About Villa Mandala
An energising week of yoga and surfing the waves in the warm Moroccan ocean. Stay in the tranquil environment of Villa Mandala and explore the endless sandy beaches of the Atlantic coastline.
Villa Mandala is set on the coast, close to Aourir, also known as Banana Village, in the Agadir region of Southern Morocco. Hidden beneath a blanket of bougainvillea, the villa has fabulous Atlantic ocean views. The beautiful yoga shala is perched on the rooftop so you can salute to the sun looking across the surf and the endless horizon.
Take a short walk to Banana Point and continue along the coast or spectacular cliff top for 15 minutes and you will come to the first of many beautiful swimming and surf beaches.
Make this stunning private villa your very own home for the week. You will find plenty of chill-out areas with comfy sofas, cosy lighting and Moroccan trinkets. It’s the perfect place to share time with others or enjoy your own space. The ocean-front swimming pool at the villa is ideal for a dip to cool off from the midday sun.
There will be two yoga classes every day. Each morning will begin with meditation, pranayama and a flowing asana class in the rooftop shall overlooking the ocean. The morning practice will gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, slowly moving and building into a flowing and dynamic sequence. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.
There will be time set aside each day to go to the beach or explore the area. Surfing lessons with experienced teachers are also an option and include professional and fun tuition, transportation to and from the beach, wet-suit and board hire.
You will meet again in the late afternoon for a more gentle and restorative class that will often include yoga nidra. There will be one yoga-free day.
Things to do
Surf lessons can be easily arranged with the very experienced team at a cost of £155 for 3 days, £215 for 4 days or £260 for 5 days and include professional and fun tuition, transportation to and from the beach, wet-suit and board hire.
Alternatively, you can explore the miles of empty golden sandy beaches just to sunbathe with a good book or relax by the pool in the privacy of the villa.
Other activities you can enjoy include massage treatments, a visit to the local hammam, a trip to Agadir and the local souks or to Paradise Valley in the mountains. Horse or camel riding and quad-biking can also be arranged.
Accommodation & food
The villa offers a selection of uniquely designed rooms. Each has a real feeling of quality; sprinkled with trinkets and designed to a theme. There are ocean-facing rooms (all en-suite) and others with garden views (most en-suite). Two bedrooms share a bathroom.
Each day you will be provided with delicious vegetarian meals, using only the finest and freshest local produce. Breakfast each morning after yoga, a picnic lunch so you can head out to surf or go to the beach and a delicious dinner back at the villa. Dinner will be out at local restaurant on one evening.
The retreat was gorgeous. It was the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. Ro was a fantastic instructor and all the yoga sessions were fabulous. The food was plentiful and SO tasty. Our host was friendly and obliging and couldn’t do enough for us. We had various surf instructors, all of which were knowledgeable and encouraging. I would definitely book to come again, I feel like a whole new person!!Hannah
My friend Vanessa and I had a wonderful trip. Ro did a beautiful job with the teaching, we were lucky to have a lovely group, surfing teachers were excellent, team at the villa were brilliant and the views from the rooftop Shala were glorious. Trying to hold on to that yoga holiday zen this week! Thanks for organising a brilliant trip for us.Georgia
Will and I had a brilliant time with Ro last week, she is an excellent teacher and she looked after us so well. She was cheerful and approachable at all times and she made a huge effort to integrate herself into the group. Her teaching style is relaxed and clear, and she catered for all abilities. We would definitely go on another retreat with her.Alex & Will
Yoga & surfing on the Atlantic coast, Morocco, 26 October - 2 November 2024
Triple room en-suite, garden view £825
Single occupancy room shared bathroom, garden view £975
Single occupancy room en-suite, garden view £1025
Three vegetarian meals each day (apart from dinner out one evening at a local restaurant)
Unlimited tea, coffee and fresh fruit
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga-free day)
Airport transfers from Agadir
Surfing lessons at a cost of £155 for 3 days, £215 for 4 days or £260 for 5 days with experienced teachers which include professional and fun tuition, transportation to and from the beach, wet-suit and board hire.
Other trips, excursions and activities.
Dinner out one evening
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Saturday 26 October to Saturday 2 November 2024
The closest airport is Agadir and this is well served by direct flights from the UK and other European cities.
The Villa is just 45 minutes drive from Agadir airport and free transfers are provided. Arrival at the villa is from 4.30pm on Saturday 26 October. If you arrive earlier in the day a transfer can be arranged from Agadir airport to a local cafe for a lazy lunch or a walk on the beach. At around 4pm you will be picked up from the cafe to go to Villa Mandala for the start of your retreat. Check out is after breakfast on 2 November, if you have a later flight the venue can arrange for you to spend the day at another one of their properties before you head off to the airport.