Morocco has excelled in recent years, as more and more worldly-wise travellers uncover the country’s intriguing blend of busy spice markets, authentic cultures and no shortage of natural wonders, from the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, with evocative archaeological sites added to this heady mix between them all.
Marrakesh is, undoubtedly, the most famous holiday destination in Morocco with its bustling central square of Jemaa el-Fnaa, 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, souks, El Badi and Bahia Palaces, as well as a swath of fascinating museums, tombs, public gardens, galleries and ornate historic buildings dating back hundreds of years. A visit to Marrakesh always serves as a worthy introduction to your luxury Morocco holiday, though if in need of something a little slower-paced, there are plenty of day trips to choose from, depending on your route and location, of course.
With the stunning Atlas Mountains just a two-hour drive from Marrakesh, Berber villages, dramatic peaks and gushing gorges beckon for all manner of trekking tours, from gentle strolls to full-throttle mountaineering. A taste of the desert can be glimpsed at the bewildering dunes of Merzouga or, if it’s a North African beach holiday you are looking for, the port city of Essaouira possesses both harbourfront charm and sandy bays alike. Throughout it all, the best luxury hotels in Morocco range from enchanting palaces to out-and-out luxury resorts and boutique, atmospheric boltholes, just a taste of what to expect on your memorable trip to the north African jewel that is Morocco.