Tamouda Bay

Every summer, Tamouda Bay is the place to be. What’s new on the Moroccan Riviera? Shoelifer gives you its favorite places for unforgettable lazy days, ultra-gourmet meals, and lively evenings. Follow the guide!

It’s definitely a recurring meeting between the editorial team and you, dear readers. In 2021, Shoelifer already gave you its favorite summer spots in Tamouda Bay, episodes 1 and 2. This year, because it’s a summer when we can finally let loose (after three post-COVID years that were a bit tedious), we’re in an epicurean mood. Beach parties, bohemian vibes, great food, and all-night parties (a shout-out to Lionel Ricci, if you’re reading this)… In short, we want beauty, happiness, and fun. Here are our five gems that will make your summer!

Three for the price of one at the Sofitel Tamouda Bay Beach & Spa

Let’s be clear, Sofitel Tamouda Bay Beach & Spa wanted to spoil us in the summer  of 2023. Since July 1st, the very refreshing Organic Kitchen, based in Casablanca, has set up shop at the hotel for an original collaboration with the LOV restaurant. The idea? A culinary pop-up that combines Mediterranean cuisine and botanical mixology, open from 6 pm to 2 am — all l to the sound of a funky and groovy live band. That’s more than enough to put us in a good mood! Special mention to the lavender mojito.

Another renowned Casablanca establishment has set up shop at Sofitel Tamouda Bay Beach & Spa. It’s Milos, a restaurant dedicated to the delights of Greek gastronomy, which has gone big. It’s four universes in one place, condensed into a chill and cozy boho-Berber setting. The beach club (12 pm to 2 am), the restaurant (12 pm to 2 am), the dinner-show room (starting at 11 pm), and the nightclub (2 am to 5 am). All punctuated with events throughout the week: DJ sets, mystical and spiritual experiences… It’s tempting, isn’t it?

Last but not least, our little favorite, Iloli, relocates its sushi delivery service, Iloli To Go, to Sofitel Tamouda Bay Beach & Spa starting on July 15th. Sorry, Casablanca folks, but if you intend to savor the most refined sushi in the kingdom, you’ll have to head north. Iloli To Go can be enjoyed on-site or taken away, much to the delight of our taste buds. Our favorite Japanese restaurant offers two shifts: from noon to 6 pm and from 8 pm to midnight. On the menu: starters, salads, sushi, and desserts. You’ll find it at the La Voile Bleue restaurant’s beach bar, with its fabulous sea view.

Sofitel Tamouda Bay Beach & Spa
Route de Sebta, M’Diq Tetouan
Phone: 05 39 71 62 00

Spasso Kabila Beach 

There’s something new at the legendary Kabila beach bar. This year, it’s Spasso, managed by Hicham Alami, who has taken over this institution for the summer of 2023. For the occasion, the venue has had a makeover: a new look, several extensions, 40 sunbeds, a deck (terrace) covering the entire width of the establishment. And high-quality sound ambiance. For the rest, Spasso aims to stay true to the tradition of the Spanish beach bar. On the menu, our favorite tapas (garlic prawns, tortillas, puntitas, or calamari fritters). But also a “to die for” paella, according to Hicham Alami, and a “very nice cocktail menu.” The next big thing in Tamouda Bay? Probably. 

Spasso Kabila Beach
Colina Smir – Kabila.
Open every day from noon to 1 am.

Baba Beach

As the name suggests, this beach bar with its feet in the water has a bohemian and tropical atmosphere. At its helm, we find the teams from Tangerino (two Rabat and Tangier essentials) and one of the executive chefs who took over the kitchens this year. The gastronomic influences? The Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula, of course, with taste but without pretension. The highlight? Local fish cooked over an open flame. After midnight, the lounge restaurant turns into a nightclub, with international artists on weekends, for an almost Burning Man atmosphere. Magical nights ahead in Tamouda Bay!

Baba Beach Marina Smir
Marina Smir Hotel
Open from 6 pm to 4 am (not during the day!)
Phone: 0 6 15 15 16 02

Fluka Cabo Negro 

The most Frenchy of Tamouda Bay restaurants has undergone a transformation. For the summer of 2023, Fluka offers a “new brasserie” concept, executed by chef Thierry, originally from Belgium. On the menu? Treats from the land and sea (meat lovers will be delighted). Specifically? How about royal Dorado ceviche, veal chop in parmesan crust, and beef/lobster burger? That’s more than enough for a feast. If you’re not in a food coma, you can roll yourself over to the lounge area. All evenings will be serenaded by a live band from Paris (formerly from Les Trois Mailletz). Guaranteed piano-bar/cabaret ambiance in Tamouda Bay!

Fluka Cabo Negro
Open from July 7th to August 31st
Route de Martil, ex-Olivia Valere/C-light complex – Cabo Negro
Continuous service from 8 pm to 2 am, 7/7

Buddha-Bar Beach & Rooftop Tamouda Bay at Banyan Tree

The famous Buddha Bar is setting up at the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay. On the program: two rooms, two atmospheres. Buddha Bar Beach, based at the beach bar, will be open from noon to 9 pm. Its motto? Fresh seafood, cuisine with Japanese and Thai inspirations, with a touch of the Occident. And cocktails (classic or ultra-sophisticated) concocted by dedicated mixologists.

From 9 pm to 1 am, customers can join the Buddha Bar Rooftop, under the starry sky of the Moroccan Riviera, to the rhythm of lounge music created by Buddha Bar, of course. And for night owls, the B Tree, the nightclub of the luxurious hotel, offers nightlife where techno music will be in the spotlight until the early hours of the morning.

Banyan Tree
Route Nationale 13, Oued Negro, Fnideq
Phone: 05 39 66 99 99

The editorial team wishes you a wonderful summer in Tamouda Bay!

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