Paradis Plage Surf Yoga & Spa Resort
What We Love
- Yoga, paddleboarding and a beachside setting, with breakfast, a dinner option and a suiteThe chance to try out paddleboarding on the sea
- Keeping up your yoga routine, with a complimentary session included
- Unwinding in one of the hammams after a day on the beach
- Your suite escape, with a welcome drink, a fruit basket, breakfast and the option of dinner
What To Know
- The hotel runs a free daily shuttle to and from Agadir (about 30-40 minutes one way)
- Hidden hammocks are spread throughout the zen garden
- Free WiFi can be spotty
Wonderfully situated on Morocco’s enticing coast, Paradis Plage Surf, Yoga & Spa Resort offers an activity-filled break right on the sand. This relaxed property has a playful edge, and there’s plenty to keep you occupied here, from the outdoor pool and the waters beyond. Enjoy a thrilling time riding waves with a surf lesson or two, and pick up a paddle to try out the ever-popular paddleboarding, with a complimentary session. What’s more, with a yoga session included, you won’t have to forego your usual routine – or if you’re new to it, it’s a great chance to try something different.
There’s also a casual ambience that’s set to lull you into laid-back holiday mode. Eclectic colors and a laid-back vibe combine for a truly tranquil time at the fuss-free stay. Also find a tempting spa with two hammams and three treatment rooms, just waiting to sink you into serenity. Chill out in the outdoor lounge to enjoy views over the beach, and while your evenings away over a delectable dinner in the restaurant – even the little ones are even accounted for, at the family-friendly restaurant and a kids’ club.
Junior suites and larger Premium suites are fresh and modern and afford enough space for a lounge area and kitchenette. Inside, the color scheme follows a beachy vibe, with blues, white and greens; in the Premium suite, you’ll also get a furnished terrace.
Head to the outdoor lounge for a casual bite overlooking the beach or to the restaurant for a more formal dining experience. If you’re with the whole clan, you’ve the family-friendly restaurant and a kids’ club on hand.
The spa houses two hammams, three treatment rooms and an outside treatment room, so you can unwind with a massage and al-fresco views over the ocean. You’ll also find a Zen area to bliss out in post treatment, as well as a fire/camp area and indoor and outdoor fitness facilities.Up the relaxation stakes by taking part in one of the three daily yoga sessions on site at the Yoga Shala with Karim, the resident yogi. Elsewhere, you’ll find the Surf House; with a bar, lounge, seafront terrace and outdoor cinema, it’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day perfecting your technique on the waves with Surf School lessons.
Paradis Plage Surf, Yoga & Spa Resort is located on Morocco’s coast in Agadir, two hours south of Essaouira, and the hotel provides two shuttle transfers a day to Agadir (must be booked at least 24 hours in advance). The area is a popular spot for activity seekers, with the hotel itself offering yoga, hiking and surfing opportunities. Marrakech is located approximately three and a half hours away by car.
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For us, the yoga made this holiday. Karsten is a superb teacher and seems to be able to communicate effectively in many languages although the classes are in English. We didn't rise early enough for breakfast yoga and the sunset yoga was around wine o' clock so it was the 11am class we attended. It really doesn't get any better than doing yoga whilst gazing out over the ocean and I'm afraid it makes my regular class in the gym seem poor by comparison. The 11am class seemed to have a mixture of abilities but you just do what you can and Karsten reads this very well.
We had planned to try surfing but never got round to it although Thursday was Karsten's day off so it would have been ideal.
We were half-board and breakfast was good with a wide variety of different things. In the evening they had a choice between the restaurant or buffet and overall I think the restaurant was better value. On half-board you are given an allowance in the restaurant and that allowance gets you a decent starter and main. The buffet was good but on one windy night all the heaters under the food had been blown out and the food was lukewarm. My advice would be to see what is on offer in the buffet before deciding where to eat and, if it is windy, choose the restaurant. We tended to go out of the hotel for lunch but once had lunch in the hotel in the bar by the pool which was very nice and I couldn't understand why it was so empty.
We booked quite late and the only room available was a one bedroom apartment which had its own kitchen and it was great but probably a bit wasted with just two of us in there. The advantage of it was that it was around 30 metres from the beach.
We took advantage one day of the free shuttle into Agadir which is a nice touch but probably doesn't leave you enough time to see very much as we were dropped about a 30 minute walk from the souk. I would suggest taking the morning shuttle in and then paying for a taxi (or bus) back to the hotel as you can then see far more.
We met some lovely people whilst we were there and the hotel has a relaxed vibe which seemed very different to the atmosphere in many European beach hotels. Service in the hotel was very good and the guys at reception were always very helpful.
The rooms are really nice and spacious, the setting is glorious. The beach is really lovely too. Front desk are excellent, as are housekeeping. However the restaurants are overpriced and both service and food need vast improvements. The restaurants aren’t bad, just not what you expect considering the standard of hotel. The spa can be hit and miss, heard lots of complaints but my personal experiences were good. The yoga is not cheap but is fabulous, the most wonderful setting ever.
The hotel really needs to work on the waiter service and food. You get about 12 frantic waiters running around looking frazzled doing absolutely no service, it’s bizarre!
Just as a side note to fellow Brits, brush up on your French, as it is needed here.????
We had a very relaxing stay at Paradis Plage. Beds are big and comfortable, rooms well appointed (apart from the bathrooms which need more luxurious touches). Small kitchenette had the basics if we wanted to cook. Breakfast plentiful but average in terms of quality (the oatmeal was inedible) - would be better to have less items and improve things like coffee and cereal.
Lunch and dinner options were poor and expensive compared to other local eateries (anything along the beach had delicious grilled fish and Quartier D’Ete in the town was wonderful). The staff didn’t have a handle on things at all so it was chaotic and some of the food options were bizarre and not at all delicious (dessert in particular!).
Facilities were good - lots of sunloungers (although they are a bit tired in places). Yoga teaching was excellent. Abdi in the fitness centre ran some great free classes. We enjoyed playing boules. The pool was absolutely freezing so no one is ever in it - shame.
Eco-spa did not feel very eco with some items coming wrapped in plastic! Hammam treatment was overpriced, poor quality, uncomfortable and something we could have done ourselves.
So overall a good stay but not enough for the price they charge.