With so many things to do, planning a wedding can be A, very stressful and B, in the planning for years. You often start with a very simple well organized spread-sheet and end up with list after list, no wonder newlyweds can’t wait to jet off to their chosen honeymoon destination. However, over the last couple of years it has become increasingly popular for couples to postpone their honeymoon to a later date and instead take a “mini moon” just after the wedding. So if you are a busy couple with work commitments or your purse strings are feeling the pinch, a mini moon would be a great choice for you.
Why should you pick Morocco for your honeymoon or mini moon?
Marrakech, often referred to as the mystical city, is definitely the place to be seen, and will have you hooked the minute you arrive. A visit to Jemma El Fna Square must be on your to do list, by day you will see a few stalls dotted about, but when night falls this square comes alive with market traders, street food, entertainers and of course a few snake charmers. A romantic way to take in all the medina has to offer is a ride in a horse drawn carriage.
Flights to Marrakech City are very accessible and offer breaks from as little as 2 nights and longer making a Morocco mini moon a great option for couples with limited time. The flight time is around 3 hours so you could be in the thick of all that Marrakech holidays have to offer in no time. And let’s not forget the great prices available too.
Where to Stay
Riad Esprit du Maroc
If you want a taste of old Morocco, and fancy staying in the heart of the medina, take a look at Riad Esprit du Maroc, an 18th century restored palace. This riad is decorated in a traditional Moroccan way, and with only 6 rooms this is a very small and intimate place to stay and offers Half Board or Full Board. Take a dip in the plunge pool located in the open-air courtyard or if you are feeling a little energetic, pop along to the riad’s fitness room. One thing is for sure, once you step outside this beautiful riad, you really are right in the thick of all the action.
Les Jardins de la Koutoubia
Although Les Jardins de la Koutoubia boasts a central location close to the souks, once you step inside the opulent lobby, an oasis of calm awaits you. In fact, with its plush surroundings and inviting pool, you really will feel like you have stepped into a glossy magazine shoot. This hotel serves up no less than 4 restaurants, and with a choice of Bed and Breakfast or Half Board, your taste buds will soon be tantalised with all those Moroccan dishes. If you fancy a bit of a pamper day, the hotel has a fabulous Clarins spa, a great way to unwind and relax after the hectic run up to the wedding.
Clubhotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie
If you prefer to be away from all the hustle and bustle, but within easy reach of all that Marrakech has to offer, a stay in the All Inclusive Clubhotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie will be right up your street. Although this is a fairly modern hotel, a Moroccan theme is still very evident. The supersized pool with a bar in the middle takes centre stage and is a great way to cool down after a hard day in the sun. You will never be short of things to do with a packed entertainment and sports programme on offer. A free shuttle bus to the centre of Marrakech is also available from the hotel.
Sirayane Boutique Hotel & Spa
Although this hotel is located 8 kilometres from the centre of Marrakech, a free shuttle bus is available both day and night to take you to all the action. This hotel is ultra-trendy and all rooms come with luxury items such as, DVD players and free Wi-Fi. If you fancy making your mini moon extra special, we would recommend upgrading to a junior suite where your own private heated pool awaits you. Offering Full Board and Half Board, this get away from it all hotel is a fab place to recharge your batteries.
So – where will you be jetting off to after your wedding? Browse our range of All Inclusive holidays to Morocco for more information.