Mirleft is one of Morocco’s best kept secrets. Situated an hour and a half south of Agadir, and benefitting from an agreeable all-year round climate, this expanded fishing village has a bohemian air about it and a refreshingly laid back feel. There seems to be something special in the air on this stunning stretch of wild Atlantic coast. Nobody seems troubled or rushed in any way, and although this small town lives in part from tourism, it doesn’t feel in any way “touristy”. For lovers of low-key coastal retreats, surfers and beachcombers, Mirleft, and its charming neighbour Sidi Ifni, makes an excellent alternative to more populated towns further north.

WHERE TO STAY

> PRIVATE VILLA HIRE

There are times when you just want a bit more privacy and independence in your accommodation than a hotel can usually offer – and for those times we are able to offer you a range of private villas for both individuals and groups. Catered by a local cook, you can still enjoy the delights of Moroccan cuisine in your own space and at your preferred time. Contact us for more details!

> LES 3 CHAMEAUX

Converted from a 1930s French army fort, Les 3 Chameaux has a unique flavour in Mirleft. It is set apart from the town and overlooks the ocean, giving its guests a sense of restful isolation. The rooms and suites are spacious and airy and individual fireplaces are discreetly lit on cooler evenings. Dine on the superb cuisine under the arches on the terrace as you drink in the beauty of the ocean views, and explore the surrounding area from this comfortable and well-appointed base.

> KASBAH TABELKOUKT

A luxurious new Kasbah ideally located high on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic and a beautiful, secluded beach. Tranquil and chic, it has expansive views of the ocean and its individually designed rooms offer a relaxing getaway. The staff are attentive and the food delicious – well worth a visit for a coastal break! Prices for a double room start from £100.

> DAR NAJMAT

Dar Najmat is a beautiful, intimate and luxurious hotel situated just above the Marabout beach in Mirleft. Enjoy the infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic by day and the breathtaking celestial show by night – which confirms the aptness of its name: ‘The House of the Stars’. Reserve a double room from £100 a night or for £130 a night you can opt for the two bedroom apartment which also has self-catering facilities (although the hotel’s food is excellent!).

WHAT TO DO

> NATURE WALKS ALONG LGHZIRA BEACH

Lghzira beach lies just 10 km north of Sidi Ifni and makes for an amazing and beautiful day trip. Explore the two dramatic red stone arches carved by the wind, underwater sea life, the hills that overlook the sand – and just enjoy the peace of this uncrowded shoreline.

> 4X4 TRIP TO PLAGE BLANCHE – SEAFOOD BARBECUE ON BEACH

Long, wild and white, this stunning stretch of coastline is well worth a visit. Enjoy a barbecue of local, freshly caught seafood on the unspoiled beach and take time to relax and discover this spot where the desert meets the ocean.

> QUAD BIKING

Make your visit to Morocco truly epic by booking a quad biking experience along the Atlantic coast. Adventure awaits you as you explore the trails and tracks of the seashore at high speed and then relax with a mint tea or a seafood barbecue on the beach.

> HORSE RIDING

Discover the sea, sand and waves of some of Morocco’s most beautiful beaches on horseback – the perfect way to experience the wild and truly lovely scenery around Mirleft. We can arrange safe, guided rides for every level, from beginner to expert.

> SURF LESSONS AND HIRE

Make the most of the ideal conditions on the wild beaches of the Atlantic coast and get a taste of the Moroccan surf scene in Mirleft by taking surf lessons or simply hiring all you need to pursue your own surfing adventure. Uncrowded and unspoiled, this is the perfect place to take to the waves!

MIRLEFT & SIDI IFNI

Altitude : 43m (average)
Best time to visit : all year round
Population : 974,000
Temperature range : 10-28°C
Infrastructure : old medina riads
Environment : coastal, old town
Journey Time : 4 hrs from Fez

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