The boutique La Sultana Hotel in Oualidia boasts a stunning location next to the mesmerising nature reserve lagoon. It offers the perfect solution for those seeking a quiet break on the Moroccan coast or a myriad of water-sports for thrill-seekers.
The isolation of this hotel and its location just yards from the lagoon is absolutely stunning
La Sultana Oualidia features a private sandy beach
The 11km long lagoon, fed by the Atlantic Ocean in turn is used to fill the seawater Jacuzzis located around the pool
Breakfast can be taken on your own private terrace, allowing you to start the day at your leisure
Located in an isolated position overlooking Oualidia's lagoon, La Sultana has a lavish Arabian Nights feel, with glorious gardens containing palm trees, cacti and a plethora of colourful flowers and plants blending into the lagoon and ocean beyond. The lagoon is home to a variety of bird life like egrets, herons and flamingos. The overall scenery is pretty breathtaking.
The 11 rooms and suites have been purposely created and designed using natural materials from the surrounding areas showcasing local craftsmanship in a modern and chic style, giving each room a luxurious and elegant feel. With dressed sandstone ceilings, zellige flooring and honey-coloured walls, it blends modern comforts with local Moroccan undertones. Each room has its own terrace and outdoor Jacuzzi. The Apartment Suite located on the top floor of the property offers the most stunning views of the lagoon while the Treehouse Suite, nestled in a tree facing the lagoon will appeal to those after a unique experience. Naturally comforts such as internet access, plasma-screen TVs, soundproofing and a mini bar with free soft drinks are all included.
One of the highlights has got to be the central, infinity edged swimming pool that sits next to Romanesque limestone columns, a Jacuzzi on one side and a salon bar on the other. There is also a pool down by the private beach, and another in the spa.
One of the great things about La Sultana is the fact you can have breakfast on your own terrace. There is a lot of flexibility for dining at La Sultana, be it in the sunken Lagoon Dining Room, the Mast Restaurant, or a quiet private meal on the decking next to the lagoon. The seafood here is as good as it gets, being so close to one of Morocco’s best oyster beds. Naturally, there is an abundance of other culinary delights on offer, from traditional tagines or western favourites.
At the heart of the hotel is an enchanting spa that embraces a holistic approach to treatments, so that you leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
When to visit
Have a picnic made up and taken to the other side of the lagoon by private boat and enjoys the afternoon on the lagoons water front before calling for your pick up.
Situated in a unique location sheltered by cliffs, bordered by green pastureland and salt-water marshes, La Sultana looks out over the lagoon in Oualidia. On the Atlantic coast of Morocco, equidistant between Casablanca and Essaouira.
Beach picnic and Oyster Farm Visit
Explore the remote lands between Oualidia's lagoon and the Ocean where you will be taken by fishing boat to the far side of the lagoon to a secluded cove where you'll enjoy a private, gourmet lunch on the sand. After, you'll visit the Oyster beds.
Bird Watching safari at La Sultana Oualidia
Set out for a guided Kayak tour of the lagoon of Oualidia, an exceptional area for bird conservation. Depending on the seasons the area attracts grey herons, spatulas, cormorants, pink flamingos, storks and many more.
Cheese and wine tasting in Essaouira
Explore the worlds of wine and cheese in the area around Essaouira. Start with a visit to one of the country's foremost wineries just outside the city before sampling some fantastic Moroccan cheese at La Fromagerie.
Cooking lesson and tour of the souks
Morocco is famous for its use of spices and traditional cooking techniques. Experience this firsthand by learning these wonderful practices and bringing them home with you!
Dinner in a private Berber tent
Dine in a once-in-a-lifetime fashion, in a luxury Berber tent erected on the beach, far from anyone else, served by an exclusive team on hand for your private nomadic feast. A divine Moroccan meal in style.
Essaouira half-day tour
Explore the picturesque town of Essaouira with your private guide. Here you can enjoy the slower pace as you can browse in the souk, wander along the ramparts to the port and explore the Portuguese fort.
Horse riding on the beach in Essaouira
The port city of Essaouira features a long stretch of golden sand, which is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. This long flat stretch is perfect for exploring on horseback as you enjoy a ride along this stretch of coast.
Oyster Farm visit and Picnic Lunch
Enjoy locally grown oysters from Oualidia’s unique lagoon offering a delicate and balanced taste, including the house speciality, the Pied de Cheval Oyster.
Surfing in Essaouira
Essaouira is becoming well known as a surfing destination. In the beautiful bay, particularly between April to October, Essaouira's beaches become fantastic spots for intermediate and advanced surfers to take to the waves.