Rabat is the capital of Morocco, but most of us have just heard about its more famous siblings: Casablanca, Marrakech, Fés, and Tangier….
But you shouldn’t leave Rabat off your list. Its location makes it a fabulous base to explore the rest of the country, and it has many attractions in its own right.
I loved the little blue-tinted Kasbah neighbourhood with its views of the Atlantic surf; the untouristy medina on the Salé side of the estuary and taking the 25 cent ferry to it; and exploring Chellah, the ruins of a medieval necropolis. And I loved all the fantastic meals I ate.
I stayed at two unique hotels (my stays were hosted by the hotels, but the hotels did not review or approve my articles):
- Villa Diyafa, a super luxe boutique hotel in the embassy district, with a wonderful spa; and
- The Repose Luxury Riad, on the Salé side of Rabat, which provides a mix of real Moroccan life with a little luxury too.
More articles to come!