10 of Morocco's Most Serene Wellness Retreats

Colourful candles, flower, and pebbles in a spa | © Karl Cossio / Flickr
Colourful candles, flower, and pebbles in a spa | © Karl Cossio / Flickr
Morocco offers the perfect blend of adventures, discoveries, and relaxation. You can spend blissful days chilling out on the country’s many beautiful beaches and soothe your mind, body, and soul in a traditional hammam. To ramp the luxury factor up a few more notches, why not check out some of these gorgeous retreats and spas too?

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, El Jadida

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Views from the golf course at Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort
Views from the golf course at Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort | © Shawna Tregunna / Flickr

The award-winning Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort is acclaimed for being one of the most luxurious accommodation options and spas in all of magical Morocco. Located on the Atlantic Coast, close to El Jadida, it features a range of hotel rooms and chalets, onsite restaurants and bars, a casino, a well-equipped fitness centre, swimming pools, and numerous fun activities; including golf, horse riding, and quad biking. When it comes to pampering and relaxation, the stunning spa has 19 treatment rooms, including some that can accommodate couples vacationing in Morocco. Treatments are tailored to meet everyone’s individual requirements. Different types of massages are available, as well as facials and body scrubs. There’s also a beauty salon, an authentic hammam, a Jacuzzi, and relaxation zones.

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Beach, Golf, Fine Dining, Romantic, Stylish

La Sultana, Oualidia

The beach at Oualadia
The beach at Oualadia | © Gerard Justo / Flickr
La Sultana is located in Oualidia, a charming coastal resort that is known for its picturesque lagoon and flamingoes. The Spa provides lovely views of the lagoon and it features traditional hammams, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and pleasant relaxation areas. You can enjoy a delightful massage outdoors in one of the breezy and secluded cabanas. The stone-hewn spa is picture perfect. Facials, beauty treatments, manicures, and pedicures are also available. The fitness centre is ideal for those who want to work out as well as relax.
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In:spa Retreats, Marrakech

Found on the outskirts of lively Marrakech, the tranquil In:spa Retreats is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the former imperial capital. Nestled in the lush foothills of the soaring Atlas Mountains, the peaceful spa is set within verdant gardens. The traditional hammam lets you experience age-old local wellness techniques, while a range of treatments are available in the modern spa. Yoga sessions are ideal for those who want to limber up and achieve some peace of mind while on vacation. Healthy, nutritious, and balanced meals are prepared throughout the day by the in-house chef. Soak up the stunning views from the swimming pool and let all your cares drift away.

Rose Garden Resort, Marrakech

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There are many roses at Rose Garden Resort
There are many roses at Rose Garden Resort | © Rémi Abel / Flickr
Located in the prestigious Palmeraie area of Marrakech, Rose Garden Resort is within easy reach of the city’s main attractions, yet far enough away that you can retreat to a peaceful world of serenity any time that you desire. The five-star property boasts attractive rooms, delicious cuisine, tennis courts, a pool, and a fitness centre. The spa uses local organic products and offers a range of treatments.
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Peacock Pavilions, Marrakech

The hand-built Peacock Pavilions sits at the heart of a private olive grove on the edges of Marrakech. The boutique hotel is surrounded by colourful rose bushes and provides guests with the chance of staying in a calm and soothing environment with all modern amenities. Each exquisite room boasts beautiful Moroccan designs. Created especially for those seeking wellbeing, the intimate resort has a swimming pool, an outdoor gym, a yoga pavilion, and an al fresco cinema. Yoga instructors are on hand to assist on retreats. The hotel regularly hosts meditation and pilates retreats too. Traditional meals are handmade each day, using fresh ingredients from the hotel’s gardens.
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Kasbah Tamadot, Asni

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The peaceful Kasbah Tamadot
The peaceful Kasbah Tamadot | © Philip Sheldrake / Flickr

Asni is a picturesque village at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Surrounded by stunning mountains and valleys, the remote Kasbah Tamadot is the perfect place for people looking for relaxation, serenity, and tranquility. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, the elegant resort has an acclaimed spa, Asounfou Spa. There is a traditional hammam, a hot tub, an outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool to enjoy along with a wide range of signature treatments.

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Boutique, Romantic, Hidden Gem, Countryside, Design, Outdoors, Remote

Paradis Plage Resort, Agadir

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Yoga on the beach
Yoga on the beach | © WeTravel / Flickr

A modern resort in Agadir, Paradis Plage lets guests combine beach fun, yoga, spa treatments, and surfing. There are four onsite restaurants, each serving tasty international fare and Moroccan cuisine. The spa features traditional Moroccan treatments and French therapies. The wellness menu includes massages, acupressure, body wraps, and shiatsu. Luxury products from both Morocco and France are used by the skilled therapists. Head to the beach and join in with daily yoga sessions on the sands. Guests can take advantage of wellness guidance, including weight loss, fitness, and relaxation programs. There are two hammams at the resort, along with a hydromassage bath and an outside pool.

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Om Yoga Retreat, Casablanca

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Perfect your yoga positions at Om Yoga Retreat
Perfect your yoga positions at Om Yoga Retreat | © Marco Verch / Flickr
Close to Casablanca’s main attractions and the city’s beach, Om Yoga Retreat is an ideal place for people who want to refine their yoga techniques and relax. Promoting healing, health, and growth, the centre offers various types of yoga practices; including bikram yoga, hot yoga, hatha yoga, qi gong, nidra yoga, and yin yoga. Pilates, dance classes, detox sessions, and meditation are among the other activities visitors can enjoy at the stylish resort. The yoga studios are bright, modern, and well equipped, and the centre also has an outdoor swimming pool.
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Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso and Spa, Casablanca

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Pool and grounds of Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso
Pool and grounds of Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso | © Patrick Nouhailler / Flickr

Situated near to the famous Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the four-star Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso and Spa is surrounded by splendid gardens. The hotel’s facilities include a gym, a large outside pool, a hair salon, a sauna, and a hammam. The spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, detox treatments, manicures, and pedicures. It’s a top place to escape the stresses and strains of city life for a few days.

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Sofitel Rabat Jardins Des Roses, Rabat

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View of the manicured gardens from the stylish bar at Sofitel Rabat Jardins Des Roses
View of the manicured gardens from the stylish bar at Sofitel Rabat Jardins Des Roses | © s*t*e*v*i*e / Flickr

The award-winning five-star Sofitel Rabat Jardins Des Roses is a terrific place to unwind in the Moroccan capital of Rabat. Set within fragrant rose gardens, the hotel features onsite restaurants, a beauty salon, a hairdressing salon, a fitness centre and gym, basketball courts, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a hammam, and more. The spa has five treatment rooms, with treatments including massages, pedicures, manicures, facials, body scrubs, and hydrotherapy.

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