Eden Andalou Aquapark & Spa
If you’re seeking an all-singing, all-dancing complex during your holiday to Morocco, look no further! Eden Andalou Aquapark & Spa combines 5 star luxury with an adrenaline-filled waterpark and top-quality family features including 48 square metre rooms built with large groups in mind. It’s one of the most beautiful hotels in Marrakech and it’s only 15 minutes from the Medina.
Nestled among tropical gardens and with the Atlas Mountains dominating your backdrop – your surroundings are just as epic as the facilities. Decorated with Bohemian crystal and white marble, this establishment’s interiors look like they’ve stepped off the pages of a magazine. Bask in its All Inclusive delights, after all cocktails by the name of Caribbean Dreams and San Francisco are all free of charge.
The hotel oozes style, so much so that standard rooms don’t exist here. Instead guests can choose from a variety of glamorous suites occupying up to six people – they’re that spacious. Even the most basic option features a children’s area with four beds and a bedroom exclusively for adults. The bathroom includes both a bath and shower as well as two sinks and space for toiletries. But that’s just the beginning, holidaymakers can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV and balcony area.
Upgraded options come equipped with a poolside position, lounge areas, two floors, a sensory bathtub and duo shower cabin. Take your pick from 253 state-of-the-art rooms decorated with mosaic tiles and spread over six riads, now that’s what we call 5 star.
Delicious cuisine & free dinks
As part of your All Inclusive perks enjoy the hotel’s two restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both boast a larger terrace allowing guests to dine al fresco on warm Moroccan nights. One option caters for fussy eaters with its extensive international food stations, here you can feast on tomato-based pizzas, juicy burgers or opt for a sweet treat with the likes of chocolate cake, ice cream and jelly.
Over at the a la carte local delicacies are on the menu, which means you can sample couscous, spicy chicken pies and seasoned soups which play a huge part in the country’s culture. This traditional restaurant is beautifully decorated with stained glass windows and arabic music fills the air to add a romantic ambience.
Near the pool there’s a snack shack dedicated to midday nibbles hiding away under the lemon and olive trees. There’s a jazz bar onsite for around-the-clock refreshments open from 10am – 11pm, complimentary drinks include draft lager, coffee, tea, house wine, local spirits and soft beverages.
The biggest draw at the Eden Andalou Aquapark & Spa has to be the waterpark. There are 19 attractions suitable for all generations. Thrills and spills begin at the four slides where multilane racers and plunging shoots dare you in. Smaller ones can check out the pirate ship, this splash zone comes with all the fancy features including cannons and tipping buckets. Entertainment isn’t in short supply either – dancing, quizzes, games, alongside a resident DJ will provide neverending fun.
Gaze out at the summits of the Atlas from one of the two pools decorated with plush loungers, while your tiny tots enjoy the kids’ club (only open during the school holiday periods). A childcare service is also on hand if you crave some alone time.
But for true relaxation hit the spa, you’ll smell it before you find it with its lingering aromas of jasmine and orange blossom. This indoor space of tranquility has a heated pool, steamy hot tub and private cabins dedicated to massages or other highly rated treatments.
Cityscapes just moments away
It’s easy to get lost in your hotels stand-out amenities, but just a short drive or stroll away you can be amidst the marvels of Marrakech. Witness the magic for yourself with fortune tellers, snake charmers and medicine men roaming the streets sharing their wisdom. Street food is a highlight of the Medina, here spices are piled high and stalls sell authentic eats.
Souks are bursting with handmade carpets, delicate lights, leather goods and one-off clothing pieces. We recommend the rooftop bars for unbeatable sunset panoramas and cosy cocktails. More adventurous types can revel in the architecture at Bahia Palace or the flora and fauna at Menara Gardens.