The essence of escape, Oualidia is a peaceful haven, sheltered from the full force of the Atlantic on a picturesque cove. Two and a half hours by car from Marrakech, this luxury retreat is a world away from the bustle of city life, and bordered by verdant pastures.
Perched by the perfect calm of a lagoon, patrolled by flamingos.
Things to do
Step out from your luxury hotel into an area that’s renowned for its ecological importance and a dazzling array of birdlife. In addition to the glistening sanctuary of the lagoon, there are pristine salt marshes, and the combination attracts egrets, ibis and herons.
On this quiet stretch of coastline there are many watersports on offer. Try your hand at windsurfing, surfing or swimming – this is a natural playground for water lovers. There’s also a superb 18-hole golf course nearby.
FOOD & DRINK
Here you can savour fine dining inspired by the freshest treasures of the sea. Delicacies such as oysters, lobster and spider crab are used to create superlative cuisine that blends contemporary gastronomy with Moroccan tradition.
Look out for the freshest shellfish – it’s sold straight from the sea on the beach by local fishermen.
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