A honeymoon trip to Morocco can be the perfect
way to begin your life as a married couple. From a romantic beach vacation and
a romantic camp in the world’s largest desert, to, hiking up the pretty valleys
of Morocco to shopping till you drop, Morocco does not disappoint.
In this guide, let us take a quick look at why
Morocco should be the top on your honeymoon destinations list!
Things To Do on Your Honeymoon in Morocco
Visit the Sahara Desert
The Sahara Desert, the largest in the world,
is a must visit for a romantic camping experience.
The ever stretching sand dunes in every
direction, the sands of the desert shifting places with the wind, the camels,
the Berber villages are only a fraction of what the desert has to offer.
Camping at the Sahara desert is popular among
honeymooners. You can camp at the Bereber tents, where you are
treated with good music, some Berber whiskey and Moroccon cuisine to spend the
night. Nights are exceptional with star gazing, given there is close to zero
Being used to watching sunrises & sunsets
by the mountains and sea, the Sahara Desert offers a unique experience of
watching them by the desert – the colors of the sun that change from orange to
hues of red is simply magnificent. Take a camel ride with your partner just
before the sun sets, and you won’t be disappointed!
Overall, the experience is intimate, peaceful
and all the more enjoyable with your loved ones.
See the Atlas Mountains
Would you and your partner fancy hiking? Does
the view from a summit leave you overjoyed? The Atlas Mountains in Morocco,
could be the perfect hiking trip of your honeymoon. The snow capped mountains
of the Atlas Mountains, the colorful valleys and picturesque views of the mud
brick villages set amongst the lush green mountains that you are treated with
all through the hike makes it an adventure to remember.
The highest peak of the Atlas mountains, Mount
Toubkal can be trekked up from the Imlil village. You also have the option to
hike the mountains on a mule’s back.
Go to the Beach
Morocco is home to many beautiful beaches, and
well, what could get more romantic than enjoying long walks hand-in-hand on a
beach with the love of your life?
You also have many exotic seaside resorts from
where you can sit back and just bask in the beauty of the beaches and the
place. If you would like some adventure and fun at the same time, there are
plenty of water sports on the beaches of
Morocco. Some of the popular beaches of Morocco are Taghazout ( the
one in the picture ), Tetouan, Agadir, Safi, Tangier, and Essaouira, with
Essaouira being the most popular one among tourists.
Explore the imperial city of
Morocco – Marrakesh
Morocco has four imperial cities – Fes,
Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat, all four perfect for a romantic getaway.
Marrakesh is the most accessible out of the
four for international tourists, and it has something for everyone! There are a
multitude of things that you could do to kill time without getting bored at
your hotel stay.
Marrakesh is a shopper’s paradise, with some
of the popular souvenirs that are picked up from the place being Argan Oil,
Babouche, Djellaba, Tableware, Green Glass, Leather Bags, Berber baskets, the
spices of Morocco, Artisanal Soaps, and many many more things.
If you are a non vegetarian, the Tanija dish
in Marrakesh is a must try. It is made up of meat stew that is slow-cooked with
the traditional spices originating from the place itself.
The most popular square is the Djemaa el-Fna,
with some others being Mellah, Souk Cherifia, Ensemble Artisanal, Souk el
Attarine,Souk Smata, etc. Not only is Marrakesh traditional, it also has a
grand party life and lots of good cafes.
Rabat is close to the seas and mostly
preferred by couples who wish to spend their honeymoon by the seaside. The
homes of Rabat are painted with a refreshing blue, which makes every corner you
turn a picture-worthy spot.
When to Honeymoon in Morocco
The best times to visit Morocco are from March
to April, and September to October. The months in between, are offbeat seasons
with November to February being the coldest and wettest months, and May to
August being the hottest.
Tourism in Morocco blooms during the peak
seasons and so you might want to book well in advance.
Where to stay during your Honeymoon
Some of the best romantic honeymoon resorts in Morocco are the Riad Papillon, Riad Maizie in Marrakech, Logis la Marine in Sidi Ifni and Riad Malek in Fes.
If you are looking for luxury accommodations,
check out these places: Beldi Country Club, Riad Maison Bleue and Spa, Mazagan
Beach Resort, La Mamounia and Royal Mansour in Marrakech.
So, that is it guys! Have a great time
exploring Morocco on your honeymoon, and most importantly stay safe. Have you
been to Morocco with your loved one before? Let me know in the comments. I
would love to hear your experiences 🙂
BIO: Mark Bennett is an American writer and traveler,
whose major inspiration has been camping with his father ever since his
childhood. He aims to visit 75 countries before he’s 30. You can also follow
his adventures on his site Outdoorily.