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.

Resort Summary

Marrakech is one of the largest cities in Morocco and at its heart is the historical old centre, the 1,000-year-old Medina. This area is also called the Red City because of the colour of the ancient walls that protect it.

On holidays in Marrakech, you can meander through alleyways and backstreets to browse the goods in the souk such as beautifully woven carpets, handmade Berber jewellery, leather items and aromatic spices, among other wonderful enticements. While young designers also showcase their work in Souk Cherifia mall. The maze of markets groups sellers of the same type together so if you’re looking for something in particular it shouldn’t be too hard to find.

Other than shopping, the Medina is full of attractions, including an old Jewish quarter. None of the community remains, but you can visit Lazama Synagogue – the most attractive of the temples still standing with its striking white and blue courtyard. Or visit the largest Hammam baths in Marrakech here, and dine in one of the restaurants that can be found in some of the ancient Inns. Whether you’re looking for a last minute break or an All Inclusive Marrakech holiday, we’ve got you covered.