We take a dip in Heure Bleue Palais’ heated rooftop pool and feel on top of the world, the views of the ocean are simply enchanting. Then it’s time for an Argan oil massage and a heavenly Hammam treatment in the Petit Spa… it’s not true that you can have too much of a good thing! Feeling completely relaxed, we’re ready for an afternoon refreshment. Rachid shares the secrets of how to prepare traditional mint tea, we tried it at home but the tea seems more refreshing in Essaouira – was it the Moroccon mint’s unique taste, or the eight lumps of sugar?
We were carefully watching during the cooking class – but know that we could never make the dishes as well as Chef Ahmed does! We decided to make reservations in the Salon Oriental to enjoy that delicious couscous all over again. After our meal we sip Heure Bleue Val d’Argan – the hotel’s own wine – and chat and laugh in the intimate atmosphere of the palm-shaded patio.