Unveiling Morocco’s Hidden Wellness Treasures

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Recently, my mother and I embarked on an unforgettable journey across Morocco. Exploring its captivating cities, from Marrakech to Fez, with stops in Casablanca and Rabat. While we embarked on an enriching tour of Morocco, this article is dedicated to the hidden wellness destinations and spa gems we uncovered on the way.

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay: A Mediterranean Oasis

Tucked away on the Mediterranean coast, the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is a hidden gem that opened its doors in 2016. Here, the architecture pays homage to Morocco’s rich cultural heritage, seamlessly blending traditional Moroccan aesthetics with modern comforts. The result is a visual feast of arched doorways, clean lines, earthy hues, and intricate Moroccan moucharaby wood panels.

The resort is home to the world-renowned Banyan Tree Spa, where guests can embark on a journey of health and beauty. This haven offers a wide array of treatments and completely personalized well-being programs, ensuring each stay is curated to perfection.

Banyan Tree Spa: A Moroccan Wellness Wonderland

Inspired by the ancient healing rituals of Morocco, the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay Spa provides treatments and therapies that nourish the body, mind, and spirit. These rejuvenating experiences incorporate aromatic oils, herbs, and spices known for their healing properties. Unique products like Turmeric Honey Cleanser, traditional Black Soap, and Aloe Lavender Healer form the cornerstone of these revitalizing treatments. From soothing massages to invigorating body scrubs and wraps, each experience is tailored to meet the individual needs and desires of the guests.

Culinary Delights: A Gastronomic Adventure

The resort’s restaurants promise a delightful gastronomic journey, with a range of cuisines prepared with the finest ingredients and meticulous attention to detail. From Saffron, the signature Thai restaurant, to Tingitana, where traditional Moroccan dishes take on a contemporary twist, and Azura, the beachfront Mediterranean restaurant, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay’s culinary offerings are a tribute to Morocco’s rich flavors and diverse culinary traditions.

Location: Tamouda Bay’s Coastal Paradise

Nestled in the Northeast of Morocco, Tamouda Bay offers a perfect blend of Moroccan hospitality and authentic culture. This coastal paradise boasts pristine beaches, azure waters, and breathtaking natural beauty. Adventurous souls can indulge in quad tours, horse riding safaris along sandy beaches, or even partake in local glass workshops and guided cultural tours. Thrill-seekers will find plenty of nautical sports options, including jet-skiing, scuba diving, and wakeboarding. Discover the charms of Tamouda Bay at Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay.

La Sultana Marrakech: A Moroccan Oasis

For those seeking a harmonious blend of luxury and Moroccan tradition, La Sultana Marrakech beckons. Guests are welcomed to savor the world-famous swimming pool, signature hammam treatments, and a rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and the iconic Koutoubia.

Cuisine: A Culinary Exploration

La Sultana Marrakech showcases a wide range of fresh street food and Moroccan dishes at its restaurants, La Table du Souk and La Table de La Sultana. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and aromas that epitomise Moroccan cuisine.

Spa at La Sultana Marrakech: Timeless Wellness

The spa at La Sultana Marrakech is a sanctuary where time stands still. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of the hammam and ancient healing rituals, the spa’s treatments and natural cosmetics embody a philosophy rooted in simplicity and authenticity. Rejuvenate your body and soul with holistic massages, aromatic plants, and essential oils, all while embracing the Moroccan way of life.

Location: A Journey Within the Kasbah

Nestled within the heart of the Kasbah, La Sultana Marrakech invites you to embark on a Moroccan adventure like no other. With patios skillfully crafted by master craftsmen, gardens, and rooftops offering panoramic views, this oasis is a stone’s throw from the historic sites of the Saadian Tombs, the Royal Palace, and the Bahia Palace, all within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Medina.

Rates at La Sultana Marrakech start from £350 per night for a Riad Room. For more information, visit La Sultana Hotels.

Nobu Hotel Marrakech: Where Tradition Meets Contemporary Luxury

Nobu Hotel Marrakech marks the global lifestyle brand’s first foray into Africa. The hotel’s interiors seamlessly blend Marrakech’s architectural identity with the modern Japanese style that characterizes Nobu.

The 71 suites are thoughtfully divided across three floors, each embodying the Japanese concept of Kokoro, symbolizing a spiritual connection with the destination. With captivating views of the Atlas Mountain range and the Koutoubia Mosque, each suite is a testament to the heart and soul of Marrakech.

Cuisine: A Culinary Symphony

Nobu Restaurant and Bar, with its private entrance, DJ deck, and poolside terrace, is a culinary delight. Signature dishes like Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno are complemented by new creations from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, incorporating locally sourced flavors and ingredients. Upstairs, the Rooftop Garden boasts 360-degree views of Marrakech, including the old city walls surrounding the Medina district.

The Pearl Spa: A Haven of Serenity

The Pearl Spa is an expansive 2,000-square-meter retreat where guests can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy relaxation areas, a heated indoor swimming pool, hammams, Jacuzzis, steam baths, saunas, a VIP Spa Suite, a gym, and a Beauty & Hair Salon.

Location: Marrakech’s Golden Triangle

Situated in the heart of Marrakech’s “Golden Triangle” in the Hivernage district, Nobu Hotel Marrakech is moments away from the city’s cultural core, where rich heritage and exotic souks meet Nobu’s unmistakably Asian flair. Explore the beauty of Marrakech with Nobu Hotel Marrakech.

Morocco is a land of secrets waiting to be unveiled, and these hidden wellness treasures promise an unforgettable journey of relaxation, rejuvenation, and cultural exploration. Dive into Morocco’s distinctive experiences, where luxury meets tradition, and where every corner is a delight to discover.

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