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Easter Holiday Escapes: Marrakech, Morocco


Marrakech is a short 3 hour flight from London and has warm weather as early as March, making it the perfect Easter getaway. Whether you're looking for culture or just somewhere sunny to relax, the city has something to offer everyone.

Travelling Tips

Using a travel wallet to organise your documents can make life much easier, they also add a little glamour to your outfit! Drink plenty of water, as you can become dehydrated on aeroplanes. If you're planning on drinking alcohol whilst in Morocco, it may be easier to buy some at the airport, as it can be difficult to buy once you've arrived, though some restaurants serve alcohol.

Shopping

Don't be shy- it's all about bargaining for the best price! Marrakech is famous for its souks or markets, stretching endlessly across the city. You will most likely find yourself lost amongst the maze of streets and market stalls, so try to look out for signs and reference points to guide yourself.

Jamaa El Fna

How to Dress

Morocco is a Muslim country, therefore it is important to dress respectfully. Whilst Marrakech is more relaxed than other cities, it is advisable to cover your shoulders and knees, which can be a challenge in such hot weather. A great solution is to wear a maxi dress and use a scarf to cover your shoulders. Cashmere scarves look great draped over the shoulders, or if you're looking for something lighter, a silk scarf is a stylish alternative.

Where to stay

If you're seeking a tranquil place to stay, find a hotel slightly outside the Medina with a pool and spa. If you're feeling more adventurous, a riad might be more up your street. Riads are traditional Arabic courtyard houses that are now mainly used as hotels. Marrakech houses many beautiful riads, decorated internally with intricate tiles.

Where to Eat

Traditional Moroccan tagines are a must-try and full of flavour.

During the daytime, find yourself a spot in the shade at one of the many roof terrace restaurants overlooking the main square. Here are our recommendations:

Café Arabe

This restaurant & bar was incredibly popular, therefore I would suggest making a reservation. There is a downstairs restaurant, as well as a lovely terrace and bar upstairs. Serving an array of cocktails and delightful Moroccan or Western food, there is something to please all tastes at Café Arabe.

Terasse des Épices

Terasse des Épices

A terrace with a chilled-out lounge vibe that will make you feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of the souks. There are signs around the square painted on walls to guide you, but be aware that there is a smaller Terasse des Épices overlooking the main square.

Le Jardin

Le Jardin is a charming courtyard restaurant is dotted with plants, making it a relaxing escape after spending a day exploring the town. The food is delicious, and if you're lucky you might spot a tortoise or two wandering around the restaurant.

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