Start your day with a traditional Moroccan breakfast – try eggs with khlii (dried meat) – in the garden restaurant of La Sqala, set in an 18th-century bastion in the medina’s whitewashed ramparts.
Afterwards, head north to the city’s most iconic landmark, the Hassan II Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world, it’s open to non-Muslims on guided tours (9am, 10am, 11am and 3pm, Dh120/£9.50).
The vast prayer hall can hold 25,000 worshippers – another 80,000 can fit in the courtyards outside – and it puts the finest Moroccan crafts on display with hand- carved stucco, painted wood and striking zellige (mosaic tilework).
Stroll along the new seafront promenade or grab a taxi to Anfa Beach to lunch alfresco or take a surfing lesson with the Anfa Surf School (Dh150/£12) – the waves are perfect for novices.
Then get to chic Le Cabestan Ocean View in time for sunset – and sundowners – on the terrace. Stay for dinner; the Mediterranean-influenced menu focuses on straight-from- the-sea fish, such as swordfish.