Marrakech is one of the most interesting destinations in the world, rich in history and heritage, the city offers visitors some amazing sights. In amongst this dusty and noisy city, you can find some of the most luxurious spas on the continent. Stepping back in time, these traditional Hammam spas are decorated with African art and beautiful tiling. The Hammam, or Turkish bath, are extremely popular amongst locals, offering the best in pampering and relaxation.
When arriving at the spa, you will be shown to your changing area and offered a traditional Moroccan tea. The tranquil atmosphere and subtle Arabic music will set the mood as you move into the main bath area. Once in the Hammam itself, which is a dimly lit and dry room with walls constructed from Tadelakt (a tough waterproof lime plaster), a member of staff will show you to your area.
The first stage involves covering your body in warm water from a bucket. Next the attendant will lather your back with a eucalyptus and bitter orange natural soap, before scrubbing off all your dead skin cells, leaving you feeling clean and refreshed. During the last step you will be covered with natural mineral clay, usually sourced from the Atlas Mountains, this will help clear your pores of dirt and moisturize your skin. Here is our pick of the best luxury Hammam spas in Marrakech, offering the best treatments in the city:
This spa offers the best in luxury and has a wide range of beauty treatments. It specializes in massages and offers six different techniques to help you relax. The three types of Hammam baths available gives you a great choice.
This exclusive spa is seen as one of the city’s best treatment centres. They offer a range of different packages, suited to all budgets and genders. Their premiere package includes a Hammam bath, traditional message and a 5 course menu at Gastro MK.
The spa can be found in the ground of the Palmeraie Hotel, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and rare tropical plants. The treatments on offer include deep tissue and Ayurvedic massages, perfect for unclogging your pores and relaxing after a long days shopping.
This stunning spa is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, offering some unique treatments and great food. For extra stress relief they offer a “four hand massage”, a truly luxurious experience fit for a king or queen.
This is one of the city’s oldest spas and still one of the best. They produce many of their own beauty products from natural ingredients and offer visitors the best service in the city, sticking to traditional methods.