Riu Tikida Palmeraie
Just outside Marrakesh is the Riu Tikida Palmeraie, situated in 13 acres of exotic gardens. This fresh, modern hotel has so many facilities that it feels like a village in its own right. Whatever your favourite sport, you’ll find it here. And there’s an array of shows and live music with its extensive entertainment programme. That is unless you’re choosing to completely switch off and relax with a luxury treatment at the spa. Its authentic hammam (Turkish bath), indoor pool and variety of body treatments will soon have you feeling like new. And when you’re not lounging around its large pool, you could be getting to know Morocco’s gastronomic culture or simply enjoying international favourites at the many restaurants here.
Overview of Marrakesh
For a holiday to Morocco that captures an enticing mix of North African culture and history with modern style and sophistication, you can do no better than heading to its capital, Marrakesh. Known as The Red City, due to the red hue of the bricks used to build its surrounding walls in the 12th century, this imperial city is the cultural hub of Morocco, full of history and beautiful sights.
Things to do in Marrakesh
The Marrakesh medina is a 30-minute shuttle bus ride from Riu Tikida Palmeraie so you can dive right into the hustle and bustle of the city’s souks, selling local crafts in all shapes and sizes with the scent of aromatic spices filling the air. Don’t miss Jemaa el-Fna, Africa’s biggest square and market place. There are some amazing sights, too. From the Islamic architecture of Bahia Palace and the Menara Gardens, built by royalty in the 12th century, to the Majorelle Garden, previously owned by the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. These wonderful sights all bring the magic of Morocco’s vast history alive. For an unforgettable holiday, the Riu Tikida Palmeraie provides a peaceful oasis. It’s conveniently located on the doorstep of fascinating history and the rich culture of Marrakesh, perfect for a memorable getaway.