Saidia - Beachfront Chic
'The Blue Pearl' of the Mediterranean, Saidia is a beachfront Moroccan resort that has long attracted both Moroccan and foreign tourists. Around 40 miles to the north of Oujda, it benefits from the temperate Mediterranean climate, making it warm all year round. And it's the ideal place to enjoy such weather, with miles and miles of immaculate, golden sandy beaches bordered by welcoming, azure and calm waters.
Saidia is actually relatively young in terms of Morroccan history; founded by locals in around 1550, it wasn't until the 1880s that a citadel and mosques were added. It was when placed under French protectorate early last century that Saidia truly became a holiday resort.
While the beaches dominate life, Saidia town is lively with cafes, restaurants and nightspots, while a festival of traditional folk music takes place there every August. There's a 17th century fortress and 19th century Kasbah; visitors can easily lose themselves in Saidia for hours at a time leafing through the stalls and wondering the narrow streets. To the west od Saidia lies an incredible natural bird sanctuary at the mouth of the Moulouya River, while a short journey south-east leads to the awe-inspiring peaks, gorges and caves of the BÃ©ni-Snassen mountains.
Sun, Sea, Sand and a Secure Saidia Investment
Buying a home or investment property in Saidia means just one thing: Mediterranean Saidia Property. Those that are used to the traditional developments that have popped up all over the Mediterranean coast will be shocked by the sheer scale and ambition of this project - Mediterranean Saidia is not just another development, but an entire 5-star next generation leisure resort. Spanning an incredible seven million square metre area, it's a luxurious holidaying and recreational city.
Like southern Spain's La Manga resort, the theme for Saidia Property is sport and fitness, and the on-site facilities include a football stadium, gyms, water parks, equestrian centres, tennis, water sports and a luxury marina with 840 berths. And that's not to mention the three golf courses - each with clubhouse and full services - one of which will be of championship standard. There will also be 11 sumptuous hotels, 17 beach clubs, business and conference centres, plus 40 hectares of commercial and shopping areas.
The height of each Saidia property building has been heavily restricted, 40% of the total area will remain green space and the resort will lie along 6kms of golden beaches, ensuring all residents or holidaymakers space and tranquillity if they desire a few relaxing moments.
Better still, Mediterranean Saidia property is part of the king's 'Plan Azur' - a recreational zone backed by the highest powers to ensure that all buildings are completely legal and guarantee maximum return, scale and luxury.
Unsurprisingly, with so many amenities available, their choice of properties in Saidia is just as vast. From beachfront apartments to greenside riads, you can choose from a whole range of options and styles when buying property in Saidia, with payment terms to match.