We had a chillin’ pass which cost 60 pounds (A la carte lunch and Pool) booked at the 5 stars Selman Hotel, 15 minutes away from the city by taxi. We were blown away by the stunning architecture, the interiors and mosaics. We were warmly greeted and walked into the hotel, it was magical, unique, an Arabian dream of desert luxury.
We had the best lunch with an amazing view over an 80 metre long pool, the weather was beautiful enhanced by lush green grass and the most amazing blue skies. We wanted to relax and to treat ourselves to something special away from craziness of the city and we did, it was the best feeling of the day!
Marjorelle Garden is definitely a must-see for anyone who appreciates fashion, art and nature. We absolutely love bold colours! We would advise you to visit in the early morning or evening to avoid crowds.
The garden was designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle, who bought the property in 1930’s and then spent 41 years turning it into a luxurious oasis. Years later, Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé discovered the gardens and purchased the property. They lived there, drawing inspiration from the garden retreat and adding new species of flowers and plants. When YSL passed away in 2008, his ashes were scattered at the Jardin Majorelle and a memorial was built there in his name.
That’s a wrap for Morocco, we will be back!