The New Year usually comes with its resolutions, but it also comes with some travel plans for the upcoming year. For 2020, we wanted to make it easier for you by picking out some of the best and most popular places to visit and sights to see in Morocco – a country that is a wonderful amalgamation of splendid landscapes, beautiful sceneries and cultural heritage.
The Hassan II Mosque is an intricately designed house of worship and an unbelievable piece of art that dominates the Moroccan skyline. Located in Casablanca, the majestic mosque is the largest in Morocco and is the tallest temple with a laser minaret in the world, measuring in at a staggering 210 m (690 ft). Open to non-Muslims for a nominal fee, the mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshipers in its prayer hall. This luxurious monument is definitely not to be missed when in Morocco!
Where to Stay: Situated right opposite the Hassan II Mosque, Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche Hotel is a tranquil urban oasis, overlooking the picturesque medina and the Atlantic Ocean.
Taghazout is a small picturesque coastal fishing village, near the city of Agadir in the south of Morocco, between the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantis coast. As a paradise for board sport lovers, Taghazout offers several surfing spots, attracting thousands of surfers from across the globe every year with its fantastic waves and surfer friendly environment. The Atlantic Ocean swells big at this coastal village, offering a variety of surf spots to suit everyone’s skill levels and needs.
Where to Stay: Taghazout is easily accessible with a less than 30 minutes’ drive from Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort, an ideal destination for a rich holiday experience
Between the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantis coast are flat subtropical plains, home to the former imperial city of Marrakech. What was once a prime trading hub is now a cultural melting pot, Marrakech is renowned for its towering minarets, vibrant markets with narrow alleyways, picture-perfect riads and bustling souks. A walk through Marrakech’s Jemaa el-Fna Square – one of the world’s great cultural spaces packed with fortune tellers, acrobats, snake charmers, medicine healers and henna artists – in the medina will certainly engage your senses, with its brightly hued mix of spices, rich and refined patterns of hand-woven rugs, and a thousand other exotic goods.
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Also known as the ‘Windy City of Africa’, Essaouria is a delightful fishing port and windy seaside town located on the Atlantis coast. Its perennial sunshine, relaxing atmosphere, excellent conditions for windsurfing have long made it a popular spot with intrepid travellers. At the heart of Essaouira is its walled Medina – an 18th century fortified town, which were segregated by dedicated traditional souks, now is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and promises to be a cultural and shopping delight. Make sure to climb the seafront ramparts, or city walls where the Medina meets the Atlantis Ocean, and enjoy great views across the Medina and out to the ocean.
Where to Stay: Enjoy a unique seafront holiday experience in an idyllic setting at Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach and Spa Hotel, which is barely 15 minutes from the Medina.
The charming blue-hued mountain town of Chefchaouen in Morocco is a photographer’s dream! Popularly known as the ‘Blue Pearl of Morocco’, Chefchaouen’s striking architecture and blue-washed buildings set against the beautiful backdrop of the Rif Mountain will surely astound you. It also offers traditional shopping experience, a tall dose of its history and culture, and plenty of mountain adventures.
Where to Stay: Located on the coast of the Alboran Sea, the luxurious Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach & Spa resort offers French Riviera-style accommodation in Tangier and is perfect for holidaymakers planning a trip to Chefchaouen,