The Moroccan coast has long been on my travel list. Although the small village of Imsouane on the southwest coast was a fairly secret until now, the existence of the magical Bay of Imsouane is starting to spread thanks to surfers, yogis, and other travelers.After a 3.5-hour flight, we arrived in Agadir ready for our hotel transfer. We drove up along the cliffs coast of Morocco, the scenery was breathtaking. Although not everyone enjoyed the view, you better have a good stomach for this drive! :) As the landscape rolled by, we saw tree-climbing goats, grazing camels, and packed families. When the cliffs disappeared into the sea, we finally got our first view of Magic Bay.

Waking up at Olo Surf it was as magical as described. I got up realy early because I was to excited to see the view over the bay from our bedroom. As the village was just waking up too and the sea was still covered in mist the first surfers were catching their first waves.Olo Surf is a sustainable surf camp with a perfect view over the bay. It contains 2 different houses. There is Agama and Dar Zitoun. Dar Zitoun, meaning ‘House of Olives’, is a striking white villa built on the cliffs of Imsouane, perched right above the bay. In the peaceful garden, there are 4 bungalows with ensuite bathrooms, and place to sleep for 2 to 3 people. We stayed at Agama,  a laid-back beach vibes family house that offers 4 bay-view and 4 cathedral-view rooms. All of which can be transformed twin to triple rooms. Agama’s interior is carefully selected from Souks, artists, artisans, etc. Olo Surf offers surf sessions, open yoga classes and has a family restaurant with bar where you can enjoy a post-surf beer, listen to music, or just hang out while the days pass slowly.

EXPLORING THE TINY FISHING VILLAGEThe town’s primary economic activity is still fishing. Fisherman get their boats up shore here to sell their catch, while beachside grills are fired up to cook the freshest fish.Photogenic whitewashed houses with blue doors mix perfectly with coral-pink houses all around. Imsouane has managed to fly under the radar for many years, but word has spread of this Magic Bay. By 2017 Forbes Magazine had named Imsouane one of the 27 most beautiful beaches in the world. The question is, for how long will Imsouane hold on to its Magic Vibe? You might want to treasure Imsouane for what it is right now.


This new house is the passion project of a couple looking for serenity and a quiet getaway. It is located in a charming and traditional village where you meet sheep and mules in the streets. The house itself is perfectly situated between Essaouira, with its traditional medina, peaceful dunes and open sea. A blissful oasis of tranquility was created for this Moroccan rental villa.This through traditional Moroccan elements combined with the original use of authentic, handmade building materials. The walls are made of local stone in calm sandy colors, on the floor handmade, unglazed clay tiles, also wooden ceilings and authentic zellige tiles along the inviting and heated pool.The wide doors and windows create an indoor-outdoor living style, and the luxuriously long pool fills the very well-kept garden with its palms and cactusses. They thought of everything, delicious meals, a beautiful garden and enchanting lighting from the nightly fire. Simple but beautiful decorations and textiles sourced from the owners' travels create the unique style they have called "beldi chic."The house is spacious, with a large open living room, fireplace and traditional Moroccan banco chairs. The open living/dining room extends to the shaded and comfortably furnished terraces surrounding the beautifully maintained garden. The five bright bedrooms each have queen-size beds and private bathrooms. All feature local textiles and a sweet, boho vibe. We enjoyed three fantastic days here!


Essaouira has become famous thanks to Game of Thrones. Its walled port by the sea provides the necessary ancient mystery. But this windswept escape from the Atlantic is more than a postcard with honey-colored stone walls dotted with bobbing blue boats. It is one of the most mesmerizing places in Morocco.The medina bustles with energy, but without the intensity of Fez or Marrakech. The local markets promote a traditional way of life. You can still pick up Moroccan treasures here with much less hassle. Through a wall of seagulls, the harbor sings the murmur of fishermen bringing in their morning catch.