Oualidia (pronounced “Wa-lid-e-ah”) sits between the historic towns of El Jadida and Safi. It is one of Morocco's best kept secrets, so it's easy to find a stretch of pristine beach to call your own. The entire resort cradles a natural seawater lagoon, and so offers spectacular views of both the lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. The landscape makes a dramatic statement with a sandy coastline and contrasting looming cliffs. The lagoon is one of the main reasons why luxury travellers are drawn to this place, as the waters are gentle and temperate throughout the year, perfect for swimming, or trying your hand at watersports like waterskiing and windsurfing. If you're after a larger adrenalin kick, like surfing, you can take to the ocean waters beyond the lagoon and make the most of the waves. Oualidia is the ideal beach holiday break, with a favourable climate and around 320 days of sunshine each year. Nature lovers can enjoy the popular activity of bird-watching in this area. Storks, warblers, and the gorgeous flamingos can be seen in Oualidia. For those who like to explore on day-trips, head out to pretty Safi, known for its pottery and Portuguese influences, or to the Ghaerbia Kasbah, where you can hike the terrain or visit the glorious Kasbah, built in 1634.
Oualidia sees around 320 days of sunshine, and so is attractive in any season. Summer is the ideal time to visit this resort town, with June to September bringing consistent beach holiday weather and a host of water-based activities you can engage in. Whilst summer may be when Oualidia is at its most lively, if you're a keen ornithologist, the shoulder seasons will hold more of a draw. Birdwatchers arrive in spring and autumn to see the migrating pink flamingos, and many other species of bird.
Most of Morocco's gourmet seafood restaurants get their produce imported from Oualidia, and it is famous for the best oysters in all of Morocco. You can expect a delicious fine-dining in this town, thanks to its vaunted reputation for offering only the freshest, most flavourful seafood. With many tasty options including calamari, lobster, shrimp, oysters and fish, you can enjoy a la carte options, overlooking Oualidia's gorgeous beaches and its lagoon.
British nationals do not need a visa to visit Morocco for stays of up to 90 days. As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original.Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.