We sometimes manage to escape for a couple of days to the wonderful Moroccan Coast. Agadir is south of Marrakech and now with the new superb motorway it is just 2.5 hours of smooth easy driving through the stunning hills from Marrakech.
Agadir is great for a chill out. The weather is balmy, warmer nights and cooler days although this weekend it was 29 degrees C in the day so pretty warm, but with the cool breeze off the sea it's really relaxing.
One of the great things about Agadir is if you stay in a hotel on the sea front, there is a long clean promenade 5 kilometres along the beach to the pretty port at the other end. This time we hired bicycles and cycled to the port and back which was really nice after breakfast. The bicycles cost 80 dhs for half a day and your hotel will arrange it for you.
The port has some shops including my favourite Max & Jan and also a Zara. There are a few classy restaurants too for lunch or dinner. We mainly like to arrive along the promenade in the morning have a coffee or ice cream and walk back.
I just thought that this was fantastic. Free exercise machines have now been added to the promenade for everyone to use. What a great idea!
You could combine Marrakech and Agadir for a great holiday and to combine souks and beach.