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HAVE BEEN 3 TIMES NOW AND HAVE BOOKED TO GO AGAIN IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR.
THE THING I LIKE MOST IS IT IS EXCELLENT FOR FAMILIES, MY LITTLE GIRL LOVES IT.
EXCELLENT ALSO FOR TEENAGERS AS THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING FOR THEM TO DO, TENNIS, FOOTBALL, POOL ACTIVITIES.ETC
THE STAFF MAKE THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL TOO, THEY ARE SO NICE AND FRIENDLY.
I APOLOGISE I MAY HAVE THE NAME OF THIS NIGHTCLUB WRONG I AM TRYING TO REMEMBER, HOWEVER IT IS THE NIGHTCLUB WHICH IS LINKED TO THE HOTEL OCCIDENTAL ALLEGRO AGADOR,
THIS IS AVAILABLE TO GUESTS OUTSIDE THE HOTEL, FOR ALL INCLUSIVE GUESTS OF THE HOTEL HOWEVER IT IS FREE ENTRANCE ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR DRINKS.
ITS A TYPICAL NIGHTCLUB REALLY ON TWO FLOORS, MUSIC IS GOOD, MOST OF THE STAFF FROM THE HOTEL SEEM TO FREQUENT IT AS DO MANY OF THE LOCAL RESIDENTS IN AGADIR.
COME HERE FOR GOOD MUSIC AND A DANCE. CASUAL
THIS IS ACTUALLY EVERY THURSDAY AT THE HOTEL OCCIDENTAL ALLEGRO AGADOR, FROM EARLY MORNING THE MARKET COMES TO THE HOTEL, ALL THE STAFF DRESS IN TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN CLOTHING, AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS FANTASTIC.
THE MARKET THERE FEATURES EVERYTHING FROM LEATHER GOODS, SPICES, TRADITIONAL CLOTHES, SHOES, JEWELLERY, AND A STALL SELLING SOME TYPE OF PEANUT BRITTLE (BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT),
THE AIR IS FILLED WITH LOVELY SPICY AROMAS AND MOROCCAN MUSIC, AND YOU CANT HELP BUT FEEL SO WONDERFULLY CAUGHT IN THE ATMOSPHERE.
THEN THEY HAVE A FASHION SHOW WHERE THEY GET ALL THE KIDS AND SOME OF THE ADULTS TO DRESS IN THE TRADITIONAL COSTUMES, THIS IS TIME FOR THE CAMERA.
THE MARKET TRADERS STAY ALL DAY UNTIL THE EVENING,
EVENING MEAL ON THIS EVENING IS MOROCCAN NIGHT AND IT IS PURELY TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN FOOD WHICH IS SERVED, USUALLY ACCOMPANIED BY A MOROCCAN BAND.
THE SHOW IS ALSO FANTASTIC ON THIS NIGHT, IF ITS OUTSIDE THEN THEY USUALLY HAVE CAMELS, THEY ALSO HAVE SNAKE CHARMERS, BELLY DANCERS, TRADITIONAL DANCES, AND ALSO MY FAVOURITE THE ACROBATS...THESE KIDS ARE AMAZING I AM SAYING KIDS THEY ARE ALL YOUNG BOYS (MOSTLY JUST TEENAGERS) AND THEY LEAP AND DO SOMERSAULTS SO HIGH IN THE AIR,
THIS TRADITIONAL EVENT IS HELD WEEKLY EVERY THURSDAY TO ALL GUESTS OF THE HOTEL,AND IS INCLUDED IN THE ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE.
From a wheelchair users point of view.
Booked a week in Morocco for Christmas.. through an online travel agent who do things at the 'last minute'....!
Assured that the hotel would be suitable for my needs as a wheelchair user and a disabled friendly room had been requested, we chose this hotel with confidence. We also booked the transfer service from the airport with Med Hotels.
The transfer was in a minibus which struggled to accomodate my small battery scooter, even though I stressed when making the booking that we would need any vehicle that had room for us to lift the scooter into it.
