Think of Marrakech and an explosion of the senses comes to mind: the sunset call to prayer, walking around colourful markets buying bright and fragrant spices or averting clothing at one of the many souks. The red city is over a thousand years old and oozes culture with palaces, mosques and beautiful gardens abound. It is perched between the Atlantic and the atlas mountains so there is a lot of variety and if you are based is Northern Europe, the weather is one of them.
We want to stay at the Le Riad Yasmine:
Like many global cities there is a lot of places to stay in Marrakech. However, to really experience the city and culture we would want to stay in a Riad. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house/palace with an interior garden or courtyard, which a lot of the time now comes with a pool. If staying in a Riad then Le Riad Yasmine is a must. This is one of the most iconic Riad’s and you will most likely have seen it online. The Riad is located in the medina of Marrakech and comes with the most iconic pool, a large rooftop patio with views across the city and continental breakfast is included everyday which you can enjoy in the stucco dining room. The Yasmine only has 7 rooms and suites with a view of the courtyard and carefully balances the traditional with the modern.
We want to eat and drink at Latitude 31 and Riad Yima:
Being in Morocco we would want to try some Moroccan food and by all reviews and hearsay. Latitude 31 serves this up a plenty. For instance to get a classic Moroccan Tagine dish, Latitude 31 is the place to go. The restaurant simply serves up these classic dishes with a bit of modern fusion. The Mrouzia Tagine, a traditional lamb tagine caramelized with honey and almonds sounds particularly inviting.
For our daily coffee fix, getting a coffee at Cafe de France with a view of the famous Jemma El Fnaa square sounds like the best option. As Marrakech isn’t a ‘flat white’ city yet, this alongside a teahouse (which they do very well in Morocco) such as Riad Yima sounds like the best option.
We want to workout at the Canal Forme:
Keeping fit on the go is always a struggle. However, Marrakech seems to have it all when it comes to fitness clubs and Canal Forme dazzles, with a chandelier in the entry— it has weights, swimming pool and you can also get a massages and other treatments.
We want to try Camel Riding and Quad Biking:
Marrakech has much to offer when it comes to walking around the gardens, bazaars, mosques and palaces. However, when here we’d love to explore the desert on one of the many camel tours or also go quad biking for that adrenaline hit!
Have you been to Marrakech? What locations would you recommend we visit? We’d love your feedback. Let us know in the comments below.