An elegant boutique hotel—the first of its kind in Agadir—Riad Villa Blanche feels as though it has been plucked from the chicest Marrakesh address and dropped at the edge of the ocean. Rooms are individual masterpieces, each with a subtle theme bringing together Moroccan, African, and Oriental design. The restaurant (which is open to nonguests) extends into the garden and offers a first-class Moroccan/Mediterranean menu. The focus is on personal luxury, with impeccable service from a team of cheerful staff. Built using traditional finishes of the highest quality, the riad has a central marbled courtyard with armchairs and potted palms, ideal for afternoon coffee or reading. The lawned garden has outdoor verandah and a heated pool. There is also a sumptuous spa and massage center with an indoor swimming pool.