Opening Times
Mon-Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Bank Holidays 10am-4pm


SAWADI | Skoura

Set in the spacious grounds of an organically managed small farm deep in a tranquil palmeraie with a mixed orchard of exotic trees and superb views of the oasis and the mountains beyond, Sawadi is a walled kasbah-style hamlet built in traditional style and materials, allowing the rooms to be cool in summer and warm in winter. Most of its rooms are bungalows, and is highly respectful of environmental concerns. It is ideal for families, with interconnecting rooms, secure enclosed space, a large pool, farm animals and adventure playground. 

Sawadi offers informal cookery lessons focussing on various traditional dishes and has a small hammam with treatments and massages on request. The grounds house a large non-chlorinated pool, donkeys and other farm animals for children to make friends with and a variety of excursions to the large number of local sites can be arranged on request. It offers high quality Moroccan inspired cuisine.



Accommodation: Set in the spacious grounds of this organically managed small farm, Sawadi consists of several mini-Kasbahs: most are deluxe rooms and there are a few deluxe suites. The traditional building materials allow rooms to be cool in summer but warm in winter, and some rooms have fireplaces. Most of the Kasbahs have 2 bedrooms each (one double, one twin), which can be let separately and one is designed for 6 or 7 people.

Location: Situated deep in the beautiful unspoilt Skoura oasis and accessed by a few kms of well marked tracks. Sawadi is located on the southern side of the High Atlas Mountains: 5 hours’ drive from Marrakech, 5 hours from Taroudant and 50 minutes from Ouarzazate (30 km). 

Services and other points to note: Informal cookery lessons are on offer to give guests the opportunity to learn how to cook various traditional dishes. Small hammam (treatments and massage on request). Donkeys and other farm animals for children to make friends with. A variety of excursions can be arranged on request. The environmentally friendly approach includes many features such as a large non-chlorinated pool, waste water treatment and water conservation. There is a large room (8.5 m x 7.5 m), ideal for parties, yoga or meetings; it can accommodate groups of up to 40 people and is made all the more attractive as a result of an adjacent 40sq m terrace which overlooks the olive grove and, above the room, a larger terrace (80sq m) enjoying views of the Atlas Mountains.

Meals: Breakfast and evening meal is included. High quality Moroccan inspired cuisine, using a range of products produced on the farm. Food is served in the restaurant or terrace which overlook the swimming pool.

Staff: The hospitable resident owner, Phillipe, and his wife, Catherine, who, as a lecturer on sustainability, practises what she preaches, and his charming local staff ensure a very happy stay.

After booking we will send you substantial pre-visit information guides for your chosen destination(s).


Facilities Summary
  • Excellent Food
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Unheated Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Hammam
  • Eco-friendly
  • Wifi
  • Cool in Summer
  • Heating
  • Family Friendly
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Romantic - Honeymoon
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Safe
  • Owner on-site or nearby
  • Alcohol BYO or on-site
  • English & French Spoken
Standard Double from:
£110 per night, half board