Things to do in Marrakesh
Marrakech has plenty to offer… it’s huge, varied and full of hustle and bustle. Easily one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in Morocco, This 1000-year-old city is home to a thriving medina, amazing shopping, and some of the most gorgeous architecture you’ll find anywhere in the world. Marrakech is also famous for its beautiful riads (guesthouses often converted from family homes) and you’ll find amazing little boutique riads dotting winding streets all over the city.
Where to stay
There are so many fabulous places to stay in Marrakesh from up market hotels to the more traditional Riads.
- We chose to stay at Riad Jemaa el fna and spa in the heart of the medina. a luxurious boutique Riad. A cute little Riad just a 5 minute walk from the heart of the medina, with 19 rooms a nice little roof Terrance, it had a real family feel about it.
Other popular places to stay whilst in Marrakesh and One of Instagram’s most famous spots, every inch of the Riad Yasmine is picture perfect. Book in advance and find out why travel bloggers are obsessed with this place.
Riad Jaaneman, An elegant boutique hotel in the bohemian heart of the Marrakech medina. Classical style meets eclectic harmony in this beautiful space.
Riad Berbere, This palatial 17th-century riad is in one of the oldest and grandest parts of the medina. Afternoon tea is served in the garden amid tropical plants, and if it’s not warm enough to sit outside there’s an oriental salon with red-brick fireplace and vases of roses.
Chambres d’amis, a narrow passageway with sunlight streaming through the slats of a bamboo roof leads out of the teeming alleyways of the medina’s souks, into calmer streets lined with anonymous wooden doors, each hiding the peace of a riad. Chambres d’Amis is owned by Anke van der Pluijm, a Dutch interior designer who has decorated the property in a minimalist, modern Moroccan style. Rooms are not enormous but all have balconies or terrace patios
La Mamounia , Another drop dead gorgeous spot, la Mamounia has been famous with generations of royals and celebs. A Uber upmarket place to relax or just enjoy cocktails.
Things to do in Marrakesh
1- Marrakesh is an amazing place for shopping, The medina has some good markets, stalls filled with stunning pottery, sparkly lamps and other hand made goods. you’ll be plummeted into a world of heat and sunshine, crowds and chaos, colours and spices and shouting and whispers. Narrow streets lead to even narrower alleys which lead to places you’re not sure you should be.
2- The stunning Ben Youssef Madrasa and the Bahia Palace, both of which are perfect for photo op
3- YSL Gardens
The garden of the Villa Oasis The Villa Oasis, adjoining the Jardin Majorelle, was built by the painter Jacques Majorelle. Beginning in 1980, it became the home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. Its garden is open to the public from Friday to Monday, from 10 am to 4 pm.
4- Quad biking in afgay desert, this was one of my highlights of my trip, we booked online with quad envasion the Morning included pick- up quad biking with guide and mint tea and crepes before being dropped back to our Riad. 100% recommend.
5- Enjoy a meal in one of the beautiful rooftop restaurants. For a fresh take on classic Moroccan cuisine,Nomad is the place to be. Plus you’ll get an incredible view from the rooftop terrace.
6- Hot Air Balloon A must for Marrakech visitors, this morning tour takes you soaring over the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Touch down for a freshly prepared Berber breakfast followed by a camel ride through the palm-scattered desert.