Surfing and Yoga – Morocco
16th - 23rd / 23rd - 30th September 2017 | from £695pp - £895pp
We are excited to announce that we are returning to Morocco for our Yoga Surf Retreats after 9 years. Located in Tagazhout this area has become a surf mecca. Join us at Banana Point, along the Atlantic coast for a week of yoga, surf and sun.
Nestled along the Atlantic coast and surrounded by Moroccon style beaches, 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 confidence to catch those waves.
7.30am to 9.30am – Dynamic, invigorating morning yoga class.
10am to 11am – Big nourishing breakfast.
11.30am to 4pm – Surfing, beach time & other activities*
5pm to 6.30pm – Sunset, restorative, relaxing & meditative yoga
7.30am – 9pm – Delicious vegetarian dinner.
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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 Moroccon 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.
A Day Trip to Essaouira:
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, the beach is big and beautiful and is 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).
A Day trip to Taroudant:
Taroudant is a classic Moroccan walled town (Medina) with 2 souqs within its walls with lots of rugs, jewelry and artisanal products. Minibus 1300dhs/£103 up to 7 people (1hr 30mins inland).
Horse riding at Ranch Reha Stables, Aouria:
If you’re a fairly experienced and confident rider you can go for a gallop along the beach,
if not they run more sedate and peaceful rides/hacks through the hills & on the beach. The horses are well looked after and they have horses to suit all abilities, the guides are great too. 150dh/£11/hour, 250dh/£20/2 hrs, 350dh/£30/half day, 600dh/£501 day
Quad biking & Buggy riding:
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 beach- es, 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.
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 organize 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 eat- ing 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 lo- cals 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.
How to get there
With respect to flights, we always find the skyscanner webpages to be very helpful.
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 ar- rival.
Arrival Time: The retreat starts from 2pm onwards. You can arrive earlier but your room may not be available.
Departure day: We ask you to vacate the room at 9am. if your flight is later you can still use the facilities.
- Return Agadir group airport transfers.
- Beach front accommodation at Villa Mandala (in a twin or double bedroom share*)
- Wholesome breakfast, nutritious lunch & a gourmet vegetarian dinner (6 nights 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 everyday
- Daily board and wet suit hire
- Daily surf guiding and 2hr surf lessons from our highly qualified instructors (for all levels & abilities)
- Daily cleaner service
- The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay
Price: Not Included
- Extra activities
- Massage treatments
Enjoy an exhilarating, fun, energetic and nourishing yoga retreat with us in Morocco. Surf, sun and 100% soul.More info