and massage. By night the city comes alive! The main square transforms into an open-air restaurant where you will find countless food stalls offering traditional food such as couscous, tajine and kebabs. Despite the predominant Islamic culture, during the evening alcohol is sold freely in the evenings. There are many clubs in the modern centre in which you can dance the night away. Marrakech holidays are exciting and exotic where you can have a new experience every day. Whether you want to lose yourself in the hustle of the markets or you would prefer to spoil yourself in the famous hamams, Marrakech always has something special to offer.
Soak up the Atmosphere
There is something for everyone in this city – ancient buildings and old ways, modern luxury hotels, traditional food and markets. So whether you’re on a romantic holiday or a fun family break, you’ll be sure to find what you are after and plenty of hotel options. The city is split into the older Medina and the modern Gueliz, giving visitors the option of a traditional atmosphere. Stay in the heart of Marrakech in fabulous 3- and 4-star hotels within walking distance of Djemaa El Fna Square and Mohammed V Avenue. The city is alive and kicking from dusk until dawn and your Marrakech holiday won't disappoint!
Souks and Sights of Marrakech
One of the must do things on holiday in Marrakech is to explore the bright and bustling souks. The endless maze of markets will ignite all your senses as you barter for bargains and experience a slice of market life. You will find everything from hand woven rugs to beautiful jewels, baskets, potions, and spices. Rue Semarine and rue Mouassine both lie in the heart of the souk and offer very different experiences. Semarine will give you the chance to shop in chic boutiques whereas Mouassine is a full on explosion of bazaar culture. When the stars come out head down to the Marrakech Night Market and tantalise your taste buds with some exotic culinary delights from across the globe. The Musée de Marrakech and the Koutoubia Mosque are two of the most important sights in Marrakech and shouldn’t be missed by any visitor. Head to the Al Bahia Palace to see beauty dating back to the 19th century where sandalwood, lazuli and marble come together to make a stunning building fit for a sultan. In the evening you can watch the spectacular sun set over the dramatic Atlas Mountains - so don’t forget to take your camera. Stand back and witness the bustling city come to life as the scent of cooked spices fills the air and performers scatter themselves along the streets, setting up for their evening shows.