See our other property: Riad Kitula, Marrakech

Eating Out

As you drive into town from Lagoon Lodge, you will see a sign on the right for 'Ostrea II' Restaurant/Hotel. This clean and simple restaurant with a terrace right on the water is a wonderful place to see Oualidia's famous oysters being harvested and to enjoy the freshest possible seafood - oysters, sea urchins, crab salad or perhaps a really tasty paella generously filled with octopus, mussels, prawns and local fish, the rice deliciously caramelised and worth scraping up every crunchy bit.

Fresh oysters for sale in Oualidia Fresh oysters for sale in Oualidia
Mint tea after lunch at Ostrea II Mint tea after lunch at Ostrea II

A little further along on the right, you will see signs for 'La Sultana' Hotel, which is pricey but the best restaurant Oualidia has to offer.

La Sultana Hotel La Sultana Hotel
Dinner at Hotel La Sultana Dinner at Hotel La Sultana

In Oualidia itself, half way down the hill, you will find L'Hippocampe Hotel. It has a lovely terrace overlooking the lagoon and its garden is filled to bursting with colourful flowers. Here you can have lunch/dinner/coffee and pick up your emails on the beach as they have free wifi.

The colourful Hippocampe Hotel The colourful Hippocampe Hotel
View from l'Hippocampe Hotel, Oualidia View from l'Hippocampe Hotel, Oualidia

L'Araignee Gourmande is a cheap, bustling restaurant popular with French tourists and caravaniers. At the end of the bay, L'Initiale has good pizzas and salads. Kalypso is expensive but dependable.

A favourite Oualidia treat for visitors is crab grilled on the beach. You will also find fishing boats drawn up on the beach, whose owners will be happy to sell you freshly caught clams or sea urchins which they will open for you to eat, there and then.

Like Lagoon Lodge, Oualidia? Check out our beautiful 18th century Riad in the heart of the old medina in Marrakech: Riad Kitula.

Riad Kitula interior
Riad Kitula exterior
Riad Kitula bedroom