My husband, and our two kids (9 months and 3 years) just arrived home from the most magnificent family vacation ever! A trip to Villa Daba, under the warmest and loving care of "Aunt Bernadette, Uncle Didier and his first class staff "Mo Mo" and crew is like staying with your favorite family in a far away enchanted villa in Morocco. They created for us the perfect environment to spend two weeks caring for our very active kids, yet ensuring that we experience the warmth, the beauty and the extraordinary Moroccan inspired, gourmet French cuisine.
Let me start by saying that my husband and I are travel journalists and I have worked 7 years for an Emmy award winning Food show........we were nothing less than BLOWN away by Didier´s usage of Moroccan ingredients like the daily plethora of fresh fish from the Essaouira fishermen, to conjure up new, exciting and delicious meals for us everyday. They created in total....10 non repeating gourmet meals for us at a VERY reasonable price. Just to name a few: Sting Ray, Crab, Fresh Tuna, oh the list goes on and on! Bernadette is also a masterful baker and made delicious ice creams and fruit tarts from local ingredients!
Since we have very small children and did not want to be in a theme induced all inclusive resort, we were hoping to find a quiet and serene hotel that could accomodate our needs to stay at the hotel for long periods of time and use their kitchen for the baby. They were extremely kind and understanding to all of our needs.
The pool was perfect and the organic garden with chickens along with the turtle garden kept our 3 year old occupied and happy. They also have a nice "chill out" tent in which to relax in when the heat of the day hits!
I could write a book on our stay, but the details and the friendships that we made along the way, are for us! I cannot wait to take my family and friends back. Thank you Bernadette and Didier!
Tracey, Stefan and the boys