Crown Jewel: Spotlight on the Royal Mansour Marrakech

Forget the beach and move over Maldives! The new luxe honeymoon destination is here and its name is Morocco. With plenty of sun, culture, and la crème de la crème, Morocco is simply the place to be. And the best part? Morocco is home to the Royal Mansour Marrakech.

This world-class resort, owned by the King of Morocco, is his answer to the frequent question of what it's like to be king. In no way does the king's answer disappoint: all Royal Mansour guests receive a true royal experience, a fact that I can attest to. Just a few weeks ago I visited the property on a press trip and felt like royalty from arrival to checkout.

You could literally spend hours appreciating the exquisite build of the resort itself, starting from the intricate tile work in the main lobby and water-filled courtyard. Gauzy curtains and a sophisticated, contrasting ivory and mahogany palette give way to luxurious monochrome as you make your way towards the pool. The lounge's monochromatic tiling – reminiscent of the Taj Mahal in India – and the intimate outdoor patio – surrounded by lush gardens exclusive to the king’s property – are absolutely exquisite.


Nestled in this architectural wonderland are the resort’s various restaurants. It was tough choosing between all the delectable cuisines available, but I felt completely immersed in the best of Morocco in their Moroccan restaurant.  The tasting menu is an exploration of all that Moroccan cuisine has to offer, and the service was impeccable.

The Royal Mansour wows too in its private quarter offerings: each guest "room" is actually a private riyadh, ranging from one bedroom to four-five bedroom homes, ensuring both intimate stays and family groups are wonderfully accommodated. The perfect Moroccan tea service, local sweets, and the world's most gorgeous bathroom instantly transport you to the lap of luxury when you arrive.

The toughest decision you’ll have to make here? The choice between the rooftop pool in your riyadh (there's one in every riyadh) or the sparkling hotel pool…decisions, decisions. But one thing’s for sure: the Royal Mansour is the perfect decision for the ultimate in romance, intrigue and culture on your honeymoon.