Hotel Riu Tikida Beach

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Agadir Morocco (Updated 2022)

Moroccans are generally very tolerant people and tourists of all orientations are respected as long as local laws and customs are seen to be respected in return. Fes is a fantastic city and even if it’s a muslim country, people are tolerating the foreigner gay couples are there a few gay friendly hotels Agadir.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Morocco face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco.

Article 489 of the Penal Code of Morocco criminalises “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex”.Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco and can be punished with anything from six months to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 120 to 1,200 dirhams.The Moroccan government uses the law as a way to police members of the LGBT+ community.

Agadir, a city along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, is the capital of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane province. A resort destination, it’s known for its golf courses, wide crescent beach and seaside promenade lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. Agadir’s hilltop kasbah was destroyed in a 1960 earthquake, but its original old wall remains standing.

 Top attractions to visit in Agadir

 

Best day Trips in Agadir:

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1. Hotel Riu Tikida Beach – All Inclusive Adults Only 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir

Hotel Riu Tikida Beach
Hotel Riu Tikida Beach

Located in Agadir, 200 m from Agadir Beach, Hotel Riu Tikida Beach – All Inclusive Adults Only provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel has a bar and a garden. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel.

The All Inclusive Adults Only Hotel Riu Tikida Beach opens all year round and is separated from the fine-sandy beach only by the seafront promenade. The famous Du Soleil golf course is located approx. 9 km away. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday – whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Downtown Agadir (1 km) and Al Massira International Airport (AGA) (25 km) and invites you to explore the area.

The hotel has 254 comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in our Thalassotherapy Centre or get in shape at the gym. 2 outdoor pools, 1 of them heated in winter, and 1 indoor pool. Daytime and evening entertainment, 2 tennis courts and discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations and themed buffets at our main restaurant, as well as Moroccan and Gourmet specialty restaurants; 5 bars located in different areas of the hotel.

The hotel is advertised as being for Adults Only, which it is, and as being Tui exclusive in the UK. It may be advertised otherwise in other Countries. There was a “floating group” of gay men from about 25 to about 70 years, mainly French, in number from about 8 to about 20 at one stage. I mention it not from any prejudice but at breakfasts each day as more of the group arrived they would chatter excitedly and greet each other. I surmise that they were gay because the only other explanation I could think of was that they were on a breakfast-time deep mouth-to-mouth resuscitation course. I would have found 20 heterosexual people doing mouth to mouth with tongues equally off-breakfast putting.

I’m also probably old fashioned and grumpy about topless sunbathing round the pool by old shrivelled-breasted ladies – although they weren’t as hideous as most of the grossly obese old men, one of whom just wore his underpants inside out for several days running. Maybe I’m just too fastidious

Overall, though the verdict is still: great hotel – great staff – great holiday.

The room was large and very clean. The walk in shower had a strong enough spray to knock you off your feet. We struggled to get sun beds on our first day but after that we followed suit with other people and put a towel on our beds at breakfast. The pool area was large although the water was surprisingly on the cool-ish side. Food and drinks were varied and of a high standard and very plentiful. Lunch is at the beachside restaurant, either inside or outside. The other restaurant open is just a kiosk really serving pizza, hamburgers and panini.

The main buffet restaurant is used for breakfast and dinner. Men are expected to wear long trousers for dinner. Women, of course, basically wore what they liked. It was a bit of a pain going back to the room after dinner to change back into shorts but it was worth it to feel more comfortable in the Casablanca Bar. The entertainment was ok-ish. Keyboard and vocals most nights augmented on different nights by guitar, drums, saxophone, percussion. We noticed over our fortnight that as the hotel thinned out a bit and the client group became predominantly French, the entertainment learned that way as well. But that was fine. Even after a week or so being home, that song “Aicha” was still ringing in my head. Guest appearances from acrobats, juggler, belly dancer, folk duo, Senegalese singer, whirling Dervish and Moroccan wedding dancers.

