Marrakech Travel Guide – By Baba Souk

Finally, an updated Marrakech Travel Guide! If you’ve been following me for a while you know that my husband was born and raised in the Marrakech souk market. Long story short – We met in Canada at university and the first time I visited his family in Marrakech back in 2011, I fell in love with everything handmade in Morocco and wanted to bring everything back with me for my own decor. I was excited! Give me all the poufs, rugs and baskets, I’m bringing them all! Haha. Soon, I realized that since he was raised in the market, he knew all the artisans and where to find everything! The opportunity to create the store of my dreams suddenly opened up.

Enough said! The point of this blog post is not to share my story but to share my TOP things to do if you’re heading to Marrakech. After staying in Marrakech for one month and visiting for the 12th time, I’m losing count 😅 , the following have made my short list of recommendations 💕 I would say these are the things you MUST do if you’re travelling to Marrakech for the 1st time.

Marrakech Travel Guide: UPDATED JULY 2022

-Ben Yussef Madrasa
-Jardin Majorelle 💙 (personal fave)
-Musée YSL (right beside The Majorelle garden)
-La Mamounia (Former royal estate. Dress up and go for drinks, it’s gorgeous. Fun fact, men have to wear closed shoes)
-Le Beldi Country Club (Go for lunch + bring your bathing suits)

-Dar Malouki
-Riad BE
-Riad Chamali
Villa outside the medina (highly recommend if you’re planning to rent a car / travelling with kids during hot summer days and want AC + private pool but still want a local feel with all the cute Boho Morocco vibes)
-TIP: Type “Riad, Medina Marrakech” in Airbnb for many other options.
*I would not recommend staying in a modern hotel, you will miss out on the experience.

-Souk Market, old medina (get lost for hours in the souk labyrinths, don’t worry you’ll find your way back to the Jemaa el-Fnaa Square)
-All the cute shops around the Majorelle Garden, especially Le 33 and Chabbi Chic

Marrakech Travel Guide, riad chamali

(Make a reservation especially if you plan to have a meal, but you can always just drop in for a drink).
-Riad Elf Fen (personal fave 💕 You can access the rooftop terrace via their boutique, no reservations needed for drinks)
-La Terrace des Épices

(no alcohol but still worth a visit! 😉 )
-La famille
-Le Nomade

-Pâtisserie l’Artisan by Philippe – Recently discovered
this place and I’m still dreaming about it, all the Moroccan baking but with a French twist 👌 Heaven! 🥐
-Triangolo Pizza Delivery – Already tired of tajines? Fresh local ingredients + best pizza crust ever

Tip! Fly via Royal Air Maroc so you can bring back 2 big bags per person for all your souvenirs 😛

-April, May, June, September, October
(Avoid winter and the VERY HOT July and August. You might want to avoid special times like Ramadan and Eid al-Adha as lots of places are closed during these religious festivities)

-Bring cash. Exchange your money at “Hotel Ali”, Jemaa
el-Fnaa Square. Best exchange rate, easy & fast.

I have also written a lengthy blog post with all sorts of travel recommendations. Click right here to read it.

Marrakech is not the easiest destination, but it’s the dreamiest! You will never forget your experience.

Safe Travels!

– Stephanie xx

Marrakech Travel Guide, Baba Souk