Morocco

The exotic is within arm’s reach.

Morocco is a country of contrasts, serving everything to the traveller from beautiful beaches and Saharan desert dunes to snow-capped mountains and crowded city souks.

It’s a taste of the exotic and a welcome assault on the senses, be it the heady perfume of orange blossom, the cool refreshing taste of mint tea, the acrid smell of the tanner’s yard, the wailing of the muezzin calling you to prayer, or the cascade of colour at a local spice market.

Haggle for souvenirs in the souks of Marrakech. Follow your nose through Fez’s ancient medina to the city’s famous tanneries.

Watch fishermen bring in their daily catch beneath the 18th-century ramparts of delightful Essaouira. Soak up the solitude of the Moroccan Sahara. Surf world-class waves at Agadir and Taghazout. Or explore the roof of Africa on a guided trek through the mighty High Atlas, where Berber villages cling like limpets to the steep and terraced hillsides.

Best visited from September until May, Morocco is great for spring breaks with warm sunny days and cooler evenings, and good in the winter months too. It’s also an incredibly easy destination to get to, with direct flights from most European airports.

Riad Maja

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 10
Price Guide: €585 per night

Dar Touna

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 10
Price Guide: £640 per night

Azahra Private Villa & Spa

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 14 + 2
Price Guide: On request

Dar Tino

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 9
Price Guide: On request

La Maison des Soeurs

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 8 + 4 children
Price Guide: On request

Riad El Bacha

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 10 + 2
Price Guide: On request

Villa Azzaytouna

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 6
Price Guide: On request

Alkhozama

Morocco, Africa
Sleeps: 4
Price Guide: On request