There is another choice of restaurant every night – either the Fish restaurant which also serves lunch or the Moroccan restaurant which do alternate nights. You have to book before noon. We went to the Fish restaurant, which was fine, apart from the blinding sun which burns in late evening. We tried twice to get in the Moroccan but it was booked up. The Yellow Bar was a bit TOO relaxing for us. Mixed ages and mixed nationalities led to a real laid back feeling. A word of warning… there are a LOT of steps. There are a couple of lifts about but they won’t save you from the steps. If you want to chill out this hotel is highly recommended.

Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir
Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir

How much does a room costs at Hotel Riu Tikida Beach ?

Prices start 184$/night for Double  Room. 

Where to book online – Hotel Riu Tikida Beach – All Inclusive Adults Only – Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir you can find the best hotels deals in Agadir during Agadir Cultural Festivals which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Agadir on Booking.com or  Hotels.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Ibis budget Agadir 2* – Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir

Ibis budget Agadir
Ibis budget Agadir

Located just a 10-minute drive from Agadir beach, Ibis Budget Agadir offers modern architecture and design. The hotel boasts all non-smoking rooms and facilities for disabled access.

Decorated in a contemporary style, all rooms can accommodate 2 or 3 people and feature satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. They are complete with a private bathroom.

A breakfast buffet is available at the hotel and Agadir city centre is only a 5-minute drive away, allowing easy access to the city’s restaurants and shops.

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Welcome to ibis budget Agadir, where you can enjoy comfort at a low price! Take the smart option and stay in a Cocoon & Design room, which can accommodate up to 3 persons. The rooms have an XL light shower, a toilet, a flat-screen TV, multimedia connections and WIFI, all at a very affordable price. Enjoy the snack bar any time of day, as well as the unlimited breakfast buffet in the morning!

The hotel has a wonderful holiday atmosphere, and a really diverse mix of people from all over the world. Perfect for gay couples as well.

Plenty of places to eat about the hotel, and plenty of options. Very close to Petit Pecheur fish restaurant where most of my time goes if you miss the taste of home. Crocodiles PARC too close too.

Our room was spacious and comfortable with a nice and calm view .

We would heartily recommend the Hotel IBIS Budget for any young couple looking for an interesting place to holiday.

Small, clean room with a double bed and a bunk bed. Small shower and tiny desk. Good breakfast with pancakes. Ample parking. Friendly and helpful staff. Price/quality excellent since the nightly rate was around €25.

Everything essential you wish to find in the hotel is in this very nice one and at low price : just at the entrance of the city along the main road far away from heavy traffic, very friendly and helpful Staff welcoming clients with sincere smile, availability of secured free parking 24/24.

Everything and every place are very clean and shiny, colorful hotel. Very pleasant place making you keep good memories of the visit to Agadir. High quality free WIFI signal. Perfect air conditioning,TV with 30 programs, Close to Moroccan restaurants offering traditional Moroccan food. Hotel Ibis Budget Agadir is a lovely place ! Very good value. Highly recommended.

Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir
Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir

How much does a room costs at Ibis budget Agadir ?

Prices start 31$/night for Classic Double Room.

Where to book online – Ibis budget Agadir – Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir you can find the best hotels deals in Agadir during Agadir Cultural Festivals which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Agadir on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Hotel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir

Hotel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa
Hotel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa

By its own private beach, this hotel features a Thalassotherapy centre with treatments, massages and thermal baths. Set in a garden, the hotel has 2 swimming pools, several activities and can organise jet skiing or boat excursions.

Free Wi-Fi is accessible from each air-conditioned room and suite. The modern-style rooms at Hotel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa all have satellite TV, minibar and a terrace.

The hotel offers 3 restaurants with international cuisine, healthy eating options and themed meals. You can also have a bite at the snack bar or a drink in one of the hotel’s 2 bars. Other services include baby-sitting upon request.

Hôtel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Agadir, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as Caserne de Pompiers Agadir (1.8 mi) and Mosquee Mohamed V (2.3 mi) make Hôtel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa a great place to stay when visiting Agadir.

