Marrakech, with its lively souks, vibrant colors, and captivating gardens, offers a unique experience for families with toddlers. We spent over two weeks in Morocco with our family, and we made one mistake: staying in the Medina with our 1.5 + 3.5 year old boys. To ensure a serene escape, we recommend a stay outside of the bustling and chaotic Medina.
Below are travel tips, the best luxury hotels with kids’ clubs, and family-friendly activities to make your Marrakech experience truly magical.
A Few Travel Tips:
There are some basic rules you want to know for your trip to Marrakech with little ones.
Choose Accommodations Outside the Medina: Opt for accommodations outside the Medina that provide a more relaxed environment for your family. The bustling atmosphere within the Medina will be overwhelming for little ones. Staying in a quieter area ensures a peaceful retreat after a long day of exploration.
Stroller-Friendly Exploration: Select a lightweight and easily foldable stroller for comfortable navigation across Marrakech’s diverse terrain. Outside the Medina, you’ll find smoother paths for stroller-friendly walks. We love our Doona for little ones.
Cultural Awareness: Immerse your toddlers in the local culture by explaining the significance of markets, traditional clothing, and greetings. This cultural understanding enhances their experience in Marrakech.
Our Favorite Hotel Properties in Marrakech
There are many beautiful properties in Marrakech, so it is difficult to select our favorites. Each hotel offers something unique and different, but a few favorites include:
Royal Mansour Marrakech: Nestled in lush gardens, the Royal Mansour Marrakech offers opulent riads and a dedicated Kids Club for toddlers. With supervised play and age-appropriate activities, parents can unwind in the lap of luxury.
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech: Set within 40 acres of Moorish gardens, the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech provides spacious accommodations and a Kids Club with a playground and splash pool, ensuring an idyllic retreat for families.
Mamounia Hotel: This property offers a luxurious and family-friendly experience. With elegant accommodations, beautiful gardens, and a welcoming atmosphere, this 5-star hotel caters to families while providing a peaceful respite from the city’s hustle and bustle.
When you book with Unfolded Travels, we are sure to include all of our VIP perks & amenities at these hotels. This includes: top of the list for a room upgrade, early check-in/late check-out (pending availability), resort credits, and free breakfast for 2 daily.
Jardin Majorelle: The visually stunning Jardin Majorelle, with its vibrant colors and exotic plants, offers a magical environment for toddlers to explore outside the city center. Be sure to visit the YSL museum next door, too!
Menara Gardens: Escape to the Menara Gardens, where expansive olive groves and a reflective pool create a peaceful retreat for toddlers to enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Jarjeer Mules: For a day filled with excitement, visit this incredible animal shelter providing care for previous working animals. My boys absolutely loved seeing the donkeys and horses, and I was happy to support an incredible cause.
Immerse your family in the rich culture, savor the flavors, and let Marrakech weave its magic on your next family getaway. As always, we will put together a fully bespoke itinerary curated to your specific desires and travel style. Please fill out our trip inquiry form to get started!