Could there be a better way to complement sunny beach days than with a luxurious spa treatment? Luckily, Morocco’s coastal city of Agadir not only boasts splendid golden sands but it’s home to many blissful spas too. As a note, there’s often an overlap between spas and hammams, with many spas offering hammam steam baths as well as other services; conversely, few dedicated hammams offer anything other than a basic massage. Here are some of the best places to treat yourself to some pampering and TLC in Agadir.
Argan Phyto House
A top place for a blissful massage in chic surroundings, Argan Phyto House appeals to a range of senses as soon as you step inside. Modern and at the same time incorporating traditional experience and wisdom, the spa has several massage rooms to cater to clients’ needs. Most massages, such as the back massage, shiatsu massage, and reflexology, last for an hour, but you can experience bliss for longer with a two-hour relaxing or toning massage. Combine your massage with a traditional hammam for a taste of Moroccan wellness. Several other therapies are also available and you can buy argan oils and creams to take away with you.
Argan Phyto House, Rue Imam Malik, Agadir, +212 5282-21272
Natea Les Massages d’Agadir
Natea Les Massages d’Agadir is a soothing and tranquil spa. Traditional Moroccan designs in soft colours, combined with pleasant fragrances and friendly members of staff, help to create a calm atmosphere. There’s an onsite store where you can purchase top-of-the-range beauty and wellness products to take home. The massage menu is extensive, with a relaxing massage, lymphatic drainage massage, specialised back massage, foot massage, and shiatsu among the diverse options. Different facial therapies, for both men and women, are available, along with therapies for the body such as firming treatments and relief for aching legs. Other possibilities include manicures and pedicures, waxing, and a traditional hamman with a body scrub.
Natea Les Massages d’Agadir, 420, Cité Riad Essalam, Agadir, +212 5282-20220
O Harmonie Spa
An elegant, stylish, and relaxing spa, guests cannot help but feel at ease when they enter O Harmonie Spa. The décor and ambience soothe the soul before your treatment begins. While many visitors opt for a hammam and massage, at least to start the spa experience, there are various other treatments and techniques available too. Feel great with a facial, pedicure, manicure, or by having your makeup professionally applied. Other treatments include a variety of face masks and body wraps, hair removal, and different types of massages.
O Harmonie Spa, Quartier Amsernat, Immeuble, Agadir, +212 5282-11746
A specialist massage parlour in Agadir, it is of little surprise that the centre takes full advantage of the prized and locally produced argan oil in its treatments. Using traditional techniques and wisdom from formerly nomadic peoples, the Berber massage is a top way to feel stresses and strains melting away. Alternatively, how about a foot massage that draws on ancient Chinese remedies? There are massages for pregnant ladies, massages that focus on slimming, and more. Private and communal steam baths are available, with an assortment of packages, and you can purchase argan oil products in the shop.
Argan Palace, Bloc 13 N30 Ihchach, Agadir, +212 5282-10021
Thalassa Sea and Spa
Within the high-class Hotel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa, Thalassa Sea and Spa has many attractive packages. Whether you choose to take a multi-day spa break or spend a few hours being pampered, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Shorter packages that can be enjoyed in just a few hours include I Love Sharing, a special package for couples with a joint private hammam, exfoliation with sea salts, and a massage, and I Love Secrets of the Desert, with a hammam, exfoliation with black soap, a ghassoul clay wrap, an argan oil massage, a pedicure, and a hand treatment. Diverse massages, varying hammam rituals, anti-aging therapies, and more are available too.
Spa Villa Blanche
Part of Riad Villa Blanche, one of Agadir’s luxurious riads, Spa Villa Blanche offers a fabulous array of wellness treatments to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Most treatments involve the use of water therapy. Experience balneotherapy (a disease-healing technique that involves floating in water) in the heated pool, luxuriate in a sauna, steam room, or Jacuzzi, and finish off with lashings of relaxation in the tearoom. Combining ancient practices from both the East and the West, Spa Villa Blanche offers something a bit different to many other spas in Agadir.
Spa Villa Blanche, Riad Villa Blanche, Secteur R n° 19, Agadir, +212 5282-11313