Travel and Shop Guide: The Medina of Marrakesh

Soaking the bright blue skies and walking amidst a medina boasting of dreamy ancient architectural designs can make you want to pinch yourself. Marrakesh, an out of body experience and we’re in love.

It’s wildly overwhelming as the options are endless and if you’re a first-timer it’s highly likely you’ll end up with a big fat overweight suitcase on your return home. If you’re an obsessive compulsive planner and know where to go, you’re a golden legend.

The city is a haute fashion happy-fantasy-land.

Silks, Caftans, Artisans slamming their Hammers, Brown Silver Statement Trinkets, Arabian Lanterns

We love taking the road less travelled, away from the scores of tourists down into tiny alley ways and hidden streets.

Indulge in the traditional Morrocan fare and explore the maze-like medina of treasure troves, our way.

SHOP

L’Art du Bain

Savon noir is a thick black soap that’s traditionally used in a hammam spa ritual. Do your skin a wondrous favour with organic plant-oit handmade soaps in lovely fragrant blends of local herbs, blossoms and spices. The hammam towel and tub of savon de hammam are great for gifting.

13 Souk el Labadine

33 Rue Majorelle

It’s a concept shop with a mish mash of modish beauties such as handbags, jewelry, furniture and homeware, vibrant pop art, and more. Rue Majorelle, showcases up and coming designers through their carefully selected pieces.

33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Hanout Boutique

Boho chic ethnique clothing with a modern Morroccan twist, go through racks upon racks of contemporary pieces of beaded silk tunics, suede fringed sling bags, and edgy kimonos and jumpsuits.

194 Rue Mouassine

El Fenn

It is an eccentric boutique hotel where everything in the hotel is actually for sale.

Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian

VISIT and STAY

Hammam de la Rose

After all the shopping a must go to for a luxurious relaxing time is, Hammam de la Rose.

Route Sidi Abdelaziz

Jardin Majorelle

The Ochre City. It is a 12 acre botanical escape with Moorish rich blue cobalt walls, lush steams, and abundant flora. It’s no wonder why Yves Saint Laurent purchased Jardin Majorelle.

Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Caravan Serai

Rest your feet and tired shoppers soul at a Berber boho luxe home away from home. Caravan Serai is a converted village which means guests have their own small house with a collection of eclectic and whimsical decorations. One bedroom even has its own hammam!

Riad Adore

Stay in a cool, chic, elegant slash contemporary 10 bedroom riad (house) in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Marrakesh. Close to where the medina and souk actions are. Feel the every bit of the bohemian life.

97 Deb Tizouagrine Dar El Bacha