Can’t stop Googling “romantic honeymoon destinations”? Among all the possibilities, it can feel impossible to choose a destination! Luckily, we are here to help. Let’s take a look at what Morocco has to offer you and your loved one.
No matter what you are interested in, there is something for you.
Looking to relax on your honeymoon? Spend time in the beautiful riad or wandering Marrakech. Into adventure? Ride a camel out into the dunes, try sandboarding, or hike in the gorges! Are you dreaming of quality time at the spa? Visit the Moroccan hammam for a relaxing couples spa.
The beauty of Morocco is unparalleled, making it a perfect romantic destination.
TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice rated Marrakech, Morocco as the #1 Place to visit in the world! Many counties have beautiful features, but Morocco boasts a range of scenic locations such as ancient cities, warm beaches, endless dunes, and poppy-filled countrysides.
Morocco is the dream exotic getaway, from starry nights in the Sahara to vibrant city life. Each city you and your spouse visit will leave you with an experience you’ll remember forever. Don’t be surprised if your memories in Morocco make you want to come again! There’s always more to explore.
You can honeymoon without worry! Morocco is an expert in tourism.
Your honeymoon should be without stress. You should be free to relax, enjoy, and soak in the beginning of this new season of life. The last thing you want to be worried about on your honeymoon is logistics. “How will we get to our hotel, next destination, or activity?” “Where will we eat? How do we know if it will be good?”
When romance is on the agenda, there’s no time for unnecessary strain. If you have a personal driver, they will be happy to help you whatever way they can. As your personal Moroccan host, they will go out of their way to ensure that your trip is hassle-free. Every minute detail will be taken care of.
Morocco is a feast for more than just the eyes!
While food is one of the most basic elements of daily life, it has the power to transform your trip. Some of the greatest joy can be found in the smallest of pleasures.
Morocco offers you a variety of delicious culinary experiences! Classically moroccan colors, ingredients, and spices make each experience something to savor. Imagine sipping mint tea overlooking the big square, with delicious traditional cookies. Or, digging into the fresh bread and tajine at a lovely dinner for two.
Morocco is easily accessible! Arriving in Morocco is only one flight away from the United States or other major airports. Or, stop through Europe to break up the journey.
The weather in Morocco is great. It has wonderful sunny weather for most of the year, and gets a little chilly in the winter months.
Ideas of Top Romantic Places to Stay in Morocco
1. Kasbah Tamadot:
Kasbah Tamadot, meaning “soft breeze” in the Berber language, is a luxurious escape from the rest of the world. It’s close to the city of Marrakech but far enough away in the small village of Asni to give you the feel of seclusion.
Situated at the bottom of the Atlas Mountains, but at the top of a beautiful valley, nature surrounds you with peace. Beauty can be found everywhere you look, from the grand Mount Toubkal to the small Berber villages.
You have the option of staying in a deluxe Berber-style tent or suite. The option is yours whether you’d like your own private pool or to use the outdoor and indoor pools which are available to all guests. If you’re looking to up the relaxation factor of your stay, their spa options will be sure to get you into pure serenity.
Check out their luxury romance package which consists of a three or four night pampered stay. It includes private dinners for two with a bottle of house wine, champagne upon arrival, and a hammam (Moroccan bath) package for each. Yet it truly is their level of hospitality and service which sets them apart. They go out of their way to accommodate your needs and requests as much as possible. Prepare to be blown away by the gorgeous views and ultimate luxury of Kasbah Tamadot!
2. La Mamounia:
Have a one of a kind 3 day honeymoon experience at La Mamounia in Marrakech! Included in this wonderful honeymoon package is a 30 minute massage, poolside buffet breakfast, a guided visit of Marrakech, a 60 minute Hammam experience in their private Moroccan bath, cocktails at the gallery Majorelle and other delicious meals.
