Morocco offers up many opportunities for you to relax, whether it be tucked away in the grounds of a luxury villa on the outskirts of Marrakech such as the charming Villa Flo; or taking a dip in the 45 metre long swimming pool of  La Sultana Oualidia with the sound of the lagoon lapping nearby; or truly be at peace in the mountain retreat of Kasbah Tamadot. The towns and cities of Morocco can be lively, frenetic, often chaotic, but solitude and calm are never too far away in this beguiling country.

Here are our favourite spots for relaxing in Morocco;

The Desert


Spending time in the desert can have a cleansing effect on the mind, perhaps because of the vast golden sands that stretch as far as the eye can see, or the soothing quietude of an endless space without noise pollution. Your mobile phone is of no use here. Put it away and enjoy the digital detox. 

There are many ways in which you can enjoy time in the desert.  How about a stay of a few nights at the stylish  Inara Camp where solitude is the order of the day. Relax in your luxury tent, take a dip in the pool, and at night enjoy the infinite blanket of stars with a mint tea in hand. 

If just a day is enough for you, or you are short on time, consider a day trip from Marrakech. La Palmeraie is a 5 mile long Palm Grove just north of Marrakech where you will find many luxury hotels and resorts. Set amongst the date palm trees you can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city or undertake one of the many activities available including camel trekking, quad biking or horse riding.

The Coast


Morocco's coastal resorts are a laid-back affair compared with the towns and cities of its interior. A stay at Oualidia or Essaouira can provide the perfect antidote to a city break in Marrakech and many go to kick back and relax, enjoying the slow pace of life on offer. A stay at the hotel La Sultana Oualidia provides luxury and relaxation on multiple levels. From the grass-roofed cabanas, turquoise swimming pool, lagoon and the boundless ocean, guests will be charmed by mesmerising views the second they set foot into the resort. La Sultana's cathedral-inspired spa is composed entirely of stone and is complete with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, relaxation area, hammams, sauna and fitness room. 

If you'd prefer your own private sanctuary then consider Riad Da Bô in Essaouira; its large and bright structure, along with its traditional elements, as well as glorious sea views from the roof terrace create a modern oasis for guests to enjoy on their holiday. We also offer  Villa La Fiancée du Vent which gives guests the chance to escape to a private oasis where they can enjoy views of the villa's gardens, the nearby lake and Atlantic Ocean. Its location, only 800m from the nearest beach and close to the town of Essaouira, makes it an excellent seaside escape providing guests with a range of activities and things to do, whilst still being set in its own magical and peaceful location.

The Mountains


There's nothing quite like fresh mountain air for rejuvenating the senses and we think that the Kasbah Tamadot, located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, is the perfect place to enjoy it. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, it's easy to imagine you're a million miles away from it all in the gorgeous surroundings of his property which he describes as a "magical place . . . perfect for rest and relaxation"

Star Gazing 

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After sunset, head to La Sultana Hotel Marrakech rooftop for a private tutorial on reading the stars, planets, nebulas and other heavenly objects. Learn how to enjoy the night sky wherever you are and let yourself be led step by step by an expert to explore the Moroccan sky and immerse yourself in the Milky Way with the help of binoculars and a telescope. The star gazing session includes: An astronomy expert (2 hours) ,binoculars & telescope, fluorescent map of the sky and red-light astronomy stargazing torch and a report of the day of planets visible in the night sky in Morocco

Spa experiences


All of the hotels in our collection benefit from world-class spa and wellness centres to fully lose yourself in with facilities that include hammams, outstanding treatments, hairdressing salons, fitness centres and saunas/steam rooms. We also have several Riads and villas where spa treatments can be enjoyed to enhance your Moroccan experience. These include Villa Zin, Dar Housnia, Riad Timila, Palais Tafoukt, and the properties on the Ezzahra Estate; Alkhozama, Azzaytouna and Ezzahra. Plenty of options for when pampering is a necessity on your holiday.

Garden or beach yoga lessons

Beach Yoga

Soothe your body mind and spirit with La Sultana Hotel Oualidia Yoga lessons on the beach or in the garden. Yoga helps release tension, heal, find inner peace, build mental and physical strength and flexibility. With several yoga instructors on hand, they offer an initiation session for beginners and an advanced session. The advanced sessions focus on more technical flows of the yoga practice. The sessions include; a yoga instructor for 1 hour, a mat and complimentary herbal tea on request at the bar. Whether it is on the beach or in the garden sit, clear your mind and focus on your well-being with these tranquil yoga session.