Said, the Med Hotels rep. was a real support. He gave us a puzzled look when we said we were going to the Caribbean Village Agador.
On arrival at the hotel, we found we couldn't enter the hotel through the front entrance because of a large step. We were taken through the gravel car park at the side of the hotel in order to reach the reception.
The grounds of this hotel are gorgeous, well maintained and designed..... for able bodied people.
We entered the back of the hotel up a small wooden ramp and then found that I couldn't get to reception anyway because of another flight of steps.. there are no lifts here.
My wife went to book us in..... she had a real problem trying to communicate with the staff because of noisy entertainment being held just next to the foyer, the atmosphere was great but it was virtually impossible to hear anything but the music.
I should imagine this wouldn't be a problem during the day.
My wife went to look at the room... left me sitting in the foyer near reception. She came straight back and said it was totally unsuitable for me, completely unaccessible with a disabled scooter. I suppose if I had been in my wheelchair my wife could have tipped me backwards to lift it into the room.
Back into reception.. right in the middle of the noisy party music, my wife attempted to ask if there was another room that I could get into that didn't have steps.. the chap behind the reception couldn't understand what she wanted.. In the end he shook his head and said that this room was the hotels best disabled room...! As it was CLOSE to reception..! When my wife said that we were GRATEFUL for that but we couldn't get into it, he advised us to see the REP. in the morning. The staff at the reception are very helpful and most of them can get by in several languages.
So, we had a look around the pool and the restaurant and decided we couldn't manage for a whole week. Steps in every direction, there were steep ramps and paths that were suitable for wheelchairs but there were still lots of places that were unaccessible. We tried to get a meal in the resturaunt but ended up just getting the dregs, mostly cold vegetables. I am not a meat eater and I could tell that they had been fried or roasted in meat fat. The waiters were seemingly very helpful, bringing drinks etc, but when I asked where the toilet was...... the response was..YEAH. And we didn't see him again!
Definitely a communication problem but then we are too lazy to learn Arabic..
First thing in the morning we spoke to SAID, our rep. he was a great help, he said that the agent that booked us into this hotel wasn't being very honest and he said he would help us to move to another place.
We paid a bit extra money and moved to the Riu Tikida just up the road.... fantastic.. it was like being on another planet. What a difference. Ask me if you want to see photographs. I couldn't download them onto here.
I went to this hotel with my girlfriend, it was a last minute bargain, and I bought the trip without knowing anything about this hotel. When I have read all the reviews I was terrified. I saw pictures with mould and read about cochroaches. I was ready for the worst holiday I could imagine. And then it was a great surprise to find out how fantastic agador village can be. the whole complex is very big, it contains 4 pools, 6 alacarte restaurants, 3 plain restaurants, and a lot of space. Animations are ok but a bit too loud, there is plenty space to hide from it though. Coplex contains a lot of Morrocan style white houses, where are the rooms, between the houses there is nothing but the garden, palmtrees other exoting plants, including oranges. In the garden there are pool areas and some stores with local products (of course the same things are much cheaper in the town). My girlfriend made a original Morrocoan henna painting, it was quite expensive, but we have got guarantee that it was natural henna not the black poisonous one, and the painting lasts for about two weeks unlike paintings from jamaa el fna in Marrakech, which lastes for couple of hours. There are marvelous little white walls painted white every second day (seriously), around paths contecting buildings and pools. All inclusive option is a bit too poor, sometimes you would like to get more, but I don't complain, you can get food from 5:30 o'clock till midnight (remeber that in shisha bar you can eat between meals in the main restaurant) and drink between 9:00 and midnight, after 7pm you can get a bottled water to your room. There are couple of bars, but only in one you get get alcoholic drink, if you tip a bartender, he will always remember your favourite dring, and it will be always ready if you appear at the bar (20MAD every day is enough, remeber that these people earn little money). All staff is wonderful, comparing to other morrocan people met on the street, they are so cool, not pushy at