Flowing with the land's natural contours over dunes and beside the Atlantic's Moroccan shore, Mazagan Golf Course was designed by Gary Player, a man with a huge reputation for knowing what works best for this ever-popular sport. The layout is a par 72, 18-hole links course, featuring broad fairways and immaculate greens that will challenge single-digit and high-digit handicappers alike, eager to test their swing. This is the country's longest course (at 7,484 yards), making a coaching session at the golf academy a hit for improving play. Following an exciting round, the attractive Club House awaits, styled like an opulent citadel.
Expect non-stop fun and action on Mazagan's seven-kilometre-long sandy beach, wedged between the dunes and Atlantic Ocean. Catch the rays on comfortable sunbeds, parasols angled to shade when the midday heat gets too much. Alternatively, you can pay a small supplement and reserve a private cabana. Dust off the sand and wade into the water to ride a wave, either surfing or bodyboarding, and feel the wind in your hair and race across the sea on a jet-ski. Back on solid ground, beach volleyball tournaments are scheduled every morning and afternoon, as well as beach soccer at 5pm. Rather more adventurous and for the more free-spirited, head to the beach club and rent a quad-bike or beach buggy.
Mazagan Beach Resort is a fantastic playground for families, with three age-appropriate clubs offering jam-packed timetables to ensure they have a terrific, fun-filled holiday with fellow younger guests. The Kidz Club hosts a schedule of activities for 4 to 11-year-olds, while Rush Club keeps teens entertained with activities such as football, horse-riding, beach volleyball, electronic gaming and big-screen movies. Last, but not least, the Baby Club gives mums and dads a chance to have grown-up time on the fairways, in the spa, enjoying a romantic meal etc. A childminding service is also available.
Spa & Wellness
Outside, amazing vistas of the Atlantic Ocean; inside, exotic scents and authentic rituals. When you visit Mazagan Spa, it's the beginning of an incredible journey. Guests can enjoy all kinds of soothing face and revitalising body treatments in a series of cold, warm and hot rooms, including a lavish suite for two to experience side-by-side pampering. There's also a traditional hammam with intricate mosaic décor, Jacuzzi bath, indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces and a beauty salon for haircare, manicures and pedicures. Those keen to stay in tiptop condition will find superb facilities and equipment in the fitness centre, together with personal trainers.
For those looking for a real Moroccan experience, we recommend you spend a few days in Marrakech (two-hundred kilometres away), followed by some complete relaxation time at Mazagan. Alternatively, the traditional Portuguese port towns of El Jadida (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Azemmour (with its souks and medina) are only a few kilometres away.