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12 February 2019

Marrakech: The Perfect Honeymoon Destination

One of the first major decisions you will face as a newlywed is choosing a honeymoon destination.

Should you go somewhere sunny with palm trees or a ski resort on top of a picturesque mountain? Should you visit somewhere known for its shops and markets, or one that’s known for its historical settings?

The reality is that newlyweds can experience all of those settings in Marrakech and its surrounding areas. It is a honeymoon destination containing many sights and activities, and it can provide new couples with an abundance of new experiences, unlike many other popular destinations.

More importantly, it is a city that will give you lifelong memories for both you and your significant other.

Renowned Romantic Getaway

Marrakech, also known as the city of 1,001 nights, has long been recognized as a honeymoon destination for several reasons. They are largely related to the city’s list of activities and experiences that are family-friendly and provide a safe environment for new couples. The landscape itself provides beautiful scenery that honeymooners will naturally want to enjoy in the first few nights of their new union.

Photo Rewards

Just about everyone these days, both young and old, are documenting their travel excursions on Instagram and on other social media accounts. Marrakech offers a host of sights that are “Instagram-worthy” and will have your followers liking your photos. More importantly, however, the sights and scenes of Marrakech will sit wonderfully in your honeymoon photo album for years to come.

An Authentic North African Experience

For many of you, your first few dates may have been at art galleries, art classes, museums, and other unique facilities that weren’t bars or restaurants. Maybe you’ve kept up with the tradition.

That desire for more “cultured” excursions will be satisfied in Marrakech thanks to its host of palaces, mosques, museums, and more. Of course, if you want to let loose and have a little more fun, you’ll certainly find your comfort zone as the city is renowned for its many restaurants and bars.

Where Do I Start?

With everything mentioned above, it may sound like there’s plenty going on, maybe even to the point where it seems like you may get overwhelmed. No need to worry – we’re here to give you a quick guide on where you should begin your travels in the city.

Stay at a Riad

Riads are traditional Moroccan homes with an interior garden or courtyard. They provide a more culturally-grounded experience of Morrocan life and should be favoured over hotels and other living accommodations in order to enjoy the Moroccan experience to the fullest.

When you visit a riad such as Riad Farnatchi, you will notice stylings such as Arabic interior decor, historic paintings, and rooftop gardens. For those with an eye for design, you’ll love the Moorish architecture and mosaic tiling standard to many riads.

Riad Farnatchi features 10 large suites. They come stocked with amenities such as access to the Farnatchi Spa, a pool, and satellite TV. Regardless of their modernization, they still retain a cosy ambience that couples will enjoy.

Places to Visit in Marrakech

When you and your partner have arrived in Marrakech and a get some much-needed rest in a comfortable riad, there are plenty of places to explore in Marrakech and the surrounding area.

Jardin Majorelle

This botanical garden was created by French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886 – 1962), who purchased the land in 1923, four years after marrying his beau, Andrée Longueville. If that in itself isn’t romantic, a walk through its lush mix of cacti and palms will put both you and your significant other in a zen-like state.

Bahia Palace

This 19-century palace is a marvel of architecture and will surely intrigue couples who have a stickler for ancient design and architecture. A walk through the many rooms and courtyards of the Bahia Palace just might give you some inspiration for your own home decor thanks to its fancy decorations.

Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa is a sqaure and marketplace located in Marrakech’s medina (the old city). It’s a busy and bustling space and is full of excitement. If you want to dazzle your significant other, this is the spot to take them due to its snake charmers, dancers, storytellers, musicians, and magicians. The performances will captivate you and leave you in awe. After you leave, you and your spouse will chat about your experience here for many nights to come.

How to Decompress in Marrakech

Marrakech offers so many activities and attractions that you won’t want to spend too much time indoors. The city is also considered one of the best honeymoon destinations because it is as relaxing as it is exciting. If you want to know how to let go of your stresses, look no further than our own offerings.

Hammam & Spa Treatments

Part of the reason you and your other half want to travel is to de-stress. Our hammam and spa treatments will help you do just that thanks to the hands of our skilled practitioners. With the help of healing essential oils and other products, their touch will release the tension in your body and rejuvenate your skin and mood. Being together with your significant other in the warm and quiet room of a hammam will give you a perfect opportunity to bond.

Get a Taste of Marrakech’s Fine Dining

By now, you may have heard about the delicious tagines, mechoui, couscous, and salads that leave visitors asking for more. Food and drink in Marrakech are as much about socializing and R&R as it is about taste. A night on the rooftop of our Le Trou Au Mur restaurant will allow you and your spouse to enjoy each other’s company while dining under the evening sun.

A Honeymoon in Marrakech is a Honeymoon to Remember

Marrakech is a great honeymoon destination due to its various sights, attractions, and opportunities for you and your spouse to bond. It’s no wonder why couples from all over the world come here shortly after tying the knot. If you and your significant other are looking for the perfect honeymoon destination, give Marrakech serious thought. It may very well turn out to be one of the best trips you and your soulmate ever take!

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Marrakech: The Perfect Honeymoon Destination