The 14 best beach resorts in Morocco
The 14 best beach resorts in Morocco: The daydream-worthy North African country of Morocco is a fascinating destination for a romantic honeymoon or family vacation, whether you’re just looking to relax in a beach resort, experience the vibrant cities and culture or hike through the Atlas Mountains.
If the beach is at the top of your list, however, Morocco has hundreds of kilometers of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. And there are resorts for all budgets and travel styles to match these beautiful stretches of coastline, from M’Diq Beach on the Mediterranean coast, about 1.5 hours from Tangier, to Agadir Beach and the surrounding area on the Atlantic coast.
There’s also Saidia Beach, a 14-kilometer-long beauty on the Mediterranean near the border with Algeria, which is considered one of the best in the country. You’ll also find some all-inclusive resorts.
Plan your next vacation with our list of the best beach resorts in Morocco.
Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach & Spa
About a 1.5-hour drive from Tangier, the sophisticated Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach & Spa sits on Tamuda Bay on Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, overlooking the surf and sand at M’Diq Beach. We love the design of this property, which features lots of bold colors mixed with elegant decor.
The rooms and suites feature colorful murals and modern amenities such as Bose radios. The Sofitel is very child-friendly and offers a number of different room designs that work for families, including private villa options with a pool and butler service. There are also suites with kitchenettes.
Facilities include a restaurant serving international dishes, indoor and outdoor pools, beach access, and a spa with a traditional steam room. Breakfast included.
Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay
Also right on M’Diq beach, the 5-star Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is another luxury hotel on this stretch of the Mediterranean coast. This all-villa resort offers super-chic one- and two-bedroom villas, each with a private pool. Many of the one-bedroom villas also have compact kitchens and whirlpool baths. All the two-bedroom villas have a kitchen and separate dining area, and some have direct access to the beach.
The resort works well for couples and families. If you’re traveling with children, there’s a children’s pool and an adult pool. There is also a very chic spa, private beach area, and options for snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. Cooking classes can also be organized.
There are 3 restaurants in the hotel and breakfast is included in the price.
Paradis Plage Surf Yoga & Spa Resort
For a vacation focused on learning to surf and yoga, check out the Paradis Plage Surf Yoga & Spa Resort on the beach. The resort is located about 35 minutes’ drive from the city of Agadir. There’s a surf school on a long stretch of private beach here, and yoga classes take place in an open-air center near the sand.
The 4-star property has 105 spacious rooms, most of which have en-suite facilities. The property is popular with families on vacation and there is a children’s club on site.
Other facilities include two restaurants, as well as the option to dine privately in an Arabic tent set up by the sea. There is an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a Zen garden with sun loungers, as well as a day spa with two Turkish baths. If you want to go to Agadir, there is free daily transportation for hotel guests.
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort
The Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, with its contemporary Moorish design, is located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, about an hour’s drive from Casablanca. The sprawling 5-star resort sits on 250 hectares and has a 7 km long white sand beach.
The rooms and suites here are quite chic, and the property works well for couples or families. If you’re traveling with children, there are separate clubs for kids and teens with daily activities, as well as a children’s pool and video game room.
For adults, there are all kinds of activities that can be organized, from quad rides to horseback riding. The property also offers around 14 different dining options and a couple of swimming pools. There is also a spa, gym and 18-hole golf course on site.
Iberostar Founty Beach
The 14 best beach resorts in Morocco: On the golden sands of the Atlantic Ocean in Agadir, the Iberostar Founty Beach is a 4-star hotel with around 470 rooms in three buildings. Most have ocean views from the patio, where you can sleep listening to the waves.
The resort caters for couples and families and runs kids’ and teens’ clubs with organized daily activities. Among other services, it has two swimming pools, one of which is heated in winter, and 5 restaurants. They also offer a range of organized activities for adults, including a Moroccan cooking class.
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
On the seafront, the Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca is a 5-star resort built in a modern Moroccan style. In buildings arranged in a U-shape around a garden, there are 157 rooms and 29 suites on five floors. These feature garden or sea views, and many come with balconies. All are spacious, with large marble bathrooms, comfortable beds and high-quality linens.
Outside the rooms, on-site amenities include direct access to the beach, a swimming pool with poolside service, a day spa and gym. Yoga classes are also offered. There are three restaurants on site. For fine dining, head to Bleu, while Latitude 33 serves light meals by the pool.
