Category: Morocco

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

The hectic pace of life in Marrakech might not make the city the most likely of candidates for a therapeutic retreat, but this historic city hides a number of soothing and relaxing gems that provide the ideal spot to recharge mind, body and soul. Amongst the scenic backdrop of beautiful riads and the breath-taking landscape […]

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

With the holidays upon us once more, it’s never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. That’s because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. What’s more, they’re also offering a special Club Member […]

Maison de La Photographie, Marrakech

Maison de La Photographie, Marrakech

Maison de la Photographie currently rates among the first five things to see in Marrakech on Trip Advisor or Lonely Planet. This very interesting small museum is dedicated to archiving Morocco’s past through photography.  It  displays archives and original prints to the general public covering the period from 1870s to 1950s. It is set within […]

Recipe of the week: Back of sea bass, green asparagus, crispy vegetable marinade with virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar

Recipe of the week: Back of sea bass, green asparagus, crispy vegetable marinade with virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar

When in Morocco earlier this month, attending PURE Experiences, I had the honour of also participating in a cooking workshop with 2 Michelin star chef Philippe Jourdin who oversees the four restaurants at the beautiful Royal Palm Marrakech. Philippe is a winner of the much-coveted ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ and in the workshop he demonstrated […]

5 of the best luxury shopping spots in Marrakech

5 of the best luxury shopping spots in Marrakech

Shopping in Marrakech offers far more than just the hectic throng of the souks and market stalls. If you’re in search of something a little more refined, go beyond the crowds to find some of the best artisanal creations in the city. With a tradition of craftsmanship and heritage extending back over centuries, the city […]

5 cosy cafes in Marrakech's old Medina

5 cosy cafes in Marrakech’s old Medina

Warm, inviting and intimately comfortable, a Marrakech café is quite unlike the cold and impersonal sandwich shops you may have experienced elsewhere in the world. Instead, in Marrakech, expect to be swept inside to a world layered with history and culture, replete with sumptuous cushions, panoramic views and the rich, pungent scent of spices filling […]

9 reasons to book a private tour of Morocco

9 reasons to book a private tour of Morocco

Visiting Morocco on a private 4×4 tour has increasingly become the popular way to see Morocco in the last few years. Of course, many people still prefer other options: join a group tour or rent a car and/or DIY. However, booking a boutique or luxury tour of Morocco grants you the exclusive use of a […]

The Atlas Mountains boutique hotel - Domaine Malika

The Atlas Mountains boutique hotel – Domaine Malika

A charming hotel at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is a rare sight. And if you are on a private tour of Morocco, you should at least spend a night here. The first thing that strikes you is that the owner has chosen not to use wool sofas, wood beams or stuffed […]

5 of the best day trips from Marrakech

5 of the best day trips from Marrakech

While Marrakech itself is an enchanting and beautiful city, beyond its bounds there lie a host of other attractions that visitors would not want to miss out on. From the breath-taking natural wonder of the Ouzoud Falls, to the historic and artistic seafront town of Essaouria, you’ll find lots to discover and enjoy. To whet […]

4 World Heritage sites in and around Marrakech

4 World Heritage sites in and around Marrakech

Centuries upon centuries of a variety of cultures, languages and civilisations have imbued Marrakech with a rich, multi-layered legacy, which can be experienced all around the city in the numerous examples of history, art and architecture that remain. From the beautiful confluence of European and traditional Moroccan culture seen in the city of Mazagan, to […]

A visit to Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot

A visit to Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot

A lunch at Richard Branson’s retreat, a mere 45 minutes drive from Marrrakech can be a good excuse to escape Marrakech and the hustle and bustle of its Medina and crowded souks. Most make it part of a day trip from Marrakech into the surrounding Atlas Mountains. Some also want to get a taste of the […]

Visit Casablanca on a private Morocco tour

Visit Casablanca on a private Morocco tour

Casablanca rates always high on the list of those that want to take on a Morocco private tour. In spite of its myth, Casablanca nowadays appears to be but a large congested city with not much in the way of interesting sites, except perhaps for the second largest mosque in the world. But is that […]

6 of the best hotels for art

6 of the best hotels for art

There is a definitive synergy between art and travel and, increasingly, we are finding that hotels are embracing this superlative relationship to offer guests an enriching and thought-provoking experience. Challenging the norm, art is becoming the new hotel accessory, serving to accentuate the concept that people do not want culture in prescribed pockets. Whether it […]

5 of the best Sunday brunches in Marrakech

5 of the best Sunday brunches in Marrakech

For a hectic, bustling city like Marrakech, the serene peace and quiet of a relaxing Sunday brunch can feel like an oasis of calm, in the midst of the chaotic week. And with many of the city’s resorts and restaurants now recognising how popular of a ritual the weekend brunch really is, visitors to the […]

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine and fennel salad

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine and fennel salad

You are in for a treat with this Moroccan-inspired salad that is both refreshing and smoky, and perfect for a Summer’s day al fresco lunch. Using the freshest ingredients, and with a bit of imagination, you can picture yourself eating it overlooking the bustling Djemaa-el-Fna square in Marrakech. Serves 6. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 aubergines 2 small fennel bulbs 3 […]

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

Living in London, surrounded by artificial light at all hours, it is easy to forget the beauty of the stars above us. But Professor Brian Cox has been doing his best to inspire Britain to look at the night sky and newspapers are filled with stories of magnificent northern lights, leaving me to wonder where […]

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