Take walks in their beautiful 20 acre park and marvel at the greenery and abundant olive trees. Relax and enjoy the live music played at the Majorelle Gallery with your loved one. You will come away from this hotel feeling spoiled and perhaps have a new standard for luxury travel.
3. Riad Kniza:
This luxury riad is in the middle of Marrakech, ideally situated close to the famous square Jema l’Fna, amazing souks, and important sites of this imperial city. Dating from the 18th century, Riad Kniza has been restored in all its glory to reflect true Moroccan craftsmanship.
Their staff aims to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Due to its small number of suites, they have the capacity to attend to whatever needs may arrive. If you want to relax after time spent enjoying the city of Marrakech, their swimming pool and spa are lovely.
And for your culinary tastes, their restaurant is one of the best in Marrakech. Guests often say that this is one of the best hotels they have ever stayed in. Riad Kniza is a source of privacy and peace amid the bustle of Marrakech. Experience the beauty of one of the finest Moroccan riads!
4. Riad Fes:
Placed on the edge of the old city in Fes, Riad Fes offers all of the tradition of the past with all of the luxury of the present. After a day of taking advantage of the activities and excursions the riad offers, deluxe rooms and suites give you and your spouse a safe haven to refresh in.
Hiking, golf, thermal spas, horseback riding, and historical tours are all at your fingertips with the help of Riad Fes. But if you prefer to stay and relax, their own spa can do the trick! You and your spouse will surely be stunned at the beauty of the architecture, glassy pool, and incredible view of Fes from the balcony.
5. Getaways in Chefchaouen:
Are you looking for a more peaceful honeymoon away from the larger cities? Think about a romantic getaway in Chefchaouen! Chefchaouen is the “blue pearl” of Morocco, getting its namesake from the blue color that coats most of the city.
The stunning views of the Rif Mountains along with the picturesque streets make it any photographers dream. Gorgeous views are around every corner! The atmosphere gives you a sense of peace and tranquility. Consider booking a stay at Lina Ryad & Spa, Dar Meziana, Riad Chrifa, or any of the other options which will make you feel right at home.
Give yourselves plenty of time to wander around the enchanting streets and small markets for treasures to remember this trip by! The magic and mystery of this city will only enhance the magic of your new stage of life!
6. Private House in Fes:
If you are looking for a little bit more of a personal adventure, consider finding a small private house to stay in in Fes! With the help of websites like AirBnB, this option has become easier and easier. This would be ideal for a more private honeymoon, allowing you to control your schedule and menu. Adventure into the markets to buy fresh produce to cook for your meals! This would be especially helpful if you have dietary restrictions- although hotels and riads are very helpful in accommodating those needs.
Enjoy the freedom of your own little house in the middle of a country you have yet to experience! Living side by side with Moroccans is the best way to get a true taste of daily life in Fes.
If the private house vacation isn’t for you – we’d be more than happy to suggest some of our favorite places to stay in Fes.
7. Beach Stay in Essaouira:
Another wonderful place for you and your new spouse to visit is Essaouira. A couple of hours from Marrakech, this coastal fishing city offers beautiful sandy beaches and a relaxed vibe. Known as “the Windy City of Africa”,
Essaouira gives you all the benefits of a beach town without the large crowds of tourists. You might need to swap laying on the beach for more active water sports. The wind is perfectly suited for the tourists that come between April and November to surf or windsurf. The old walled-city will transport you into another world of blue and white. It’s size is just right for exploring: large enough to be full of things to discover but small enough to keep you from getting lost.
Above all, take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty around you with the one you love. Take moments out of the day to be together, stopping to smell the roses (or spices in the souk!) while you’re here. Watch a romantic sunset on the ramparts of the city or from the rooftop of your hotel or riad.
8. Berber Tents in the Sahara:
What could be more romantic than sleeping under the stars in the Sahara desert? A camel trek out into the dunes is a must-do for every couple visiting Morocco.
