Marrakech Holidays

Marrakech Holidays

Read more about Marrakech

Marrakech is a truly unique destination and a treat for all of the senses. Full of bright colours, rich in aromas of spice and packed full of flavour, this vibrant city is bursting with discoveries at every turn. Spend your days exploring the city’s maze-like medina (the old walled part of town), cool off in an action-packed waterpark or relax in the hidden oasis gardens.



Waterparks
Marrakech can get rather hot in the summer – and without a sea close by, what better place to cool down than a fun-filled waterpark? Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled day out or just fancy floating down a lazy river, Marrakech has something for you. Check out Aqua Fun Club or head to Palooza Land for a blend of both wet and dry attractions. We recommend the world-renowned Oasiria – a mix of high-octane slides, unique attractions and splashtastic kid’s zones.

Food & Drink
With roots in African and Arabic cuisine and influences from as far as Spain and France, it’s no surprise that Moroccan food has travelled the globe. Food here is vibrant, packed full of flavour and heavy with aromas of sweet cinnamon and spices. Traditional meals such as a lamb tagine (an aromatic lamb stew cooked in a clay pot) can be found on almost every restaurant menu, but true flavours of Marrakech are found in the busy street food markets. We recommend trying maakouda – a small fried potato snack usually served with a spicy dipping sauce, or for something sweet, chebakia – flower-shaped sesame cookies served with a good dollop of honey.

Culture
Marrakech is rich in culture, with strong Arabic and Islamic influences from the traditional Berber people settled here. A stroll through the small and winding streets of the medina showcases the Moroccan culture perfectly, with arts and crafts at every turn and the sound of traditional music in the air. The people here are laid-back and friendly so starting a conversation here can lead to a budding friendship. For a true taste of Marrakech culture and a glimpse of everyday life, take a wander through the fresh produce markey, or ‘souk’ – the people of Marrakech tend to shop here daily for the best produce around.

Nightlife
The nightlife here is varied and unique with the heart of Marrakech coming alive as the sun sets. Take a trip to Djemma el-fna Square in the early evening and you’ll be greeted with lantern-lined streets, live music and street performers around every corner. Head slightly out from the medina and you’ll find a host of bars and clubs to keep you dancing all night long, ranging from the sophisticated Churchill Bar to late night powerhouses like Pacha.

Important Information
Flight Time: 3.5-4hrs
Time Difference: None!
Currency: Moroccan Dirham
Official Language: Arabic – although you may find a lot or Berber, Spanish and French spoken.

View destination on a map

Top Marrakech Hotels

Labranda Aqua Fun Club

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Eden Andalou Aquapark & SPA

Ouled Yhya, Marrakech, Morocco

El Andalous

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Aqua Mirage Club

Tameslohte, Marrakech, Morocco

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Agdal, Marrakech, Morocco

Labranda Rose

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Mogador Palace Agdal

Agdal, Marrakech, Morocco

Be Live Collection Marrakech - Adults Only

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Labranda Targa Club Aquapark

Menara, Marrakech, Morocco

Agdal

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Diwane Hotel

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Be Live Experience Marrakech Palmeraie

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Mogador Menzah Appart Hôtel

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Palais El Miria

Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech Semiramis

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Meriem

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Amani Hotel Appart

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa

Agdal, Marrakech, Morocco

Club Madina

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Savoy Le Grand Hotel

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Imperial Holiday Hotel

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Islane

Medina, Marrakech, Morocco

Le Caspien

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Dellarosa Hotel Suites and Spa

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Riu Tikida Palmeraie

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Adama Resort

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Kenzi Club Agdal Medina

Agdal, Marrakech, Morocco

Chems

Medina, Marrakech, Morocco

Club Dar Atlas Marrakech

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech Weather

Located on the edge of the Sahara Desert, Marrakech is a mainly dry and warm destination. Summer average temperatures sit around 29°C with highs regularly hitting 38°C – so don’t forget the sun cream. Winter sees the mercury dip to a still warm 14°C with highs often seeing 18°C and lows of around 6°C. The wettest month is November, while May and June are relatively dry and see slightly cooler temperatures than those in peak summer.
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 Marrakech Holidays

Jardin Majorelle
Taking over 40 years to complete, this stunning garden is the creation of French painter Jaques Marjorelle. Here you can wander down meandering pathways, past bubbling streams and through the numerous small garden areas to discover this tranquil oasis located in the heart of a bustling city.

Djemma el-fna Square
Sitting at the entrance to the city’s medina, this bustling square is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rows of street vendors and food stalls create maze-like streets and offer the perfect place to grab a souvenir. Street performers are dotted around the square, intertwined with live musicians, snake charmers and much more. With so much to do, you could easily spend the whole day here.

Saadian Tombs
Rediscovered in 1917, these tombs were designed to be a beautiful final resting place for many rulers of the Saadian dynasty. Today, the tombs are the only remnants left behind of this golden era. Each tomb is decorated with intricate carvings and complex mosaic tiling - making them a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Visit a souk
Moroccan souks are a part of everyday life for the people of Marrakech. It’s the place to go for almost everything – food, clothes, literature, crafts – you name it, you’ll find it. Work your way through the labyrinth of stalls and don’t forget to test out your bartering skills to bag that bargain.