A perfect short break destination

Marrakech Morocco

Marrakech has so many contrasts! The modern city has wide palm lined boulevards, whilst within the old city walls a world of history comes alive. Traditional craftsmen working gold, silver, brass and copper are here to see in the souk. There is an excellent range of restaurants to choose from too. The Koutoubia Mosque dates from the 12th Century and the El Badi Palace from the late 16th Century.

Prestige Holidays offers the best of Marrakech smaller, more intimate Riads to five luxury at La Mamounia – we have something to suit every budget.

Djemaa el Fna 

No visit to Marrakech would not be complete without a visit to the Djemaa El Fna, the hub of Marrakech full of music, acrobats, storytellers and snake charmers. Here you can observe the metal workers craft their wares, or the leather workers create a beautiful handbag.  There is so much to tempt you – but don’t forget to barter.


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. 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. 

Two centre holidays

We would be happy to combine Marrakech with Essaouira or Agadir on the coast. 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. Marrakech makes a perfect two-centre break.

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. You will certainly want to return – perhaps for a longer stay.

Cookery Schools

For a unique and authentic experience whilst on holiday, why not try your hand at some Moroccan cooking. You will find out just how to use all the right spices in the traditional Moroccan dishes and you don’t even have to leave your hotel or Riad!

Many of our hotels have cookery schools within the Riad or hotel, lessons normally last about 2½ hours and are hosted by a ‘Dada’, the traditional woman cook. This is an excellent opportunity to try your hand at preparing the most traditional Moroccan recipes, usually the following dishes: Moroccan village bread, Moroccan salad, Tagine, Moroccan pastries and always ending with Moroccan mint tea and accompanied by Moroccan wine!

Marrakech Golf

Royal Golf de Marrakech 

Built in the 1920’s this course has earned its royal name as a favourite of His Majesty King Hassan II, many other world leaders have enjoyed this course too.  At the foot of the Atlas Mountains this Royal Golf has been regularly renovated and updated over the years and is still a firm favourite with todays golfers.  Only fifteen minutes from the centre of Marrakech you are transferred to a lush area of eucalyptus, palm, olive and orange trees and lush greens with the snow capped Atlas in the background.  An 18 hole, Par 72 course there are challenges imposed by the beautiful trees and strategically place bunkers.  Needless to say the usual facilities for practice and refreshment are here. 

Palmeraie Golf 

Located about 10kms from Marrakech and in the Palmeraie area which is a lovely Palm Grove, this course was designed by Robert Trent Jones sr.  It has the beautiful backdrop of the Atlas, a wide green valley and the contrasting desert, an enviable location.  With 18 holes the 6200 metres play to Par 72.  The centre piece is a stunning Moorish Club House and the challenge comes from the 7 lakes and various sand hazards, many refer to this as one of the designers’ masterpieces. 

Amelkis Golf 

Close to the Royal Golf course of Marrakech, Amelkis was designed by Cabel Robinson and is a Par 72, 6657 metre 18 hole course. It has an unusual design having incorporated the 11th century irrigation works so is a bit of a historical site too.  As with the other courses its fairways are line with palm, olive and other trees as well as some splendid luxury villas. It is a more technical course and will challenge the play with its various water hazards, particularly on the back nine and its red earth bunkers give a different atmosphere to the normal sand bunkers.