Holidays in Morocco are exotic and colourful. This North African nation is less than four hours away from the UK, but it feels like another world. Relax on golden beaches, discover beautiful buildings and haggle for bargains in a bustling souk. For a unique city break, book a traditional riad in the Medina of Marrakech. Learn to surf, go horse riding or simply chill out in seaside Agadir. Beach bums, families, adrenalin junkies, romantics and culture vultures can all find a perfect holiday in Morocco. Marrakech offers a taste of authentic Morocco, whilst purpose-built Agadir has more modern architecture and attractions. With its warm climate and mild winters, it's easy to see why holidays in Morocco are a popular choice all year round.
Things To Do
Holidays in Morocco can be as relaxing or as active as you like. In beach resorts like Agadir water sports including surfing and boat trips are popular. Inland, explore vibrant souks (markets), olive groves and waterfalls. In Marrakech, shop for pretty lanterns, jewellery, spices and bright leather goods. Don't miss local traditions like camel rides and belly dancing shows. Explore desert landscapes and the stunning Atlas Mountains on foot or by 4x4. Visit Essaouira, a former Portuguese port with a thriving art scene. Treat yourself to a spa treatment in a traditional hamman.
In Marrakech, the main square of Jemaa el Fna comes alive after dark; with live music, snake charmers and dancers. Enjoy a relaxing drink one of the city's many rooftop terraces, or head to the worldfamous Pacha nightclub. Religion and tradition prevent alcohol consumption in the Medina, but it's possible to buy it in hotels and clubs. In Agadir, you'll find a good choice of bars and pubs and Djs playing at the Papa Gayo nightclub.
Food & Drink
Traditional Moroccan cuisine includes delicious tagines and cous cous cooked in local spices. Agadir offers a good choice of international and fast food restaurants, whilst Marrakech is home to more Moroccan cafs and street stalls. Alcohol is readily available in Agadir, but in Marrakech, it is restricted to hotels and nightclubs.