Unforgettable Moroccan Experience!

Get inside scoop on where to stay in Morocco for an unforgettable vacation!

Morocco, a fascinating land at the northern tip of Africa, has many attractions, as well as some really unusual places to stay when on holiday. Whether staying in a major city, in a mountain retreat, or on an excursion with the Berber people, you are spoiled for choice.

Maroc Lodge

For a genuine treat, Maroc Lodge is a real haven of peace, far from the madding crowd of the cities and the souks. Located at just over 1,000 meters above sea level and at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, these are lodgings of a different kind. The lodge is situated about fifty kilometers from the nearest accommodation in Marrakech and is located next to Amizmiz, a small Berber village. Its unique and quiet location makes it a real treasure, offering relaxation and rest to get away from the stress of everyday working life.

The property offers each visitor a private villa, built in the Berber tradition but with all the modern conveniences, surrounded by a beautiful garden. An infinity pool gives a chance to cool down while viewing the surrounding landscapes and the restaurant offers simple but tasty cuisine created from quality natural products from the surrounding region.

Walk with the Berbers

Berbers Speaking of the Berbers, a truly unique holiday experience is to walk and live with these fascinating nomadic people. Rather than stay in a luxury lodge or hotel, let’s rough it a bit.

A while ago, the Berbers caught on to the fact that they could actually charge tourists a fee to travel with them and experience their way of life and now there are tours available on a regular basis. The Berbers did soon learn that tourists expect a little more comfort than they were offering, so these days some modern conveniences are taken along with the group. The mules get to carry nylon tents and sleeping bags, as well as a canvas tent to house a handy camp toilet and bucket shower for those needed ablutions as well as some bottled water.

While the Berbers normally subsist happily on bread, goat milk, dates, couscous, and mint tea, along with the odd butchered goat or sheep, they do make allowances and offer a bit more in the culinary field for tourists.

However, despite all the mod-cons, this type of tour through Morocco is a one-of-a-kind living experience.

Tigmiza, Marrakech on a Hilltop

For those wishing to be a little closer to Marrakech, and not fancying the thought of riding on the back of a camel, Tigmiza is a great option. Just 24 kilometers south of the city, this is a hilltop retreat consisting of a group of reconstructed village houses. Beautifully renovated with courtyards, arches, and alcoves, this is a peaceful and lovely place to stay.

While very quiet and serene, there is, however, the possibility of high-class hotel service for those who require it. It consists of 24 authentically-furnished rooms surrounded by plunge pools, hidden terraces, lovely gardens, and many quiet little spots to relax and read. In the evening, traditional Moroccan cuisine is served, overlooking the distant lights of Marrakech.

Probably the best aspect is that while enjoying the peace in the landscapes up in the mountains, the Souks in Marrakech are never far away.


Whichever type of accommodation you choose, enjoy your trip to Morocco.


FAQs | Morroco Travel Guide

What is the best area to stay in Morocco?

There is no definitive answer to this question as different people have different preferences. Some people prefer to stay in the city center, while others prefer to stay in the more rural areas. Ultimately, it depends on what you’re looking for in a vacation and what your budget is.

What is the prettiest city in Morocco?

There is no one “prettiest” city in Morocco. Each city has its own unique charms and attractions. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco include Marrakesh, Fez, Tangier, and Casablanca. All of these cities are worth visiting for their beautiful architecture, lively markets, and delicious food.

What is the nicest place in Morocco?

There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone’s definition of “nice” will be different. However, some of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco include the city of Marrakesh, the ancient medina of Fes, and the coastal town of Essaouira. Each of these places has its own unique charm and offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Moroccan culture.

Which is better Casablanca or Marrakech?

Casablanca is a beautiful city with a rich history. If you’re looking for a more urban setting, then Casablanca is the better choice. Marrakech, on the other hand, is surrounded by stunning natural scenery and offers a more traditional Moroccan experience.

Is Marrakech safe?

Yes, Marrakech is safe. The city is well-policed and there is a low crime rate. However, as with any city, it’s always best to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

Editor’s Note: When traveling, always be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to protect yourself. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information in our articles, things can change quickly and we cannot guarantee that all information is accurate at all times. Use your best judgment when planning your trip and always consult with a travel professional before making any final decisions.

Pradeep Prabhakaran

Pradeep Prabhakaran

Born and raised in India, Pradeep is an entrepreneur who has always been fascinated by travel. He currently lives in India with his family, but is always traveling whenever possible. Whether it's exploring new places or discovering new cultures, Pradeep loves to experience everything the world has to offer. At other times, he enjoys reading and playing sports.