Morocco is a feast for the senses and Marrakech is truly a top luxury destination for hotel snobs. Not many places have this many amazing five-star properties located so close together. It is difficult to choose which is best! If you know me, you know I am a history enthusiast but a shopper as well, and Morocco checks all the boxes for me as a traveler. It is a bit of challenge to get around, and to see the best this country offers does require quite a bit of driving, so an excellent guide is essential. Fortunately, we know the best! Some things that are important to understand are that Morocco is a Muslim country, however they are quite open and welcoming to Westerners. You will want to be modestly attired to enter mosques and other historic buildings, but you can lounge by the pool in your bikini and sip alcoholic beverages to your heart's delight. If you want to have the quintessential desert experience complete with Berber tents, camel rides, sunsets and dunes, you will have to make your way to the far reaches of the country for at least a night. Some companies do sell what we call a "desert light" with camps and very large sand dunes. Fes is worth the trek to it - the ancient souk is still filled with craftsman making all types of goods by hand and eager to sell! I bought copper pots, leather shoes, bags and poufs, carpets, textiles, and they are famous here for their ceramics. Even if you don't want to buy, you should stop in a mosaic factory to see these beautiful pieces being crafted laboriously by hand and take a tour though the leather industry. Here your hotel can be an ancient Riad, carefully re-designed into a luxury boutique hotel. Finish in Marrakech and enjoy the vibrant food and beverage scene as well more great shopping in high end designer boutiques and antique shops.
Morocco, September 2021