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Ocean Vagabond Luxury Camp

4 stars

Dakhla - Western Sahara, Africa

The recommended Sportif Dakhla windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP and surfing holiday holiday accommodation in Morocco is Ocean Vagabond. This Dakhla camp accommodation with choice of comfortable Eco cabins, excellent restaurant and sociable bar with windsurfing and kitesurfing rental and instruction available at the famous Dakhla lagoon location, on the Dakhla peninsula on the edge of the western sahara.


Location
Located at the northern end of the highly regarded windsurfing and kitesurfing Dakhla lagoon (approximately 40km long by 4km wide) Dakhla airport is around 28km away.


Accommodation

Built at the foot of the dunes, this 4* luxury Eco Camp provides accommodation in wooden lodges, built of sand-coloured wood and fits in perfectly with the spectacular desert and dune landscape. The accommodation is made up of 2 or budget bungalows on two levels offered on full board basis. There are no safes in the rooms but you can store your valuables in the hotel safe. Rooms are serviced daily with linen and towels changed weekly or as required and there is a laundry service available for an additional charge payable locally. Accommodation is provided on a Full board (ie breakfast, lunch and dinner) basis with drinking water with meals only.

Superior Pascha Bungalows sit directly on Dakhla lagoon. Twenty bungalows (approx. 20m²) are bright, functional and well designed with 3 beds and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC. The rooms provide a modern atmosphere and small accessories are set with great attention to detail. Each bungalow has a private terrace with wooden chairs. Each Bungalow can accommodate 1, 2 or 3 people with single or double beds. Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Don’t forget your beach towels although there are some available for sale in the surf shop if you do.

Young Blood Bungalows offer excellent value for money with twin beds and now have a private bathroom attached. There are nine Young Blood bungalows (approx. 12m²) which are made from recycled wood and and will accommodate a maximum of 2 persons with twin or double bed on request. Each has with private terrace and natural garden, with direct beach access and overlooking the lagoon, set further up on the terrace behind the Superior bungalows. Again bed linen and bath towels are provided but you will need to bring your own beach towels. These now also have ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet.


Facilities
Ocean Vagabond comprises the Superior and Young Blood bungalows set close to the main building with a restaurant and bar (serving alchohol) as well as the centres directly overlooking the lagoon. Meal times are approximately 08:00-10:30am (buffet breakfast), 12:30 to 2.30pm (lunch - choice of snack menu items) and 08:00-10:00pm (dinner - buffet style). There is also a shop and a cosy chill-out corner. Even in this remote, desert environment you don't have to survive without internet. A WiFi connection is available for €15 per week and there is internet connexion available in the restaurant. Ocean Vagabond prides itself on it's eco credentials and as such incorporates many energy saving ideas such as a policy of not using hair dryers, electric shavers or irons and turning off the power at certain times. You can use the electricty (220V) provided by an electricity generator approximately 5:00am to 03:00pm and 05:00pm to 03:00am daily but this willb e switch off at other times. Local, filtered (sulfured) water is used for the bathrooms (which can be good for the skin but not drinkable). A bottle of drinking water is available at check in but you will need to purchase drinking water after this. If you have children a nanny service is available if booked in advance of arrival.


Windsurfing/Kitesurfing/SUP/Surf
The Centre offers windsurfing and kitesurfing rental and instruction packages and is located on site. More >


Our Opinion
The best all round multisport centre on the lagoon offering windsurfing, kitesurfing and other multi sport packages. We love the amazing full board food and bar at sunset for apres-surf drink. An amazing desert camp experience not to be missed.
 

 
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Great Reasons to go to Dakhla, Morocco

Best Time: All year round.
Launch: Huge sandy lagoon.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore from the right.
Wind Type: NE 15-25 knots in winter up to 30 knots in summer (July/Aug)
Shorebreak: None
Water Conditions: Flat shallow
water lagoon with choppy waters & waves outside.
Suitability: All levels.
Clinics: Kirsty Jones Kitesurfing Camps. More >

  • Flat water lagoon with Eco camps and luxury boutique hotels.
  • Wave spots at Lassarga, West Point, Point d'Or, White Dune and Aarish
  • Average of 330 windy days per year.
  • Short flight from UK.
  • Guided downwinders.
  • Surfing, fishing, kayaking, SUP, catamaran sailing.
  • Stunning desert landscape - the perfect escape.

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