Category: Morocco

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city of contradictions, energy, chaos and charm, and there’s no better place to take it all in than from one of the serene rooftops overlooking the landscape. From the relaxing poolside of luxury hotels, to the convivial atmosphere of an open-air restaurant, the calm and tranquility of a rooftop view gives you […]

Morocco has a flavour all of its own

Morocco has a flavour all of its own

You have never truly eaten Moroccan cuisine unless you have eaten it in Morocco. I have had plenty of great tasting tagines in London, but none can match the one I ate on a rooftop in Essaouria one warm December evening. The day had been a leisurely affair of slow wandering through the town to the […]

6 original ways to discover Marrakech's surroundings

6 original ways to discover Marrakech’s surroundings

Beyond the hubbub of the medina, Marrakech has a diverse and wonderful landscape surrounding the city, that can surprise, stimulate and inspire. To really experience it, you have to get off the beaten track and discover what lies in store. Explore Marrakech by air or buggy, or go traditional with a horseback or camel caravan […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an […]

One night in Marrakech

One night in Marrakech

I was not in love with Morocco when we first arrived in Marrakesh an hour before sunset. The journey had been long, the roads bumpy and the bus driver clearly demented. The hotel manager who welcomed us took one look at my doleful expression and insisted we drop our bags and head straight back out […]

5 eco-friendly stays you won't want to miss

5 eco-friendly stays you won’t want to miss

In the last five years the travel industry has picked up its act when it comes to offering sustainable experiences. Not only have more agencies, accommodations and destinations embraced the eco agenda, but many have done so without making the holiday goer sacrifice an ounce of luxury. Good news for those seeking a richer and […]

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Africa to visit this Easter

Have you still not yet planned what you’re doing this Easter? Easter has a social and spiritual dimension in Africa, and is a time when families love to come together. If you are looking to get away with your family this Easter – or perhaps just as a couple – then here are 10 fantastic […]

The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Marrakech

The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Marrakech

Morocco, a land of colour, contrasts and mystery. Who doesn’t want a piece of this rich culture? Young King Mohammed VI has vowed a goal of attracting 20 million tourists a year to Morocco by 2020 (currently there are just under 10 million visitors a year) – I would say these are big visions for […]

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

Just because you are travelling with your family, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little luxury. From whole islands, that you can hire out all to yourself, to safari lodges which cater to even the youngest of guests, there are plenty of options available for you and your family. Here are 5 of the best […]

Top 10 places in Africa to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Africa to take your loved one this Valentine’s

There are few places more romantic than Africa… why not forget Paris and escape to somewhere a little more exciting this Valentine’s Day. Here we present to you 10 wonderful – yet exceptionally varied – ideas that will give you a Valentine’s break you’re sure to remember for years to come… Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Djibouti […]

The most romantic restaurants in the world

The most romantic restaurants in the world

If the cliché dinner by candlelight is not enough for what you have in mind, then you might want to check out some of the most romantic restaurants in the world. For the guys, whether you are planning on the big proposal or you would like to give your woman a special date for her birthday, these are […]

Photograph of the week: Village in the Atlas Mountains

Photograph of the week: Village in the Atlas Mountains

The location for this photograph was found by chance after taking a narrow winding piste as a shortcut from the Dades to Todra gorges, south of the High Atlas range in Morocco. The recent snowfall had made the route further up impassable. At 2,500 metres Darren Lewey and his fellow travellers found the view of […]

5 of the best luxury hotels in Morocco

5 of the best luxury hotels in Morocco

If the idea of wafting about in a colourful caftan as the sun sets over palm studded desert appeals, then do as Talitha Getty did and make for Marrakech. A city steeped in culture and history – where private indulgence sidles up alongside authentic local experience – it’s a city that satisfies both the curious […]

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Agadir’s new kid on the block, the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa, is indulgent, elegant, and oh so impressive, striking a mellow and tranquil chord against the smouldering backdrop of this dusty, Atlantic-coast city. Fresh from the exotic, piquant and chaotic haze of Agadir airport, I arrived at the cool, subtle opulence of the […]

Ancient Agadir: beyond the booming beach

Ancient Agadir: beyond the booming beach

Agadir is Morocco’s major south-western city, the capital of the Agadir province, and the Sous-Massa economic region. Tourism has developed in a different vein here to its popular cousin Marrakech. With a perennial climate of water, waves and sunshine, the Agadir ‘brand’ has long been associated with Northern Europeans holidaymakers, as betrayed by the concourse […]

Top 8 best beach resorts in Morocco

Top 8 best beach resorts in Morocco

Fed up with winter and looking to banish those winter blues?  Then how about visiting one of Morocco’s sea resorts?  Here we tell you the best to visit, whether you be travelling with family or as a couple, or whether you’re looking for a city break, an active getaway or a little peace and quiet. […]