all. Such behaviour appears very often in the town, you must get used to it and learn how to handle with people trying to sell you souvenirs or services (so called faux guides- be careful with them), I've been travelling a lot to more exotic places, but a first short walk in Agadir was a sort of culture shock. Never forget that morroco is stil a developing country, and it doest look like spain or greece, though its very beatiful. Lets get back to the hotel. Rooms are clean but not the highest standart. Cleaners are very nice, especially if you tip them. Food is great, I had stomachache all the time, but not because of some tropical bacterias, the cause was overeating. You can eat everyday in the different restaurant alacarte, I never tried supper in the main restaurant. The best was Morrocoan restaurant Medina, the worst Sushi, and italian, if you don't like experiments don't eat in fishermans house. Main restaurant is huuuuuge, there are never queues, menu is changed everyday and there is no way you can try everything. Breakfast is also huge you can get whatever you want, continental breakfast, english, american, etc. The whole complex has three entrances corresponding to three parts of the hotel. Actualy there are two hotels: Tamlelt (a bit lower standart than Agador) and Agador (second entrance), the third entrance leads through the Argane museum and store (worth to see, payable though) to the street which leads to the beach. Beach is quite distant. You must cross the whole construction site, Morrocans are currently rebuilding the whole city, including construction of huge boulevard on the oceanside, now it is horrible story, but in the couple of years it will be one of the best curorts in the mediterranean area. The beach is great it is wide enough not to hear the construction site, hotel has a small area on the beach with deckchairs for the hotel guests for free. You can take a long walk on the beach, to the port and marina on the one side (worth to go), and wild areas on the other. Police is patroling the beach on the quads, so its seems to be safe. Water is usually warm and clean (depends on the day, sometimes current changes and its freezing cold), but I must confess that hotel was so cool that I have never enter the ocean. I came to the Agador on the end of september, and it was a great time, hotel was not overcrowded, British and French people werent as silly as they usualy can be, some kids were annoying (as I came with my girlfriend and we looked for some peace and quite), but overall its was great. I hate big overcrowded and noisy hotels, and although Agador can guest over 700 people, you don't really feel that crowd while everybody stay in the different part of the complex. Animations are so cool, I'm not a very sociable person, but it was fun to participate in the games on the main pool area, I even won 65 MAD in bingo game:). The weather was not the best, fogs and cold evenings and mornings were very dissapointing, but you can use that time to leave the hotel and hit the town. I regret that I came there in the Ramadan so it was more difficult to explore the local culture and try local cuisine. I also regret that it was only a week!!!!!!!!
Enjoy your stay!
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we have been going to the carabean village for the past six years three or four times a year we have included our whole family.all the staff from toilet cleaner to thehotel managers are wonderfull they make our stay perfect. even the owner when theresays hello we regard all the staff as extended family they call us mam and dad and treat us as part of their familestoo. the food in the hotel is excellent with a vast variety of dishes to cater for everyone. the customer service manager mansouri is very special he caters to our every wish spends time with us and is a very dear friend. all the staff go out of their way to make our stay perfect . karim an animator is the most sincere person we have ever met the moroccan people are caring kind loyal freinds and we feel extreley privaledged to have met them and include them in our extended family. mam and dad.
Good atmosphere and facilities, but something made me very ill
This is a fairly nice looking hotel with a good atmosphere in the evening. There's plenty to keep you entertained - three pools, tennis courts, table tennis, crazy golf, archery, football etc. There is also an onsite entertainments team which were pretty active, if somewhat cheesy.
Our room was clean and functional, with a balcony which caught the sun in the morning. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful.
The beach is five to ten minutes away, and although you have to walk through something of a building site to get there it's quite pleasant once you arrive. The beach is miles long and all sandy, and the sea fine for swimming in, though it was quite windy some days.