Stay in deluxe Berber tents and see more stars than you dreamed possible.
Hotels near and on the dunes allow you to get a firsthand experience of the magnificent Sahara. They can offer you both authenticity and luxury. Soak up the stunning sand dunes as well as the pool, hotel amenities and beautiful suites.
The Sahara has a unique type of beauty, so make the most of it as you take walks out on the dunes together or try sandboarding! This is truly a once in a lifetime, unforgettable experience.
Top 6 Romantic Things to Do in Morocco:
1. Hot Air Balloon Ride
Thinking outside the box for your honeymoon activities? Do you crave a little more adrenaline than the average honeymoon package offers? If you are not afraid of heights, try a hot air balloon in Marrakech. The dazzling views mixed with the rush of floating far above Marrakech combines romance and adventure.
There are multiple different options, enabling you to get exactly what you’re looking for! Starting early in the morning will give you the best view of the mountains and desert scenery.
Some companies also offer a champagne ride where you can enjoy champagne after your sky-high adventure! Ask your sales representative to make arrangements for this unbelievable way to see Morocco.
2. Day by the Garden Pool of La Maison Arabe
La Maison Arabe is a beautiful hotel in Marrakech. It has its own pool in the hotel, beside their incredible restaurant, but also has a separate pool where guests can go to enjoy the day and some privacy.
A driver will pick you up and take you to the site so you and your new spouse can spend a day by the pool in the middle of a lovely garden. You will love the refreshing welcome drinks, and the peaceful atmosphere. Order a poolside meal or tea and cookies! When you feel ready to return to the hotel, your driver will take you home.
3. Visit a Moroccan Spa
Many hotels and riads in Morocco offer a spa or hammam (traditional bath) for their guests. Try a couple’s spa! Complete with beauty treatments, a sauna room and massages, these spa experiences are fun to try!
Relax in your bathrobe and drink the soothing green tea that they provide. Each hotel or riad will do it a little bit differently, but they all promise a rejuvenating experience.
4. Explore the Palaces of Marrakech
Moroccan architecture is breathtaking. Visit old palaces in Marrakech such as the Badi palace, the Bahia palace, and the Royal Palace to try to imagine the lives of sultans and viziers. The Saadian Tombs are where the kings of Morocco are buried.
5. Wander through the Souks
The Medinas of Morocco are fascinating. Devote a day simply to wandering around through the markets and looking at all the little shops. In Fes, there are sights to see such as the tanneries, the weavers, and the Berber pharmacy. Buy souvenirs to take home, or even decorations for your house together!
6. Visit Cascades D’Ouzoud
Looking for a beautiful view? Take a day trip to see the Cascades D’Ouzoud, Morocco’s largest waterfall. You can stay the night there if you want to enjoy the scenery longer. Pack a picnic and drink the fresh squeezed orange juice sold nearby! This location won a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
If you are a couple that enjoys bonding over specific activities, you might enjoy planning a themed honeymoon. Here are two themed honeymoons that would work really well in Morocco:
Do you and your spouse love to cook together? Are you always on the lookout for new dishes and spices? While in Morocco on your honeymoon, try out cooking classes taught by experts. They will guide you through the preparation of a delicious Moroccan meal.
Some cooking classes even have you go to the market and buy all the ingredients with them so that you can replicate the meal when you get home! Stop by the Berber pharmacy in the Fes Medina to buy the spices that you will need to bring back home.
This one is for the couples who want to be active on their honeymoon trip. Make sure to seek out the adventure opportunities in the cities you visit! For example, hike in the scenic Atlas Mountains or while in Essaouira, try out the water sports!
Another romantic adventure is taking a 4×4 trip out in the Sahara desert to explore the sand dunes. If you are a fan of rock climbing, Morocco also has many great locations to do so such as the Todra Gorges or Tafraoute.
Have other theme ideas for honeymoons? Ask us and we’ll tell you how they’ll work in Morocco!