simon b - London, United Kingdom
complete kite surf experience - Mar 19, 2019
just returned from 6 day stay at Ocean Vagabond , Dakhla. I stayed in a bungalow which was cleanest and quietest hotel room have ever enjoyed. From the airport collection ( Aziz ) to the reception staff , the bar and kitchen staff to the ION Club instructors ( the assistant manager Saida and my instructor Momo ) all were genuinely welcoming and kind . I enjoyed long walks along the vast lagoon beach or up along the Western Sahara dunes when not on the water ( 4 hours a day instruction ) , although there are plenty of other things to do including bike tours or desert trips in 4x4's. 6 days was enough to see me go from beginner to achieving turns kitesurfing. A special thanks to Momo for bringing patience and laughter to the process of learning this ridiculously fun sport . What a wonderful place..will 100% return .sebvagabond, Propriétaire at Ocean Vagabond Dakhla Lagoon, responded to this review yuhuuuuu what a comment :)we are really happy you enjoyed that much our experience!see you soonsebastien « less

   420MarieL66 - Sydney, Australia
A perfect week of relaxation, amazing food, lovely people - and above all, a chance to fall in love with kite surfing - Feb 25, 2019
We just came back from an incredible week at Hotel Ocean Vagabond on the Dakhla lagoon in Western Sahara (south of Morocco). The accomodation is the perfect combination of rustic style and high quality comfort. We had a lovely mini hut room overlooking the beach (and sunset), which was beautifully cleaned and decorated. All meals were included in the price and the food was incredible - we basically had three courses for lunch and dinner every day! The people were super lovely as well - we had such a nice time chatting to the wait staff, chilling at the beach bar and hanging out at the ion Club with the instructors and storage teams. They even treated us to a few nights of impromptu music, with some epic skills on the bongos!As for the kite surfing, I had only done it once or twice before - and only ever on land so I didnt know how I would feel. But from day one I was hooked! The wind was perfect for the first four days which meant 2x 2hr lessons each day - a very achy body but an amazing feeling and so much progress! For the last few days, we had quite light wind, but still managed to get a 2hr kitesurf each day, including some unforgettably beautiful sunset sessions. By the end of our holiday, I was starting to do transitions - which is pretty cool when you think a week before I couldn't even launch a kite...this is a true testament to the place, the equipment, but most of all my fantastic teacher Karim - a truly lovely guy who made learning a lot of fun, but also really pushed me to improve each day. He was able to detect a tiny thing I was doing wrong here and there, which then meant I got it right soon after. The mark of an amazing teacher! I hope to return to Dakhla soon, and will definitely be continuing with kite surfing thanks to my time there.sebvagabond, Propriétaire at Ocean Vagabond Dakhla Lagoon, responded to this review HELLO,What a pleasure to read your words. i'm really happy and proud of my team. Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing are addictions... it seems you are hooked now and we like to wish you some more incredible sessions around the globe! cheerssebastien « less

   Incognito2019 -
New Year Kite and Surf holiday - Jan 6, 2019
The accommodation is very clean and tidy, the rooms are large and quite luxurious, the breakfast buffet is very good, meanwhile the dinner buffet is more moderate. The hotel staff is friendly and polite, and were up for a chat in the evening. The kite teacher, Karime Mouline, was professional, polite and kind, a recommended teacher.sebdeflandre, Propriétaire at Ocean Vagabond Dakhla Lagoon, responded to this review hello,thanks for your words. that helps to improve again our regardssebastien « less

   David C -
Nice environment - Nov 12, 2018
We stayed a few days at Ocean Vagabond Lagoon. The surroundings of the resort were awesome, but according to the opinions our expectations were higher than what we found.The bungallows were clean and confortable, but we consider they do not worth 160€ per night.The same for the activities (surf board rental up to 45€ per person per half a day+70€ for the transfer...)There was no wifi in the bungallows but, on the other hand, the food was tasty and all the hotel crew was so nice.To sum up, we concluded that there are much more economical options to practice Surf/Kite, so we left the hotel a little bit dissapointed.sebastienvagabond, Propriétaire at Ocean Vagabond Dakhla Lagoon, responded to this review hello David, thks for your comment who always help us to improve our services. Dakhla is far away from everything and built an eden here cost for sure a certain price.... 160 €/day for 2 persons in full board seems a reasonable price for me....i'm happy to read that you enjoy our services and our location.regardssebastien « less

   Lisa K - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Great kitesurf holiday - Oct 27, 2018
Even though the weather conditions were pretty dissapointing, Ocean Vagabond and especially the people at ION Club made our stay in Dakhla wonderful! We enjoyed our bungalow and great service in the restaurant, even though the food could be a little more tasteful. For kitesurfing we can really recommend ION club in general, but our instructor Jamal was the best! Super friendly, patienced and safety first! ION Club is super well organised with helpfull and caring staff at the reception, shop and instructors. THANKS!sebastienvagabond, Propriétaire at Ocean Vagabond Dakhla Lagoon, responded to this review Hello Lisa, thks for your helpfull comment. Again our staff is our value. thks also for Jamal who is a great person.see you soon sebastien « less