My biggest problem with the holiday was that I picked up a stomach bug after a couple of days. It steadily got worse through the week and by the time I got home I was terribly ill, having to visit the doctor and take time off work. I don't know where I picked the bug up from, but I suspect it was either the buffet (lukewarm food) or perhaps some drinks contained tap water. I might have put it down to just being in a foreign country if it wasn't for other reviews on here where people were sick - I don't normally get ill abroad. To be fair, my girlfriend (a vegetarian) was fine, but I would still not recommend this hotel.
oh my god what can i say lol this was my 4th time at this hotel and i love it more and more every time i go back and soon will be going back in may next year with my mate!
food, i thought the food was ok you have heard people say that they get a upset tummy but i have never been that ill just go to the toilet alot but thats becuase u are trying different things u are not used to!
rooms, are better then they was when i went 4 new year nearly 2 years
ago they had baths then with a shower but they have knocked them out and just put in walkin showers which is much better!
animation, lol oh they are great they all are like my brother n sisters! but you young girls dnt fall for them it's horrible because i have been there and it's not a nice thing to go though when you are
young just like i was! but a big shout out to my best mates ever said
which he has left 2 go 2 england for 3 months but hope to see you soon babe and mimo, dj abdol, issam, and karim miss you guys!
hope my review helps you it is a really nice place if you get involved with everything it will be a holiday 2 remember it's paradise xxxx
carrbean village adgir
august 29 2007
we stayed there for 1 week , first when i got there it didnot look that great, but once we settled in, i thought the hotel was very nice, you had a lot of choice for food even the fussy eaters got what they wanted,it had two hug e swimmming pools and a kids pool, there werlots to do there for the kids, if you got kids ,teenagers and small children then this hotel is the one. the only thing you have a lot of walking to do, because everthing is spread out far
i have been to Agadir in Morocco THREE TIMES NOW and am due to go again in APRIL of this year, i have travelled alot having worked in the travel industry over the last 11 years and Morocco has got to be my favourite so far.
Occidental Allegro Agador is an All inclusive hotel and i would really recommend it due to the excellent facilities, activities and fantastic staff.
"LION KING SHOW"
THIS IS ONE OF THE NIGHTLY SHOWS PUT ON BY THE ANIMATION TEAM!!
from Col de Kerdous towards Tiznit
Jardim de Olhao
Expanding the Corniche to the south, 2007
Just booked to go to Morocco :)
Just booked a holiday going to Agadir in July... boy i know its gonna be hot but me and my fiance Gaz cant wait.. we love the Sunshine!
We're staying at the Occidental Caribbean Village Agador for 1 week.
Can you tell us what we can do at night? Although the hotel is All inclusive we would like to see Agadir and maybe do a few excursions.
Also we will be there when the World Cup starts and would like to watch England play.... does anyone know where we could go to see the match?
Thanks in advance.
RE: Just booked to go to Morocco :)
p.s we are not English lager louts lol... my fella just likes to watch England play. xxx
RE: RE: Just booked to go to Morocco :)
hi, as the moroccans are absolute football fanatics i doubt you will have trouble finding places to watch!!! every cafe, bar etc will have the tv on to the world cup. if you want somewhere more upmarket and relaxed then try some of the big hotels - they will all have a cafe bar/bar and just check if they have a tv that you could relax nearby.
lots of day trips you can do, been answered quite a number of times before so i suggest do a bit of a read through this site, and also get a lonely planet or rough guide. DK eyewitness guidebook is also good. even if you borrow something from local library.
recommend imouzzer in the hills north of agadir, a trip to essouira, trip to tafroute on its soukday especially, maybe a trip to taroudannt or do a circuit to iznit, tafroute through igrem to taroudant and back to agadir. or go over the very scenic tizintest mountain pass from taroudant to marrakech and back through chichoua to agadir.
do a visit to the huge marjane supermarket as well.
up to the fortress lookout above agadir, excellent. visit the fishmarket for an excellent seafood meal.
Occidental Caribbean Village in Agadir
Hi Vt members
i want to go on holiday in July and have found a fantastic deal to Morocco all inclusive for 7 nights.
Does anyone know anything about the Caribbean Village hotel in Agadir?
Id love to know any thoughts, information on the hotel before i go ahead and book this.
Also what is the weather like in Morocco in July.
Thanks in advance,
RE: Occidental Caribbean Village in Agadir
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Wish you a good stay in Agadir,