My wife, 1-year old daughter and I stayed here in early October. I had not realised that we would have our own villa so was very pleasantly surprised by the amount of space we had, especially for our little one to roam around and explore. As the week went on, we grew more and more in love with the place. It really is like a home from home. It helped that the other 2 families staying were delightful so we enjoyed their company when we spent time around the pool together. In fact, one of the couples got married while we were there and apparently Francis and Dawn helped them arrange the wedding. Given that thare are only 3 villas, there was never an issue of the pool becoming crowded, but if you wanted more privacy, you could spend time in your own villa with the little plunge pool.
What makes Fawakay stand out from anywhere else is firstly the hosts and secondly the other more unusual inhabitants! Francis was a 1st class host from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We enjoyed chatting with, and getting to know, him during the week. We felt like guests in their home without ever feeling we were intruding or indeed that we did not have our own space. The perfect cross between a hotel and a guest house. Francis even saved us by going to the shops to buy us some formula milk when we suddenly ran out and also arranged a couple of trips for us.
It is not often though that you share your space around the pool or the dinner table with a donkey, which is what can happen at times at Fawakay! For us, and in particular our daughter, this was a delight, the fact that we had no idea in advance made it all the more fun, but for those reading the reviews of Fawakay, they will probably come with the expectation of meeting Doris! Our daughter also though loved meeting the guinea fowl, peacocks, goats and other animals that help make Fawakay feel so special.
The food was superb. nothing extravagant, but just very good, tasty home made Moroccan food. there was enough variety to keep us going all week. We were also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the local wine.
the rooms are extremely comfortable and full of character. our villa had a balcony which you could sit on and watch the sun set over the hills.
one piece of advice we would give is to get in touch with the owners in advance and ask them to help arrange a transfer. For reasons apparently to do with local regulations, there are no signs to VF and since it has not been around for too long, our taxi driver took a while to find it, despite stopping to ask locals for directions.
the other piece of advice we could give is simple- spend a week at Villas Fawakay.
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