The Four Seasons is very family-friendly, and there are welcome amenities for children, as well as PlayStation and Xbox consoles available on request.
La Sultana Oualidia
The 5-star La Sultana Oualidia is situated on a sandy beach next to a sea lagoon on Morocco’s rugged west coast, a 2.5-hour drive from Marrakech. With Kasbah-like architecture, including towers and terraces, the hotel is beautifully designed.
All the rooms have a living room, a wood-burning fireplace and a private terrace with a hot tub. There are also larger suites with bathtubs in giant marble bathrooms. A number of rooms are interconnected, making this resort a good choice for families. The resort can arrange babysitting and even surf lessons for children.
On-site amenities include a freshwater infinity pool, spa with steam room and its own heated pool, restaurant and a small gym.
Grand Mogador Sea View Hotel
Just a five-minute drive from Tangier Train Station, the Grand Mogador Sea View Hotel has direct access to the beach and views of the Atlas Mountains and Tangier Bay. The rooms and suites vary in size, but all are clean and comfortable, and a continental breakfast is included in the daily rate.
Facilities include two swimming pools, a spa with a sauna and steam room, and a gym. There are also two restaurants, one serving à la carte Moroccan dishes and the other a buffet.
Hotel Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort
The luxurious Hotel Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort is situated on the beach promenade in Agadir and offers guests private access to the beach. The resort features traditional Moroccan architecture and Moorish décor in the rooms, suites and villas. Book the latter two if you want butler service.
Facilities include a giant outdoor swimming pool surrounded by cushioned sun loungers. The beach here is beautiful and quite wide, and water sports can be organized. There are a number of restaurants on site, including one serving sophisticated Moroccan dishes. You’ll also find a spa with a sauna and steam room on site and a gym.
Be Live Collection Saidia
The 14 best beach resorts in Morocco: Part of the Be Live Collection brand, the Saidia property is a 5-star resort in the Berkane region of northwest Morocco. This all-inclusive property is right on Saidia beach, which is 14 kilometers long and one of the most beautiful in Morocco. The resort is popular with families and couples and offers impeccable luxury residences in various layouts.
For dining, there are nine different restaurants to choose from. On-site amenities include a spa with sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath; several swimming pools and decks with sun loungers; and tennis courts. For children, there is a kids’ club and games room.
Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa
The Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa is located on Tangier’s public beach, just 13 km from the international airport. The rooms come in various shapes and sizes, including two-bedroom apartments with living and dining rooms and compact kitchens perfect for families. There are also suites and more standard rooms, but even these have balconies and sea views.
On-site facilities include a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes, two outdoor swimming pools (one is heated and the other for children), a gym and a spa. There are also two golf courses on site. One has a full 18 holes; the other only nine.
Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir
If you are interested in an all-inclusive beach resort in Morocco, we recommend the Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir. This resort caters for couples as well as families. There is a children’s club and a playground.
There are also two swimming pools (one indoor, one outdoor) and a theater with live entertainment in the evenings. If you need to relax, there is a full-service spa with thalassotherapy, sauna and traditional hammam.
The hotel has 444 rooms and suites, all of which are contemporary in style and very spacious. They also come with a balcony, but not all of them have sea views – the cheapest rooms overlook the pool or the garden.
Robinson Club Agadir
The Robinson Club Agadir is another popular all-inclusive property in Agadir. This affordable 3.5-star resort offers plenty of family-friendly amenities, including an on-site kids’ club. The 343 rooms and suites here are spacious and decorated with Moroccan décor. All have furnished balconies with sea or mountain views.
On-site facilities include three restaurants with buffet and à la carte options. In addition, there is direct access to the beach, as well as sunbeds for sunbathing around the two swimming pools. You can work out in the gym, play volleyball on the beach or simply relax in the spa.
Melia Saidia Beach All Inclusive Resort
The 14 best beach resorts in Morocco: The Melia Saidia Beach All Inclusive resort is next to the marina of Saidia Beach, a beautiful 14 km long stretch of beach, one of the best in Morocco. The 5-star resort offers elegant rooms in a variety of layouts. Book accommodation on The Level to have access to a private lounge with breakfast, afternoon snacks and other amenities.
Facilities include three outdoor pools (one for children) and an indoor pool. There is also a spa and a fitness center. For dinner, choose from four restaurants, which are included in your room rate.