Iconic magazine Vogue recently published a feature on the merits of Moroccan seaside town Oualidia as a holiday destination.
She dubbed the village the “Montauk of Morocco,” comparing Oualidia to the famous surf town in New York that draws crowds every summer.
She also comparer Oualidia to another famous travel destination, St. Tropez, saying that Oualidia “draws jetsetters each summer, chic Marrakshis and Casablancais still mimic the royals in August” just like St.Tropez.
Among the benefits of visiting this seaside town, she listed its temperatures and conditions that allow for year-round surfing.
She mentioned that unlike Taghazout, Oualidia remains relatively unknown to tourists, and remains relatively uncrowded.
Of course, there’s more to Oualidia than surfing; Nieset also highlighted that its a great place to birdwatch in the spring and autumn bonds as 400 species of birds migrate via the village.
Excellent cuisine and local seafood are also on offer, as Oualidia is home to 7 oyster farms.
“While Essaouira’s UNESCO-listed medina … and beach resorts may be a more common pairing with Marrakech, Oualidia’s noticeable lack of hotels is part of the village’s charm.”