Explore Beyond your Hotel.
Step Back in Time
Every city in Morocco has its tale to tell. Unsurprisingly, the ‘Medinas’ (old towns) of Fez, Essaouira, El Jadida and Marrakech are amongst the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Winding ancient alleyways, homes quietly hidden away, scents and sounds to blow the mind, these are the ‘Medinas’.
Whilst every Medina has a long history, they each have a unique feel to them. Marrakech is hustle and bustle. Essaouira is calm and quaint. Fez is both and more with its spiritual heritage.
Some of the Medinas, have a main square called ‘La Place’, pronounced ‘La Plaas’. The Jemaa el Fna is the main square in Marrakech. A visit to the city without trying out what the Square has to offer, really is unacceptable. Whereas the Place de Moulay Hassan in Essouira is far more subtle venue although the sunset is breathtaking.
Tours of the Medinas can be invaluable in covering all the amazing historic sites and also give us outsiders, an insider’s perspective. Although, be aware the insider might try to get you into all of his mates’ shops on the way.
Sense of Adventure
Quad biking, rope activities and rock climbing are some of the fun things for kids and adults to do whilst in Morocco. But even navigating the Medinas and the merchants within, has its own appeal.
Why not get the true Nomadic experience and spend a night in the desert? Or take a day trip to the Paradise Valley or the Souss Massa National Park. There is much more to Morocco than beaches & souks.
Fun at the Beach
Whether it is collecting sea-shells or wind-surfing, Morocco’s beaches have alot to offer. Play areas with slides & swings, beach loungers & parasols for hire and wide stroller friendly promenades for settling the toddler off for a nap.
If you do decide to chose a non-beach destination like Marrakech, you can always opt for a day-out to the sea-side. Or perhaps try one of the parks offering a sandy area.
Lots of Lovely Sand
Taking an overnight adventure through the Sahara, might not be one of the things you try with your toddlers. Perhaps a night under the stars, disconnected from the stresses of everyday, might be just what you need?
Morocco’s beaches have a lot more to offer than golden sands. Play areas with slides & swings, beach loungers & parasols for hire and wide stroller friendly promenades for settling the toddler off for a nap. You really don’t have to stay at a 5 star hotel, to enjoy the beaches.
If you do decide to chose a non-beach destination like Marrakech, you can always opt for an excursion to the sea-side or the Sahara.
Gorgeously hand made fridge magnets and Argan oil packed in 100ml bottles, make perfect cabin bag souvenirs to pack. Or why not go ‘Old Skool’ and send home a postcard for friends & family?
Many hotels, apartments & villas do offer up some wonderful swimming pools in Morocco. Although, if you have picked somewhere to stay without a pool, worry not, since there are a number of swimming pools & aqua parks available for a day rate. Handy for those hot summer days.
In the cooler months, it is worth considering the option of a heated pool, if you really can’t forgo swimming on your family holiday.
Pizza or Pastille?
Be brave and don’t go All Inclusive. Morocco has a wealth of culinary delights to explore & enjoy. You really will be spoilt for choice.