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La Sultana lies just 112 miles from Marrakech and Casablanca, sitting on the banks of the Oualidia lagoon, famous for its oyster beds and flamingos, and with views of the Atlantic Ocean lapping on the sandbanks, its setting is quite simply spectacular.
Those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the markets and relax in style need look no further than this beautiful boutique hotel. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with just 12 rooms, and an impressive ratio of staff to guests, the level of service here is extraordinary.
The rooms have been carefully designed with natural materials in an elegant blend of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship in a modern style. All the modern creature comforts are of course available including aircon, wifi, plasma TV, ipod station and minibar with free soft drinks. And to top it all off each room has a private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi. The real trump card however is the Treehouse Suite which rests high in the trees (feeding our childhood sense of adventure) and boasts panoramic views of the lagoon.
If you can take your eyes off the mesmerising view you will find all sorts of wonderful activities to keep you busy. Surfing, kayaking and windsurfing are all great in this area and a boat trip around the lagoon at sunset is an absolute must. Or you could just take it easy and simply enjoy a luxurious picnic in a romantic beach hideaway.
Boasting some of the finest seafood around, the dining experience here is unforgettable. The famous Oualidia oysters, freshly plucked from the lagoon, steal the show, but the fresh lobsters, crayfish, spider crabs and clams have their own wow factor too.
You are never far from the water at La Sultana. As well as a beach and outdoor Jacuzzis in every room, there is also a dramatic 40m outdoor infinity pool surrounded by five Jacuzzis and an indoor heated pool in the spa.
So inspiring is the food here that cooking classes are now offered to guests wanting to learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine.
Tom, Original Traveller