What a new luxury hotel means for Morocco’s coolest surf spot

The Fairmont Taghazout Bay, which opened in July, is redefining its vision of luxury. Located on a beach ball of honey-colored sand, it was designed by the American architectural firm HKS, in partnership with the local architect Abdessamad Achrai, to guarantee all of its 146 rooms, suites and private villas a sea ​​view following the contours. shallow cliffs, creating a low rise, tiered resort town clad in local stone. Clean lines complement the fresh interiors made from natural materials inspired by the colors and textures of the surroundings. The gardens teeming with endemic species create pathways through pebble-strewn pools to sunken lounges, allowing the space to blend into the surroundings while giving a Zen feeling of floating towards the sea.

There is a 1,800 m² spa with 10 treatment rooms and two lake-shaped pools for lounging around. The hall leads directly to Iris, a champagne bar where tea is served throughout the afternoon, then leads down to a series of gastronomic terraces: meals all day in the communes, with its own bakery and oven. pizza; local seafood and steaks at Beef & Reef; elegant fine Japanese cuisine; Nola for chocolate and cigars; and the Junipers Garden Bar, where mixologists blend artisanal gins with aromatics from planters filled with herbs and flowers. There are daily sunrise yoga and surf lessons, and runners can walk an eight-kilometer boardwalk from Devil’s Rock to the village.

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