Habitas brings its Caravan concept to the shores of Dakhla, Morocco
Caravan Dakhla marks the second of four Habitas properties set to open in Morocco.
This January (2023), Habitas, the rapidly growing global eco-hospitality group, will open its second property in Morocco, Caravan Dakhla, set on the shores of Dakhla lagoon. The news follows the success of the newly opened Caravan Agafay, located just 45 minutes from downtown Marrakech which has proved popular with those seeking a thoughtful, desert retreat.
Known as one of the world’s top kitesurfing locations for its unique lagoon, crystal blue waters and consistent winds, Dakhla is renowned as a world-class destination for kiteboarders, windsurfers, surfers and other explorers looking to discover a place where nature takes centre stage. Caravan Dakhla will be an immersive experience focused on reconnecting with nature through the pursuit of adventure. Habitas’ newest Home will embrace its locality offering guests immersive experiences both in and out of the water, bringing a unique vibe to the region through its key pillars of Adventure, Music, Wellness, Food, Art & Culture and Learning.
A home to explorers and adventure seekers alike, highlights of Caravan Dakhla will include 24 Moroccan guest rooms, a kitesurf school, a locally-inspired restaurant and bar, swimming pool, yoga and wellness centre, outdoor cinema, barrel sauna, cold plunge and Habitas’ signature agora communal gathering spaces.
Caravan Dakhla features three different room categories, varying in size and view. Ideal for relaxing and recharging between moments of adventure on the lagoon, accommodations take inspiration from the surrounding natural environment and local Moroccan culture, offering everything from traditional Riad-style rooms to modern villas and lodges. Room highlights include outdoor showers, comfortable furnishings, patio decks, and intricate design touches.
“Caravan Dakhla is the second launch for Habitas in Morocco, and follows swiftly on from the opening of Caravan Agafay. Dakhla is one of the top kitesurfing locations in the world and ideal for beginners and advanced. Each location taps into our core values of offering unique and transformative travel experiences, with Dakhla offering something entirely different due to its connection with the lagoon,” comments Oliver Ripley, Co-Founder & CEO of Habitas. “We’re planning to launch additional Homes in Morocco in equally diverse settings, more to follow on this.”
Targeted towards “experience seekers with a pioneering spirit for community and adventure,” each of the Caravan Homes aims to provide guests adventure without boundaries, connecting like-minded explorers on a non-traditional, unforgettable journey. Additionally, for every guest that stays at Caravan Dakhla, Habitas will donate $10 (£8) to its RISE Fund – the brand’s impact initiative to support local communities, create jobs and give back to local environmental and social causes.
About Caravan by Habitas
Caravan is Habitas’s sustainable, sport-and-adventure focused hotel experience that puts guests at the frontier of the world’s most exciting natural playgrounds. Launched in 2021, each Caravan property delivers the Habitas mission of building deeper connections between people, nature and local cultures. In addition to unique sports and adventure activities, the experience also features signature Habitas programming pillars such as music, wellness, food and cinema. Through RISE, the Habitas global impact initiative, Caravan gives back to local communities by supporting environmental causes and providing economic opportunities for its citizens. Dakhla is Habitas’s third Caravan location, with existing properties in AlUla (Saudi Arabia) and Agafay (Morocco).
Habitas is a global hospitality group created by a diverse community of people seeking human connection, authentic experiences and a better future together. Redefining the concept of traditional luxury in hotels, Habitas’ mission is to change people’s lives through creating deeper human connections and to make a lasting impact on local communities through education, employment and the creation of sustainable micro-economies. With Homes currently located in Mexico, Namibia and Saudi Arabia, Habitas is expanding globally across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia using its technology-driven approach and innovative vertically integrated model.