We have previously guided you through the perfect honeymoon in Morocco. Read: “Your Honeymoon Destination: Morocco”
But this time we decided to get more specific and guide you through Marrakesh! After all, many celebrities went there for their honeymoon including the latest newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin! Read: “George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Choose Marrakesh for Honeymoon”.
Marrakesh means Land of God in Amazigh (Berber), and it is the 3rd largest city in Morocco.
The city is divided into two distinct parts: the Medina, which is the historical city, and the new European modern district called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle. The Medina is full of intertwining narrow passageways and local shops full of character. In contrast, Gueliz plays host to modern restaurants, fast food chains and big brand stores according to Wiki Travel.
Here are some suggested places to visit and things to do while you are in Marrakesh:
Jemaa El Fna: Spend your day sitting at one of the cafés in the square, try the famous Arabic mint tea, and watch snake charmers, horses, and entertainers.
At night, Jemaa El Fna hosts the world’s largest open-air eateries, numerous food stalls snaring passersby with a colorful and aromatic array of Moroccan cuisine. As the sun sets behind the Koutoubia Mosque, the performances of musicians, storytellers, magicians and dancers commence, drum beats and the calls of henna artists fill the air as described by WedMagazine.
Shopping: Visit the souks of Marrakesh and discover the streets filled with spices, perfumes, jewelry, pottery and carpets. Make sure you check out the Mouassine quarter for chic boutiques frequented by celebrities.
Atlas Mountain: A trip to the Atlas Mountains will add some magic to your honeymoon. You will be amazed by the green valleys and landscapes; you can ride camels and spend the night in traditional Bedouin tents in the desert.
Palmeraie: La Palmeraie is a real oasis on the outskirts of the city covering 13,000 hectras and has about 150,000 palm trees and some hotels. It is the perfect place to take a nomadic space of a few hours during a camel ride. During the course of your 20 km journey, you can admire the palm trees, beautiful villas and make sure you visit the international star resort in Marrakech, Les amateurs for thrills, Quad prefer to camels.” –Wiki Travel.
Majorelle Gardens: The park boasts a collection of plants from across the globe, including what seems like every cactus species on the planet. Inside the gardens is also the very small Berber Museum. The Majorelle Café situated there is a pretty and quiet place to rest and get a drink with some food.
Dar Si Saïd Museum: A museum 5 minutes away from Djemaa El-Fna. Set in an old palace, it houses many different artifacts from Morocco through the ages, such as wood carvings, musical instruments, and weapons. It is dedicated to the Moroccan craft industry of wood, gathering a very beautiful collection of popular art: carpets, clothing, pottery and ceramics.
Moroccan Hammam: Make sure you spend a relaxing day at one of Marrakesh’s famous hammams such as Les Bains de Marrakech, Hammam Dar el-Bacha, Hammam Bab Doukkala, Thai Marrakech.