Back in June, before the hustle and bustle of the summer holidays had begun, myself and my boyfriend nipped off to Marrakech for ten days for some much needed relaxation. I didn’t really know what to expect, all I knew is that is was going to be very hot. Oh it was, a nice cool 40 degrees most days.
Anyway, so we stayed at the Clubhotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie hotel and it was wonderful! We really wanted a stress free holiday, so this all inclusive suited us. There was never a lack of food (or drink) and one thing I must say is that the food was extremely good. Very authentic, which is often lost in an all inclusive hotel.
The pool was divine. I had never been in a pool that had such a flat gradual floor, so for those of you who aren’t too keen to just jump straight in – this is ideal!
The hotel was like an enchanted garden within the desert. Slightly bizarre really, but Marrakech is known for being the ‘green city’.
When we weren’t just sat by the pool eating, we ventured out and explored all the culture Marrakech had to offer. This is an experience, and I would definitely insist you do this with a tour guide. We booked our holiday through Thomson, so this was all managed for us, but even when you can explore on your own – just be very careful. Watch your bags and take note of where you are and how to get back.
This was the courtyard to the Royal Palace. It was stunning and one of the moments you just have to stand there and just take in all the delicate mosaics and colours.
Finally, I must include some images of the Souks. The famous markets, that go on for ever and ever and ever. Weirdly though, you will always end up at a Pharmacy. Maybe that was just us? Again although I would recommend going here just so you have been, be careful and do not waste your money. Most things are imported, and the leather that you can see and smell everywhere is not cured. You really don’t want your fake Louis V stinking out your room when you get home…
Overall though, we both thoroughly enjoyed it! Wish there had been a beach but our hotel definitely made up for that.