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Thursday, 23 November 2017

RIU Palace Tikida Agadir | A Luxury Paradise

Wow. 

It feels like a lifetime ago that we were in Morocco but it was only just over a month ago that we landed back in the UK. It's a holiday that will forever remain in our memories, especially as my boy got down on one knee to propose
Poolside
However, I couldn't not show off the resort that we stayed in during our time in Agadir, Morocco. IT'S JUST TOO DAMN SEXY.

We picked out one of TUI's Platinum range called Tikida Palace with was part of the RUI hotel chain. We'd never been to Morocco or set foot in Africa, so it was extremely exciting to be going somewhere that looked so incredibly exotic in the glossy travel magazine.
Pool Bar
Poolside
The resort was huge. The hotel has more than 400 rooms of various sizes and there are so many staff members that even by the end of our week, we'd started to get familiar with one or two of them.

There was one giant pool within the courtyard of the resort, split into to sections and at either ends of the pool were these dreamy outdoor beds that were very much in high demand during our stay. We managed to grab one though at various points during our stay. There were several bars located throughout the resort and each one is fully manned, meaning that you didn't have to wait for more than 10 seconds before you were served.

There were four restaurants at the resort and as this was an all inclusive resort, we had the option of trying the two à la carte restaurants called Fusion and Krystal, once. This mean that other than when we dined our twice, we got to enjoy all three evening restaurants and the one that opened for lunch, we got to use everyday.
Spa sign
Spa Entrance
The spa was probably mine and Sam's favourite spot in the resort. The currency we used over there was a closed currency called Moroccan Dirham which made everything a lot cheaper at the resort. We both had traditional hammam massages, which is said to be a staple among Moroccan people. I also treated myself to a cut and blow dry in the Spa's salon, with Sam going for a skinny wrap to get rid of all the food we'd eaten over the course of our stay.

The room was beautiful and I considered this to be a suite rather than the standard twin room that was advertised. The images below are actually of the room we used to get ready for our flight back but it was pretty much the same. The bathroom is legit what I wanted in my own house, just sayin'.
Bedroom
Bathroom
One thing that really struck me about this resort was the silence. It was pretty quiet around the pool (although this was out of the school holidays so there were very few children) and aside from the odd pool workout session, there wasn't a great deal of pressure from the resort reps to take part in any sports or leisure activities. You could do as you pleased.

This resort, although perhaps slightly battered around the edges, was a stunning resort and one that I would love to go back to one day. It definitely seemed like a resort that was favoured by those much more mature than ourselves and to be honest, when you've got hot weather, service available in seconds and beautiful food - who wouldn't want to come back?
Courtyard of resort
Hallway of resort
Outdoor dining area
Resort lobby
TUI offers some great deals (and no this isn't a sponsored post by the way) and their service in the store was first class. It was quite bizarre actually going through a travel agent in store as up until now we've just booked everything online. I think for long-haul trips, going through an agent is a great weight off your mind because a package holiday covers everything including transfers and travel insurance.
Outside by pool
Couple posing
We made some incredible memories at the resort and in Morocco.

Thank you TUI for making this holiday extra special. What do you think of the Tikida Palace? Let me know in the comments below.


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