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Experience the magic and tranquility that is Oualidia. A secluded bay and bird sanctuary on the coast of Morocco, only 2 and half hours scenic drive from Marrakech. Oualidia is one of Morocco’s best kept secrets and is sheltered from the wind, making this peaceful bay the perfect location to rest and be pampered.
The next luxury pampering retreat is 3th – 9th November 2013
The journey begins in Marrakech where you will be met by our professional English speaking chauffeurs and taken to the ancient Marrakech Medina to be welcomed by the team at Zamzam Riad & Spa, an exotic boutique hotel and former Storyteller’s house, transporting you back to an ancient past. The Riad is an oasis of peace and tranquility, unwind on the sun terrace, relax in our rain showers or drink mint tea to the call to prayer and feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life. After a relaxing Hammam and Gommage to cleanse and invigorate, a welcome drink in the evening is followed by a delicious, freshly-prepared meal from our excellent chef. To end your day of journeying and new experiences enjoy a deep, restful night’s sleep in comfortable, luxurious beds. The next day at Zamzam Riad will start with gentle yoga and breathing followed by an introduction to reiki and your reiki attunement. We then leave for Oualidia after lunch.
The luxury villa at Oualidia has spectacular views overlooking the bay and horizon pool. The estate with lush gardens and hammocks will be our retreat haven for the next 3 and a half days, giving us the chance to walk on the beautiful beaches, take a boat trip around the bay and visit deserted sand banks for sunbathing.
Morning Yoga with Daisy Booth, energetic harmony through Reiki with Rebecca Hutley and a range of treatments from our superb team of experts allow you to relax and be pampered in this sublime environment. You are free to explore wonderful virgin beaches, enjoy the horizon pool, hang out in the pretty library or just snooze in a hammock.
This retreat is for those who need the time to revitalise body and soul in a calm, safe and nurturing place with a team who are there to support and cater to your every need.
Day 1 – Arrive at Zamzam Riad & Spa, Marrakech Medina. Enjoy a relaxing Hammam and meet the guests and the Retreat team before dinner.
Day 2 – Yoga, breakfast and an Introduction to Reiki & Attunement before leaving with our drivers for Oualidia. Arrive and discover your surroundings before a sunset meditation and dinner.
Day 3 – Yoga and breakfast before a morning of pampering massage and pedicure. A leisurely lunch overlooking the bay before relaxing in the afternoon with treatments. Sunset meditation is followed by dinner at the villa.
Day 4 – Yoga followed by breakfast and Reiki Treatments with Rebecca Hutley, Reiki Master. Lunch by the pool before an afternoon of relaxation or treatments. Evening boat trip of the bay followed by dinner at the Bay Restaurant.
Day 5 – Yoga and breakfast followed by pool time or beach walking. After a light lunch there is a chance to visit a sand bank in the afternoon before an early evening meditation and dinner.
Day 6 – Yoga and breakfast followed by pool time. After lunch we leave for Zamzam, giving time to relax before meditation and a celebration dinner.
Day 7 – Breakfast and airport transfers.
£995 sharing twin room at Zamzam, sharing a room at Luxury Villa
£1650 single occupancy all accommodation
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"Endless expanses of sand"
At the end of the long day's walk under the searing Moroccan sun, across endless expanses of sand, the Berbers slowed their camel and stopped. We had arrived at the camp that was to be our home for the night. I was hot and tired after following in the nomads' footsteps, and desperate to cool off. This was the joy of the week I spent on a new "nomadic beach retreat", walking a stretch of coastline between Essaouira and Agadir with a tribe of Tuareg Berbers.Rachel Dixon, The Guardian
"Far beyond what I ever could have imagined"
"Perfect beach retreat"
Zamzam never disappoints me and a fantastic start to the beach retreat. Started with a relax, haman and excellent food, comfy bed and long nights sleep. Headed to the beach with lunch at a trendy restaurant and then beach walk to first nights camp. Unbelievable how quickly you are away from the hussle and bustle to fantastic views from the cliffs and secluded beaches and coves. Luxury camping which felt like zamzam but on the beach, the same high quality of food and bedding! Days filled with walking, yoga and massages, evenings relaxed with gorgeous morrocan food, music and camp fires. A few days felt like a complete recharge of the mind and body which normally takes a week. Back to Zamzam for more yoga, cooking classes and anything which you want, nothing too much effort and always high class. Perfect.Jacolyn Ferguson - HR Director, Priory Group
A Special Place
Every once in a while you find yourself somewhere so special, surrounded buy such wonderful people, that your heart breaks a little when it comes time to leave. Riad ZamZam is such a place. Emma and Marcus are the perfect hosts and their warm and friendly staff helped to make our stay exceptional. Thank you all for a perfect long weekend.
The Riad itself is an oasis of calm set a away from the hubbub of the Souks. The rooms are beautiful and the common areas tastefully designed for relaxation and socialising. The food was authentic, vibrant and fresh. I could go on, but you get the idea, I really liked it.
I'd love to come back, but fear if I do, I may never leave :-)Alex Hunt - London
Spa and Cleanse Retreat
I love this riad for its high quality of luxury accomodation, fine food and excellent staff. This visit was for the retreat and it was by far the best I have experienced, and I have been to most well known spas worldwide. It went from detox juicing, yoga by exceptional teacher, healthy delicious food to various massages which included deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology and every other pampering you can imagine.
Reiki & meditation to start and finish the day resulting in the most relaxed tranquil feeling in a short period of time. A presentation on foods that heal which may have changed my life for good. An experience not to be missed and one to be repeated - I hope!Michelle - Leicester
Posted by Rebecca Hutley on May 14th, 2013 (Reiki)
I was thinking back to last summer’s Luxury Beach Camp retreat and how different it was to give Reiki treatments there and also how the group learnt their Reiki I level after being attuned at Riad Zamzam. On a Reiki course in the UK, there is definitely a shift in energy after the attunement has [...]Read More
Posted by Rebecca Hutley on May 6th, 2013 (Uncategorized)
This article resonates with me as we feel so connected in this way in the Sahara desert on retreat. Our Berber team are so ‘grounded’ and of course they walk often barefoot across the sands. This was intuitively why we felt the need to take people to these beautiful places and here is an article [...]Read More
Posted by Rebecca Hutley on May 6th, 2013 (Uncategorized)
As we approach one of our biggest and most exciting retreats of the year, we are in constant touch with the Sahara Luxury Camp who will be transporting the tents and all their beautiful items which make this retreat a luxury. Each tent has wall to wall rugs, beds with comfortable mattresses, egyptian cotton sheets, [...]Read More