Wow...well, what can I say. If telling you that this place kickstarted my journey to running retreats myself doesn't speak for itself then I'm not sure what will.
Absolute 10/10 of a place and genuinely who know's where I'd be right now if I hadn't have come across it.
I never even knew there was a surf scene in Morocco, but when I was researching the warmest surf spots in April, close enough to the UK, I soon realised it sure did. Through doing some online research, I stumbled across a town called Taghazout which was just a little fishing town further down the coast from Agadir.
I soon found that it was quite popular to stay here on 'surf packages' where you get your accommodation and surf lessons included together, mixing with other likeminded travellers and being shown the best spots for surf by the locals. Good waves and good vibes was just what we were looking for as this stay was to be the end to our incredible but exhausting holiday throughout Morocco. (Absolute madness in Marrakech and a 3 Sahara Desert had us tireddd)
There are a number of different places in the town to stay and take part in these packages, but if you want the top spot there really is no other competition on Amouage by Surf Maroc. I think I'd been on their website about 45 seconds before being completely sold!
It's a brand new hotel situated right at the end of the cliffside in the town. It's an expansion of their original surf school Surf maroc which is just a few doors down but kinda like the elite of the elite. The description on their website says "where surf and yoga meet boutique hotel" and it's spot on.
Let's just say having stayed here once, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in future!!
We booked an ocean facing room but there are slightly cheaper rooms at the back with equally beautiful views of the mountains, it kinda really depends what you're into!
Half of the hotel has regular ocean view rooms with big windows looking straight out to the sea, and the other half has balcony's included. (see prices here)
To our delight, we actually had to spend our first night in a balcony ocean view room as our regular room wasn't free until the next day - this couldn't have been a better surprise, if walking into these rooms wasn't phenomenal enough, the fact that we could simply throw our things down, grab a drink and relax out on our balcony, watching the sunset over the ocean while the beats played and the atmosphere in the resort build up below us, really was perfection...one of those 'Oh how good is it to be alive?!' moments..