Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay officially opens today in northern Morocco. As Banyan Tree’s first venture in the Mediterranean featuring the first all-pool villa resort in Morocco, each of the 92 luxury villas combine Moroccan charm with an eclectic-Mediterranean spirit. Perfect for couples and families, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay opens up a new destination to discerning travellers seeking beautiful beaches, sumptuous cuisine, colourful culture and exhilarating outdoor activities. There are several reasons to choose Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay as the perfect summer escape; here are 10 of our favourites:
- Classic Moroccan-style Architecture and Decor
Offering the largest and most private resort-villas in Morocco, each beautifully-designed villa pays homage to the rich local architecture and design found across the region. Each villa comes complete with a beautiful garden and private pool perfect for couples or families, whilst some villas have direct access to the beach.
- Banyan Tree Spa – The Rainforest
The extensive spa is replete with six Deluxe Treatment Rooms, two Royal Treatment Rooms, the signature Rainforest Experience hydrothermal circuit including a Vitality Pool and Hamman, Yoga Room and the Banyan Tree Gallery.
The Rainforest, an invigorating hydrothermal experience infused with time-honoured Asian wellness philosophy. A signature innovation by Banyan Tree Spa, The Rainforest heightens the indulgence quotient with the interplay of unique wellness and rejuvenation concepts through a trail of state-of-the-art hydrothermal therapies and facilities.
Journey through the cascading Rain Walk and calm your spirit in the Aroma Steam Chamber. Next, luxuriate and detox in the Hammam or with warm therapeutic mud in the sensory Rasul. Immerse yourself in different Experience Showers such as the Bucket Drench Shower before relaxing in the warm Sauna followed by a cooling rub-down from the Ice Fountain.
- Sumptuous Dining Experiences
With four restaurants and 24-hour in-villa dining, guests at Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay can enjoy savoury Moroccan delicacies, Mediterranean-inspired seafood dishes and international favourites indoors or outdoors, in the villas or by the beach.
- Kids Club
Designed to engage and entertain the little ones, fun activities such as face painting, movie screening, sand castle building will be available, alongside exploring the great outdoors and water sports.
- Active Adventures
A variety of water sport activities will be available for guests to enjoy. Thrill seekers can go scuba diving, wakeboarding, jet-skiing or go in search of whales and dolphins who frequent the bay; whilst dry-land lovers can hike into the Rif Mountains or venture to Cabo Negro nearby; renowned for its sandy beaches, this is a picture-perfect backdrop for horseback riding.
- Golfing Paradise
Golf enthusiasts have a choice of two superb courses nearby; the 18-hole course of Cabo Negro Royal Golf club in Tetouan, or the Tangier Royal Golf club, both are located in the beautiful foothills of the Rif Mountains.
- Colourful Culture
There are several culturally-inspiring towns and villages within a few hours’ drive, including:
Ceuta: The Museo Municipal in Ceuta is a treasure trove of archaeological displays.
Tetouan: Locally known as the “White Dove”, this is a charming town with an illustrious history. As the capital of the Spanish protectorate from 1912-1958, the town has a distinct Spanish influence in its architecture and design. Tetouan is a neat enclave of avenues fringed by pink, purple and vermillion bougainvillea flowers that cascade over the snow-white walls of its European style villas while fountains cool the sunny piazzas. The Medina of Tetouan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered to be a perfect example of Andalusian architecture.
Chefchaouen: Tucked deep in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is widely regarded as one of the prettiest towns in Morocco. A 50 minutes’ drive from the resort, this town is known as the ‘Blue Town’ due to the buildings’ walls being washed in blue paint. Painted in hues from sea to sky blue they are made even more dazzling with the addition of fiery red roof tiles. Chefchaouen is a wonderful town to explore with easy access to the surrounding, cool green hills.
Tangier: The medina, kasbah, bazaars and souks of Tangier are amongst the country’s most vibrant, and its beaches, stunning. Its upscale restaurants, art galleries, literary cafes and fashion boutiques make Tangier legendary in the region.
- Gourmet Cuisine Cooking Class
Whip up gourmet cuisines from scratch in a creative and fun cooking session and learn about traditional Moroccan or Thai cuisine. At the end of the class, receive a certificate to commend your newly learnt cooking skills.
- Sense of Place
Paying homage to the distinct architecture and design found in the magical towns and villages across the northern coastline of Morocco, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay pays tribute to the region’s Andalusian-Moorish legacy and Moroccan heritage to evoke a very special and exotic sense of place.
- Special Opening Offer
To celebrate the opening of Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, guests can choose between two offers. Enjoy a “Night On Us” – a complimentary night stay with every three nights booked from 1 September till 31 October 2016 or “Credit Goes To You” valid until 31 October 2016 and receive USD100 worth of credits per villa per night to be used for F&B and spa treatments during your stay. Terms and Conditions apply.
At a Glance:
Opening on 1 September 2016, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay will be an all-pool villa resort commanding magnificent views over the Mediterranean. A 20 minute drive from the charming city of Tetouan, international visitors can arrive via Casablanca, Rabat or Tangier International Airport.
A tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the region, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay 92 luxury pool villas features classic Moroccan style architecture and décor. The resort will have a signature Banyan Tree spa and hammam, gym, library, swimming pool, Kids Club and four restaurants including Saffron, the signature Banyan Tree Thai restaurant. Meeting facilities include two meeting rooms and a ballroom that can host up to 160 people.