Phil D -
Windsurfing paradise (almost) - Jul 28, 2019
Simple but lovely and clean accommodation with great food (but don't expect western junk-food so don't take your kids if they only eat pizza and chicken nuggets). Friendly staff, both in the 'hotel' and in Club Ion. My son and I were windsurfing and for most of the time we were the only ones doing windsurfing so we had the entire kit range to ourselves until the last day. If you did have to mix with more than 3 windsurfers the limited number of sails would become a problem but this seems to be an unlikely scenario. Yes, the carry to the water is about 150m but the Club Ion crew take and fetch your board so it's actually pretty easy and well worth it because WOW, does the wind blow!Note that the distance across this top part of the lagoon is quite short. This makes it perfect to practice your manoeuvres but less good if you're a tedious sort who wants to sit in a reach all day. If that's your bag, just drift downwind a bit and you'll get more space. There are a lot of kitesurfers but they mostly respected the rights of way. I was not much inconvenienced.This was my second trip to Dakhla. The first time I stayed at Dakhla Attitude. The rooms were much nicer here at Ocean Vagabond and the choice of food was better too.sebastienvagabond, Propriétaire at Ocean Vagabond Dakhla Lagoon, responded to this review thanks Phil for your detailed comment. we are trying to improve again our windsurfing dpt. next season will have more equipment.best regardssebastien « less

   LlewellynDennis -
Windsurfing - Jul 8, 2019
Club Ion at Ocean VagabondFabulous for kite surfing. Windsurfing needs more sails as choice in the mid range is very short supply.Najeer and Husain are brilliant at there job of looking after clients. All th staff in the camp are so eager to please.Cannot give high rating as we did have a problem with shortage of sails. Sabastian take note original review deleted as it may seem the staff are at fault. Buy more kit for your clients.3000 miles and €8000 to find no sail to use. Not good.sebastienvagabond, Propriétaire at Ocean Vagabond Dakhla Lagoon, responded to this review thanks Denny for this new comment.we will pay more attention to our windsurfing equipmentbest regardsseb « less

   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 services.best regardssebastien « less