- Morocco Luxury holidays
From the capital Rabat, to the other major cities including Casablanca and Marrakech, Morocco has plenty to offer to adventurous travellers. Morocco is jam-packed with memorable cityscapes, vast harbours and paradisiacal beaches. Watch the sun rise - or set- on this ancient empire, whose culture blends modern-day African and European influences with those of Arabia and the indigenous Berber tribes. The country is unusual in that many people would guess that Marrakech is the capital, and not Rabat - while Casablanca is larger than either of them - and these cities, along with others like Tangier, combine to provide plenty of options when deciding where to go.
Morocco - aiming for growth
From ten million tourists per year in the early part of the 2010s, Morocco set an ambitious target to double this to 20 million by 2020, to make tourism contribute 20% to its total GDP. Morocco is as an exotic destination, and its visitors continue to come largely from Europe, with Spanish travellers typically arriving in the hottest period from June to August. Other tourists also make the journey in the cooler conditions of April or the autumn.
Tajine cuisine in Morocco
You really can't visit Morocco without trying a traditional Tajine, and these are available throughout the country. Lift the conical lid on the cooking pot that shares its name with the food itself, and you'll find a moist, slow-cooked stew, with all of the juices retained by the tall lid of the pot, so that they can be stirred back into the mix. Rich and delicious, and a true taste of Morocco, which inspires many tourists to buy a Tajine of their own to cook in once they return home.
When should I visit Morocco?
Midsummer in Morocco can be quite hot, with temperatures averaging around 30°C, and creeping higher than that on the hottest days. A visit during the spring or autumn could be more comfortable for those who don’t cope well with hot weather, with temperatures staying relatively warm throughout those seasons too. There really isn't a bad time to visit Morocco. At times of the year when the days are shorter, it means there is longer to enjoy the bright lights and nightlife of Morocco's sparkling cities.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays are all about that ‘wow’ factor. If you want to enjoy delicacies of mint tea and pastries for breakfast, it’s there for you. If it’s the stunning landscapes that have drawn you to the region, take them in from your Moroccan hotel. While a luxury holiday isn’t always cheap, every penny spent is totally worth it. Morocco’s residents offer true hospitality that is worth the luxury price tag alone. Then there’s the jaw-dropping scenery, amazing street food, and colourful architecture that just enhance this magical environment. Encompassing adventure, culture and history, luxury holidays in Morocco always promise something to remember.