The Water Palace
Just imagine: The exotic spices and kaleidoscope colours of Marrakech… the light-filled rooms and elegant swimming pool of your own private palace. That’s right, your own private palace - the graceful Water Palace. What could possibly be more...
Destination Guide: Morocco
Nature and culture are impressive in equal measure in Morocco. From camel-riding past the awesome Saharan sand dunes to trekking the views of the High Atlas; getting lost in the souks of Fez to lounging in a luxury riad in Marrakech… whatever is top of your priority list on your luxury villa holiday, you’ll find it in big, colourful spades here.
The luxury villas in Morocco offer the best of both worlds, putting you on the doorstep of this magical landscape with its weird and wonderful ways, but with all the home comforts you could wish for, as well as a few ridiculously luxurious extras to make your stay really special. So after a day in the hypnotically busy Djemaa el-Fna, you’ll find a relaxing welcome at your home for the week and a restorative massage and mint tea, too.
Morocco’s main airport is the Mohammed V International Airport, 30km south-east of Casablanca. There are also airports at Fez, Tangier, Marrakech and Salé.
Best places to eat and drink in
In the winding streets and alleyways of the towns and cities, fans of couscous and tagines will find themselves well-catered for, but Moroccan cuisine is wide-ranging with some fabulous local specialities on offer. If you dare, don’t miss out on B’Stilla, a very special ‘pie’ from Fez consisting of layers of thin pastry encasing pigeon meat, almonds, eggs and spices, dusted with cinnamon and icing sugar, all washed down with fresh mint tea.
Foodies might like to visit Essaouira which is fast developing a reputation as a haven for gourmands, particularly fish fanatics.
In Marrakech there are more eating spots than you can shake a stick at, but we particularly like the restaurant at the hotel Villa Flore, where you can enjoy high-quality, delicate dishes in a sun-soaked, architect-designed courtyard, then retire indoors to velvet divans for a restorative recline – the perfect antidote to a morning in the bustling souks.
If you’re looking for a spot for late-night drinking in Marrakesh, Bo-Zin has extensive wine and champagne lists as well as cocktails and some intriguing snacks alongside, all in an atmospheric, dream-like location.
Best time to visit
Spring and Autumn are the best times to go (March to May and September to November). High summer can be stiflingly hot and many people forget just how cold winters can get here. Also worth remembering is that some shops and businesses have reduced opening hours during Ramadan.
What we love about
The richness and variety of sights, sounds and flavours. You almost feel like you’ve had ‘culture indigestion’ after a week in Morocco, but there’s nowhere in the world like it so have your fill of it while you’re there.
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