Concierge Recommendations


Feb 27, 2013

Seaside Side Trip

Located about two hours west of Marrakech on the Atlantic, the quiet port town of Essaouira (pronounced essa-wee-rah) offers one of Morocco’s loveliest combinations: a beautiful beach that’s a favourite of kite flyers and wind surfers; waters plied by fishermen in blue boats; a tiny, well-preserved medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and souk; dramatic rampart walls built on the cliffs, the waves crashing down below; and a funky, laid-back vibe courtesy of the many artists and craftspeople who call the charming seaside town home. It’s a backpackers haven, but a number of smart attractions entice the chic set to explore Essaouira’s many charms.

Picture-Perfect Views

Tucked into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains just outside of Marrakech, the Oliveraie de Marigha farm is the closest place to the city for some of the best views of this part of Morocco. Grab a seat by the pool (and a cocktail, of course) and enjoy jaw-dropping panoramas of the snowy Atlas Mountains in the distance. When you’ve had your fill of the beautiful views, stay for a casual lunch at the restaurant, which uses produce grown on site.

Mountain Majesty

Ask the Concierge to arrange a Land Rover excursion to the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains. You might visit the Berber village of Toulkein, which is well off the tourist track. There, you can experience traditional rustic life, as well as the Berber culture’s famed hospitality. Take Moroccan mint tea with locals, followed by a cooking course to learn how to make a fragrant tagine. After lunch and time spent enjoying the views of the unspoiled highlands of the Atlas, you’ll be returned to the Resort in time for dinner.


Morocco may be known for its artisan culture, but it’s also home to an up-and-coming wine industry. And the vintages—especially the whites—are quite good. At the rooftop Bleu d’Orange lounge, you can sample some of the best bottles the country has to offer. Arrive at dusk, when you can witness the sun setting over the Menara Gardens as musicians provide a live soundtrack to the perfect evening.



10 Comments about Marrakech

  1. RD says:

    Is there an e mail I might contact the concierge @ FS Marrakech please as want to get some advice about dinner bookings. Thank you.

    • Claire Smith says:

      Hi Ronan,

      Thanks for your comment. I’ve forwarded your request about dinner bookings onto Four Seasons Resort Marrakech so they can contact you directly.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. arjun kapoor says:

    will be visiting casablanca in october2013 would want the best of places to visit during our stay for 3 days

  3. Thomas Franco says:

    Hello, I will be visiting the 4 seasons in Sept and I am wondering if you have trips to the Sahara? Thank you

  4. Mary K Stumbo says:

    We will be visiting your fine city with a group June 29 – July 5 and would love your input on the best places to see while we are there. Also, if you can recommend the best website for information on Marrakech. We will be visiting Casablanca as well.

    • Concierge says:

      Dear Mrs Stumbo.

      Greetings from Four Seasons Resort Marrakech.

      Further to your request, please allow me to provide you with some information as follow:

      For your first day at Marrakech it is possible to make a half day tour of the old town (the medina) to get acquainted to the Moroccan culture and way of life, we recommend to do the tour of the old medina, visiting Jemaa El Fna Square and some remarkable monuments such as la Medressa Ben Youssef, which is a former Islamic college in Morocco at the heart of the medina, Bahia palace, and the Saadien tombs this way you can have a first feeling about Moroccan culture.

      As far as your question, please note this website:

      For more information, please advise your email address.

      We remain at your disposal should you need any further information.

      Best regards,


  5. Concierge says:

    Dear Mr. Shah,

    Greetings from Four Seasons Resort Marrakech!

    I have just sent you an email with some recommendations.

    Best regards,


  6. Alka Shah says:

    Hi We are there for five nights soon and want sight seeing suggestions and a reservation at Kasbah Tamadot please

  7. Concierge says:

    Dear Mr. Lim,

    Greetings from Four Seasons Resort Marrakech!

    I have just sent you an email with some recommendations.

    Best regards,


  8. Richard Lim says:

    My wife and I are planning a trip to Morocco sometime in September 2013 and would like to know what we can expect for a 9-12 day jaunt!

    Thank you.

    Richard Lim

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