A worthy 5* resort! Beautiful. Everything so clean and beautifully designed!
The Yoga Shala has amazing sea views, the staff are always calmly happy and helpful, nothing is ever too much trouble. They could cater for my multiple food allergies with no problems at all, which was amazing! I loved the breakfasts, in particular.
The yoga and surfing teachers are real pros and the yoga classes took into account those who wanted to start early (8am class), later (11am class) and the beautiful sunset yoga (5.30pm), so there was always time to sleep, sunbathe, swim, go for a camel or horse ride, eat etc. and still fit it more than one class per day. All equipment (mats, pillows and everything else) is top quality too. I did up to 3 yoga classes a day with a pro yogi, and developed several of my asanas further, while reaching a near meditative state during the yin-yoga classes watching and listening to the ocean. It was definitely a yoga holiday to remember!
The spa treatments were also outstanding (I had 3 massages and Hamman).
Other things I really enjoyed were: the free shuttle to Agadir and back, to go shopping at the souk every day; a new big bottle of water in my room every day; the stunning chocolate cake they made for my birthday with candles and everything (!); the fact that it’s a great place for solo travellers (you won't be the only one so there's nothing weird about it at all, you end up very quickly chatting with the like-minded people and after that can always decide how much to be by yourself and how much to interact with others);
My recommendations: both the sunrise and the sunset yoga's every day to really get into your practice, all 3 in one day was also great if you're up for it! You won't need any other yoga stuff with you apart from appropriate clothes so this will help with packing. Don't miss the free shuttle to Agadir to visit the souk! For leaving the site remember to take clothes that cover a bit more to respect the local culture. There is a small corner shop next to the resort with small things like food items, fruit, ice cream, water, grains, toiletries etc. There is horse and camel riding right there on the beach as well, or you can book it at the reception for a service where they take you further away (15min drive) for a longer experience, well worth the money. The sun is hot so remember good SPF and enjoy the warm sea and the pool and eating outside, and don't forget to try the traditional Moroccan mint tea on the sea-view terrace while watching and listening to the ocean after a hard day of yoga and sunbathing! After that just relax and enjoy your stay.
Booking the holiday with Health and Fitness Travel was a bliss! The documents were very informative, explained everything that was included, how to find the driver at the airport, etc. I felt like I knew exactly where I was going and that everything had been taken care of! Well organised, safe, bliss from start to finish. I had a response to my e-mail on the same day, had great suggestions for where I could go based on what I was looking for, everything was organised so well and I constantly knew what was happening and exactly what I would be paying for and how everything would be organised at Morocco's end. Rebecca was engaging, incredibly helpful and clearly knowledgeable of the holiday sites and their offerings. She responded to every query promptly and clearly so I always knew what was happening and felt safe booking my holiday. It was a wonderful first-try for me with Health and Fitness Travel. I love that the company is focused on health travels and has great experience on this, which made me feel confident that the locations would be good quality in both the classes and the facilities offered. The descriptions, pictures and clear lists of what is included made easy for me to pick what would suit me but also got me so excited about the trip while just reading about it!
I wish I could have stayed longer and also booked some surfing. Next year I’m going to book 50/50 yoga & surfing and cannot wait to be there again! It’s worth every penny!
Jaana, January 2017 - Paradis Plage