Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has opened its very first property in the Mediterranean, with the opening of Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay in northern Morocco.
The all-pool villa resort features 92 luxury villas, the largest and most private in Morocco, each one beautifully designed with mix of Moroccan and Mediterranean style, with magnificent sea views. Each villa comes complete with a beautiful garden and private pool, ideal for couples and families, whilst some have direct access to the beach.
The Banyan Tree spa, The Rainforest, is an extensive spa complete with eight treatment rooms and the signature Rainforest Experience – a hydrothermal circuit including a vitality pool and hammam, yoga room, Banyan Tree Gallery, and plenty more to evoke and rejuvenate the senses.
Four restaurants, in addition to 24-hour in-villa dining, offer Moroccan delicacies, Mediterranean-inspired seafood dishes, and international favourites, in a variety of indoor and outdoor dining environments, including beachside.
Adventure-seekers will be thrilled with the variety of activities on offer, from scuba diving, wakeboarding and jet-skiing, to whale and dolphin watching, horseback riding, and trekking into the famous Rif Mountains or nearby Cabo Negro.
Two excellent golf courses are also located nearby; the 18-hole Cabo Negro Royal Golf club in Tetouan, and the Tangier Royal Golf club.
Kids will also be engaged and well looked after with a plethora of activities at the Kids Club, while foodies can join a creative cooking class in traditional Moroccan or Thai cuisine.
For culture-vultures, there are several interesting and historic towns and villages within a few hours’ drive, such as; Ceuta, which boasts a treasure trove of archaeological displays; Tetouan, a charming and exquisite town with a vibrant Spanish influence; Chefchaouen, also known as the ‘Blue Town’ due to being painted in all shades of blue; and Tangier, boasting a colourful mix of bazaars, souks, beaches, restaurants, galleries, fashion and much more.