Morocco is a beautiful country filled with culture, history and a number of exciting attractions and activities travellers can embark on while on holiday to Morocco, all of which will only make their overall experience that much better and more memorable. In this article we are going to look at four must-have experiences you should have while in the country:
Enjoy a night at Beach Barbecue at Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort
Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort’s brand new beach restaurant, Beach Barbecue, has a varied menu that includes everything from Sandwiches to Skewers, Mixed Grill to an array of different meats that diners can enjoy, depending on whether they prefer their meat rare to well done, or somewhere in between. Ideally situated right on the beach, guests can sit back and relax while enjoying the sand between their toes, the sunshine on their face, and the wind through their hair, while tucking into a delicious meal. What’s more, the restaurant has dedicated nights of the week: a buffet on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, and on Thursday there is an Italian ‘pizza’ theme set for dinner. What could possibly be better than devouring a scrumptious meal with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean? Not much!
Spend a Night in the Sahara
Nature lovers, this one is for you. With the Sahara at your fingertips, there is no reason good enough to pass up a chance to spend a night or two in the Sahara Desert. There are numerous excursion companies who offer an array of different packages where visitors can sleep in Berber camps under the vast sky of stars – you couldn’t get closer to nature if you tried. What’s more, the same companies offer travellers a chance to go on an exciting 4×4 trip, or ride a camel through the orange sands. These excursions normally include the likes of watching the sun rise and set, having a number of delicious traditional meals, sitting around the fire and listening to traditional music and watching traditional dancing, before returning to your tent and doing it all again the next day.
Visit Jemaa El Fna during the Day and at Night
You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you that one place could change so much when the sun sets, but I am going to try. Jemaa El Fna – which means “The Mosque at the End of the World” – is located in Marrakech’s medina and is the main square. During the day, the main square is home to everything from orange juice stands to olive, nut and dried fruit stands, snake charmers to henna tattoo artists, and so much more. At night, however, travellers have the chance to see a completely different side to the main square. When the sun goes down, visitors can expect to indulge in a number of different cuisines from the numerous pop-up food stalls selling tagines, kebabs, and more. There are also storytellers and magicians that entertain the crowds who gather around them to see what they have to offer. It’s an amazing transformation that will wow anyone who visits Jemaa El Fna both during the day and in the evening, and it’s worth seeing the main square at both these times to complete your Moroccan experience.
Get the best Deal at the Souks
A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without visiting the numerous Souks spread out across the country. Selling everything from scarves to teapots, carpets to spices, and Argan oil to leather goods, travellers have an opportunity to pick up some amazing items at really good prices. However, in order to get these good prices there is a need to brush up on your bartering skills! It isn’t uncommon for the stalls housed in the Souks to leave their items without prices on them, meaning they are more than likely to come up with a price for you in the spot. That is when you have the opportunity to barter them down to something a little more reasonable. If that particular stall won’t budge on your price, there are multiple other stalls selling similar items, if not, exactly the same thing, meaning you have another chance to give bartering a go!
A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without doing some, if not all, of the activities above. Try to fit one or two of them into your itinerary – you won’t be disappointed!