Experience the beauty of Morocco’s secret ocean retreat and colourful Marrakech for a true moment of shared memories with the perfect romantic escape. Your trip will start in Morocco’s oyster capital — Oualidia, an overlooked coastal village that couldn’t be more ideal for a romantic getaway for two. Next you will be transferred to Marrakech, stroll hand-in-hand through the world-famous Jardin Majorelle, enjoy an unforgettable dinner overlooking Marrakech at night, or take a moonlit carriage ride around the ramparts. There will also be a chance to get active during your private trip to the High Atlas mountains.
Arrive at Marrakech airport where your driver will meet you and take you straight down to the coast.
One of the best places to stay in the whole of Morocco is La Sultana, Oualidia
Protected by the lands, the lagoon of Oualidia is an ideal surfing spot allowing the ocean swell to come in through a narrow opening. At high tides, the current comes into the lagoon and breaks into one clean wave at a time. Listed in « The World’s Best Hotel for Surfing Holidays » by The Telegraph that covers renowned places as far away as Australia, La Sultana Oualidia is an exceptional place to learn the take off in safe and easy conditions, ideal for beginners
At the edge of a lagoon by the Atlantic Ocean, off the beaten tracks in Morocco and in a site of great ecological importance listed as “Natural Reserve”, La Sultana Oualidia attracts, captivates, energises and soothes in equal measure. As the perfect way to explore the remote lands between the lagoon and the ocean, La Sultana Oualidia offers guests an ultimate Gourmet escape combining a visit of the Oyster beds with a private lunch. A traditional fishing boat will take you to the other side of the lagoon, a short walking distance from a secluded cove on the Atlantic Ocean where a gourmet lunch will be served.
After lunch, step back on board to discover Oualidia’s oyster beds and learn about oyster farming in the lagoon, which dates from the 1950s.
Your driver will collect you from your riad and take you to Marrakech to arrive around lunchtime. We have a fantastic selection of riads in Marrakech. One that really stand out is Villa des Orangers. At La Villa des Orangers, you’ll sleep, dine, romance, and relax on the grounds of this former palace in the heart of Marrakech’s historic quarter.
You are ten minutes walk from the famous square – best in the evening when you can wander among the snake charmers, storytellers and henna tattooists before sitting atop a rooftop bar with a chilled glass of wine watching the action unfold beneath you.
Spend the next 2 days enjoying everything Marrakech has to offer. Take an early morning visit to the Majorelle gardens before it gets too hot and all the busloads of tourists arrive. Spend afternoons visiting the various mosques and historical sites, not forgetting to indulge yourself with a traditional Moroccan exfoliation and massage in a local hammam.
Today you will take a day trip into the Atlas Mountains to see another side of Moroccan life. You can explore the valleys and farms with your guide and we also include a village lunch. On the way back stop at the Richard’s Branson mountain retreat for a cup of tea.
As you are just 15 minutes from the airport, you can relax over breakfast or do some last minute shopping before heading off for your trip home. Even if on a later flight you will be able to store your luggage to make the most of your day and a shower and freshen up can usually be arranged before you leave.
Total cost for this trip based on 2 people sharing is £1325 per person
You can get flights from as little as £100 per person return and do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.