A honeymoon trip to Morocco can be the perfect way to begin your life as a married couple. From a romantic beach vacation and a romantic camp in the world’s largest desert, to, hiking up the pretty valleys of Morocco to shopping till you drop, Morocco does not disappoint.
In this guide, let us take a quick look at why Morocco should be the top on your honeymoon destinations list!
Things To Do on Your Honeymoon in Morocco
Visit the Sahara Desert
The Sahara Desert, the largest in the world, is a must visit for a romantic camping experience.
The ever stretching sand dunes in every direction, the sands of the desert shifting places with the wind, the camels, the Berber villages are only a fraction of what the desert has to offer.
Camping at the Sahara desert is popular among honeymooners. You can camp at the Bereber tents, where you are treated with good music, some Berber whiskey and Moroccon cuisine to spend the night. Nights are exceptional with star gazing, given there is close to zero light pollution.
Being used to watching sunrises & sunsets by the mountains and sea, the Sahara Desert offers a unique experience of watching them by the desert – the colors of the sun that change from orange to hues of red is simply magnificent. Take a camel ride with your partner just before the sun sets, and you won’t be disappointed!
Overall, the experience is intimate, peaceful and all the more enjoyable with your loved ones.
See the Atlas Mountains
Would you and your partner fancy hiking? Does the view from a summit leave you overjoyed? The Atlas Mountains in Morocco, could be the perfect hiking trip of your honeymoon. The snow capped mountains of the Atlas Mountains, the colorful valleys and picturesque views of the mud brick villages set amongst the lush green mountains that you are treated with all through the hike makes it an adventure to remember.
The highest peak of the Atlas mountains, Mount Toubkal can be trekked up from the Imlil village. You also have the option to hike the mountains on a mule’s back.
Go to the Beach
Morocco is home to many beautiful beaches, and well, what could get more romantic than enjoying long walks hand-in-hand on a beach with the love of your life?
You also have many exotic seaside resorts from where you can sit back and just bask in the beauty of the beaches and the place. If you would like some adventure and fun at the same time, there are plenty of water sports on the beaches of Morocco. Some of the popular beaches of Morocco are Taghazout ( the one in the picture ), Tetouan, Agadir, Safi, Tangier, and Essaouira, with Essaouira being the most popular one among tourists.
Explore the imperial city of Morocco – Marrakesh
Morocco has four imperial cities – Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat, all four perfect for a romantic getaway.
Marrakesh is the most accessible out of the four for international tourists, and it has something for everyone! There are a multitude of things that you could do to kill time without getting bored at your hotel stay.
Marrakesh is a shopper’s paradise, with some of the popular souvenirs that are picked up from the place being Argan Oil, Babouche, Djellaba, Tableware, Green Glass, Leather Bags, Berber baskets, the spices of Morocco, Artisanal Soaps, and many many more things.
If you are a non vegetarian, the Tanija dish in Marrakesh is a must try. It is made up of meat stew that is slow-cooked with the traditional spices originating from the place itself.
The most popular square is the Djemaa el-Fna, with some others being Mellah, Souk Cherifia, Ensemble Artisanal, Souk el Attarine,Souk Smata, etc. Not only is Marrakesh traditional, it also has a grand party life and lots of good cafes.
Rabat is close to the seas and mostly preferred by couples who wish to spend their honeymoon by the seaside. The homes of Rabat are painted with a refreshing blue, which makes every corner you turn a picture-worthy spot.
When to Honeymoon in Morocco
The best times to visit Morocco are from March to April, and September to October. The months in between, are offbeat seasons with November to February being the coldest and wettest months, and May to August being the hottest.
Tourism in Morocco blooms during the peak seasons and so you might want to book well in advance.
Where to stay during your Honeymoon
Some of the best romantic honeymoon resorts in Morocco are the Riad Papillon, Riad Maizie in Marrakech, Logis la Marine in Sidi Ifni and Riad Malek in Fes.
If you are looking for luxury accommodations, check out these places: Beldi Country Club, Riad Maison Bleue and Spa, Mazagan Beach Resort, La Mamounia and Royal Mansour in Marrakech.
So, that is it guys! Have a great time exploring Morocco on your honeymoon, and most importantly stay safe. Have you been to Morocco with your loved one before? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your experiences 🙂
Author’s BIO: Mark Bennett is an American writer and traveler, whose major inspiration has been camping with his father ever since his childhood. He aims to visit 75 countries before he’s 30. You can also follow his adventures on his site Outdoorily.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.