El Jadida, Morocco
Mazagan Beach And Golf Resort
What it is
A ginormous, 492-room beachside resort with all the trimmings—including 13 glamorous restaurants and watering holes, a hammam-stocked spa and waterfall fed pool, and Gary Player golf course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
What it isn't
Just for grown-ups. Kiddos delight in the plethora of fun created just for them, including kids clubs with go-karting and climbing walls; spa treatments; a kids pool; and even pony rides on the sand.
What we think
Presiding over a 617 acre plot along the sea, this is the type of palatial Moroccan respite that dreams are made of. Every guest room option is spacious—starting at 452 square feet—and fitted with luxe amenities, including a private terrace and intricate Moorish design details (such as dazzling lanterns and ornate patterns). To sprawl out even further, we love the 882 square foot Mazagan Suite, with its separate living and dining space and a serene spa-like bathroom complete with a soaking tub. While you’re here, be sure to try each one of the 13 bars and restaurants, including the Al Firma Berber Tent—where you can indulge in authentic mezze and tagines on the fireside floor cushions of an actual (yep, you guessed it) berber tent.
You're here because
The resort’s doting concierges will help stock your itinerary with unforgettable experiences, such as camel rides on the beach at dusk or paint ball in a dense forest.
After a completely refreshing scrub in the tiled hammam, you’re ready to detox: courtesy of a Ghassoul mud wrap that leaves you feeling brand spanking new.
Restaurants & Bars
Olives - Home to some of the best Mediterranean on the North African coast, Olives Buffet Restaurant is the perfect place for families to share a meal together or for couples to enjoy a lunch in the sun.
Market Place Buffet Restaurant - Savour a sumptuous buffet of North African, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes in a relaxed setting.
Sel de Mer - Indulge in the finest seafood, sublime service and a truly elegant setting.
Bushra by Buddha-Bar - Offers a generous Modern Middle Eastern menu created by the award-winning Chef Greg Malouf.
La Cave French Bistro - Inspired by a classic French bistro, this candlelit restaurant has charm in abundance.
George Restaurant & Sports Bar - Sink your teeth into the highest quality steak, cooked just the way you like it, while admiring the breathtaking ocean and golf course views.
Studio 42 - Offers titillating cocktails and unique creations that give the lounge bar its unique identity.
Anis Café - Indulge in a selection of teas, coffees, delicious pastries and gourmet snacks.
Buddha-Bar Beach - Sink your feet into the soft golden sand as you feast on mouthwatering maki rolls and sushi platters.
Beach Barbecue - Feast with chargrilled meats, fresh fish & seafood and an array of pizzas with an amazing panoramic view of the grandiose Atlantic ocean.
Oasis - Beside the stunning Grand Riad pool, enjoy light bites and laidback lunches.
Al Firma Berber Tent - Share traditional Moroccan dishes in a beautiful Berber tent, filled with cushions and intricate carpets.
Just an hour and 20 minute drive from Casablanca, adjacent to the tony Cap Nature Mazagan Country Club.