Our News

14 Sep 23

EARTHQUAKE - Info and Solidarity

On the night of Friday September 8, a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake devastated western Morocco . The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the province of al-Haouz, approximately 70 km southwest of Marrakech and 130 km from Essaouira.

By a miracle Essaouira and Baoussala were not damaged, even though the shock was strongly felt.

Here, as in most districts of Marrakech, life has returned to normal: shops, bars, restaurants, museums are open and Morocco needs the tourist lever more than ever to rebuild itself.

On the other hand, in the High Atlas Mountains, the vast majority of villages are devastated , the time has come for mutual aid and then the time for reconstruction will quickly come. It will be a big project and the approach of winter is on everyone's minds.

Yesterday (09/12) we participated in an operation to deliver essential products (food, water, clothing, hygiene equipment, blankets, medicines)collected by the El Khir association in Essaouira in the village of Adissil located 150km from us. It was a moment rich in emotion where we were struck by this outpouring of solidarity shown by all Moroccans, it warms our hearts.


In support of our Moroccan friends, we have decided to donate 5% of the amount of all reservations until the end of the year, for the benefit of an association which will work for the reconstruction of the villages.

Our choice has not yet been made as to which association we will support as there are so many of them. This is an important choice and we do not want to rush it.


Many of you have shown us your support in this terrible ordeal and asked us how to help:

Several possibilities are available to you:

- make a donation to a recognized NGO such as UNICEF ,THE RED CROSS or even POPULAR RELIEF which have all opened special funds for the victims of the Haouz earthquake


- make a transfer to the special fund created by His Majesty Mohammed 6 called ""Special Fund number 126 for the management of the effects of the earthquake which affected the Kingdom of Morocco"". IBAN: MA64001810007800020110620318. (more information on Fond 126, here )


- participate in the prize pool that we created on Leetchi which we will add to the amount that we will donate to an association at the start of next year.


Thank you for your solidarity!


Léah, Dominique and the entire Baoussala team

Un convoi inintérompu de voitures 

25 Apr 23

In Baoussala we get back in shape!

There's nothing like taking care of yourself during the holidays, either thanks to the expert hands of Bouchra for a massage but also thanks to our coach Abdel who comes at your request to give you private or semi-private lessons. of Yoga, Pilates, muscle strengthening, CardiBoxing… At a very affordable price

No more excuses… to continue enjoying Fatih's generous cuisine and Baoussala's yammy breakfasts!  Abdel helps you to keep your line ! 

Advance reservation desirable.

Rates :

- private lesson for 1 or 2 people: 250dh/h

- lesson from 3 people: 100dh/pers

- package 3 private sessions: 600dh

- package 5 private sessions: 900dh




01 Jan 23

Beautiful and happy New Year 2023!!

Very beautiful and happy new year 2023 to all!

Time for the the good resolutions for 2023, let's talk about it!

1/ take care of yourself

2/ going on vacation

3/ (re)come to Baoussala!

Here are 3 good reasons to plan your future holidays in Baoussala.

How to come to Essaouira : here is a small update of the flights  for 2023:


Flight to Essaouira:

- from Paris (Orly) with TRANSAVIA , in high season (school holidays) 4 flights/week: M/W/F/Sat - low season at least 2 flights/week: W and Sat


- from BRUSSELS (Charleroi ) with RYANAIR , 2 flights per week all year round: T and Sun


- from MARSEILLE withRYANAIR , 2 flights per week all year round: M and F until March, then M and Sun from April.


- from LONDON (Stansted) with RYANAIR , 2 flights per week all year round: T and Sat until March, then M and Sun  from April


- from BORDEAUX with EASYJET , big question mark... since the end of the pandemic, the line is supposed to return, however they are canceling the flights... so on the schedule there are flights scheduled in June, 2/week T and Sat, then no flights in July/August… Resumption of the line in September and October 2023 - 2 flights/week: T and Sat… for more safety and by experience, take a flight from Bordeaux to Marrakech!!!


From all other destinations, take a flight to Marrakech, we can organize your transfer with a private taxi, it takes 2.5 hours by road and the price is 78€ to come to us (up to 4 people).


We look forward to welcoming you this year!


Léah, Dominique and the whole team



télétravail à Baoussala

télétravail à Baoussala

24 Nov 20

teleworking and long stays at BAOUSSALA this winter

Workation or how to combine work and vacation?  In Baoussala, it is possible, tested and approved!
The world is facing new ways of traveling, we are adapting and offering you personalized stays in this very special period.
All this winter, we are offering long stays at very attractive prices to escape the gray and gloomy European winter and make your stay more enjoyable! Work space, personal WiFi connection, à la carte cuisine, sports and yoga lessons on request, heated swimming pool, massages ...
The offers for long stays include stays of at least 2 weeks in order to obtain very advantageous rates and facilities, do not hesitate to contact us for a personalized study.


