The girls and I recently took a little break in Marrakech, Morrroco. It was my 4th time visiting the wonderful place but every time I travel here I fall more and more in love!
It’s a short flight from the UK and with really affordable flights and accommodation it’s such a great choice for a quick and easy weekend in the sun!
This trip I switched things up and stayed in the centre of town for the very first time, deep in the Medina at a cute little Riad called Riad Mazaya.
You can either opt to stay in a hotel or a Riad when visiting Morroco, after doing both a few times I would recommend that you stay in a Riad, usually a small traditional house that is situated around an open courtyard. It’s the ‘real’ wa to do Morrocoo if you ask me 😉
This particular Riad is situated 2 minutes away from the Medina and we had to walk down one or two secluded roads to find our way to the front door. Super cute for the arrival and exciting to know we were really in the thick of things but I’d be lying to you if I said it wasn’t little bit scary for us 4 girls to walk back to the house in the early hours of the morning!
The Riad itself was really sweet, full of Morrocon charm and cultural detailing. The staff were really friendly, my freind and I speak French so that made it easy for us all to communicate (the two main languages in Marrakech are Arabcic and French) otherwise we may have struggled if i’m honest!
We travelled during the low season so we had the entire Riad to ourselves which was amazing! The staff provided us with a private driver which was very handy as any stay in Marrakech is always about exploring!!
It’s great to have beautiful accommodation but you spend most of the time out and about so don’t worry too much about booking the best hotel or Riad. Don’t worry if it’s not a resort and it doesn’t have a pool etc because the city has so many amazing hotspots for you to spend the day.
If you have read any of my previous posts about Marrakech (just type Marrakech into the search bar on my home page) then you will know that one of my all time favourite spots there is the fabulous Nikki Beach.
I love the cool vibe of this place and it’s so stunning! We travelled during low season so we pretty much had the entire beach club to ourselves which was fun. The beach club is a 20 minute drive from the Medina and it’s situated in the Palmerie region. You pay 30 euros for the bed each and then any food and drinks are paid for sepreatley. It is very pricey (in keeping with all Nikki Beach clubs) but it’s such a beautiful spot to spend the day and the music is always great. During peak season is a lot more fun with parties and guest DJ’s etc.
For the first time I visited the Jardin Majorelle, the resting place of Yves Saint Laurent. I am so glad that I waited until this trip to visit the stunning gardens, as I feel closer than ever to the fashion industry and I was able to really drink in the inspiration and allure that made Yves himself fall in love.
With regards to evenings in Marrakech there’s a few spots I’d recommend –
For a fun evening out head to Le Comptoir – This is my favourite evening spot for drinks, food and lots of fun! It serves yummy traditional Morrocon cuisine downstairs in the restaurant or you can grab a shisha and cocktail in the bar upstairs. This place is always buzzing and full of beautiful people. They have belly dancers and performers throughout the evening which is so much fun, I posted tonnes of videos on my snapchat of the festivities – did you catch any?
For a nice romantic dinner I’d recommend Bo Zin – This is a great relaxed spot for dinner and drinks, it’s a little out of the way in terms of the location but the restaurant itself is gorgeous. It has cool, chic decor and some fabulous grounds with tables to eat outside. If I could describe it in a easy was I’d say it’s like the Morrocon equivalent of Nobu, a cool mix of pan Asian and Moroccan dishes.
For a boogie get yourselves down to Theatro – Marrakech’s best club in my opinion. With 3 floors and a fab VIP section it’s a great place dance til dawn. Make sure you go on a evening that has a guest DJ though……if it’s low season they tend to just trail through the same playlist on repeat!
For a little more info on this fab city you can always check out last year’s Marrakech Trip here, I will no doubt write about it again next year too 😉