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Holidays in Morocco
Morocco is home to famously busy and exhilarating cities, with historic quarters filled with winding streets and bustling souks. Further south, however, the country shows a different side of itself. Visitors make a beeline to its southwest coast to spend lazy days on white-sand beaches, underneath guaranteed Mediterranean sunshine.
Spring for more comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
Morocco has multiple international and domestic airports. Visitors may fly to Al Massira Airport in Agadir (AGA) or Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK)
Book a holiday to Morocco with Thomas Cook to experience the country’s unique blend of cultures, from thriving ancient cities to the beaches of the southwest coast.
Agadir, AgadirThe Tagadirt Hotel & Apartments is situated in 3 hectares of lush gardens enjoying the beautiful Bay of Agadir and the Atlantic Ocean in exotic Morocco. This lively 3 Star vacation retreat offers traditional Moroccan hospitality, delicious food, and a host of relaxing facilities with 3 golf courses nearby. All types of travellers will get a goodnight's rest in the 246 pleasantly designed guestrooms boasting modern amenities and some with self-catering facilities. The atmosphere is friendly with a home away from home feel and hospitable service. Good value for money here at the Tagadirt Aparthotel complex, making a family holiday in the sun even more affordable. Airport Distance: Agadir Airport is 22 km from the Hotel. Local Tips: The hotel is in a perfect position for visits to Bird Valley, Marjane (commercial centre), the Carpet Factory, the Kasbah, La Medina (craft village) and Agadir ...
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Agadir, AgadirThe Sud Bahia Hotel is great for guests looking for location from which to explore the resort of Morocco. The Sud Bahia Hotel is a 3* hotel located in Agadir, one of the most famous resorts in Morocco. It is known for its huge beach which is an easy 400m walk from the Sud Bahia Hotel and close to restaurants, bars and shops. It is the starting point for memorable visits and excursions for both couples and families. Getting to the hotel: Agadir Airport is 24 km from the Sud Bahia Hotel. A local tax of 10.00MAD per person per night of stay is to be paid directly at the hotel. FACILITIES: Food, drink and entertainment: Restaurant (serving continental breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide range of International and Traditional Moroccan dishes). Disco and Bar with Live Music, Snack Bar. Sports, games and activities: Heated Swimming Pool with separate children's section (surrounded by terrac...
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Agadir, AgadirThe 4-star Omega Hotel welcomes you to the City of Agadir in southwest Morocco, a short walk from the beach and close to urban facilities, ideally placed for leisure and business visitors. The Omega Hotel has a total of 96 smart rooms and suites over 6 floors and provides impressive service and information to ensure you make the most of your city visit. You can have fun at the outdoor pool, catch the rays on a choice of terraces and in the garden, and head for the private beach area to laze by the ocean. Satisfy the hunger with restaurant or light snack options and refreshment at the bar; shake some moves in the nightclub and enjoy the entertainment programme in high season. The 4-star Omega Hotel has the facilities and the location - book in and de-stress in Agadir City, southwest Morocco. Getting to the hotel: A 30-minute drive from Agadir Al Massira International Airport. Local tips: ...
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Agadir, AgadirThe 3-star Marhaba Hotel is a modern resort located at Agadir, Morocco, set in landscaped gardens and close to the ocean. Welcoming couples and families, the Marhaba Hotel has 75 comfortable rooms, complemented by an onsite restaurant and bars, sparkling swimming pool with sun terrace set in green gardens, children's pool and fitness room. Offering good value for money, the hotel has all the required services including WiFi internet, and provides affordable comfort and relaxation. Book into the 3-star Marhaba Hotel at Agadir and enjoy the attractions and culture of Morocco. Getting to the hotel: Agadir Airport is 23 km from the Marhaba Hotel. Local tips: Relax on marvellous beaches and explore countless attractions; explore the culture and history and enjoy the golf and water sports available. Please note there is a local tax of 10MAD per person per night to be paid directly at the hotel...
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Agadir, AgadirThe Les Omayades Hotel conveys a tranquil atmosphere just 800 m from the long Agadir Beach and 2 km from the town centre in exotic Morocco. Set in terraces with lovely blue and white patios, the 4 Star Les Omayades Hotel offers traditional Moroccan hospitality, delicious food, and a host of relaxing facilities with 3 golf courses nearby. All of the 144 pleasantly designed guestrooms boast modern amenities. Guests to the Les Omayades Hotel can relax on marvellous beaches and explore countless attractions as well as stroll along the main shopping and entertainment street to Souk Al Had, with cafes and traditional boutiques close to the town centre. Getting to the Hotel: The Airport is 28 km from the Hotel. Local Tips: The hotel is in a perfect position for visits to Bird Valley, Marjane (commercial centre), the Carpet Factory, the Kasbah, La Medina (craft village) and Agadir Al Massira. En...
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Agadir, AgadirThe Igoudar Hotel offers a friendly family atmosphere and modern and comfortable accommodation only 300 m from Agadir Beach in exotic Morocco. Only 700 m from the resort centre, this 3 Star hotel makes an affordable base for couples and families with 131 fully equipped home-away-from-home apartments and studios with a patio or terrace. The Igoudar Hotel covers an extensive area with many steps and offers spacious and airy accommodation, decorated in an oriental style. Guests can relax on marvellous beaches and explore countless attractions or just stay put and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Getting to the hotel: Agadir Airport is 30 km from the Igoudar Hotel. Local tips: The Moroccan souk market is a paradise for bargain hunters and the Medina ruins attract visitors from all over the world. A local tax of 11MAD per person per night is to be paid directly at the hotel. FACILITIES: Dining:...
