Gavin Chetty

Amouage

  • Where:
  • Why:My annual surf trip to Morocco.
  • When:December 2016.
  • Who:Solo.
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Amouage ‘Ocean Balcony’ room.

‘Ocean Balcony’ room.

Amouage Funky reception desk with Berber rug installation in the background.

Funky reception desk with Berber rug installation in the background.

Amouage Decking and pool area.

Decking and pool area.

Amouage Balcony view of the garden and infinity pool.

Balcony view of the garden and infinity pool.

Amouage Bedroom ornaments from local craftsmen.

Bedroom ornaments from local craftsmen.

Amouage Sunrise from bed.

Sunrise from bed.

Amouage Cozy seating area with log fire and fun textiles, art and hanging chair.

Cozy seating area with log fire and fun textiles, art and hanging chair.

Amouage Sunken garden seating area.

Sunken garden seating area.

Amouage Commissioned artwork.

Commissioned artwork.

Amouage Industrial architecture alongside incredible plants throughout the hotel.

Industrial architecture alongside incredible plants throughout the hotel.

Amouage Me overlooking three surf breaks – Mysteries, La Source, and Killers.

Me overlooking three surf breaks – Mysteries, La Source, and Killers.

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!

The Barometer

  • Design

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  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Child friendly but best leave them at home.

  • Price

    Honest and modest.

  • Website

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