Do you know why no-one in Scotland has an outdoor swimming pool? It’s not a trick question. It’s because the weather is so rubbish.
When it’s not snowing, it is raining. Even when the sun does come out, it is barely warm enough to melt the permafrost. If you were daft enough to put in a swimming pool you would only be able to use it a couple of days a year although, to be fair, you could go ice-skating whenever you wanted.
By contrast, the glittering plunge pool in the courtyard of Riad Splash in Marrakech never freezes over. The invitingly cool water is just one of the riad’s attractions.
Just a five minute walk from Marrakech’s colourful Jmaa el Fnaa Square, the riad is a little oasis of tranquillity. Named after the Arabic for garden, the riad is a traditional Moroccan multi-story house with an interior courtyard.
It’s a compact place with three double bedrooms and one single. All of the rooms have en-suite shower rooms and air conditioning. The roof-top sun terrace is a great place to relax with a good book from the library or just enjoy views across the Medina to the Koutoubia Mosque or the High Atlas mountains in the distance.
At night, you can explore Marrakech’s famous souks but by day you will be discovering the surrounding countryside with your experienced Splash hosts. Your deal includes an excursion to the beautiful Ourika Valley and a whole raft of adrenaline-pumping activities.
From canyoning expeditions to shooting river rapids on inflatable tubes, today’s Big Deal is a great way to see a different side of Morocco and experience lots of river-based thrills and spills.
Fully qualified European and American guides will ensure that you are fully equipped and trained so that you can enjoy the activities safely.
If you want to experience Morocco in a way that most visitors can only guess at then today’s Big Deal is:
£147 for three nights accommodation at Riad Splash in Marrakech plus an Ourika Valley tour, a canyoning tour and a river tubing or rafting tour; a 51% saving on the standard £299