What’s not to love about a warm and sunny destination? Now that Spring is here in all it’s bloom and rays of sunshine, we’re left dreaming of a tan and eating alfresco. We asked Tamara Lohan from Mr & Mrs Smith/Smith & Family to recommend her favourite destinations in Morocco—a land of souks, sun and family friendly abodes.
REBALI RIADS, ESSAOUIRA
For blissful beachside luxury, I’d head to Rebali Riads, a child- friendly boutique bolthole with vast luxurious villas, private pools and bountiful hospitality. There’s a gorgeous beach on the doorstep, offering adventurous kids quad biking, kite surfing and camel rides. Top for smaller families are the gorgeous suites, but for larger families I’d recommend booking a whole villa.
Doubles from £95 per night, inc. breakfast.
JHANE TAMSNA, MARRAKECH
A gorgeous riad-style retreat just outside the city walls of Marrakech, Jnane Tamsna has a lush and secluded setting, spread out over nine acres of palm-dotted tranquillity… and it’s only a short drive to the buzzy Medina. The food here is fantastic: all herbs and vegetables are supplied from the hotel’s own organic kitchen garden. While the kids are busy with circus-skills classes as the hotel to book the grown-ups a romantic hot-air-balloon ride, or venture out for a guided mountain-bike tour of the surrounding palm groves.
Doubles from £98 per night
LE JARDIN DES DOUARS, ESSAOUIRA
A hillside hideaway that has spacious grounds, jade-green heated pools and absolutely spot-on style. Children will love the array of activities on offer while adults can relax in the atmospheric marble-lined spa and sip tasty cocktails at the terrace bar. Many of the rooms are ideal for families: my favourites are the Douaria Rooms—a small self contained houses with cosy lounges, a spacious kitchen and bedrooms a plenty.
Doubles from £81 per night, inc. breakfast
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