Marrakech is high on my list of favourite sunny spots to venture out to for a short getaway. It is relatively close, the weather’s always grand, I love the atmosphere and there’s always something new to discover. Because sharing is caring, I’ve compiled a list of top things to do when in Marrakech, a line-up of Must Visits & Must Do’s in Marrakech, if you will.
© Photo Royal Mansour
Have a pool day
Temperatures in the red city can get real high real quick, so be sure to cool off in time – preferably in a luxurious poolside setting. We opted to spend a day at the Royal Mansour, one of the many beautiful hotel complexes in Marrakech. The Pool Day Pass at Royal Mansour is probably at the top of my recommendations list, as it is everything you can ask for and more! It is on the pricier side, but you do get to experience the luxury life in one of the world’s most fancy hotels. Welcome cocktail, the best beds, amazing service and a delicious lunch with afternoon snacks delivered right to your beach bed – couldn’t have spent our first day any better!
All info here: The Royal Mansour website
Dine at Dar Simons
If you’re down to have the culinary experience of a lifetime in Marrakech, you have to secure yourself a spot at Dar Simons! This culinary hotspot gets the stamp of approval from some of the world’s greatest, and you might even find yourself wining and dining next to an A-list celeb. The minimalistic yet cosy dining area seats up to 14 guests per night, so you have to be lucky to snag up a spot.
What’s on the menu? Only chef Carlo Simons knows, as he prepares a unique tasting menu full of fresh products each night. You may call me a biased, as Carlo is a dear friend of mine that I ‘ve known for many years now, but believe me when I say, you need to discover Dar Simons for yourself. There are three chic rooms in case you want to stay after the feast.
More information and bookings? Click here for the website.
Get married at Beldi Country Club
– or just enjoy the SPA, the multi-pool area and the gorgeous gardens…
This one might be a little harder to pencil into your schedule, but it’s totally worth it if you do! We visited Beldi Country Club, a relaxing oasis a mere 15 minutes from the Medina, to enjoy the pool, the restaurant and the beautiful nature surrounding it all. I already plan to come back to this place in the future, to spend quality time with the family, as it is so peaceful and calming over there. The hotel offers a day access pass to enjoy the three pools, lunch included, for 410 Dh. Taxi from the Medina to Beldi is 100 Dh (or less if you’re even better at haggling).
All info here: Beldi Country Club website