Top 6 Places to Honeymoon in Morocco, Best Romantic Escapes
Morocco is the #1 Bucket list Honeymoon Destination for Newlyweds in 2021/ 2022. The country offers private, guided escapes inclusive of luxurious spa and adventure activities for those searching for an ideal honeymoon vacation. Stays at 6 of Morocco’s most romantic properties over 5 regions range from a secluded Kasbah in the heart of the Skoura palmeraie to a Tree House adjacent to the Oualidia lagoon and a countryside hideaway with glorious flora and fauna just 15 minutes from Marrakech.
1. Luxury Glamping at White Camel Lodge in the Agafay Desert
Kasbah Tamadot offers a magical Moroccan Honeymoon experience and was voted the #1 Resort Hotel in North Africa & the Middle East by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021.
2. Berber Tented Room with Jacuzzi and Atlas Views at Kasbah Tamadot
Those who choose to Honeymoon in Morocco can indulge in one of the most luxurious places stay in the world at Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot. Located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Kasbah Tamadot offers a magical experience for its guests and was voted the #1 Resort Hotel in North Africa & the Middle East by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021. This luxury mountain property has a history that dates to the beginning of the 20th century. Originally constructed for the local French governor, the building over time became neglected until Tamadot was purchased in the 1980s by Luciano Tempo, a renowned antique dealer and interior designer. As one of the respective collectors of his time, Luciano filled Kasbah Tamadot with a range of oriental pieces ranging from tables, to sculptures, and rare pieces collected from North Africa, Indian and Indonesia.
In 1998 Sir Richard Branson purchased Kasbah Tamadot and inherited Luciano’s 1,000 square meter warehouse, filled with his antique treasures. Visitors who Honeymoon in Morocco at the Kasbah today will have the good fortune to be surrounded by Luciano’s collection.
While rest and relaxation is may be a priority, Kasbah Tamadot offers a wide array of activities for those visiting Morocco as part of a honeymoon vacation or Honeymoon Tour. Honeymooners can relax in the spa, soak up the Moroccan sun by the swimming pool or hike across the famous Atlas Mountains through Berber villages. Immersion in unique cultural experiences are also possible via a one-hour mule trek, sipping tea and eating couscous in a local Berber home, Bread baking or taking an authentic Moroccan Cooking Class complimented by learning about the authentic traditions of Mint Tea.
3. Suite with Views of the Skoura Palmeraie at Dar Ahlam, House of Dreams
Referred to as “House of Dreams,” in Arabic, Dar Ahlam remains one of the highly sought after secret places to stay in Morocco for honeymoon travelers. This Relais & Châteaux property is secluded by palm groves and fragrant almond blossom trees. Dar Ahlam sits at the edge of the Moroccan desert, tucked within the Skoura Oasis. A private experience is guaranteed coupled with romantic solitude and local adventure for all those who stay within the property’s champagne colored, two hundred year old earth Kasbah which serves as the perfect honeymoon hideaway. Dar Ahlam features modern comforts of understated luxury including a palm shaded swimming pool, hammam and a candle-lit massage room. This exclusive guest house creates the experience around you, with its team of dedicated servers and customized meals and activities. Also offered are personalized experiences such as a trek to the Valley of Roses, a visit to a 12th century Berber Village and an excursion to Sidi Fla. Skoura’s UNESCO-protected palm grove has retained its authenticity and hotelier Thierry Teyssier, owner of Dar Ahlam, has participated through creating storied stays for his guests.
4. Lush Gardens & Sunshine 320 Days a Year at Les Jardin des Douar, Coastal Essaouira
Newlyweds who have are searching for a honeymoon destination that offers a rural environment with access to a city life on the coast should be keen to celebrate their stay at Les Jardin des Douars in Essaouira. This Moroccan guesthouse is set on the banks of the Oued Ksob River and offers a little piece of paradise and sunshine 320 days a year. Honeymooners have the benefit of lounging in the lush garden at Les Jardin des Douars along with the nooks and crannies found throughout this Moroccan boutique property. Traditional Moroccan décor is highlighted in all rooms and bungalows with most opening up to private terraces with some featuring a fireplace.
Romance can be found everywhere with many activities offered for a romantic stay. Guests can enjoy a massage or some pampering under the dome of the hammam, indulge in delicious cuisine, sip on a pre-dinner cocktails in front of a large cozy fireplace, take in the sun at one of two swimming pools or in a quiet corner of a lavish garden.
5. Ocean View Tree House at La Sultana, Oualidia
At the edge of the Oualidia lagoon sits one of Morocco’s most romantic properties. La Sultana is off the beaten path and a well-kept secret. Sought after by those who want to Honeymoon in Morocco, this stunning hideaway features a private sandy beach and a fresh water lagoon, fed by the Atlantic Ocean which is used to fill the seawater Jacuzzis that surround the swimming pool on the premises.
Nestled in trees facing the lagoon, La Sultana boasts a Treehouse Suite, the first of its kind in Morocco, and a treasure that will take Honeymooners back to their childhood to indulge in a unique experience. Complete with luxury amenities and a panoramic view of the lagoon, the Treehouse Suite offers an unforgettable experience in a one-of-a-kind honeymoon suite.
Oualidia is famous for oyster farms and flocks of pink flamingos. The lagoon and extensive beaches at Oualidia, lying between El Jadida and Safi, are a new Honeymoon destination in Morocco given its remote location. Oualidia offers a sheltered natural beach and fishing location where surfing and swimming in its blue lagoon can be enjoyed. This coastal enclave is also an excellent location for bird watching. The unspoiled beaches extend for miles with oyster farms at Maison Ostrea II nearby. Oyster farming in Oualidia started shortly after Morocco gained independence in 1956 using Japanese oysters with methods learnt from the French. Now rows of oyster beds are spread along the lagoon and are separated according to size. Honeymooners can take a private boat trip across the Oualidia Lagoon and sample locally-caught crab, sea bass and sea bream, at one of the many waterside restaurants or freshly grilled on the beaches by fishermen.