Relaxed body , resourced mind …We all dream of that long weekend in the sun where we get our batteries recharded.
Marrakech in recent years became the right place to come for that rejuvenating holiday .
Only 3 hours aways from Europe and with no time zone difference it is just perfect.
With more than 300 sunny days a year and a big choice of sophisticated spas , yoga studios , great restaurants the red city is perfect for that restorative week end .
Morocco is also the household of an ancestral celebrated tradition : The Hamam.
A tradional steam room where a full body scub is mixed with various ancestral herbal concotions to beautify hair and skin in the most relaxed fashion.
Moroccan women have developed throughout hundred of years traditional recipes using Argan oil , black traditional soap , and other local ingredients for a cleansing and a pampering routine .
Linking that ancestral “savoire faire” to up todate relaxing techniques results in gorgeous award winning spas .
Marrakech is also a growing destination for yoga retreats.
If you are a yoga fan there is more and more yoga studios sprunging in Medina roof tops , riads or in the new town.
Our Exclusif Guide:
For this blog post we have asked the help of our favourite yoga teacher Stephanie Benetiere .
She will give us her ultimate tips on how to spend a great weekend doing good and feeling good in Marrakech .
Stephanie runs Dar Anis Yoga Studio a stunning yoga studio in the heart of the old city .
As well as several yoga daily lessons the studio has got a cafe where healthy vegan and vegatrian food is served all day .
Here is in her own voice how to spend a 3 days rejuvenating weekend in Marrakech :
Stef's Tips :
1. Day one:
For a good start let’s get cooking ! Nothing better to kick off this well being holiday than the vegan cookery class at Dar Anis .A Hamam is the naturel follow up to this detox/pampering break.Deep exfoliation and relaxation guaranteed . One of my favourite is la maison Arabe’s.In the evening head to +61 for a delicious light diner . Options are available there for vegan and vegetarians .
2. Day 2:
Dar Anis in the morning for yoga in this beautiful Riad . Medina shopping at the lovely designer boutiques and sightseeing in the afternoon with a stop à Dar Cherifa for a fresh juice . An Evening stroll in Jemaa el Fnaa and diner at the trendy Nomad to finish a great healthy day.
3. Day 3 :
For the 3rd day head to the stunning Palmeraie . A gorgeous address is Le Palais Aziza for a day by the pool and a yummy lunch . You will be in an exclusif spot away from the beaten tracks . And why not, treat yourself to a massage or a facial in their gorgeous spa .
And if you want more here is more : For the top end Moroccan Spa experience try The Royal Mansour , for the chic spa experience head to either the award winning Mamounia , The 4 seasons or The Madarin Oriental.
For deep tissue massages The Ban Thai and for the Medina spa Farnatchi .
All the Marrakech’s spas offer their own Hamams but for the immersive tradional experience head to the very popular Les Bains de Marrakech .
For healthy eateries La Famille is an excellent Vegetarian restaurant situated in a lovely Riad in the medina .
In the new part of town Ayaso are great for a vegetarian/vegan meals .
And Finally Gaia is the vegan spot situated in Gueliz.
I really hope that this blog post will help you find a deeply enjoyable and relaxing stay in this gorgeous town .