Cities, Beaches & Countryside


The Kingdom of Morocco sits on the Atlantic Coast where it joins the Mediterranean. It is a country with a long and fascinating history as well as a great pride in a rich tradition of art and culture.

Riads in Morocco

Riads are, of course, very popular and fashionable at the moment, and it is very easy to see why. Our selection are the best examples we have found so far.

They each represent very high levels of service, cuisine and accommodation, but, almost more importantly, they are also stylistically and architecturally very Moroccan. Superbly crafted plasterwork, polished plaster walls, beautifully tiled courtyards, antiques and calm peaceful environments are just some of the striking features that go to make up a Riad experience. Riads also tend to have few guest rooms, so service is very personal. They were originally large homes, very private from the outside world, with a central courtyard and terraces on the flat roof. 

We would be delighted to offer advice and any further information to help you make your choice. The Riads are ideal for a shorter or longer stay, which is why we show three and five night prices.


We have a good selection of resorts for you to choose from and to suit different tastes. Please click on our resorts page for more information.

Two centre Holidays

We would be happy to combine Marrakech with Essaouira or Agadir on the coast for example. Clients taking a two centre or Fly/Drive holiday are recommended to spend the last days of their holiday in Marrakech, as we feel that the hotels there are generally of a higher standard. 

Health Precautions in Morocco

The majority of hotels we work with have been well known to us for many years and enjoy an international reputation. We feel that it is wise to take some basic precautions whilst on holiday in Morocco, particularly when in more rural areas of the country. Rich and highly spiced foods, if you are not used to them, can of course cause tummy upsets as can tap water and anything consumed from more ‘local’ sources. We recommend bottled mineral water. 

Short Breaks Marrakech is ideal for a 3 or 4 night short break to get a flavour of Morocco, to shop or enjoy a couple of days in a spa. For suggestions and prices please do ask. 

Car hire A hired car gives you so much freedom and adds an extra dimension to any holiday. We would be delighted to quote you prices. Car hire is however not needed in Marrakech. 

Local best buys Best buys include leather, spices, carpets and handicrafts, but beware of souvenirs made from endangered species. 

Morocco a la Carte 

Tailor-made Morocco. Do you have a sense of adventure? Are you looking for something far from the crowds? Do you enjoy nature, changing landscapes,mountains,walking, painting... or simply recharging your batteries amidst friendly, courteous people in quiet surroundings? 

We have selected some very individual hotels which several of us have seen and we would be delighted to offer our experience to you. 

Each hotel is within driving distance of Agadir, Marrakech or Casablanca. We would be pleased to provide you with a good quality hire car or, if you prefer it, we can arrange a transfer for you. 

You may choose to have a few nights in one or more of these charming and different hotels and combine that with a stay in Marrakech – we will be delighted to advise and quote for your tailor-made itinerary - for example why not combine Marrakech with either Oualidia or Essaouira? 

We suggest you start your à la carte visit to Morocco in the more rural hotels and end in one of the cities. Morocco has so many different faces – can we offer you our experience to help you discover some of this captivating country

History, Culture, the coast and more!

This is such a large country with such diversity that there are so many things you can do, on our Resorts pages we mention some of the better known activities and sites. We also mention a few others here. We would, as always, be happy to advise on specific things you may be interested in.

Golf in Morocco

Golf has become very important in Morocco and with approximately 20+ courses across the country there is a good choice and the landscape of each is very individual.  There are some details on our resorts pages. 

Marrakech things to do 

In addition to exploring the souks and Medina of Marrakech and there are several museums and historical sites we mention just a couple here, but could give you more information on others. 

Dar Si Saïd Museum The Museum shows the Berber culture and arts and crafts and depict everyday life in the Sahara.  There are beautiful pieces of silver jewellery and cedar Moorish furniture and the courtyard has a display of ornamentally carved doors. Location: Riad Ezzitoun El Jadid

The Marrakech Museum – Omar Benjelloun Museum  Contains an eclectic collection of art from Oriental artist to contemporary artists and sculptures  and archaeological artefacts plus there is a second exhibition of Moroccan cultural and ethnic objects from different areas of the country.  This is also a location where concerts and plays are staged. Location: Place Ben Youssef 

Majorelle Museum  If visiting the gardens of the same name don’t miss the artists studio here, he collected excellent Morocco art on his travels around the country and the collection includes a few personal items too.  An good insight into Islamic art.  Location: the Majorelle Gardens, Avenue Yacoub El Mansour 

Saadian Tombs This is of architectural and historical interest and was built in the late 16th century and contains about 100 tombs and a mausoleums with the remains fo Sultan Ahmed el Mansour and his male heirs and the smaller mausoleum in the garden in his mothers’ resting place.  There are several “rooms” the most notable is the Hall of the Twelve Columns, the decoration is very ornate. Location: Behind the Kasbah mosque. 

There is so much to see and do in Marrakech why not take a city tour this will at least help orientate you and will ensure that you see the most important aspects of this fascinating Imperial city.  This is easily arranged with our excellent representatives. 

Or you could take an excursion into the High Atlas perhaps, there are various options on this such as Ourika, Asni, the Tichka pass and Oukeimden. We have more information or it can be organised on arrival in Morocco. 

Although not open to non Muslims the Koutoubia Mosque is a significant landmark in the city and the area is popular for an evening stroll. 

Beautiful Gardens in Marrakech 

Marrakech has many beautiful gardens open to the public, for example, The Majorelle Gardens were created by the artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1930, it is heavily influenced by the art-deco era and full of luxurious plants and brightly coloured pools, it has been restored by the current owners Yves St Laurent and Pierre Bergé and is well worth a visit, an oasis in the heart of the city.  Probably the most famous are the Imperial Menara Gardens, which were originally created before the 1200’s, it is huge and has fruit and olive trees and a pool that is said to have been used as a royal reservoir, it is a lovely place to have a picnic in the shade on hot summer days. 

Essaouira area

This coastal fishing town is a complete contrast to the other cities in Morocco.  It appeals to lovers of water sports in particular surfers and wind surfers, but also to those who enjoy being on the coast.  

Water sports – with several kilometres of beach on a sheltered bay most water sports are available but the real favourites here are windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing, in fact the national kite surf championships were held here in 2005. Beaches outside the town are also good for surfing activities, for example, Sidi Kaouki and Moulay Bouzerktoune, but are unsupervised and only for the experienced surfer. 

You will find more information on our Essaouia resort page.


Most of our clients go to the Raid des Golfs, our hotel in this area, for relaxation and to get away from it all and maybe to play golf.  But its short distance from the beaches and town of Agadir means that a day out at the beach is easy arranged.  This modern bustling city has all the other attractions one would expect of a seaside resort and we would be happy to give you more information or refer to the Agadir resort page.