One of the former imperial cities of Morocco, Marrakech is bursting with life, colour and vibrancy. It’s a popular tourist destination, offering exotic experiences, historical landmarks and breath-taking views. However, in the summer, Marrakech is also one other thing – hot. Temperatures range between 19 to 38°C (66 to 100°F). So, while you get lots of sunshine and gorgeous blue skies, you’re also at risk of heat exhaustion. The solution? Take a dip in the pool. Or better yet, slide into the pool! These Marrakech hotels have levelled up their swimming pools, offering slides, wave pools and a whole variety of watery fun so you can stay cool.
Made up of six riads (a traditional Moroccan house) and boasting 249 suites, the Eden Andalou Aquapark and Spa is the place for you and your family to chill out in luxury. It has three swimming pools as well as an aquapark with lots of slides and fun for all. The suites are spacious and beautifully furnished. The entire hotel is decked out in Moroccan influences, from arched doorways, luxurious carpets and intricate woodwork.
Labranda Aqua Fun Club boasts the biggest water park in Morocco. It has 58 water slides in a 5000 square metre pool landscape, so you can pretty much forget about leaving the hotel for the duration of your trip. However, if seeing the rest of Marrakech is on your itinerary (and it should be!), then you can catch the hotel’s free shuttle bus to the town centre. You can expect sleek, modern rooms, an excellent breakfast buffet and fantastic service.
Nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the Aqua Mirage Club and Aqua Parc offers an impressive water park, with giant water towers, themed playgrounds and a wave pool. There are also plenty of other activities such as tennis, table tennis and darts to keep you occupied. Rooms are minimalist and contemporary, offering views of the swimming pool, the Atlas Mountains, or the gardens surrounding the hotel. Do note that the resort is a bit isolated, but you can take a shuttle or a taxi to the town centre.
“Hotel atmosphere was amazing, friendly and lively vibe always! Food was superb and the facilities throughout the complex were perfect!” – Gibson, United Kingdom
Aqua Mirage Club & Aqua Parc - All Inclusive
Address: Km 5, Route de Tahanaout
Price: from 214 USD
Just 10 minutes away from the town centre of Marrakech, Labranda Targa Aqua Parc is a slightly more budget-friendly option for those travelling with kids. Aside from the pools and water slides, there are also tennis courts and a free kid’s club. The rooms are spacious, with balconies that offer gorgeous views of the Atlas Mountains.
Sprawling over 10 hectares of grounds, the Iberostar Club Palmeraie offers you endless space and activities to wear the kids out and keep the whole family entertained. There are three swimming pools to cool off in, and a splash pool with a playground for the little ones. Aside from that, the hotel offers a range of all-inclusive activities such as tennis, badminton, archery and golf. The rooms are neat and classy, with touches of Moorish architecture.
A splashing good time
Marrakech is full of life and culture, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on sights such as the medina, souks and other landmarks. However, with a stay at one of these hotels, you’ll always be able to look forward to a fun time cooling off in the pool when you get back. Pack lots of sunscreen!
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