Inside the dreamy hotel with a huge infinity pool right over a lagoon

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The La Sultana Oualidia hotel in Morocco (Image: DAILY MIRROR)
The La Sultana Oualidia hotel in Morocco (Image: DAILY MIRROR)

The La Sultana Oualidia hotel in Morocco is a gem of a complex.

It sits tucked away at the edge of a lagoon on the Atlantic coast 125 miles south-west of Casablanca in the small fishing village of Oualidia – known as Morocco’s ‘oyster capital’.

Every aspect of the resort ­contributes to the calm and relaxing atmosphere, with plenty of cosy places to nestle away so you can relax and unwind.

Sustainability and nature are at the heart of everything that is on offer here, from the locally caught seafood to the activities available nearby.

Moroccans consider Oualidia as being a high-end beach destination, which comes as no surprise considering the quality displayed here.

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We take a look at everything you need to know about this must-stay hotel...

The style

Inside the dreamy hotel with a huge infinity pool right over a lagoonA view of one of the rooms (DAILY MIRROR)

Based in a Moorish fortress on the edge of the shore, the hotel has 12 bedrooms and suites. It is extremely tranquil, while also offering privacy with considerable spaciousness.

The site stretches from the hillside down on to the shoreline, with its restaurants, jetty and terraces all offering stunning panoramic views of the surroundings.

The ornate bedrooms are extremely comfortable with two armchairs in each, while every individual room also has its own private terrace with an outside table and a seawater hot tub to help you unwind.

Orange, olive and jacaranda trees surround the hotel, with fountains and flowered balconies dotted around the grounds too.

Food and drink

Inside the dreamy hotel with a huge infinity pool right over a lagoonGet ready for some delicious home-grown food (DAILY MIRROR)
Inside the dreamy hotel with a huge infinity pool right over a lagoon (DAILY MIRROR)

La Sultana boasts three restaurants, with the menus all featuring ethically sourced meat and fish options from local producers.

Vegetables are also grown on site in the hotel’s organic vegetable garden.

You can’t leave without trying a tagine dish, which cooks the vegetables until they’re tender and succulent. The seafood is as fresh as can be, with calamari, spider crab, mussels, lobster and sea bass among the dishes on offer. Make sure you also don’t miss the delicious, freshly baked Moroccan breads which are perfectly complemented by an array of spreads, including honey.

La Table de la Plage serves a serene spot for lunch, with a wide array of seafood on offer.

Le Table de la Sultana offers French-inspired dishes, while The O Bar – located at the end of the pier overlooking the water – is a great spot for locally grown oysters, washed down with a glass of Moroccan wine.

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What to do

Inside the dreamy hotel with a huge infinity pool right over a lagoonThere's heaps of relaxation to be had (DAILY MIRROR)

The hotel is perfect for taking a moment to sit back and relax.

There are two pools – indoors and outdoors – as well as a spa and gym. The 148ft-long infinity pool outside overlooks the lagoon, so you can enjoy the outstanding views while taking a dip.

It’s surrounded by five seawater hot tubs and there is also a private beach if you fancy a stroll.

A day out

Staying here offers the perfect balance of outdoor activities as well as the space to relax.

All activities are organised through the hotel, with paddle boarding and surfing available if you’re feeling active.

Inside the dreamy hotel with a huge infinity pool right over a lagoonThe beach is beautiful (DAILY MIRROR)

Oualidia has surf all year, and its safe and easy conditions are perfect for beginners and children aged six and above, as well as advanced surfers (the Moroccan King’s children come to the area to surf).

You can also go cycling around the lagoon’s peninsula and up on the sandy cliffs above the beach, which offers great views.

A safari in a boat on the lagoon, an ecological site for bird conservation that extends over 7.5 miles, is also highly recommended.

Depending on the season, you can see pink flamingos, storks and grey herons, among others.

Book the holiday

Rooms at La Sultana Oualidia hotel in Morocco start from £395 a night on room-only. Find out more at lasultanahotels.com.

You can also get more information at visitmorocco.com.

James Caven

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