It’s been years in the making and now the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay—the Singapore-based brand’s first resort in Africa—will soon be opening doors. As we first reported in January 2015, Tamouda Bay is a new luxury development, a 45-minute drive from Tangier, that offers a prime position on the Mediterranean coast’s white sandy beaches. (Other luxury hospitality brands have scouted this turf, including Sofitel, which just opened a Tamouda Bay resort few months ago. Ritz-Carlton is also expected to open a Reserve property there, but the website is no longer online.)
Helmed by General Manager Christian Langlade, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay was designed with reflecting pools, courtyards and luxuriant gardens to reflect the region’s Andalusian-Moorish heritage. Each of the 92 villas are equipped with their own private pool. The spa will be a big focal point at the resort, equipped with six Deluxe Treatment Rooms, two Royal Treatment Rooms, and the signature Rainforest Experience hydrothermal circuit including a Vitality Pool and Hamman. There’s also a fully stocked gym and a yoga room.
Other facilities include multiple swimming pools, a Kids Club, meeting / event venues, a business center and a library filled with an array of reading material. Three restaurants run the gamut from Mediterranean to Thai cuisine. Note: There are a few golf courses nearby for golf enthusiasts.