Morocco is the legendary “Kingdom of the West,” home of Casablanca and Marrakesh, a land where vast deserts and rugged mountains contrast with the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Honeymooners who seek out the mysteries of Morocco will find an irresistible blend of Berber, Arab, African, and European cultures, with a warm Mediterranean climate at the coast and snow-capped peaks in the Atlas Mountains. Visitors can enjoy the history of Casablanca, tour ancient Roman and Islamic ruins in Fes and Essaouira, hike across desert sand dunes, and stroll the souks and Jemaa el-Fnaa square in Marrakesh.
Agadir, located on Morocco’s coast, is not just a popular resort area for sun seekers but also a base for exploration of the mountains. Luxury desert camps compete with posh resorts for honeymooners’ attention: you can stay in a Four Seasons in Casablanca or Marrakesh, for example. The Amanjena, an oasis just outside Marrakesh, is Aman Resorts’ first African property; the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay opened in 2015 and features villas with private pools and classic North African architecture.
Historic Fes, Tangier, and Marrakesh have a delightful selection of fine boutique hotels, and no Morocco honeymoon would be complete without at least a night or two in a Berber desert camp amid the mighty dunes of Erg Chigaga, reached by a 4x4 journey and featuring tented accommodations, traditional meals, and, of course, camel rides.
>Written by: Bob Curle