Rooms at Hôtel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Hôtel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa guests have access to a concierge and room service. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Hôtel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Agadir’s popular tapas restaurants such as Le Jardin d’Eau, Les Blancs, and Bar Restaurant le Z, all a short distance from Hôtel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out La Grande Roue Agadir (1.1 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

We had a luxury room at this hotel. The layout was quite different which made the room quite special. The room had everything we wanted including coffee and tea making. Bed was comfortable and there was a large balcony. Our room 176 overlooked the sea. It has its own beach area which is at the far end of the beach and is quiet. The hotel’s public rooms are modern and large and exceptional. The bar restaurant served excellent food we found the local beer and wine excellent for out taste.

The service we received was exceptional given the circumstances that they were working in many had lost their jobs due to the virus but they all remained cheerful. Cannot praise this hotel highly enough and is sited in an ideal location with an esplanade to walk down the whole length of the crescent shaped bay. Definitely the best hotel that we could see in Agadir.

The actual hotel is very modern, beautiful and kept very clean. We found the pool area to be that more luxurious compared to it’s sister hotel the Royal Bay which is need of refurbishment, We stayed in a junior suite which was fantastic, The room was big, comfortable and had a large bathroom (huge bath and shower). Nice bar area to drink and relax in the evenings accompanied by some live music.

Food in general was excellent although some more variation at dinner would be nice. Breakfast was good and the head chef is always coming up with nice little additions to the buffet (freshly squeezed juices and healthy ‘salad’ pots etc).

he hotel staff are highly professional and accommodating. The hotel itself is really cool, has nice, professional yet fun decor throughout the hotel and the rooms are amazing. Our room’s aircon didn’t work so we were upgraded for free, which was a fab surprise. This is probably the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at, when I consider everything included. The pool is great, with service being offered by your bed and the staff can bring over drinks and food.

The spa is fantastic although expensive, and offers a huge choice of treatments by people who really know what they are doing. It was super clean. I think the professionalism of the staff is great. There is a great outdoor restaurant and entertainment at night. You walk straight from the hotel to the beach and the beach is lovely too. The breakfast is amazing, where you can request any dish of your choice as well as a buffet of hot foods, cold foods, pastries etc, fruit, yogurts. The restaurant in the hotel is one of the best (if not THE best) in Agadir.

When we had room service, this was always fast and professional too. The staff who attend your rooms to clean are kind and professional. Like I said, this is probably the most modern and my favourite hotel I have ever stayed at.

This Sofitel is located at the far end of the coastal promenade- opposite end to the marina which is about 3km away. Lovely walk or taxis available. The hotel is modern in design and quite stunning. Internally the decor most certainly has a wow factor with large dramatic pieces of furniture and art work. They also have an excellent spa which is also open to non residents. Lovely pool terrace with plenty of sun beds and double cabanas.

Pool bar and restaurant too- however service here a bit hit and miss. Also sun beds and cabanas on private area of beach directly in front of hotel. If going for a beach walk you need to head right when leaving hotel as area to the left is private land owned by the King ( leads to his summer palace) and military steer you away ! Bedrooms are spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Great shower. Dining options at the hotel are very good- please see separate reviews. Staff are generally very welcoming and efficient but the pool bar / restaurant needs ‘ tightening up’ in its offering. A beautiful hotel and one of the best Sofitels I have stayed in.

Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir
Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir

How much does a room costs at Hotel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa ?

Prices start 250$/night for Superior Queen Room with Garden View. The Junior Suite with 1 King-Size Bed is  510$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a lateral sea view and pool views, this air-conditioned suite offers a safety deposit box and minibar. The bathroom includes a shower, bath and hairdryer. Bathrobes and free toiletries are provided by the property.

Where to book online – Hotel Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Agadir you can find the best hotels deals in Agadir during Agadir Cultural Festivals which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Agadir on Booking.com or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.