You might think Morocco is a bit too exotic a destination to take a baby. But this North African destination is far from an adult-only holiday spot.
If you’re thinking of travelling to Morocco with the family, there are many options for children of all ages from babies upwards.
Travel specialist Best of Morocco suggests the following great places for families…
Best for babies: Les Deux Tours (in the Palmeraie, just outside Marrakech)
Flat, grassy gardens are perfect for pushchairs, with plenty of palm-shade where you can park a buggy while you swim and sunbathe.
You can request a room close to the restaurant (which you won’t want to miss with its Michelin-starred chef), and babysitting is available if you want to take a solo trip round the famous streets and souks of Marrakech.
Best for toddlers: Hippocampe, Oualidia (two hours north- east of Marrakech)
What family with a toddler would say no to a seemingly endless stretch of sandy beach which you’ll have more or less to yourselves between October and June?
Toddlers will love lagoon-life at this small, family-run hotel, while you’ll adore eating their lobster and oysters – Oualidia is the country’s main oyster centre – on the expansive terrace.
Best for children (and active dads): Terres d’Amanar, Tahanaout (half an hour south of Marrakech)
This ia an Eco Adventure Park with zip wires, a monkey bridge, quad-biking, mountain biking, donkey and camel racing, BMX tracks, Berber bowling and archery.
Stay nearby at La Roseraie, an idyllic Atlas Mountains retreat lost amid 50 acres of fragrant rose gardens, park and farmland.
The hotel has 40 cottage-style rooms and suites, an excellent riding school, and four swimming pools.
Best for single parents: Dar Meziana, Chefchaouen (northwest Morocco)
For a solo parent with child in tow, Chefchaouen (pronounced ‘Chef-sha-wen’) is somewhere that feels manageably small and really safe.
Everything is simple: buildings are all pure white and sky blue, the atmosphere is chilled and the streets are spotlessly clean.
Stay at Dar Meziana, a beautiful riad in this otherworldly, overwhelmingly pretty place.
Visit Best of Morocco for more information about prices and destinations in Morocco.