The Petite Marrakech Guide
If you've been following House of Sui Sui on social media, you maybe aware that I went away to Marrakech.
For those of you who have not ventured into this golden city, I can only describe it is an orange labyrinth of dusty roads, hidden with secret treasures waiting to be discovered.
A city built inside out, it can fool many. As you walk along tiny unpaved roads and rundown riad fronts, you may begin to wonder around in confusion as to where on earth you are going and why on earth you chose Marrakech as a holiday destination. But do not be fooled, through these riad doors you will enter into possibly some of the most beautiful and intricate spaces you will ever set foot in. However, one does not simply walk into Marrakech and stumble across these treasures; one must have a map of where these treasures are, especially in the old town aka the Medina.
Hopefully our Petite Marrakech guide can be your little treasure map of where to find a few of the amazing incredible places this place has to offer!
Creative Director at House of Sui Sui
Photography by Jack Fox www.jackfoxcooks.com
What to see
The museum was designed by Studio KO and is a must visit. Simple but sophisticated materials, beautiful earthy tones and sexy curves - all you could ever ask for, really.
Jardin De Majorelle
The Jardin De Majorelle is heaven on earth. Birds sing as you float your way through the garden and you are surrounded by an oasis of palms and cacti. It's colourful, fun and dreamy.
Whatever you do, do not miss this!
WHERE TO STAY
BELDI COUNTRY CLUB
I don't think I have the words to describe how wonderful the Beldi Country Club is. It is serene, unpretentious but luxurious at the same time and most importantly, it is surrounded by nature.
The Beldi is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city (there is a lot hustling and bustling in Marrakech) If you can afford to stay here, definitely stay. It's a 10 min drive from the centre of town, which is very practical. If you can't afford to stay here, you can still spend the day enjoying their pool facilities, restaurants and bar.
WHERE TO EAT
Le Jardin is an outdoor restaurant set in the medina. Great food, amazing atmosphere. I would recommend going in the evening once the sun has set for dinner, as all the candles and lanterns are lit and it's very beautiful!
Nomad is also found in the medina it is a slightly more modern restaurant, however still holds a Moroccan touch. It also has a cool rooftop dining area but it gets very busy, very quickly so be sure to book in advance if you want to be up on the rooftop.
La table du Palais
La Table Du Palais was one of my favourite places to eat, it has a quaint Moroccan charm to it. I would say it's on the higher end of restaurants so pick it for a treat night ( to be fair all holiday nights should be treat night, right?!) We ate outdoors in the garden, surrounded by birds, a lovely escape in the middle of the medina. The food was exquisite, I would recommend trying the Zucchini Fritters.
Lotus Cooking Class
The Lotus cooking class is a must, it is set in a beautiful riad and run by Moroccan women only (quite the change). The welcoming energy of their amazing chefs leaves your heart full as they teach you about Moroccan traditions, cookings and culture. To top it all off you will eat your very own incredibly tasty traditional tagine, freshly baked flat breads and drink traditional mint tea.
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