For so many years I wanted to visit a Muslim country with a unique character. So, this couldn’t be other than Morocco. For my first visit there I chose to stay 4 days in Marrakech, or as it’s called “The Red City”. It is one of the most popular cities in Morocco and every year it is visited by thousands of tourists. Marrakech is known for its souks, spices, beautiful palaces and many more. We opted for staying in Medina, the old city, because there you can live like a local. We stayed in a “riad”, which is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior courtyard. However, our visit to Marrakech couldn’t be complete if we didn’t visit a luxury hotel in the new city.
After a lot of research, I found out that Es Saadi Palace has stolen my heart not only because it is ranked among the world’s finest resorts but also because Pierre Balmain and Leonardo DiCaprio have been hosted there! What I really loved about this resort is the marriage of traditional and contemporary. While the main architecture and design are Moroccan, there are amazing details of modern luxury. The resort is surrounded by gardens with plenty of exotic plants and flowers which create a dreamy setting. In the center of it, there is a huge swimming pool with a bar where you can relax on sunny days and soak up the sun.
My favorite spot there, was the Spa (yes, that one you see all the time on Instagram). So well designed with countless tiny blue tiles and comfortable chaises. We were lucky enough to have the whole spa for us and relax as much as we could. The most interesting thing about this spa is that in the center it has a 100-year-old Eucalyptus!
If you want some extra privacy, you can stay at the amazing Villas which have their own pool. One of my favorite villas was the Persian Villa because of its vibrant blue color and traditional Moroccan architecture. Unfortunately, we couldn’t explore all 10 villas due to bad weather conditions but this is a major reason to go back!
Last but not least, I want to thank from the bottom of my heart the exceptional staff. As all Moroccans, they were so kind and always with a big warm smile. They treated us like a king and queen. I will never forget this experience!
As always, opinions are my own.