Are you ready to learn everything about Marrakech? We made an essential travel guide with the best hotspots in Marrakech, so you’ll discover this city like a real local!
Marrakech, the Red City, is a vibrant and exotic destination that offers visitors a unique blend of ancient history, modern amenities, and cultural diversity. From the bustling markets of the Medina to the luxurious spas and resorts of the Palmeraie, Marrakech has something for everyone.
In this 3-day travel guide, we will explore some of the best hotspots in Marrakech. We visited all of these places with our Selected Partners, and it was a trip with places you can’t miss out on, we know you will love it!
Day 1: Cultural, Artistic & Food Hotspots in Marrakech
Where to stay in Marrakech?
After our 4-hour flight, we arrived at one of our favourite hotels in Marrakech, Beldi Country Club. If you’re looking for a luxurious and serene retreat in Morocco, this will be the perfect destination.
This resort is located just outside of Marrakech, in a peaceful oasis surrounded by olive groves and palm trees. The resort's gardens are one of its standout features, with over 15 acres of lush greenery and flowers. Guests can wander through the gardens, relax by the pool, or take a dip in the on-site hammam. For those seeking more active pursuits, the resort also has tennis courts and a fitness center.
With its beautiful gardens, elegant decor, and exceptional service, Beldi Country Club Marrakech offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a refined getaway.
Beldi Country Club Marrakech is, besides a resort, also a culinary destination, with several exceptional dining options. The signature restaurant, El Badia, serves traditional Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine, using fresh and seasonal ingredients. For a more casual dining experience, guests can head to the Cactus and Ficus bar of the hotel.
Cultural Hotspot in Marrakech: Exploring the Yves Saint Laurent Museum
If you're looking for a unique cultural experience in Marrakech, visiting the Yves Saint Laurent Museum should be at the top of your list. This museum, dedicated to the iconic fashion designer, is a true gem that showcases the creative genius of Yves Saint Laurent.The Yves Saint Laurent Museum houses an impressive collection of the designer's work, including clothing, accessories, sketches, and photographs. The displays are arranged thematically, showcasing the different inspirations and influences behind the designer's creations.
Besides that, the museum boasts a stunning garden that is a must-visit for any art and nature lover. The garden features a unique blend of traditional Moroccan flora and contemporary botanical designs. Visitors can explore the serene water features, the cactus garden, and the iconic blue villa, which was Saint Laurent's home for many years. The garden also hosts temporary art exhibitions, making it a dynamic and ever-evolving attraction. Don't miss out on this oasis of calm in the heart of Marrakech's bustling city centre. It’s really one of the must-visit hotspots in Marrakech for fashion and nature lovers.
Cultural and food hotspots in Marrakech: Discover the Magic of El Fenn Hotel and El Fna Square
Marrakech is known for its stunning views, and one of the best places to experience this is from the rooftop of El Fenn Hotel. This luxurious boutique hotel offers a breathtaking view of the city, including the famous El Fna Square.
From this vantage point, you can see the vibrant colors of the market stalls, the smoke rising from the food vendors, and the performers entertaining the crowds.
As the sun sets, the view becomes even more magical. The square is bathed in the warm glow of the streetlights, and the sounds of traditional music and storytelling fill the air. Watching this spectacle from the rooftop of El Fenn Hotel is an experience that will stay with you forever.
Food hotspot in Marrakech: Indulge in Organic Mexican Cuisine at Les Jardins Du Lotus Restaurant
Les Jardins Du Lotus Restaurant offers a unique dining experience in Marrakech, combining organic Mexican cuisine with a beautiful garden setting. It’s a true hidden gem in Marrakech, offering visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. With its stunning tranquil atmosphere, this garden is a must-visit hotspot for anyone traveling to Marrakech.
Day 2: Cultural, Shopping & Food Hotspots in Marrakech
Cultural & shopping hotspots in Marrakech: Bike tour
Are you an adventurous traveller looking for a unique way to experience Marrakech? Why not try a bike tour? Not only is it a great way to stay active while on vacation, but it also allows you to see Marrakech from a whole new perspective. On our bike tour, we decided to cycle to several inspirational locations and shop for the most beautiful Moroccan products. One of these products was a delicious bread by a Moroccan baker! Here are some ideas for shopping and impressive places to cycle to during your tour:Shopping Hotspots in Marrakech:
- Souks: Traditional markets offering a range of goods including textiles, spices, pottery, and jewelry.
- Mellah: Old Jewish quarter of Marrakech with shops selling traditional Moroccan handicrafts.
- Gueliz: Modern neighborhood with international brand stores, trendy cafes, and boutiques.
- Koutoubia Mosque: Landmark of Marrakech, the largest mosque in the city with stunning architecture.
- Majorelle Garden: Tranquil oasis with exotic plants and flowers, and vibrant, blue-painted walls.
- Palmeraie: Vast palm grove offering peaceful escape, perfect for exploring palm-lined paths and traditional Berber villages.
Food Hotspot in Marrakech: Berbers Lodge Marrakech, A Love Story Between a Designer and a VillageOne of the food highlights of any stay in Marrakech is the Berbers Lodge. The lodge's on-site restaurant offers a delicious selection of Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients from their own garden. The goal of the restaurant owner, Romain Michel Meniere, was to discover the Berber culture, their customs, norms, craftsmanship and architecture.
Day 3: Spa & Experience Hotspot in Marrakech
Spa hotspot in Marrakech: Discover the Authentic Moroccan HammamAfter two days of sightseeing, it’s time for some relaxation, it’s time for a Hammam! A Hammam is a traditional Moroccan spa experience that involves steam, water, and a series of treatments. It is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that has been practiced for centuries in Morocco. There a plenty of great Hammams in Marrakech, but we decided to go to the one in our hotel, Beldi Country Club. the spa offers a range of Hammam treatments, including body scrubs, massages, and facials, all using natural and organic ingredients.
Looking to have Hammam in other spas? We suggest:
- La Mamounia Spa: A luxurious spa in the heart of Marrakech that offers a traditional Hammam experience. The spa features a stunning pool, sauna, and steam room, as well as a range of other treatments.
- Royal Mansour Spa: A high-end spa located within a luxurious hotel that offers a traditional Moroccan Hammam. The spa features a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body scrubs, all using natural and organic products.
Experience hotspot in Marrakech: The Charm of Scarabeo Camp
Looking for a unique way to experience the magic of Marrakech? Look no further than Scarabeo Camp, a luxurious glamping destination that combines the best of both worlds: the rugged beauty of the desert and the luxurious amenities of a high-end hotel. On our trip, we decided to only eat at the camp but there is still plenty of activities to do! Take a camel ride into the desert and watch the sunset over the sand dunes, go on a guided trek through the Atlas Mountains, or simply relax by the pool and soak up the sun. This time, we decided to have dinner at sunset while enjoying a personalized menu in complete privacy and live music.
After all these inspiring activities, it was time to go home. We hope you’ve enjoyed our 3-day inspiration guide with the best hotspots in Marrakech.
We would like to thank our selected partners for joining us on our inspiring journey to Marrakech. Interested to be one of our selected partners? Contact Esther via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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