Sunday, 6 March 2016

A luxury road trip

There are road trips and there are ROAD TRIPS. After a few really busy weeks we felt it was time for a mini break. So we planned a small road trip that would take us to the ocean and the mountains via a palm groove. We packed our bags, called our driver Jamal and were on our way for an ocean break and mountain getaway via the palmeraie outside Marrakech.

First stop La Sultana in Oualidia
We just love the very stylish La Sultana in Marrakech, where we keep coming back for spa, dinners and celebrations. They never fail to deliver great experiences (see previous blog post HERE) so we were excited to finally check out their posh seaside resort in Oualidia by the Atlantic coast. La Sultana in Oualidia is beyond gorgeous and a truly five star experience with stunning location, beautiful suites, great service and amazing food (especially the sea food is to die for). This is the best place in Morocco to go for a stylish ocean break.
Gorgeous swimming pools with ocean views at La Sultana Oualidia
Disco was happy to hit the road again!
La Sultana Oualidia features 12 exclusive suites with amazing views.

La Sultana Oualidia is a small five star luxury hotel. 

The property is set right on the beach in a lush garden with several lakes.

We loved the great sea food!

Sunny lunches on the beach

Lush green parks surround the property

Disco enjoyed the sea breeze and this very pet friendly hotel
This was our beautiful suite with a huge private terrace with an outdoor jacuzzi. Prices start from 400 Euros/night. Good value for money if you ask us!

Lounging with a view

Gorgeous sunsets at La Sultana 

Disco is checking out the beach

 A truly great experience, we will be back soon to La Sultana in Oualidia.

After a few days by the ocean it was time for the last swim and final ocean front sea food lunch. Our road trip continued and after a 4 hour drive we were back outside Marrakech, in the posh palm grove called the Palmeraie, where we checked into legendary Les Deux Tours.

Next stop Les Deux Tours
We arrived late afternoon to Les Deux Tours, a hotel set in a huge park with several buildings containing some 30 rooms and suites and 2 restaurants. It has almost an Italian feeling to it's architecture and parks. We stayed in a very nice 3-room suite with 3 private terraces and although being a nice hotel it was perhaps a bit too child friendly for our taste with lots of screaming toddlers everywhere. 
We stayed in a very nice suite in this building. Standard rooms from 150 Euros/night

Morning swim in beautiful settings.

Final stop, Kasbah Bab Ourika in the Atlas Mountains
We continued up to the Atlas Mountains and Ourika Valley to stay at Kasbah Bab Ourika that was recommended to us by friends with excellent taste (and they were right, we loved it too!).

 Kasbah Bab Ourika

Kasbah Bab Ourika has the most beautiful location with 360 degree stunning views over the Atlas mountains. This high end Atlas retreats features 21 rooms, suites and a few private pool villas. Excellent service, great food and the most beautiful gardens make this an excellent choice for adventures in the Atlas mountains, only a one hour drive from Marrakech.

Stunning views
Beautiful gardens

Heated swimming pools
Breakfast with a view

Crisp air and stunning views

Beauty everywhere

Our room was on the top floor of the Kasbah with 360 views over the mountains and a private terrace. Superior rooms from 150 Euros/night, pool suite for 400-600 Euro/night.
Nice decor elements in the rooms

The view from our private terrace

Kasbah Bab Ourika by night

We enjoyed some great food...
...and went trekking with a guide in the mountains.

We are writing this looking out over the snowy peaks of the Atlas mountains. Soon our driver Jamal will pick us up and we head back home to Marrakech and an exciting week to come.

Keep exploring, wherever you are!