Fantastic, affordable holidays are always on the menu in Morocco
Reaching the stunning shores of Morocco doesn’t take long – flights from the UK can get you there in just over three hours.
Once you’re here, there’s no end to the budget-friendly hotels, restaurants and activities. Morocco is right on the tip of Africa, giving it a blend of African, Arabic and European influences. You’ll find all of this within the realm of its two main cities, Agadir and Marrakech.
Agadir is a popular spot due to its gorgeous Blue Flag beaches and newly built, modern city. It also has fantastic markets to wander and numerous cheap All Inclusive hotels to help you save money on eating out.
If you want to experience authentic Moroccan living, then Marrakech is the place to go. Famously known as the Red City, it was built over 1000 years ago and has winding streets and small squares filled with local life, shops and outdoor markets. It’s not just traditional living here though – Marrakech is also home to budget resorts and hotels, all with large outdoor pools to help you cool off and coastal views.
The fabulous weather in Morocco means there’s no bad time to visit, but if you want to save a little bit, plan your trip during the off season, of which Morocco has two. The first is generally from October to November and the second from January to March. December is usually busy as the weather cools down and people book their Christmas getaways.
Cheap days out in Morocco
Agadir is one of the newest cities in Morocco, but it still holds old town charms. Walk along the five-kilometre promenade and peer into its fantastic range of bars and restaurants, or just take in the plentiful sea views. Agadir is prime beach property, with several Blue Flag beaches including the ever popular Agadir Beach. This public beach stretches for over nine kilometres and has tons of sunloungers and parasols dotted throughout, perfect for an affordable day out. Hotels are built along the Agadir coast so you’ll be just minutes away from the sand.
Marrakech is drenched in history and can be recognised by the exotic smells and tastes from the biggest market square in north Africa – the Jemaa el-Fna. For another free day out in Morocco, wander the stalls, check out the snake charmers, listen to live music and watch some traditional belly dancing. Marrakech also has an old Jewish quarter where you can meander the white and blue courtyard of the Lazama Synagogue.
Other cheap holidays to take a look at
Morocco isn’t the only spot for affordable holidays. If you’re looking for more cheap destinations to visit then other budget friendly spots like mainland Spain, sunny Montenegro and the black sea coast of Bulgaria may take your fancy. But if Morocco is calling your name, visit our travel guide for more information on how to plan your holiday. While you’re here, take a look at our top hotels for a cheap holiday in Morocco.
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This All Inclusive hotel is situated right next to the beach, so you'll get free access to its beautiful shores any time you like. If you're travelling with kids, there's no need to find a waterpark – this hotel has its own waterslides and splash zone. You'll also be centrally located in Agadir, with shops and restaurants just a five-minute walk away.
Only 10 minutes from the beach, this charming boutique hotel is in quiet surroundings without any noisy clubs or bars to disturb you. Each room comes with its own terrace or balcony, so you can look out over the large saltwater pool. Choose how much you want to spend by picking either the Half Board or Bed and Breakfast package. Breakfast comes with all the fixings, including omelettes and pancakes and a continental menu as well.
This adults-only hotel is in the heart of Marrakech, with the Jemaa el-Fna Square right on your doorstop. You'll be near restaurants, shops and amenities and within walking distance of the Medina. The hotel also boasts two pools surrounded by exotic palm tree gardens, includes a buffet with your stay, serving up local specialities and western classics.
Transport yourself to days gone by at this traditional Moroccan riad. This 18th-century building has been completely renovated inside but still holds all the classic patterned tiles and arched doorways. It also has a beautiful courtyard with lush greenery and an ornate fountain. To cool off from the heat, head up to the rooftop and take a dip in the pool, or just soak in the view. You'll also be only a 15-minute walk from Jemaa el-Fna, where you can find restaurants and cafes for any budget.