There’s nothing quite like relaxing over the serene view of a glittering turquoise pool, while you enjoy the bright sunshine, the stunning views of the Atlas mountains, and a cocktail or two! Whether you’re in search of a laidback place to enjoy a late weekend brunch, or want to spend a day pampering yourself beside the pool, Marrakech offers some stunning places to choose from. Read on to find out more about five of the best:
Manzil La Tortue
With a tranquil, luxuriant atmosphere that permeates the surroundings of this expansive verdant haven, Manzil La Tortue is the perfect place to escape the chaos of the city, and disappear into a lush, green paradise. Two hectares of greenery and stunning views of the Atlas Mountains provide a serene natural backdrop, while the magnificent outdoor pool provides a truly luxurious experience. Explore the secret garden filled with fruit trees laden with ripe, juicy offerings, or the fragrant herb garden that flavours the delicate meals that can be enjoyed on the terrace, where you can sample everything from fondues and griddles, as well as light salads and fresh vegetables.
Les Jardins de la Koutoubia
For an impromptu getaway while still being within easy each of the Medina, Les Jardins de la Koutoubia fits the bill perfectly. Located just a short distance from the main square, this luxurious five-star hotel is widely renowned, and not without good reason. Boasting delicious menus across its snack bars and restaurant that any discerning gourmand would find difficult to fault, beautiful architecture and relaxing poolside seating, the hotel captures the best of fine living in Marrakech. Be warned though – poolside seating is available by reservation only, and with tough competition for these prized locations all year round, it’s best to book well in advance to avoid disappointment!