Flights to Morocco
Marrakech is accessible from London, Manchester, East Midlands and Edinburgh with various airlines. Other destinations such as Agadir, Fes, Ouarzazate and Tangier are served from London.
Introduction to Morocco
‘Exotic’ is perhaps an overworked word in any other connection, but entirely appropriate when it comes to describing Morocco. Tantalisingly close to Europe, Morocco’s influences have infiltrated European culture for centuries. Protected by the High Atlas Mountains to the east, it is washed by the Atlantic to the west, in a series of vast sandy beaches interspersed with traditional fishing villages, ancient pirate ports and modern cities such as Agadir.
Our villas and hotels in Morocco reflect the beauty and variety of the country, its intense colours and exhilarating mix of cultures old and new. There is a remarkable contrast timeless souks, medinas and Kasbahs, and stunningly modern hotels and sports facilities. Morocco is not for the timid traveller – but the rewards are rich for those bold enough to plunge into its heady attractions.
Marrakech is the city of roses, their colour and perfume echoed in the rosy hues of the painted walls, in the sensual fragrance that wafts from the hidden gardens of countless riads. This vibrant, chaotic, bizarre city lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the snowtipped Atlas Mountains, a living legend, surrounded by arid plains. Outside the city limits some of our finest villas in Morocco can be found in the delightful oasis of the Palmeraie.
The dramatic peaks, valleys and gorges of the High Atlas Mountains are quite stunning and can be explored in a number of exciting ways, including guided walks and treks, car tours or hot-air balloon trips. Asni is one of a cluster of villages close to Morocco’s highest mountain, Toubkal, and south of Marrakech is Ouirgane, a small town in a magnificent valley. Both of these give access to superb walking and trekking country. Taroudant is one of the best-preserved ancient towns in the country.
Morocco’s Atlantic Coast contrasts miles of golden beaches and lagoons with scattered towns and villages of great historical interest. The prevailing trade winds contribute to the pleasant climate year-round and the excellent water sports opportunities, while the abundance of fish in these waters ensures some great seafood experiences. Agadir is a modern city, Morocco’s most popular seaside resort with a superb beach and is the perfect setting-off point for exciting trips into the interior.
Essaouira and Oualidia are very much a product of Morocco’s colourful history and culture – musicians, artists and actors have always been drawn to Essaouria with its dazzlingly white buildings enclosed by rose-red ramparts, and it is famous for its seafood restaurants and outstanding conditions for windsurfing. Oualidia is known for its unspoiled coastal scenery and its excellent seafood establishments – fishing expeditions are popular as well as other water sports.
FEWER OF YOU?
Do you enjoy the peace and quiet often associated with travelling outside the peak season? If so, you may wish to take advantage of one of our villas in Morocco where you see 'FEWER OF YOU'. It means that smaller parties of for example 4 or 6 people, can stay in a larger villa, offering more space and privacy - perhaps your own bedroom and bathroom, but without having to pay the price for the villa to be fully occupied.‑ Please call for details.
As flights more prevalent, the world is becoming smaller, and it is it is becoming increasingly possible to travel on a daily basis to some of our destinations. Where you see 'SHORTER STAYS' it is possible to have a long weekend, or short break at that property.
In our villas, a fresh supply of pool towels will be provided on arrival (one per person) for use during your stay. These will be changed on a weekly basis and are for your use at the poolside and/or beach.
All of our hotels supply pool towels on a daily basis.
LOW WALLS & BALCONIES
Many of our villas are built on hill sides with descending gardens and spectacular views. In order not to detract from the surrounding scenery, low walls and balconies are often a popular design at some properties. Please ensure that all members of your party are made aware of any low walls at your villa on arrival. Please take extra care of any children in your party.
Also called Horizon Pools, they are increasingly popular as they offer incredible views from within the pool and its surroundings. Due to their design however, some have significant drops from the far edge. Our safety precautions are particularly relevant with infinity pools and we would like to take this opportunity to emphasise:
• No standing or walking around the edge
• Do not use inflatables (e.g. rings or lilo's) in infinity/horizon pools
• No diving
• No night swimming