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The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa

Are you going on holiday to Morocco soon but are not sure where to rent a villa? Whether you are looking for a villa by the sea, in a traditional or modern area or close to the mountains, take a look at our practical guide tp the regions of Morroco.

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

Marrakech, a mythical city not to be missed

A stay in the old quarter of Marrakesh is above all a chance to discover Moroccan culture up close. This is where most of the riads are located - not only are they traditional Moroccan houses but also the most emblematic places in Marrakech! Stroll through the lively streets of the medina, browse the souks and their crafts and take a break in one of the cosy restaurants where spicy and sweet smells pervade.
 
Don't miss: the Majorelle Garden, the Jemaa El Fna Square and its snake charmers, drinking a mint tea, the Koutoubia Mosque, the palaces

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

The Palmeraie, a treasure trove of greenery

Recharge your batteries away from the hustle and bustle of the city without straying too far from it. The Palmeraie is a haven of peace known for its many palm trees, golf courses and resorts. Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, it is the ideal place for families looking for peace, quiet and wide open spaces.
 
Don’t miss: take a ride on a camel or a quad bike, go to a spa
 

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

L'Hivernage and Gueliz, modern districts

Looking for a luxury villa in a modern neighbourhood in Marrakesh? Hivernage and Guéliz offer a contrast to the old town and are perfectly suited to your requirements. Just a stone's throw from the medina, these districts built in the early 2000s offer comfort and modernity.
 
Don’t miss: the Grande Poste of Guéliz, taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

Royal Palm, a golfing paradise

An exclusive setting in the south of Marrakesh, just 15 minutes from the medina. At the Royal Palm, you will have access to numerous spas and golf courses. It is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the many activities on offer around Marrakesh.
 
Don’t miss: an excursion to the Atlas Mountains, picnicking in the Agafay desert

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

Surf the waves of Essaouira

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, this windy city attracts many surfers to its gorgeous sandy beaches. Founded by the Portuguese under the name of Mogador, Essaouira is a port city which is perfect for lovers of history and water sports.
 
Don’t miss: the ramparts, the port, the art boutiques, the countryside of Essaouira

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

Oualidia, the temple of the sea

Located between Casablanca and Essaouira, Oualidia is a seaside resort along the Atlantic coast. Its lagoon offers many activities to do with the family such as swimming, dolphin watching and surfing. Oualidia is also a shrine to fish and oysters! A seaside holiday combining gastronomy and wonderful beaches.
 
Don’t miss: visit an oyster farm, enjoy a seafood platter on the beach

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

Agadir and its harbour

This sunny destination on the Atlantic coast is an open invitation to relax. A seaside resort with superb beaches that draw many tourists from all over the world. Roam the green countryside and discover both traditional and modern architecture. Its fishing port is the most important in Morocco!
 
Don’t miss: the port of Agadir, Paradise Valley, the Massa desert
 

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

Tangier, in the extreme north of Morocco

Located on the northern tip of Morocco, across the Strait from Gibraltar, Tangier is strategically positioned between Africa and Europe. Come and discover its market and its medina, but above all its long sandy beaches where swimming and leisure are waiting for you. A few kilometres away, the caves of Hercules provide a unique view of the ocean!
 
Don’t miss: the desert of Merzouga, the caves of Hercules, the Cape Spartel
 

The Regions of Morocco: Where to Rent Your Riad or Villa - Morocco

Take a flight to the High Atlas

Known as the roof of Morocco, the High Atlas is the highest part of the eponymous mountains. Featuring fields, livestock and Berber villages, escape to the heart of nature in this authentic setting not far from Marrakesh. Once there, you will find the Toubkal Park with its diverse fauna and flora, and numerous hiking trails.
 
Don’t miss:
Toubkal park, Imilchil village, ascent of Toubkal

Taroudant, the city of oranges

Dubbed little Marrakesh, Taroudant is a friendly and authentic city. Surrounded by citrus orchards, it is a green valley that you can admire from the vantage points along the long ramparts. Haggle in the souks, sample the gastronomy and ride along the ramparts in a horse-drawn carriage... A trip back in time is assured!
 
Don’t miss: the tanneries, the Claudio Bravo Palace, the argan oil cooperatives
 
 

Discover our selection of luxury villas for your next trip Morocco

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Dar Cepheus

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