I first visited Tamraght in 2017 to see friends who had recently moved to the area for the surf. I had been to Morocco a couple of times before and I had often heard about the legend of the Southern Atlantic Coast, so I wanted to come and check it out for myself.
The traditional Moroccan Hammam is the ultimate spa experience. Remove layers of dead skin and dirt, whilst indulging in some seriously sumptuous traditional Moroccan beauty products in a lovely, warm steam room. Whether you opt for the local Hammam, where you join local men/women in a communal steam room for a good old scrub down or you fancy going it alone in a private (more expensive) session, once you’re finished, we promise you you’ll feel totally brand new.
So what does the Moroccan Hammam involve?
Just south of Tamraght, on the road back to Agadir (Agadir is the name of the airport you fly into when you’re coming to Tamraght) is the vibrant village of Aourir.
Fondly known as Banana Village because of the colourful, sweet-to-the-taste and locally-sourced bananas that are sold on roadside stands, Aourir is a go-to destination for locals and tourists alike to pick up every day bits and bobs, fresh fish, meat, veggies and to use the ATMs (for neighbouring villages Tamraght and Taghazout, Banana Village is the closest place to get out cash).
On most days you’ll see people catching up on the mural heavy streets, push bikes weaving betweens cars and of course, lots of street animals, so it’s safe to say on a day-to-day basis Aourir is brimming with life and on Wednesdays, something a little extra comes to town with the arrival of the weekly Souk.
Back in late 2016, we ran a competition with our friend Ben, creator of the new surf app Johnny on the Spot, with the top prize being a week's stay with us at Azrac Surf!
Our winner, Emily, and her husband, Paul, scored a one week stay with us in September, and we recently caught up with Emily to find out what made her trip to Azrac Surf so memorable...
How did it feel to win the competition?
Total disbelief at first, I mean who wins an actual holiday?! Not only that, I didn't even realise I had entered the competition. I genuinely feel very lucky, I doubt I'll win anything this good again! I want to say a huge thank you to Johnny on the Spot and Azrac Surf for giving me this fantastic opportunity.