Paradis Plage Resort

Taghazout, Essaouira & Atlantic Coast, Morocco Book from Book from £98 per night

Welcoming surf, yoga and spa resort on a glorious golden beach, with kids club and four restaurants

Heading south from Essaouira we travelled through rugged arid terrain, catching glimpses of snow-capped Atlas mountains, goats in trees and small bustling market towns. The road follows the coast for last part of the journey, the Atlantic a mesmerising sapphire blue. From afar our destination, a linear sandstone-coloured resort, shone out between a shimmering golden beach and weathered slopes above.

Purpose-built and impeccably kept, with proven eco-credentials, Paradis Plage strives and succeeds in delivering all things to all people. If you're here for romance, there's fine dining and couples' massages, and those superb sunsets. If you're travelling en famille you get a complimentary kids club, family suites, a playground and kids menus. For fitness fanatics, there are thrice-daily yoga classes and a well-equipped gym. For those keen to fly and flop, how about a sumptuous spa ritual then a snooze poolside before tucking into a delicious lunch? Groups of friends often end their surfing day stargazing round the firepit with cocktails. Suites are spacious, comfortable and well-kept; there are also a few bungalows and villas closer to the water. Whatever your reason for staying, you're guaranteed a good time, as we can testify.

Information provided by Paradis Plage Resort on 12/10/2020.

Cleaning and hygiene
"Clean Touch" stations around the hotel, as well as a drive check-in to avoid entering reception. Check-in previous to your arrival via our application so guests will only need to pass by reception to collect the key.
Every room aired for at least 6 hours between the last housekeeper and the new guests.
Strict cleaning procedures reinforced using one unique cleaning equipment per room.

Common areas
Room service as well as other daily services available via our application to reduce physical contact.
No physical menus are displayed at any restaurant or bar, all been replaced with a QR Code.
All staff have their temperature taken on a daily basis and are required to wear a mask during their shift.

Food and drink
Buffet breakfast adapted to the current requirements offering the same products but in a much bigger space that is fully aired during the whole service.

Kids club is temporarily closed due to the goverment requirements. However, the same activities still offered but with restricted numbers, particularly for yoga and the fitness indoor area.

Depending on the season and time of booking we are offering flexible payment and cancellation terms.


  • Wonderful beachfront setting; all 103 suites have ocean views and private balconies
  • Superb activities, including surfing (there's a surf school on-site with great instructors), yoga (the shala is beautifully positioned on the shore), and the excellent Paradise spa
  • Lovely food across a range of outlets, with plenty of healthy options (and it's not overly expensive)
  • Charming helpful staff
  • Under an hour from Agadir airport, and two hours from Essaouira, so access is straightforward. If you're planning to explore you'll need a car, but otherwise you can easily travel by taxi transfer (book travel and excursions at reception)


  • We found the heated pools a bit chilly when we stayed in February, we are assured they are now heated to 24ºC
  • A bit larger than the usual i-escape hotel but we found this suite retreat to be pretty special
  • The camel and horse rides on the beach are politely proffered by locals once you step outside the resort confines
  • This stretch of coast, including the adjacent workaday village Immi Ouaddar, is slated for more tourist development
  • A minibar is only provided on request, but you get bottled water and a kitchenette with fridge
World Favourite Family Hideaway

    Best rooms for families

    Both Junior and Premium Suites can sleep a child, as can the duplex Bungalow Plage units. For families with 2 children, Prestige Suites have 2 bedrooms (1 kingsize, 1 twin). The 3-bedrooms villas with private terraces work best for larger families.

    Parents should know...

    The surf can be very strong. There are steps from the upper tier of the resort to the lower. The toddler splash pool is unheated
  • High chairs
  • Baby cots and bedding
  • Baby monitors

Some equipment may need to be requested in advance

With some advance notice, see Rates

The complimentary Kids Club for 4-11yo is open daily year-round 1030-1300, and 1400-1830, and has its own dedicated space near the beach

Extensive buffet breakfasts are served in The Ocean (our kids loved the pancakes cooked to order). The 27, The Lounge and the Surf House all have kids menus, the latter two serve child-friendly snacks too. There are healthy menu choices on a dedicated menu, including a butternut, coconut and cinnamon soup; a warm caprese pasta salad and an oven-baked fresh fish fillet of the day (sweet treats include avocado chocolate mouse, and oat and banana pancakes); nutritional values of each dish are included on the menu

  • Heated kids pool and unheated toddler pool
  • Playground
  • Surf lessons for over 8s at the surf school
  • Dedicated kids spa treatments including chocolate massages (for those aged 4+)
  • Table tennis
  • Yoga for over 10s (must be teacher-approved)
  • Beach and surfing at Taghazout
  • Day trips to Agadir, Paradise Valley

Great for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 103 rooms
  • Restaurants open daily, walk to restaurants
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Heated Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Babysitting
  • Creche / Kids Club
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Concierge Service
  • Yoga shala
Room: Kids N/L Aug 2021


Spread throughout the resort in a linear stacking fashion, the immaculate suites come in three categories. Junior Suites consist of a spacious bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Larger Premium Suites have a separate living area, too, while Prestige Suites (where we stayed in great comfort) have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room apiece. All have ocean views and a private terrace or balcony. In the interiors expect a light contemporary palette, sofabeds in the living rooms, white walls and marine-coloured cushions.

Well-designed bathrooms are shower only as a water-saving measure. Each suite has a kitchenette, too.