17 Apr 19

The littletravelsociety.de website is recommended for globetrotting families !!

Since about ten days Baoussala is listed on the German super site littletravelsociety.de

This site is simply great, it is full of great addresses "kids friendly" in Europe and all around the world and also offers good tips for families globe-trotting.
You can trust them, all the addresses are chosen with a lot of attention and must answer to very precise criterias as much on the equipments for the youngest as by the quality of the services proposed, the design and the style of the place etc. .

Too bad, however, that this site is currently only in German, maybe soon in English?! ... we also invite you to follow this band of moms travelers on social networks: Facebook and Instagram

yoga baoussala essaouira retreat kirsten

yoga baoussala essaouira retreat kirsten

15 Feb 19

ReTreat yourself to a week of inspiration and self-care

Have you ever treated yourself to a week just for you?
Time to just slowww down, tune in with yourself and experience the powerful healing space through mindful presence?

This June 23-30th, we are happy to welcome back Kirsten (Impact Yoga) and Samantha (Soulsister Bodywork) for another inspirational Women's Yin Yoga Retreat here at Riad Baoussala.

Join daily rooftop yin yoga and meditation sessions, enjoy healthy delicious meals and fresh smoothies, or take a dip in the pool after your hammam treatment. Awaken your senses and experience some magic! A true oasis awaits you... This week of inspiration & self-care is suitable for all levels - from beginners to more experienced practitioners of yoga. Yin yoga is accessible to every body, literally.

For more information and registration, see:

For more information about your yoga teachers Kirsten & Samantha, see:
www.impactyoga.nl & www.soulsisterbodywork.



06 Sep 18

Baoussala is happy to receive Kirsten and Samantha for her first Yoga retreat in Baoussala, 15-22 September 2018 !

From 15 - 22 September, Riad Baoussala is happy to host Dutch yin yoga teachers Kirsten van den Akker of Impact Yoga & Samantha Rice of Soulsister Bodywork for their inspirational women's retreat week.

Surrounded by nature, vitamine sea, sun and stars, participants will learn how to use yin yoga, self-care and and meditation to awaken their senses and create a powerful healing space for themselves.

A week of inspiration, self-care and reflection with Daily meditation and yoga sessions, suitable for all levels from beginners to more experienced practitioners of yoga. Yin is accessible to every body.

What is Yin-Yoga ?
Yoga is so much more than stretching. Today, most forms of yoga focus on working the muscular ""Yang"" tissues of the body through dynamic, active flows.Yang yoga styles, such as Vinyasa or Ashtanga, focus on building strength, fitness, and flow with rhythm and repetition. Their sequences are more dynamic and mainly attend to stimulating the muscles through proper alignment.

Yin yoga on the other hand is a unique, nourishing form of yoga which allows us to work on the deeper layers of the body (""Yin tissues""). Yin targets our connective tissues such as joints and ligaments, organs, our fascia, energy meridians, and even our bones are stimulated. The shape and alignment of a pose do not matter in Yin, making this form of yoga accessible to any body. Literally. We do not use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into our body. Yin invites us to listen to the signals of our body and truly feel what is going on.

This retreat is fully-booked, but for more information about their work, check out their websites:
www.impactyoga.nl / www.soulsisterbodywork.com



26 Apr 18

Yoga & Gnawa retreat in Baoussala with SunnySideUp // 25-29 September 2018

Sufi Gnawa and Yoga retreat at Baoussala // 25-29 September

Baoussala is proud to welcome the first Yoga retreat with SunnyUpSide in Essaouira runned by Christian Coelho from Rio - Brazil. This will be is first European/African yoga retreat, and it will take place in Baoussala in September 2018, to experience the highly spiritual Gnawa music of Essaouira as well as the daily meditation and yoga classes ! !

\\\ WELLNESS : Daily Yoga & Meditation with Christian Coelho (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
\\\ CULTURE : Discover Gnawa, a spiritual Sufi music genre
\\\ ADVENTURE : Get lost on desert beaches & in the winding medina of Essaouira

Limited places, if you are interested, please book directly through SunnySideUp !
Capture d’écran 2017-03-19 à 21

Capture d’écran 2017-03-19 à 21

19 Mar 17

Win a 3 nights stay at Baoussala !!

Test your luck and try to win a 3 nights stay at Baoussala ! Together with Sweaty Betty London and I-escape

Sweaty Betty is a lovely brand of Yoga clothes that we really like and I-escape is one of our business partner since more than 10 years !
We are pleased to collaborate with them for this competition !
Have a look to their website Sweaty Betty London and I-escape
Fingers crossed !!