I thought I would do another travel post on our trip to Morocco, 2 years ago now :O Seems like longer.
As you all know Ilike to start with the bar essentials.
Ryanair fly direct to Marrakech International Airport and it was a 3 and half hour flight. There isn’t much time difference between Marrakech and Ireland about an hour.
We stayed in the gorgeous Hotel El Saadi & Resort. Picking your hotel is probably the most important aspect of the whole holiday. Morocco is a dry country so if you like a drink with your dinner or before bed I recommend looking for a hotel that is 4 stars and up.
This hotel had absolutely everything from a spa, casino, the theatro nightclub & a palace.
The palace was gorgeous, with a Dior filled spa, aw absolute heaven. Of course I looked at the price list and then quickly closed it again…. Couldn’t risk the temptation.
We walked through the palace and it was amazing – lion statutes in the lobby, luxurious paintings on every wall.
It would of been rude of us not to pop into the theatro nightclub but at 35 dirhams for 2 drinks we weren’t staying long!
We took a trip to The Souk which was really nice to see, very crowdy and busy but nice. I would definitely recommend taking a a guide we were offered one from the hotel at 300 dirhams for the afternoon which we regretfully turned down, we got lost and I got very freaked out as anyone would in a new country on their first day.
We did go back and I felt a little bit calmer about the market.
Our concierge recommended Dinner Fantastica, a moroccan dinner and show which was absolutely fantastic – like the name! This is a must if you go to Morocco.
Viator is the perfect website to book an activities for your upcoming holiday. When we go away we like to have at least 2 things planned so we don’t waste the week just sitting around trying to decide what to do.
One of the things we picked was a Hot Air Balloon Ride & A Camel Ride. That was incredible, we were picked up at 6am, brought down to near the base of the atlas Mountains for an authentic moroccan breakfast and then we were taken up into the air in a gorgeous balloon.
Following the balloon ride we went a camel ride that was the most enjoyable experience of the whole morning.
Went went the first week in September, we didn’t except the weather to be as warm as was, we were in 35 degree heat, which was fine with me, I like the heat. But poor Sean, he got heat stroke the last two days, and was room bound until we had to leave :(.
I cant stress enough how important it is to keep well hydrated and cool in the heat, particularly in the extreme heat and little shade.
In case, you ever get heat stroke, the key things to do are:
- A Sugary Drink
- Panadol or Nurofen which ever you have to hand
- A boat of water
- Plenty of rest
If you ever have any questions regarding travelling to Morocco please feel free to comment below or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Safe Travels