Hey dolls, wow what a whirl wind September has been! I literally have so much to blog about its crazy. But I have a lot of exciting content for you guys, so I can’t complain. Any-who I finally got round to sorting out my photos from Morocco to bring you guys a visual and colourful Morocco travel diary post.
Morocco is such an authentic and cultured country, and there is so much to do there. So if anyone is planning a trip to Morocco soon take a look at my Morocco travel diary to get some inspo on where to stay and what to do – enjoy x
A look around Riu Palace Tikida – Agadir
We stayed at the Riu Palace Tikida in Agadir. It’s a lavish hotel and perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing resort break. The great thing about this location is that it’s on the coast and only 2 hrs by car to Marrakech. On our first day we relaxed at our hotel and admired the beautiful surroundings. We then went for breakfast on the roof top terrace and then spent the entire day on our private sunbed canopy.
Sofitel – Agadir
In the evening we headed out to the Sofitel hotel. They have a gorgeous Moroccan theme shisha lounge, it’s definitely worth checking out. They serve traditional Moroccan tea and have authentic live music . It’s a great little hot spot for where all the locals hang out #livelikealocal
Atlas Mountain Berber Village – Agadir
We took a 4×4 into the Atlas Mountains and visited a traditional Berber village. The Berbers are the original inhabitants of Morocco and still live in the high Atlas Mountains. This trip seriously took my breath away and really humbled me to see how the Berbers live such a back to basic life. On our way back from the village we made a stop at the Argon oil workshop where Argon oil was first originated. The Atlas Mountains are so pretty and picturesque, it really took my breath away.
Yves Saint Laurent Memorial Garden – Marrakech
This was on top of my list when we arrived in Marrakech. Anyone that knows me will know that I LOVE YSL so I was super excited to visit his memorial garden. The gardens are a striking and stylish area of respite from the heat of Marrakech – and is the final resting place for Saint Laurent, his ashes were scattered here in 2008.
Lunch at Royal Mansour – Marrakech
This has to be one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever been to. It’s a luxurious sanctuary located in the ancient medina of Marrakech. The Royal Mansour is owned by King Mohammed VI of Morocco and is designed to regal high standards. This place seriously takes your breath away the moment you walk in.
La Mamounia – Marrakech
After lunch we took a short drive to the La Mamounia hotel for some drinks in the Italian bar. This hotel was ranked the worlds best in Conde Nast Traveler’s magazine. It dates back to the 12th century and a regular place where Winston Churchill use to stay when visiting Marrakech. Fast forward to 2017 the famous hallways are one of the most instagrammble places in Marrakech.
Souks – Marrakech
Marrakech’s souks are so overwhelming and chaotic. But it’s definitely one of those things that you have to see. We did a bit of shopping and then headed to a roof top terrace to watch the sunset over Marrakech, before heading back to Agadir.
Paradise Valley – Agadir
Paradise Valley is known as a meeting point of hippy generation. It’s located in the Atlas Mountains and you can only get there by foot. The mountain trail to Paradise Valley is around 1 hour, but totally worth the gorgeous views and landscape you see on the way. We passed a little mountain rest room that I just had to take a pic of.
To end our trip in Morocco, I took a short camel ride on Agadir beach and in the evening we watched the sun set and reflected on our amazing travels to this colourful cultured country.