Information about Mediterrania-Saidia


SaidiaHolidayRentals is always looking to help any visitor to Saidia, irrespective of whether they are a property owner or a holidaymaker. We enjoy living on the Mediterrania-Saidia resort and hope that you do too, however brief your visit. To that end we offer below some information about the resort, as well as links to other pages with relevant information. Please feel free to visit all of these pages.

- Fancy a sunset cocktail cruise on a catamaran on the Med? A spot of fishing? Click here...

- Reviews of restaurants in Saidia by Al-Ghil can be found by clicking here...

- Learn more about Saidia old town by clicking here...

- A holiday calendar for national and Islamic holidays in Morocco can be found by clicking here...

- Foreign women and Moroccan stereotypes

- Would you like to see a video of what Mediterrania-Saidia has to offer? Just click here...

Saidia-du-Kiss, to give it its full name, is the original town that borders the Algerian frontier. It falls in the region known as "Oriental" to Moroccans. The resort development called Meditterania-Saidia is 2 kilometres from the 'old' town. Local Moroccans simply call it "Fadesa", after the first Spanish property company that started construction on the new resort.

Mediterrania-Saidia is part of Morocco's tourist industry development strategy known as Plan Azur. Med-Saidia is the plan's only development on the Mediterranean coast. When complete the resort will feature: 6 kilometres of uninterrupted natural sandy family-friendly beaches, 10 4- and 5-star hotels, three 18-hole golf courses, a 1300-berth marina, over 100 exclusive shops in a large medina, dozens of bars and restaurants. It will also have the amenities of a small town, such as a post office, 3 banks and a supermaket for groceries. There are also plans for an aqua park, a cinema, a heliport and a medical centre. The housing stock will comprise approximately 2,500 luxury apartments, townhouses and villas.

Map of the region around Saidia

At the time of writing, August 2009, one golf course is open (and it is superb), 2 of the 5-star hotels have opened, a quarter of the medina has opened, the 3 banks and post office have opened, as has the supermarket. The marina is complete and has dozens of craft moored in it, with some pleasure-craft available for rental. About a dozen restaurants offering various cuisines and price levels are also open.

Aside from the hotels, much of the housing is intened to be used by holidaymakers. That's where SaidiaHolidayRentals fits in to the picture - we help landlords equip, furnish and market their properties for rental. Most property owners use their property for themselves for a few weeks of the year and then let them out for the rest of the year. Their is no typical profile of a property owner in Med-Saidia except to say that they are usually either British, Spanish, French or Moroccan. Holidaymakers are an equally interesting mix of people from Europe and Morocco. At SaidiaHolidayRentals we have found that the months of July and August are very popular with Moroccan expatriate holidaymakers from Europe. The rest of the year has shown non-Moroccan visitors from Europe to be by far the largest type of guest.

The rate of progress on Med-Saidia is relentless and as time passes more developments come online, constantly boosting the attractivenenss of the resort. It will be a few more years before the resort is complete. The scale of the resort is only fully grasped when visiting it. The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, considers this resort his personal pet project and takes a keen and active interest in it. He visits it at least once a year to inspect progress. He even holidays here each year after his visit as he is a keen jet-ski enthusiast. The King of Morocco can take his Summer holiday anywhere in the world, but he chooses Saidia each year.

The resort is of strategic significance to Morocco, as it will attract much-needed foreign exchange from investors and visitors. It is intended to be an up-market destination as the Moroccan authorities wish to avoid the maladies of mass-market tourism. To date, some notable European celebrities and sportspeople have bought properties on the resort. The fact that only 4- and 5-star hotels are allowed on the resort is further evidence of the intention that this resort is to be something special.

What makes Med-Saidia special is not the plethora of facilities, instead it is something unexpected: its people. The people of Saidia have an innocence and charm that is beguiling. Their generosity and kindness is unsurpassed. Interacting with the locals (especially in the off-season when they are not rushed off their feet), THAT is what makes Saidia a truly special destination. Why not come and experience this for yourself?

- Fancy a sunset cocktail cruise on a catamaran on the Med? A spot of fishing? Click here...

- Reviews of restaurants in Saidia by Al-Ghil can be found by clicking here...

- Learn more about Saidia old town by clicking here...

- A holiday calendar for national and Islamic holidays in Morocco can be found by clicking here...

- Foreign women and Moroccan stereotypes

- Would you like to see a video of what Mediterrania-Saidia has to offer? Just click here...



In our experience of living on the resort, we have found that the closest comparable weather station is Nador.

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We look forward to assisting you.


The SaidiaHolidayRentals crew.