If there’s a country that knows a thing or two about luxury experiences and exclusive pampering, it’s Morocco. Famed for its rich Argan oil and traditional Hamman treatments, this is a destination that has developed a well-deserved reputation for some of the most luxurious spa experiences in the world. It was hard to choose, but here’s a shortlist of some of our favourites.
Spa Riad, Fez
Situated in the very heart of Fez, this five star spa overlooks the city and boasts some spectacular architecture. Step into the mosaic embellished building and gaze in awe up at its towering columns and glimmering chandeliers, a décor that was inspired by the Arabian Nights tales. Here you can enjoy a traditional Hamman massage, a treatment that implements sweet smelling rose petals and sensual Moroccan oils. When you’re all done, kick back on the rooftop terrace and absorb panoramic views of Fez.
Riad Laaroussa, Fez
This family-run rustic palace is inspired purely by the ancient tradition of the Hammam. Passionate to share their love of Fez and all things Moroccan, the professional therapists here make each treatment personal and authentic. Enjoy your Hamman bath in a 17th Century steam room atmospherically lit with candles whilst the aromatherapy oils fragrance the marbled walls. Scrubbed with eucalyptus and massaged with argan oil by the time you leave, you’ll never feel more refreshed.
Sofitel Thalassa Sea Spa, Agadir
Agadir’s Thalassa Sea Spa offers a modern and luxury twist on Morocco’s spa traditions. Here you can enjoy a facial inspired by aqua science, before taking a dip in the heated pools that boast panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Follow this up with a traditional hammam and a walk along the beach and you’ll have had a taste of ancient and modern Morocco in just a few hours. What’s more, you’re perfectly located to head out and explore the lesser-known wonders of Agadir when you’re done.
Heure Bleue, Essaouira
Heure Bleue is another Hotel and Spa that takes pride in the historic Hamman treatment that’s renowned around the world for its revitalising effects. Each black marble hammam room here is softly lit, ensuring you experience peace and tranquillity. Nicknamed ‘the sleeping beauty’, Essaouira is an ideal, slow-paced location to completely unwind and Heure Bleue plays host to indulgent treatments using the finest natural Moroccan ingredients. Enjoy a relaxing massage infused with orange flowers, amber, or musk and leave de-stressed and ready to uncover the rest of Morocco’s hidden treasures.