Experience a taste of North Africa in a luxury hotel in Marrakech with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Hunt for treasure in opulent riads and kasbahs, luxuriate in pampering hammam baths and listen as the call to prayer bounces between majestic minarets.
Things to do in Marrakech
Djemaa el Fna square is an evening playground of Berber fortune tellers, dancers and snake charmers who all entertain under the medina streetlights. In Yves Saint Laurent’s city oasis, Jardin Majorelle, the heady scent of bougainvillea fills the air of its bamboo-lined walkways. As you wander the ruins of the Alhambra-influenced El Badi Palace, imagine 16th-century sultans sweeping through its pavilions and courtyards.
Luxury shopping in Marrakech
Rainbow-coloured silks, butter-soft leathers and hand-woven Aladdin-style carpets fill the labyrinthine bazaar of souks in the old city medina. Over mint tea in the Mellah Jewish Quarter, haggle for treasures like emerald gemstones and intricately crafted silverware. Rue de la Liberté in the chic Guéliz district is lined with artisan galleries and designer label boutiques.
Cinnamon-infused tagines are served at low lantern-lit tables in the medina’s elegant cafes. Head to Hivernage residential suburb to mingle with royalty and be entertained by lithe belly dancers over Franco-Moroccan haute cuisine. After sunset at Djemaa el Fna, rich pungent aromas rise from exquisite street stalls smoking octopus and marinating white fish. The spicy meat, couscous and harira soup served in gourmet Guéliz restaurants are inspired by the village communities of the Middle Atlas Mountains.
Stay in Marrakech with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to be transfixed by mystical Arabian nights. Play leisurely rounds of golf next to your landscaped boutique retreat or relax on the rooftop terrace of a marble-clad riad.