Luxury Holiday in Morocco
Morocco is a cultural melting pot with Arabian, Berber, and European influences – primarily from Spain, France, and Portugal.
- Visit the largest market in Marrakech – Souk Semmarine.
- Visit the Old Medina in Casablanca – the oldest surviving part of the city.
- Hike to Agadir’s oldest district, Kasbah for amazing views over the city.
In the north of Africa lies a beautiful country just waiting for you to explore on a luxury yacht charter. Morocco is a cultural melting pot with Arabian, Berber, and European influences – primarily from Spain, France, and Portugal. Known for its bustling markets and ancient architecture, it’s full of vibrant imperial cities like Marrakech, Casablanca and Rabat.
Delicious food and vibrant colours
Located in the northwest is the famous port capital of Casablanca (Dar-el-Beida), Morocco’s largest city. The name often evokes the romance of the 1945 film starring but the reality of the city differs a little. A lively city where you will indulge in a variety of hand crafts, delicious food and vibrant colours from spices lying in mounds across market stalls.
Casablanca's medina represents the oldest surviving part of the city and dates back to the rebuilding carried out by Sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah after the 1755 earthquake destroyed the city.
The coastline of Casablanca is surprisingly stunning. La Corniche is the most popular beachside area where you’ll find a selection of luxury hotels and restaurants, as well as beach clubs. The winds of the Atlantic and Mediterranean make for brilliant surfing conditions, especially in the nearby Essaouira.
The modern identity of Casablanca is all about progress and development. It's not as atmospheric as other towns or cities but it’s steeped in history and we recommend exploring.
Souk Markets and Snake Charmers
Marrakech is located inland but worth travelling for, in fact, no trip to Northern Africa is complete without checking out the fascinating city of Marrakech. Here you will witness the snake charmers in Jama El f’na Square, steamy hammams and an abundance of souks (markets). In Marrakesh visit the largest market – Souk Semmarine – for rugs, leather goods, silverware, crockery, and an endless display of local wares.
Along with the souks, we recommend visiting The Ben Youssef Mosque, the oldest mosque in Marrakech and Jardin Majorelle, a two and half acre botanical garden.
In Marrakech, you’ll hear a flurry of languages including French, Arabic, and Berber. English is common anywhere touristy, but it is useful to know a few words of French.
Relaxed sun-filled days
Further south, you’ll charter to Agadir, an energetic beachy city that caters to those looking for relaxed sun-filled days. In 1960, an earthquake destroyed the city, but it is now the most modern of Morocco. Agadir is known for sun-drenched boulevards boasting open-air food stalls and belly dancing shows, lush parks and hidden medinas.
Hike to the city’s oldest district, Kasbah where you will see medieval Arabic architecture and a stunning view over the rest of the city.
If there is one thing we can promise you (apart from an amazing charter experience), it is that you won’t go hungry whilst in Marrakech. For more details on recommended restaurants, read our Morocco Blog article here
Best time to visit:
During March to May (Spring) or September to October (Autumn) when the weather is warm but pleasant.