A sunshiney week on the coast at Taghazout, Morocco, staying at Mint Surf, exploring the souks of Agadir and pretending to be in Point Break (but only on the little waves). Read on for my Mint Surf Morocco review.
Mint Surf Morocco Review
Florence and I stayed in Mint Surf‘s rad Riad Imourane, an oasis of colour and calm in the village of Taghazout, complete with turquoise pool, resident tortoises and a roof top for early morning yoga and late night beers. Surfing in Morocco is slightly different to my usual rainy Welsh haunts – we caught waves in little fishing villages and hung out on sandy beaches with herds of camels. Each day involved an early yoga session on the riad’s roof, a tasty breakfast and a drive to the best swell of the day. The waves were on the big side for me but I could paddle out far enough to try my hand at catching green waves before chilling out in the sunshine over a packed lunch. Then we’d head back into the waves before beers and a freshly cooked dinner at Riad Imourane. Surely the recipe for the perfect day?
When you can tear yourself away from the local swell, there are beautiful, pungent souks in which to hunt for brightly coloured pottery and meet friendly chameleons, hammans to get naked in (because getting scrubbed down with oil by a wrinkly old lady in front of your mates is one of life’s big experiences, right?) and cute little restaurants that’ll serve you up your weight in fish, tagines and fresh mint tea. Happy days.
Go there: Less than four hours from the UK, Agadir airport is a short drive from Taghazout, and Mint Surf can arrange transfers. Mint Surf (00 212 6485 33504; mintsurfmorocco.co.uk) offers week-long surf camps at chilled-out riads from £245 a week. Find more places to stay reviewed on my travel pages.