Days Out & Activities

Castles in the Sand offers clients an exclusive personalised 5-star concierge service and an opportunity to experience “the real Morocco”. All clients are offered  The Insider’s Tour of the Medina upon arrival but there are a host of incredible adventures and unique experiences that can also be arranged during your stay. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that you leave here with memories to last a lifetime and an unrivalled travel experience. No ordinary holiday!


Homecooked Moroccan Feast

150dh per head

Our lovely housekeeper, Amina, will prepare an authentic and delicious home cooked Moroccan feast for you and deliver it direct to the table at home! One of our most popular services.

Bedouin Experience

POA – tailored to individual client requirements

Discover Morocco’s Secret Paradise! An incredible and rare opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful, local only known parts of Essaouira's stunning coast.
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Camel & Horse Trekking

Camel & Horse Trekking

200dh per person (2 hours)

Camel/horse ride on the beach and trek through the forest. Discover the beautiful landscapes, from beaches, dunes and forests for an unforgettable Moroccan experience!

Bbio organic welcome basket

Organic Welcome Basket

POA – tailored to individual client requirements

Pre-order a "Bbio Basket" if you prefer to cook your own. Locally grown, organic fresh produce – full of seasonal fruit, veggies, local argan oil, honey and corn fed chicken. Organic farm picnic also available by request.

Pool Day with Buffet (Sundays)

Pool Day & Buffet (Sundays)


Luxury private pool day with 2 swimming pools for guest use in magnificent setting 20mins drive from the Medina. Delicious buffet is included on Sundays.

Surf School Essaouira

Surf School

165dh per hour (group)
500dh for 1 hour (private)

Learn to surf in the Atlantic Ocean! Essaouira is one of the most popular surf destinations in the world. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, qualified professional tuition. Highly recommended.


Moroccan Cooking Class

450dh per head (10am - 2pm)

Learn how to make traditional Moroccan cuisine in a newly refurbished, professional training kitchen with a friendly and casual atmos­phere. Half-day work­shop: pre­pare and cook a full tra­di­tional meal that you can easily recreate for friends.

Pool Day with BBQ Lunch

Pool Day with BBQ Lunch

250dh per person

Boutique private pool day in remote garden location. 20mins drive from the Medina. Delicious "all you can eat" BBQ lunch and transport included. Poolside bar service (beer wine, cocktails) – at extra cost.

Kite Surfing Essaouira

Kite Surfing 

330dh per hour (group)
700dh per hour (private)

Essaouira is a popular kite surf haven thanks to its warm climate and near-constant winds. From beginner to experienced kite surfer, you’ll love it.

History Tour of Essaouira Medina

History Tour of the Medina

300dh (2 hours)

Walking history tour of the Medina. Discover the secret alleyways of Essaouira; its art, culture and architecture. You won't be disappointed by this hippy town's diversity and endless street art surprises! Camera recommended.

Moroccan Hammam

Moroccan Hammam

550dh per person (2 hours)

Traditional Moroccan spa experience to help you relax and unwind. Luxury full hammam includes 1-hour traditional spa and savon noir scrub followed by 1-hour deep tissue massage.

Quad Biking Essaouira

Quad Biking

300dh per person (1 hour)
500dh (2 hours)

Lots of fun for the more adventurous! Escape the hustle and bustle of the Medina and enjoy an exhilarating quad bike ride on the dunes. Not for the faint hearted!