Tucked away in a small sleepy fishing village, between the historic towns of El Jadida and Safi, sits a resort that “those-in-the-know” have been flocking to for years.
Oualidia (pronounced “Wa-lid-ee-ah”) overlooks an attractive natural seawater lagoon sitting against the edge of the Moroccan coastline. This Moroccan resort area contains a backdrop of contrasts between its shorelines of fine sand and majestic cliffs.
The lagoon remains serene and tranquil all year long. When compared to its counterpart, separated only by a sand bar, the wildest waves are exhibited by the Atlantic Ocean. Thousands of surfers naturally amass to the ocean side paradise seeking to “hang-ten,” while families opt for the lagoon.
Oualidia is a perfect getaway retreat that is considered the optimum in North Africa for its temperate climate. The region enjoys approximately 320 days of sunshine each year.
Water activities abound, and the traditional surfing and windsurfing are just the beginning of what is available to beach lovers. Canoes, kayaks and chartering fishing boats are available for hire.
Oualidia is famous for its fresh oysters and abundant fresh seafood. One of the most delicious dishes you can eat here is freshly caught fish that local fishermen will grill for you on the beach.
Depart Marrakech: 08h00
Return Marrakech: 20h00
Journey time: 3 hours each way