Morocco is quickly becoming a top bucket-list destination, and we can see why!
The colours, the people, the food, the architecture, the weather and the surf all combine to give you an experience like no other. Finding the right place to stay, with a balance between the luxuries you crave and the adventures you desire can sometimes be hard.
We recently were lucky enough to stay with Dfrost Almugar at both the Yoga Villa Surya and the Surf and Yoga House. Long story short, we are already looking for a time to return. Whether your a surfer, a yogi, or generally looking for an exotic escape, they are really able to give you an experience you will never forget.
Both of Dfrost Almugar's Villas are located just about an hour of out Agadir, where you can fly directly from most locations! Their friendly shuttle drivers will be waiting for you on arrival.
Dfrost Almugar offers two options of accomodation, both within 20 minutes of each other, and both offering unique experiences and life long memories.
The Yoga Villa
Villa Surya, a peaceful sanctuary where your mind can breath and your body can restore...
Looking to relax in Morocco?
Villa Surya, Dfrost Almugar's 'Yoga Villa' is likely the spot you will be looking for. Villa Surya is located in Paradis Plage, about 20 minute drive from Taghazout.
This Villa breathes relaxation offers a soothing release as soon as you walk in the front door. With large and open rooms flowing with the afternoon sea breeze, and multiple outdoor spaces to lay back and read a book, it won't take long for your stresses to dissolve.
The welcoming staff will make you feel more than at home. The girls welcoming us to Villa Surya reached out with open arms, ready to answer any questions and meet any request - they are genuinely always happy to help with anything at all.
This is something which you will find stands out with all of Dfrosts Villas and Services - the staff are amazing - they are there because they want to be there, and this really is reflected in their genuine smiles and positive attitude at all times throughout the day.
So what does a standard day at Villa Surya look like?
Well, it goes something a little like this... Rise at 7am with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and traditional tea floating through your windows. Head downstairs and enjoy freshly squeezed juice, coffee and tea, before slowly making your way upstairs to the amazing yoga studio overlooking the ocean, and letting the sun rise as you begin your practice.
Expect the instructors to sense the vibe day-by-day, and to structure their sessions accordingly. This is no average 'gym yoga class', it will be a high standard unique session and will be catered completely to the mood. However, no experience is necessary to benefit from this – the instructors are more than qualified to help complete beginners to get the absolute most from the time spent at the Villa, and beginners can expect to leave with a new found passion for yoga.
Head down from your morning Yoga and enjoy a fresh and traditional healthy breakfast laid out, ready and waiting. Either find your own spot somewhere throughout the amazing outdoor settings, or sit with your fellow guests as the sun warms the court yard. Whether you are in the mood to socialise, or would rather enjoy the time for your self, the Villa has space to accomodate you perfectly.
And from there? Simply choose from a range of available activities like horse riding on the beach, peaceful treks, surfing with the experienced instructors, visit the local towns and sights or simply lay back and read a book on the open terrace. With a sauna ready for your taking, and an in-house masseuse, you will feel like your living the true Moroccan dream.
There will then be an evening yoga session, again, catered to the vibe. During the end of the session the aromas from the kitchen downstairs will be be sure to be on your mind.
The home-cooked vegetarian and vegan Moroccan meals at Villa Surya never disappoint, and always had the guests asking the friendly staff for tips on how they too cook them at home – of course, the chef was happy to provide helpful tips and instructions.
Leave the Villa feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and completely at ease - as always, the staff will be there to organise all transport and transfers and make sure you are always completely relaxed.
The Surf House
Want to learn to surf? Want to know where to surf in Morocco?
The amazing Surf and Yoga House is located in the heart of Taghazout, right on the water – literally, right on the water. Here, you are able to really focus on your surfing with all kinds of assistance and equipment made available for your taking.
Whether you’re a total beginner, a keen intermediate or a seasoned expert, the Surf House has what you need.
Of course, you can also partake in the morning and evening yoga sessions. Here, the instructor will be definitely keeping in mind that you may be a bit tired from the day in the waves, and of course, will always tailor the session to the class's needs and desires.
And let’s be honest, this yoga setting is not all that bad is it? It was the most perfect way to wake up, and then to completely unwind with a meditation session as the sun slowly falls into the ocean.
At the Surf and Yoga House, its about location, location, location. This Villa is located just minutes walk from some of Morocco’s famous world class waves, including the long and perfect right hander, Anchor Point. When the swells up, you can literally roll over in your bed and look out your room window and decide where you’d like to surf. All rooms offered will treat you with the tranquil sounds of waves at the shore as you sleep.
And when there is no surf out the front, at Dfrost, there are always other options.
The expert Moroccan Dfrost Surf Guides take out ‘Surfaris’ each morning after the buffet breakfast, and they will find you the best wave on the coast in any conditions. Whether it is 10 minutes down the road, or in a completely different town, the Dfrost Surf Guides will take you to places that most regular tourists wouldn’t even know exist.
Jump in the brand new van, turn the music up, chat with your fellow guests and enjoy, because the guides have it all covered.
And when your back at the Villa? Well again, location, location, location.
Sit out on the huge terrace and soak up the sun by the water. Jump in the hot-tub, and get to know the other guests and the amazing young staff.
Or wander into town and visit the local stores and restaurants. Taghazout is a friendly and peaceful town with even friendlier people – with its baby blue buildings and crystal clear waters it is pretty hard to not fall in love.
The Surf Villa also offered us multiple day trips for those days when you think you might want to skip the waves. Head to the beautiful lush oasis of Paradise Valley, or check out the bustling souks of Marrakech, and leave all the organisation to the knowledgeable guides!
Dfrost really manages to offer everything you need and to make it the most relaxing, interesting and fulfilling getaway you can dream of. We cannot wait to return, and we have definetely found our own Moroccan addiction.