Rest Your Head

Located in the town of M’diq about 20 miles east of Tangier, and nestled between the Rif mountains of Northern Morocco and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean, this imposing resort courtesy of French luxury hotel brand Sofitel, invites guests to experience the ultimate combination of nature, Moroccan art de vivre and French artistic inspiration in one uber-cool oasis of well-being.

Conceptualised and fashioned by French-Lebanese architect Galal Mahmoud, of Beirut based firm GM Architects, Sofitel Tamuda Bay’s architecture and interior design were conceived as a smooth and seamless transition between indoors and outdoors, uniting sophisticated Moroccan culture with modern architecture, in interiors rich in colour and texture that are highly characteristic of the local way of life which has evolved over so many centuries. The result is a hotel that is strongly inspired by the glamour of the French Riviera in the 1950s and ‘Fauviste’ artists including Matisse and Rouault, that makes the most of a wonderful stretch of land between Fnideq and M’diq, where the sand is golden, the waters are crystal clear and the weather is almost always good.

Guests are accommodated in a range of rooms, plus suites of varying sizes, eight bungalows and five villas. All rooms are designed in an arty-chic fashion and positioned in an idyllic setting on the edge of one of the Kingdom’s most beautiful beaches. The gorgeous beach villas touch the sand. Interiors are cool, bright and uncluttered so blend seamlessly with the magical natural landscape.

Lounge around the turquoise-blue pool or in a beach cabana. Indulge at Le Marche du Saveurs’s expansive all-day dining buffets, or feast alfresco at the SO Beach Lounge, before sipping on a signature cocktail at the Koudiaz Bar. Night owls will enjoy the SO Lounge, a fully-fledged nightclub that regularly plays host to international DJs. And for those wishing to rest and relax, the onsite SoSPA is the perfect place to unwind, with hammam rituals among the many therapies on offer.