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The Standard Essaouira
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Owner description: Airport transfer, 7 Days accommodation in Moroccan villa, Breakfast lunch and dinner, 6 Day Surf and Kite course, Trips to various surf spots, Theoretical & practical lessons from experienced & licensed instructors, Video training (get a free copy of your surf action). Other activities available such as horse riding or camel riding (take a break from surfing!)
Reviewed December 13, 2012

A perfect way to spend your holiday if you want to get much out of it. Practical accomodation near the beach, great Marocco food, relaxed atmosphere, and super kite/surf-conditions. Younes is the man! (and the other guys at the surfshop gives him good competition..) I will definitely recommend The Standard to my friends in Norway, and I will probably go back to Essaouira my self :)

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Essaouira was the town Jimmy Hendrix choose to explore back in 1968 and finally to rest for an afternoon in Diabat after a gig in Spain . May be " Castle in the Sand " was about the beautiful sultan palace sunken on the beach of Essaouira where Jimmy sat beaming at the cam!

Walking the beautiful beach , you can reach Diabat by foot but It is safer and much more exciting on the back of a dromadaire . Sebastien the dromadaire with gooogle eyes will guide you to Diabat and back with its owner Mostafa Mahjoubi.

Most Dromadaire owners will show the way to Diabat but I recommend Mostafa because of his truly friendly approach with the tourists and he is not pricey. Mostafa will go a step further to please everybody and he is an amazing photographer . A young Essaouira lad with a friendly professional approach, extremely courtious and so hospitable ; he will do anything to help .
His pictures are always great so please trust him with your cam .

Mostafa and his fidele compagnion Sebastien {google eyes} will insure that you spend a fab time however your wishes to plan your randonnee at the Forest , beach , diabat or sharing a tagine or fresh sardines cooked on the barby .Mostafa is Aladin.

Memorable time ? Coming back to Essaouira on the back of a dromadaire at sunset . Mostafa guided us back to the beach and made us experienced The rare moment when the green light shot out from the bright red sun ; what a moment!
Thank you Mostafa for the Fabulous pictures and for been so fab!
Now go and visit Mostafa Mahjoubi on Facebook!

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We spent a great week at The Standard learning surfing. Younes and his team are excellent teachers, incredibly helpful, and fun to hang out with. It's a very relaxed and familiar atmosphere and the hosts really went out of their way to make us feel at home. I'd highly recommend the place.

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

I had an amazing time there thanks to the help of Younes and Max. The owner, Younes, is the kindness person and he will make sure you have a great time, always checking up on you and making his best to help in all that he can. During our week there we were supposed to learn how to kite-surf but there was not enough wind, still, Younes taught us the basics and provided us with other water sport options. In the end, I learned how to surf, the basics of kite-surf, rode a horse on the beach, bought real argan oil and spices, and met an incredible person. Everything was phenomenal, we had door to door service from Marrakesh, a large apartment near the beach, traditional food, and professionals in the water. I highly recommend anyone making a trip to Essaouria to check The Standard out.

1  Thank Elizabeth_travelfun
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We just came back from one of the best holidays ever. The owner Younes is a great host who will make sure everything is as you expected it to be and is always keen on helping you out with anything you might need, from finding a good place to eat to buying real argan oil without getting ripped off or solving any single problem that comes up both efficiently and fast.

The surfing lessons with Max were always great and none of them ever looked at their watches to say "it's time to go". We had fun, practised sports, learned a lot about Essaouira and inmersed ourselves in the Moroccan culture, thanks to these guys and their friends. They go beyond professional, it felt like family and we'll definitely visit them again very soon. I'd highly advise anyone willing to practise water sports and have a true experience to contact The Standard Essaouira, they won't be dissapointed, for sure!!!

Thank Carufe
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