Gavin Chetty

Amouage

Tagahzout, Morocco

by: Gavin Chetty

  • Why

    My annual surf trip to Morocco.

  • When

    December 2016.

  • Who

    Solo.

Highs + Lows

  • The surf. It’s all about surfing at this hotel where they provide a squad of local surf guides to take you to the best waves in Morocco - which all happen to be within a 15 minute drive.

  • It’s tribal. Staying at Amouage is like being at a members club but unlike a members club, it’s completely uncontrived. You’re immediately immersed in a group of likeminded people - many of whom are returning guests.

  • The design is on point. It avoids a cliché boho-chic or surfer aesthetic and offers something quirky, eclectic, and unique.

  • The location. The hotel sits on the water’s edge overlooking the rugged coastline including three surf breaks. Watching sunrise, or sunset, from the comfort of your bed is incredible.

  • It’s hard to get a reservation between October and February during the surf season!

: 44/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    A mix of a surf camp, yoga retreat, and lifestyle hotel.

  • Vibe

    It’s got a laid back surfer-chic kind of thing going on.

  • Location

    In the heart of Morocco’s surf capital.

  • Rooms

    20

  • Music

    It’s Shazam worthy. The playlist is an eclectic mix of everything and the vibe is on point at every moment of the day.

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Designed in-house.

  • Pool/Gym

    An infinity pool overlooking the surf. No gym but you won’t miss it with daily surf trips plus sunrise and sunset yoga. There’s also a fantastic Hammam and spa at the hotel.

  • Restaurant

    Breakfast and dinner are served feasting style with fellow guests at sharing tables. A small bar food menu runs throughout the day.

  • Bar

    A well-considered selection of wines, local beers, and rotation of cocktails.

  • Minibar

    No.

  • Wifi

    Free and mostly reliable.

  • Children

    Child friendly but best leave them at home.

  • Price

    Honest and modest.

In the Area

Lily, one the co-owners of the hotel, curates a small boutique offering a selection of achingly cool items from local markets. You can find Boutique Souk at Café Mouja, or, Lily runs a pop-up souk at the hotel every Thursday. Expect colourful treasures aplenty.

Boutique Souq

TAMRAGHT, AGADIR 80000, MOROCCO

Lily, one the co-owners of the hotel, curates a small boutique offering a selection of achingly cool items from local markets. You can find Boutique Souk at Café Mouja, or, Lily runs a pop-up souk at the hotel every Thursday. Expect colourful treasures aplenty.

It’s an exotic oasis of turquoise rock pools, cacti, and palm trees. Perfect fodder for your Instagram.

Road trip to Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley, Agadir-Ida-Ou Tanane Province, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco

It’s an exotic oasis of turquoise rock pools, cacti, and palm trees. Perfect fodder for your Instagram.

Go all out and try the traditional Berber Hammam ritual and massage at the Hotel’s spa. It’s epic.

Amouage Hammam & Spa

TAMRAGHT, AGADIR 80000, MOROCCO

Go all out and try the traditional Berber Hammam ritual and massage at the Hotel’s spa. It’s epic.

Amouage Feature

Amouage

TAMRAGHT, AGADIR 80000, MOROCCO

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