Surfing and Yoga – Morocco
16th - 23rd / 23rd - 30th September 2017 | From £693pp
We are excited to return to Morocco for our Yoga Surf Retreats after 9 years away. Located in Taghazout, this area has become a surf mecca. Join us at Banana Point along the Atlantic coast for a week of yoga, surf and sun.
This holiday is a great opportunity to get some sunshine before the winter and make your body feel great. Out top-teacher Chetana will cater for all levels of Yoga and will include both inward discovery as well as some fun classes like acro yoga.
Nestled along the Atlantic coast and surrounded by Moroccan style beaches, you can choose to relax by the pool at the villa after your morning yoga class or be adventurous and try a surf lesson from the best coaches, taking you to the best surf for the day. The coaches are attentive and expert and will give you the confidence to catch those waves.
7.30am – 9.30am – Dynamic, invigorating morning yoga class.
10am – 11am – Big nourishing breakfast.
11.30am – 4pm – Surfing, beach time & other activities*
5pm – 6.30pm – Sunset, restorative, relaxing & meditative yoga
7.30am – 9pm – Delicious vegetarian dinner.
* See below in add-ons and things to do about what amazing activity options are available on your days off.
How to get there
The following airlines serve Agadir airport from the UK:
Royal Air Maroc
In order to enter Morocco, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the day you arrive. Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after the date of your arrival.
Arrival Time: The retreat starts from 2 pm onwards. You can arrive earlier but your room may not be available.
Departure day: We ask you to vacate the room at 9 am. If your flight is later you can still use the facilities.
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- Return Agadir group airport transfers.
- Beach front accommodation (in a twin or double or triple bedroom share*).
- Wholesome breakfast, nutritious lunch & a gourmet vegetarian dinner (6 days per week).
- A 3 day Surf package including all hire equipment and 2 hr surf lesson each of the days.
- Unlimited fruit, tea and coffee.
- Exclusive and unlimited use of all facilities; swimming pool, yoga shala and its yoga mats, bricks, bolsters & blankets.
- Two yoga classes each day with highly qualified and experienced teachers (for all levels & abilities).
- A homemade booklet to take away, full of yoga tips & inspirational ideas.
- Transport to the surf for the 3 day surf package.
- Daily cleaning service.
- The Exceptional hosting kills of the AY team and the venue host service of the team to look after you throughout your stay.
- Extra activities
- Massage treatments
As it is full board, you will enjoy a filling and healthy breakfast after yoga to set you up for the day. Lunch is provided and a gourmet vegetarian nutritious evening meal with a Moroccan flair. We also offer meals for vegans, gluten free, lactose free, so please let us know about your dietary requirements so we can care for your needs.
Things to do
A day at the beach:
If you want to visit beaches which are not in walking distance then please ask us to organise transport for you. There are lots of beaches to visit and we can get a taxi for one person or a vehicle and driver for the day if there are a few of you.
Banana Beach café:
It’s the closest café/restaurant to Villa Mandala and in our opinion it’s the best, not least because they are one of the few places to serve beer and wine! The fish is good, the setting is great and the vibe is relaxed. Take a sun lounger before or after eating and take it easy. It’s a short walk across the beach to Banana Point. Closes around 4:00pm
Other local cafés and restaurants:
Chez Brahim at Devil’s Rock – walking distance, good sea food.
Croco Beach – a wide variety of good food looking over Croco beach, popular with locals at the weekends.
L’Auberge Taghazout – Surf Maroc’s own Taghazout restaurant open to the public day and night for good food and an easygoing atmosphere.
Les Quartiers d’été – Agrhoud, 5km after Taghazout, a new favourite of ours. Excellent French cuisine and reasonably priced, they don’t serve alcohol but you can bring a bottle.
Tanit – 5 minutes walk from Villa Mandala in Banana Village, traditional Moroccan food.
A day in Agadir:
A trip to this area would not be complete without a visit to the Agadir Souq (main market), open every day except Monday, perfect for gift shopping. Agadir beach is a huge sandy bay, great for swimming, walking, sunbathing and lots of touristy activities, restaurants cafés etc.
We include in the price a 3 day surf package. If you would like to surf for the week there is a supplement charge of £100 for the extra 3 days. This includes transport to and from the beach, all hire equipment, a 2 hr surf lesson and use of the surf equipment for the rest of the day.
We recommend you experience this beautiful town as a mid week rest & change of scene. It is great for shopping with lots to choose from and a more chilled vibe than Marrakech. The fresh fish at the port is a great idea for lunch and the beach is big, beautiful and excellent for windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can easily spend the day there just taking it all in and soaking up the atmosphere. Please let us know the day before if you’d like to go. Transport (vehicle + driver) all day. 3 – 4 can share a taxi. Minibus takes up to 7, 1100dh/£90 for 4, 1250/£100 for 5, 1500/£120 for 6, 1650/£130 for 7 (2hrs 15 mins north, along the coastal road).
Taroudant is a classic Moroccan walled town (Medina) with 2 Souqs within its walls selling lots of rugs, jewellery and artisanal products. Minibus 1300dhs/£103 up to 7 people (1hr 30mins inland).
If you’re a fairly experienced and confident rider you can go for a gallop along the beach. If not more sedate and peaceful rides/hacks through the hills & on the beach are offered. The horses are well looked after and Ranch Reha have horses to suit all abilities. The guides are great too. 150dh/£11/hour, 250dh/£20/2 hrs, 350dh/£30/half day, 600dh/£50/1 day.
Based at Croco beach this is great fun and can be a good way to explore off the beaten track, cruising up the beautiful hills or along the long sandy beaches.
A popular beach activity amongst the locals, jet ski hire is available at several nearby beaches, please ask your hosts for booking and info.
They are on almost every beach but if you like we can get them to pick you up from the front door! Just ask your hosts.
Enjoy an exhilarating, fun, energetic and nourishing yoga retreat with us in Morocco. Surf, sun and 100% soul.More info
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