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Agadir, AgadirThe Residence Rihab Hotel is a modern complex located in the balneal sector of Agadir, not far from the centre of Agadir and only 200 metres from the beach. Agadir has a wide range of advantages to seduce visitors, and these include the possibility of practicing water sports like jet-ski or surfing, a perfect climate to play golf on one of the town's three courses, or the opportunity to enjoy seawater therapy facilities. Please note there is a local tax of 11 to 49 Dh per pax/night (amount varies) to be paid locally to the hotel. FACILITIES: The hotel provides internet access and e-mail services, video room, laundry, a conference room entirely equipped for 300 to 400 persons, a business centre, baby sitting facilities, free private parking, rent a car facilities, currency exchange, and air conditioning in the entire property (in high season). The hotel has a swimming pool with terrace an...
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The southwest coast of Morocco is known for its year-round sunshine, with temperatures rarely dipping below the 20s(oC). It has fantastic beaches characterised by classic white-gold sand and upbeat, modern resorts. The family-friendly hotels are close to the beaches, good shopping and top water sports. Holiday resorts like Agadir are considered the best in the whole country for a beach break. Further north you’ll find the bigger cities, known for being a more traditional place to experience Morocco’s culture and custom. These include cities like Fes and Rabat, with visitor favourite Marrakech a little further down south.
Head south to experience the best beaches in Morocco, where vibrant resorts line the white sand beaches. Resorts like Agadir are a wonderful place to try windsurfing or plan a leisurely boat trip, and the coast is a stone’s throw from the souks and restaurants in the town. If it’s a traditional Moroccan experience you’re after, get lost in the labyrinthine Medinas and gaze at the magnificent ancient mosques in the dizzying cities. Stop for some authentic lamb tagine from a food stall or sit on a terrace with Marrakech’s trademark fresh orange juice or mint tea, and gaze out across the maze-like souks.
Morocco’s southwest coast is a real beach paradise, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine for most of the year. Resorts like Agadir have wide, smooth coastlines complete with soft golden sand dotted with thatched parasols and sun loungers. The attractive and busy marina provides lots of things to do on Morocco’s coast. Sailing is popular, and the surf off the Atlantic making the area a top place to learn wind surfing and kite surfing. The beaches are buzzing with stalls and cafes, ideal for browsing for souvenirs, grabbing a cold drink or sitting down to some fresh local seafood.
Some of Morocco’s best attractions are its beautiful historic quarters, often found in the heart of big cities. The medinas in cities like Marrakech are a unique experience and a good way to immerse yourself in Morocco’s traditions. Wander through to visit the souks, watch street performers or see the elaborate and majestic mosques. As for the food, the medinas are the best place to find some authentic cuisine – join the locals at the food stalls for traditional dishes like lamb tagine. The newer parts of the city are a good spot for French bistros and restaurants.
Morocco is famous for its souks and markets, and if you’re up for a little haggling, they are a great place to pick up handmade crafts, local specialties and unique souvenirs. Even smaller beach resorts like Agadir have souks filled with craft stalls, as well as daily markets where locals come to buy fruit, vegetables and clothing. Souks in bigger cities like Marrakech are an essential Moroccan attraction, with maze-like streets filled with treasures. Look out for leather goods, spices, cashmere and cactus silk, which tend to be handmade and very high quality which can be bought very cheaply.
Shopaholics: Shopping in Morocco’s mesmerising souks will put your best haggling skills to the test.
Sun worshippers: With over 300 days of sunshine and summer temperatures well into the 30s (oC), there’s no better choice for sun worshippers.
Sightseers: Ancient quarters filled with Moorish architecture and Moroccan tradition.
Language: The official languages spoken in Morocco are Arabic and Berber, although many Moroccans also speak French
Currency: The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Local time: Morocco has no time difference between GMT/UK time
Fly to: Morocco has multiple international and domestic airports. Visitors may fly to Al Massira Airport in Agadir (AGA) or Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK)
Flight time from UK: Approximately 3.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Morocco tourist information can be found at www.visitmorocco.com/
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Morocco
Temperature: Mid 20s (°C) in spring, peaking in the high 30s by July.
Best time to visit: Spring for more comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
The weather in Morocco is mostly in keeping with a Mediterranean climate, although this varies from north to south. The summers are hot, with late May to September regularly seeing highs of 38°C. The winter months are rarely cold, and spring is a pleasantly warm time to visit, averaging 25 °C.
By bus: Morocco has an extensive bus network that runs frequently between the main cities and resorts. If you’re interested in exploring or taking day trips, it is an easier and much cheaper option than renting a car.
By train: For longer journeys, trains are a more comfortable option and are still highly affordable. All major train networks run to major cities like Marrakech.
By caleche: Caleche are small horse-drawn carriages used a lot in Marrakech. They are great for getting around and seeing the sights at the same time. They tend to congregate in main squares and are very affordable, although it is a good idea to confirm the price first.
For film buffs: The Marrakech International Film Festival is a star-studded event showcasing the year in international film. Described as the North African answer to the Cannes Film Festival, the event is held in November or December and features the biggest names in film from all over the world.
Moroccan arts: The annual Marrakech Popular Arts Festival is one of the biggest events on the city’s calendar, promising four days in July packed with art, performances and music. Expect the city’s main square to be packed with food vendors, snake charmers and street performers – a must visit.