Morocco Holidays

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Morocco is distinguished by its long stretches of golden sand beaches that sit in contrast against the rugged backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. This North African gem is a vibrant and colourful country, rich in culture. From coastal fishing ports to six-mile stretches of sand, Morocco has something to offer everyone.



Beaches
Morocco is every beach lover’s dream. Walk through the mangroves and visit the north-eastern beaches of Saïdia, known locally as “the blue pearl” due its crystal blue waters, golden sands and stunning mountainous backdrop. Try the romantic, laid back style of Oualidia where you will find flocks of bright pink flamingos stopping for a rest on their spring migration. Travel further down the western coast to discover the famous six-mile-long stretch of gorgeous sands at Agadir and try out a spot of windsurfing. For something totally unique get down to slightly rockier Legzira beach, famous for its giant, stretching rock formations. Top tip: Visit Legzira beach at sunrise or sunset to see the sunlight produce a stunning kaleidoscope of colour as it hits the sandstone rocks.

Food & Drink
Aromas of sweet cinnamon and fiery ginger fill the streets of Morocco. With influences from Arabia, Andalusian Spain and France, there is no wonder Moroccan cuisine is loved the world over. The Moroccan coastline is rich in fishing ports and brings in some of the best sardines and oysters the ocean has to offer. To experience true Moroccan cuisine, grab some street food such as Makouda (a deep fried potato ball with spicy harissa dipping sauce) or try a famous beef or chicken tagine, a staple found in almost every restaurant and household in the country.

Culture
Morocco is a very colourful and vibrant place. Beyond the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets, the attitude is very laid back. The people of Morocco are known for their hospitality. The culture is very family orientated and you will likely strike up friendships anywhere and everywhere, finding yourself being invited into their home for a meal.

Nightlife
Coastal towns offer a very relaxed vibe. Watch the sunset with a cocktail, relax in chic bars and dance the night away in exclusive clubs. Want something a bit more lively? Head to Marrakech where the square comes alive at night. Sip a refreshing drink in a rooftop bar then wander the lantern-lined streets taking in the sounds of live music while watching the many street performers.

Important Information
Flight Time: 3.5-4hrs
Time Difference: No time difference!
Currency: Moroccan dirham
Official Language: Arabic – although you may find a lot or Berber, Spanish and French spoken.

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Top Morocco Hotels

Labranda Targa Club Aquapark

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Labranda Aqua Fun Club

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Aqua Mirage Club

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Les Almohades Beach Resort

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Be Live Collection Marrakech - Adults Only

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Be Live Experience Marrakech Palmeraie

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Labranda Amadil

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Labranda Les Dunes Dor Aquapark & Spa

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Club Al Moggar

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Royal Decameron Tafoukt Beach Hotel

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Les Jardins de l'Agdal Hotel & Spa

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Royal Mirage Agadir

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Red Hotel Marrakech

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Kenzi Europa Hotel

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Marrakech Semiramis

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Almas

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Pullman Marrakech

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Iberostar Founty Beach

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Residence Igoudar

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

El Pueblo Tamlelt

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Hotel Aferni

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Petit Karmela

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Sentido Kenzi Menara Palace

Agdal, Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Dar Nadir

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Sol House Taghazout Bay

Taghazout, Agadir, Morocco

New Farah Hotel

Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

Grand Mogador Menara & Spa

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco Weather

Morocco's wonderful weather makes it a year-round premier holiday destination. The climate is Mediterranean, so whatever time of year you visit you can expect wonderful temperatures. Sun-seekers should definitely consider heading out in the peak times of June to August when temperatures reach an average of 28 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Pack plenty of sunscreen for your Morocco holidays, as temperatures can get even higher if you're visiting the mountainous areas of the country. If this sounds a little hot for you though, then visiting Morocco any time outside of the peak months will still provide you with a tan, but temperatures will stay at a more comfortable average of 22 to 25 degrees Celsius.

Jan 16ºC
Feb 17ºC
Mar 18ºC
Apr 22ºC
May 24ºC
Jun 25ºC
Jul 25ºC
Aug 25ºC
Sep 23ºC
Oct 21ºC
Nov 18ºC
Dec 16ºC

Things To Do on Morocco Holidays

Djemma el-fna Square
Musicians, magicians and monkey trainers – only a fraction of what you will see here. Located at the entrance to Marrakech medina, this square in a UNESCO world heritage site. Wander through the hustle and bustle of various stalls and food vendors. Pull up a chair at a communal table and soak up the sights, smells and tastes of Marrakech.

Take a trip to see a traditional Berber village
Discover true Moroccan culture and day-to-day life in a traditional Berber village. Whether you make it a day trip by 4x4 or part of a five day trek through the Atlas mountains, this is a must do experience for anyone wanting to throw themselves into Moroccan culture.

Camel Rides
Synonymous with the country, would you truly experience Morocco if you didn’t come face to face with a camel? Join a camel ride for a completely unique way of seeing the sights. Take a stroll down the beach and watch the sunset or join a longer trek across the Sahara or through the Atlas mountains.

Visit a souk
Make your way through the maze like structure of a traditional Moroccan souk. You will find a huge number of stalls selling a myriad of crafts and food. From hand-carved furniture and leather goods to spices and fresh fruit, you will definitely find something you fall in love with. Top tip: Brush up on your bartering skills to make sure you get the best price. Don’t be afraid to move on if they won’t budge – you’ll probably find the same thing on another stall for a better price!

Morocco Resorts

Agadir

Agadir

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Marrakech

Marrakech

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