For larger families or parties of friends, there are four duplex one-bedroom Bungalows on the beachside of the resort, with small private gardens. Four Villas have three bedrooms each, plus a large kitchen-living area, and a terrace and garden. Both categories have direct beach access.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Hob or stove
  • Kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Phone
  • Safe box
  • Satellite TV
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • WiFi


Breakfast is a buffet affair in poolside Ocean restaurant, which, pleasingly, has exotic North African fare as well as a big continental spread. Pancakes and eggs are cooked to order. We were underwhelmed by coffee from a machine, otherwise we loved it all.

We enjoyed lunches at The Lounge, a casual canopy-shrouded space by the pool, which serves all-day snacks such as club sandwiches and tapas. There's bar food at The The Chiringuito, the Surf House by the beach.

There are plenty of healthy options on dedicated menus, with vegan and gluten-free dishes: fresh-sounding meals include quinoa, broccoli, cherry tomato, tofu, chickpeas, sesame dressing, fresh coriander and chia seeds; and plenty of fruity desserts.

For dinner either feast on delicious Moroccan food at Ocean (we had a colourful chicken tagine one night), or head to more upscale The 27 for beautifully presented Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on local and organic ingredients, and freshly-caught fish (my oyster and crayfish main was sublime). The knowledgeable sommelier steered us towards a lovely white wine.

All accommodation has a basic kitchenette with a fridge; pots and pans are provided on request. There's a small grocery store just outside the resort walls.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Children's meals
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Coffee maker
  • Hob or stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Organic produce
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Toaster
  • Vegetarian menu


  • Many are here for the surfing, and if so, you'll not be disappointed. Book a lesson, hire wetsuits and boards on-site. Or head round the corner to famous surf beach Taghazout
  • The daily ritual of an hour and 15 mins of yoga in the ocean-facing shala before breakfast was truly one of the highlights of my stay. There are scheduled classes three times a day plus you can book private lessons in the studio
  • The Paradise Spa is akin to a shrine: wonderful treatments using traditional locally sourced Moroccan products deployed expertly by super practitioners; a beautiful hammam; a colour-therapy relaxation room
  • There's a very well-equipped gym specialising in Crossfit equipment
  • Go pony-, horse- and camel-riding along the beach
  • Day trips include to Agadir, Paradise Valley for waterfalls and rock pools, Taroudant (little Marrakech), Oued Massa Nature Reserve for excellent birding, and Essaouira
  • Round off the day with a film in the outdoor cinema behind The Surf House bar or stargaze by the firepit

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Birdwatching
  • Boat trips
  • Body boarding
  • Cinema nights
  • Fishing
  • Fitness programmes
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping / markets
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Well being
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

Best Time to go

Any time of year is perfect at Paradis Plage. The summer heat is tempered by the Atlantic winds and there is an amazing quality to the light in the winter months (though there's more chance of rain). Many prefer spring and autumn stays when the temperatures are warm yet not scorching. Couples may prefer to avoid the school holidays.

Our Top Tips

My two-hour Oriental spa ritual was absolute heaven: an hour in the hammam being slathered and scrubbed with rose-scented black soap followed by an hour-long deep-tissue massage with orange blossom oils.
Kid Friendly:


Paradis Plage Resort is on the beach in the small town of Immi Ouaddar, on Morocco's Surf Coast, an hour north of Agadir.

By Air:
Fly to Agadir (an hour away) or to Essaouira (2.5 hrs away). It is a 20 minute flight from Essaouira to Agadir

From the Airport:
The resort can arrange a transfer, see Rates. Or you can hire a car if you want to see more of the region, here are our rental recommendations.

Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.

More on getting to Morocco and getting around


  • Agadir 55.0 km AGA
  • Essaouira 130.0 km ESU


  • Beach 0.1 km
  • Shops 0.2 km
  • Restaurant 0.5 km

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 7 independent reviews from i-escape guests


It was a beautiful place, especially the yoga room open to the ocean. It felt so good to escape the winter in Belgium. Everything was nice and great however service at the restaurant during lunch was disappointing. There were always 10 men running around but it took some time to get attention from one of them. Nevertheless the food was delicious. In general, it is a small detail.


A really relaxing stay in a very laid-back hotel. Our Suite was huge and very clean. Staff on the front desk were very helpful and cheerful. Good selection of food, with plenty of options for children. The hotel is well suited to families, less so for adults travelling alone, as there were kids everywhere. Highly recommended.


It‘s a beautiful resort with a great yoga-place and good lessons. The staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful about any request, but at breakfast they didn't clean away the dishes quickly. Also in the rooms cleaning was ok but only superficial. The restaurants are decorated nicely, but the food was average - not bad but also not overwhelming. There is a great beach but unfortunately, like in many other places, there‘s the rubbish problem everywhere.


A really nice hotel for a family stay. But the food was a bit of a let down. Breakfast is served as a buffet and felt chaotic. Food on the buffet is average, the selection was okay. Dinner was also disappointing. The hotel grounds are well kept and the beach-front restaurant is really nice for lunch (enjoyed the food they served there very much!) - they also do a great coffee down there. They have nice facilities with yoga, surfing, spa, you can ride a pony or camel right on the beach front (third-party), and the pool area is well supervised so you don't have concerns with your kids. The pool could be a bit warmer as it was still chilly when we went in Feb.


Everything you could possibly want out of a holiday. Great location, right by the sea with fantastic room and view looking out to sea, great service and food. Especially loved the yoga sessions with Carsten in a beautiful shala. Perfection.


Terrific location, facilities, and the sense of being within reach of Moroccan life, just a few steps from the fishing port down the beach or grocery shops and cheap and tasty restaurants up the road. My abiding impression of Paradis Plage is of the sheer kindness and decency of the people working there. Any room / billing issues were resolved in a low-key, factual and friendly way, the true test of a hotel. Restaurant food is fairly soso, but there are several places to eat within walking distance. Thank you, i-escape, for discovering and sharing another really special place.


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