Honeymoon Travel Tips for Morocco
We couldn't be more thrilled for another installment of honeymoon guides for our sweet newlywed lovebirds! Today we're grateful for lovely Sarah Hannam showing us around today. Without further ado, here's Sarah...
From Sarah Hannam: "Morocco is a truly incredible country with its beautiful architecture, warm climate and a touch of the exotic that bombards all your senses from the minute you arrive. I loved it so much I changed my flight twice, because I wasn’t ready to come home!
Marrakech is the jewel in Morocco’s crown. Known as the Red or the Rose City for it’s warm toned buildings, the Medina is a hive of activity where getting lost is part of the charm. Narrow lanes in the souks full of traders, tourists, donkeys and motorbikes mean you have to keep your wits about you, but it’s amazing to wander around knowing that people have been doing the same thing for hundreds of years.
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Ben Youssef Madrasa – former Quoran college and absolutely stunning Moorish architecture. Go early and you’ll get some great photographs of the intricate masonry and zelith tiling.
See the Koutoubia Mosque at sunset as the sky goes amazing tones of blue and pink and the warm stone of the mosque looks amazing.
Coastal town of Essouira and worth a few nights stay for the beach, sweet harbour where you can eat a fish supper at one of the tiny shack restaurants and a more chilled out shopping experience with amazing ceramics, rugs and leather goods.
Yves Saint Laurent owned the amazing Jardins Majorelle until his death in 2008 and the estate is now open to the public.
Opposite the gardens is 33 Rue Majorelle which is a beautiful contemporary boutique full of clothes, accessories, homeware & gifts by Moroccan designers.
A trip down to the Sahara is well worth it, but book it when you get there are you’ll get a much better price. I went away for 2 nights, the last spend in a Berber camp in the sand dunes, sleeping on a mattress staring up at the stars. Idyllic yes, but take your bed socks and a woolly hat as it’s absolutely freezing!
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Staying in an authentic Moroccan riad (house) is great, as it’s small and so peaceful. They also often have a traditional central courtyard with a water feature.
Lunch on the roof terrace at Nomad, overlooking the spice market – the gazpacho and feta & courgette fritters come highly recommended!
If you’re staying at the Riad Yasmine, eat dinner there one night as the tagine is the best I’ve ever eaten.
If you’re in Essaouira have lunch on the roof terrace at Taros, a great restaurant overlooking the sea.