Beautiful Marrakesh: Palais Blanc Riad, Bahia Palace, Jardin Majorelle

Beautiful Marrakesh: Palais Blanc Riad, Bahia Palace, Jardin Majorelle

Last month before leading a travel writing retreat in Marrakesh, I took a three-day solo timeout to rest and reset. I arrived in Morocco after long flights and layovers … and a spring semester of teaching, editing, and caring for family. In short … I was spent. Those three days brought me back to life. Take a tour (above) of Palais Blanc Riad, and two nearby attractions, Bahia Palace and Jardin Majorelle and start planning your dream escape. If I can be of help, leave a comment or contact me at

Use the photo essay below to see yourself on a dream getaway. Then make it happen. See more on Palais Blanc Riad, and if you choose to book, please do so here.

If you missed the last post where I highlighted Morocco’s UNESCO sites and another luxury stay in Marrakesh, go here.

Note to readers: I only feature accommodations and attractions I’ve experienced myself. As always, the opinions on this blog are my own. I also use affiliate links to offset blog and podcast costs at no expense to the reader/consumer.

You can listen to the podcast versions of what happened in those three days (episode above is here), but I recommend YOUTUBE for what words alone can’t say.

Imagine entering a world without stress.

door Palais Blanc Riad
Suites have traditional Arabic arched doorways at Palais Blanc Riad.

Inside a cloud, you have suite dreams.

My suite at Palais Blanc Riad was peaceful and serene.

Imagine waking up rested.

You can see yourself and the world around you. Clearly.

Imagine a solo getaway.

Renewed mind, body, and soul, you remember who you are and what you want.

At Palais Blanc Riad, you have a respite.

No agenda.

Just time to relax … sleep … swim …


Lean into Il bel far niente (Italian for The beauty of doing nothing.) Just … breathe and be.

A room, a terrace, a table with a view gives new perspective.

We vow to dwell in joy and peace. To fulfill old dreams and create new ones. To envision what can be.

We get a glimpse of heaven, and we don’t want to leave.

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Cindy McCain

I'm Cindy McCain, Southern Girl Gone Global, who flew from my empty nest to write/teach for three years in Marrakesh, Morocco and the Caribbean. Now back in Nashville, I'm sharing tales, tips, and takeaways from exploring 27 countries and finding treasures in my backyard. My blog offers itineraries, travel/hospitality reviews, and inspiration for letting go of fear, holding onto faith, and finding freedom in roots and wings. Featured in Yahoo!, US News and World Report, Expedia, Orbitz, StyleBlueprint, Named a Top 35 Baby Boomer Blogs 2020-2023 and a Top 50 Travel Blog of 2016.

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