In Marrakech, Variety Is the Spice of Life

General — By Josh Steinitz on March 26, 2014 at 12:27 am
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On my final evening, rather than chase after more Marrakech experiences, I decided to relax and dine at La Sultana, enjoying a fine meal in the courtyard by the pool. After a few glasses of Moroccan red wine (surprisingly decent, actually), I retired to my room and called it a night. After running around the entire weekend exploring, sightseeing, shopping, hiking, dining and drinking, I collapsed into my bed. It was the perfect way to end what was perhaps the most diverse set of experiences I’d crammed into three days in a very long time.

Traditional sweets and tea at La Sultana

Traditional sweets and tea at La Sultana

On the way to the airport, I noted that fact as a signature feature of Morocco, and resolved to return to visit the dunes of the Sahara, the beaches of Essaouira, the old city of Fes, and the peaks of the High Atlas.

Poolside dining at La Sultana

Poolside dining at La Sultana

Practically Speaking

Marrakech is reachable via direct flight from many major European cities, as well as by car, rail or plane from other major cities in Morocco like Casablanca (which has direct flights from the USA).

Amanjena is part of the the Aman Resorts brand, which offers a variety of gorgeous properties around the world. Amanjena is bookable via the Aman Resorts website, or by calling toll free +1 800 477 9180.

I booked my Atlas Mountains trek via Naturally Morocco, a tour operator based in the UK. They helpfully answered questions, coordinated my itinerary and pickup, and put me in touch with Mohamed at Atlas Trek Shop, with whom I arranged the specific route we hiked.

La Sultana Marrakech is part of the La Sultana Hotels collection, which includes two properties in Morocco and a luxury yacht. Their properties are bookable via their website or by calling +212 5 24 38 80 08.

If you’re planning on dining out, you can’t go wrong with La Maison Arabe — reservations are highly recommended. If you’re in the mood for something more modern and trendy outside of the medina, the Asian-French-Moroccan fusion cuisine at Bo Zin is of a high standard.

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