The SpaceIn the green bowl of hills, 20 minutes walk from the golden sands of Cabo Negro, two low sem(website hidden)es of flats face attractive flowering gardens and the huge pool in the centre. There is a tennis court and playground, in the summer a stall sells basics and cool drinks.There is a big shallow area in the pool and lifesaver on duty in holiday periods, and the gates are always attended night and day so children can play safely.
Ideal for two, with one bedroom and all the other spaces and equipment of a two bedroom flat, this is way more comfortable than an aparthotel room for two! For famillies or friends, who want a comfortable budget option, it sleeps up to six when using the couches in the salon and the bunk beds in the hall alcove.
The apartment's large air conditioned SITTING ROOM now has Moroccan style couches (that can be used as extra beds if required), low table, satellite TV, games, books and glass doors leading to the TERRACE, which has chairs and table and a large sun umbrella.
The KITCHEN AREA is very generously equipped with china and cutlery for 6 and everything needed for cooking. There is a clothes washing machine, hob, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, Moroccan and English style tea sets etc etc.
The big BEDROOM has TWIN BEDS, big fitted mahogany cupboards and a chest of drawers, bedside table , mirrors and chair. There is an iron and board and a clothes airer in the cupboard. A wooden baby cot can usually be provided if booked in advance, also a high chair.
There is an alcove in the HALL, which has two full size comfortable BUNKS, table and lamp.
The BATHROOM has a large glass-doored shower, basin, toilet and shelves for your washing things and the hair dryer provided. A large boiler provides ample hot water. All linen and towels are included.
Food can be delivered to the apartment before your stay by arrangement - let us know what you would like to have in the fridge!
I am very happy to tell you about the flats and area - je parle aussi francais, ich spreche auch Deutsch, hablo un poco espagnol. please feel free to ask any questions about the apartment or area. Guest AccessThe central pool has a large separate shallow end and low fence for children's safety. In the summer months there is a pool guard supervising safety. Round the pool are loungers, and parasols and seats are dotted around the pretty garden with more seating. At the end of the complex is the tennis court and playground. In one corner is an aparthotel. You can access wifi free, it is better in the garden than the apartments sometimes! Interaction with GuestsThe flat is all yours for the stay, but our agent Norddin, a friendly and efficient young Moroccan, is always happy to give you any advice you need or arrange (for example) scuba diving, daily cleaning for the flat, a cook, expeditions with or without a guide: just ask! Or ring me for a chat (I live in England so cannot give immediate assistance!). The NeighborhoodYou can have a great holiday without a car. Just relax and soak up the sun on the loungers by the pool, or on the balcony. Children seem to make new friends playing around the gardens - with a wonderful mix of nationalities.
Within a few minutes walk there are excellent restaurants, a fish cafe and pizzeria. A good riding stable is also very near, play tennis on the complex court, or golf nearby- or take a stroll to the beach.
Club Mediterranee is just beside the beach and the facilities can be enjoyed on a day ticket. Expeditions further afield can be arranged by our agents, with or without a qualified guide.
With a car, you can slip into M'Diq to buy sparking fresh fish or vegetables in the market, eat at the outside cafe tables for very low prices and watch the world go by, or sip a drink at the elegant hotel bar by the shore. In the cool of the evenings Moroccan families stroll up and down the corniche, watching entertainers or buying roasted nuts from little stalls.
Ten minutes drive away is a big water park - with fairground attractions as well, or pamper yourself with thalassotherapy at the Sofitel centre in Marina Smirr. Our agent (who speaks fluent English) can arrange scuba diving, jet ski, or expeditions.
In the summer the popular beach at Martil (five minutes drive) has a festival and is anyway always a lot of fun, with performers and camel rides. There are plenty of stalls and shops and camel and pedalo rides.
A huge supermarket, Marjane, is ten minutes drive, you can get any food, and there are also cafe's, clothes shops and a pharmacy and bank. Alcohol is served to non Muslims in most hotels and larger restaurants, and can be bought in M'Diq at prices similar to England. There is a fish market, meat market and lots of outside stalls at M'diq for super- fresh food and vegetables, as well as banks, pharmacy and so on.
Tetuan, twenty minutes drive, is the regional capital and has museums, cinemas and all you would expect in a larger city - it also has its 'UNESCO world heritage site' medina. We can recommend an excellent guide to the Medina who will show you the bread ovens and hammams and fascinating shops and markets. It is really magic and unchanged- like Marrakech was before the tourist hoards.
Golfing, riding, bicycling and watersports are all available, though swimming in the warm Mediterranean waters or collecting little shells on the sand so nearby takes a lot of beating.
A very special outing is through the hills to Chefchaouan, 'the prettiest town in Morocco' with the winding blue alleyways and bustling shops and artisans making traditional goods. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop outside the gate (I have not used it, to be honest, as I cannot read Arabic..) and there seem to be lots of busses going up and down the coast road.
There is a system in Morocco of an inter city shared taxi- you go to the designated place for your destination and the taxi leaves as soon as it is full - or you can pay extra and have a whole taxi to yourself! Small taxis operate within the towns. There is an excellent public coach transport system round Morocco, book tickets at their office, and the train connects Tangier to many places - but not the Meditteranean coast.
Tangier is the elegant international airport, many international car- hire firms operate from there, or our agent is happy to pick you up from there or the port. Tetouan has a small airport with flights from Amsterdam and some other places.
Ceuta, the Spanish enclave, has ferries from Algeciras (about 3/4 hour from Spain) and a heliport with regular flights from Malaga airport. Great Fun!
We often fly to Malaga (which is cheap and has many flights) and use a firm which hires cars with all the papers to go to Morocco. That way we can visit Spain , Gibraltar and Morocco in one holiday...
We are 1 3/4 hrs from Tangier, half an hour from Ceuta border.