Category: Morocco

5 things to do on a luxury tour of Morocco

5 things to do on a luxury tour of Morocco

Up until 20 years ago Morocco used to be a land lost in the collective imaginary. For most people, it was associated with the film ‘Casablanca’, of which not one single scene was actually shot in Morocco. For a few other lucky ones, it was the behind- the- closed- doors hippy (very) chic crowd associated [...]

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

With a wealth of history, culture and artistic legacy, Marrakech is a treasure trove for history buffs and art lovers alike. Across the city, many of its museums are themselves historic wonders, housed in exceptional palaces and stately buildings that give testament to broad cultural diversity. Read on to discover more about 5 of the [...]

7 items to eat and drink on a luxury trip to Marrakech, Morocco

7 items to eat and drink on a luxury trip to Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco is not only a wonderful romantic getaway – it’s a fascinating foodie destination as well. Don’t miss trying both exotic Moroccan delicacies as well as some healthy, locally grown foods. Read on for our seven ideas to satisfy your appetite on your next visit to Morocco’s fourth largest city. Traditional tagine Tagines and [...]

Photograph of the week: Walking across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Photograph of the week: Walking across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco

The Erg Chebbi sand dunes, measuring 22 kms long and 5 kms wide, are an astonishing sight to behold. While they are the most accessible sand dunes in the Moroccan Sahara they are still a distance to reach (being around ten hours by car from both Marrakech and Fes) and so visiting the South East [...]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

In earlier posts, we predicted ‘simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries‘ and ‘local life and set-jetting‘ as luxury travel trends to look out for in the year ahead. Here we introduce the final two of our six predicted luxury travel trends for 2014, along with the finest destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass these trends. Spirit [...]

5 monuments not to miss in the medina of Marrakech

5 monuments not to miss in the medina of Marrakech

With centuries of history and architectural wonders, the medina is a treasure trove of antiquities that take visitors through the long history of the city’s past rulers. Travel back hundreds of years into the past to discover unique examples of architectural styles, or marvel at the regal beauty of private royal quarters. Here are five [...]

Morocco’s top 5 luxury stays

Morocco’s top 5 luxury stays

From traditional riads in Morocco’s bustling cities, to more secluded and off-the-beaten-path kashbahs throughout the countryside, traditional Moroccan accommodation offers both comfort and luxury. Whatever your preference may be, here is my pick of Morocco’s top five luxury accommodation options. Capaldi Hotel Morocco has its fair share of wonderful accommodation options, but the Capaldi Hotel, which [...]

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

As a bustling city that blurs the boundaries between modern metropolis and historic culture, Marrakech boasts an exceptional wealth of culinary delights, to out-do even the most discerning of palates. From traditional Morrocan cuisine refined with modern style, to cosmopolitan menus that reflect the multitude of international influences that have come through the country, Marrakech [...]

5 of the most unique places to dine out in Marrakech

5 of the most unique places to dine out in Marrakech

Marrakech is a hub of cultural strands, blending local Moroccan culture with classical European influences and Asian flair, along with a twist of contemporaneity. This intricate multicultural atmosphere is most evident in the city’s rich culinary offerings, that blend together a variety of flavours with deftness and subtlety. While the throngs of the Medina are [...]

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Top 7 most unusual treks across Africa

Whether you’ve visited this great continent before, or are thinking of heading there for the first time, the vastness and variety of Africa has something for everyone. Its many mountain ranges, villages and national parks offer enough trekking experiences to last a lifetime. Here is a selection of the most unique. Otter Trail, South Africa [...]

Top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city break

Top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city break

Take a break from your daily routine and soak up some culture, indulge in fine dining or enjoy some last minute Christmas shopping in New York, Boston or Chicago. Rekindle the romance in Paris and Rome or immerse yourself in the colourful souks of Marrakech with our top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city [...]

Recipe of the week: Balboula (barley) couscous of 7 vegetables

Recipe of the week: Balboula (barley) couscous of 7 vegetables

Balboula is the original Berber version of couscous. Made from cracked barley, it is a delicious dish which is as good as it is hard to find on a restaurant menu. In a world where we are concerned with eating so many carbohydrates, and regular couscous is just like pasta in this regard, balboula offers [...]

5 luxurious spas across Marrakech

5 luxurious spas across Marrakech

Combining traditional Moroccan heritage with contemporary European beauty techniques, Marrakech is home to some of the most advanced and luxurious spa treatments in the world. With a blend of age-old wisdom, innovative ingredients and well honed expertise, all set amongst the breath-taking surrounds of the city’s beautiful architecture, the luxury spas of Marrakech offer guests [...]

Adventuring in Morocco: an alternative holiday for the open-minded

Adventuring in Morocco: an alternative holiday for the open-minded

With the Sahara’s dunes stretching for miles on end and some of the best surf waves in the world, Morocco is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations for thrill seekers. Varying terrains and climates across the country offer a plethora of activities for any kind of traveller; whether you prefer a 2-week cycling [...]

The savvy shopper’s guide to Morocco

The savvy shopper’s guide to Morocco

The north of Morocco is barely 12km from the southern tip of Spain, so many Europeans make the crossing for a quick blast of north African retail therapy. Although everything can be bought in port cities such as Tangier, those in the know, prefer to tour the country making a bee-line for the regions that [...]

4 truly romantic honeymoon destinations within 3 hours of London

4 truly romantic honeymoon destinations within 3 hours of London

For many newly-weds the romantic dream of a perfect honeymoon actually starts with quite a challenging experience; the flight. Actually getting to the destination can mean seemingly endless hours, stuck in a cramped aeroplane cabin as you fly off toward some exotic paradise beach on the other side of the world. So, if you and [...]

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