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Camel Trekking

Rebali must be one of the few hotels in the world to offer a door to door camel service and what a great way to explore the beach. You can go for a few minutes circuit on the beach or book one of our ‘camel picnics’ and go for miles to find a waterfall and lava based rock formations.   Or head in the opposite direction to lose yourself in the massive dunes of Cap Sim



Rebali boasts a private hammam for traditional Moroccan treatments and European spa services. Leila, the spa manageress has run and worked in spas all over Morocco and can arrange all the normal services. The centrepiece is the traditional domed steam room and there are also two private treatment rooms for massages, manicures pedicures., etc.

Use of the spa is an extra cost and needs to be booked with the manager when you arrive.

There can be few better ways to end a hard day on the beach or by the pool than with a traditional gommage; an olive soap scrub, followed by a deep cleansing session in the steam room.

Dining & Cooking Classes

Food is a an important part of any visit to Morocco and at Rebali you have the services of a full time chef, specialising in traditional Moroccan dishes including the famous tagines salads and cous-cous as well as the fresh fish caught on the doorstep. A great difficulty is deciding where to eat: in the atrium dining rooms, on the patio or even by the pool – the choice is yours.

European tastes, particularly those of children, are also catered for and for those taking a riad exclusively you have a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering if you wish.

One of most popular services is our cooking demonstrations and lessons, where you accompany the chef to the souks to find the freshest ingredients and then help him prepare a fabulous meal for you. These are in great demand at busy times so reserve your slot as soon as you arrive

All rates include a simple breakfast and other meals can be chosen each day. Alternatively there are half a dozen cafes and restaurants within a short walk and many more fabulous places to eat in Essaouira.

We are also able to arrange visits to the local village for lunch and this is a great way to experience Berber hospitality and maybe combine with a demonstration on making Argan oil.


The bustling old medina and port of Essaouira is one of Morocco’s most attractive towns and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. A lot more laid back than Marrakech or Fes, the souks and markets will absorb you for hours.

It is only 20-30 minutes away (£7 in a taxi) and  you will visit at least a couple of times.  It is famous for its wood carving done mainly under the sea ramparts that protect the town from the pounding Atlantic.

Essaouira also has a fabulous choice of restaurants, many based on seafood. And whilst many other parts of Morocco have adopted European prices it is still possible to eat well at great prices.

There are also a number of patisseries and ice-cream cafes surrounding the main square and this makes a great place to watch the world go by.

Essaouira has a fascinating working fishing harbour and you can mingle on the jettys as nets are repaired and catches unloaded along with Essaouira’s resident population of fish-loving cats.

Outside the town there are many things to see and do. A visit to an argan oil co-operative is well worth it as well as wine tasting and spotting tortoises and the famous goats in the Argan trees.

A new golf course opened in 2009. Designed by Gary Player, the first 18 holes are now open and the course is well located between Rebali and the town.


Sidi Kaouki has long been known as a watersports paradise with surfing dominating the winter months and kitesurfing and windsurfing in the windier summer months although all 3 sports can be practised all year round.

You can bring your own equipment or rent from the surf club or one of the cafes in the square. Kitesurfing lessons can be arranged in the village or on the beach outside Essaouira. As you can see from the photos, conditions vary from “millpond” to “experts only” so usually everyone is happy

For the surfing there is good body boarding all along the beach and a couple of quality reef breaks within walking distance of Rebali. Then there is the famous Cap Sim point break 10 minutes away by 4×4 – this is one of Morocco’s best waves and you can see the waves peeling down the point from the roof terrace of Rebali.