What is ´the Bubble´...

 

Come and step off the world....

 

Dar Danse is our very special ´bubble on the beach´, where the stresses and strains of the outside world are firmly locked out. Our unique, eco-friendly, boutique hotel sits on a beautiful, remote stretch of Atlantic coast .... a charmed place where you will find it so very easy to switch off, and simply....be. 

 

Time here seems to stand still. A fisherman arrives on his donkey to offer us his morning catch, a goatherd grazes his flock by our stone walls and swallows dip gracefully in and out of the shimmering pool. Conrad the camel does a spot of meditation as he chomps on some freshly cut grass, and Chappy our little dachshund-cross rescue dog is doing some extremely lazy stretching on his favourite mat! Tantalising aromas waft from the kitchen, where the evening´s tagine is simmering. Guests settle on the terrace to watch the sun go down on another blissful day at Dar Danse...

 

You can indulge in a traditional Moroccan Hammam, curl up with a good book in a hammock under the mimosas, or explore the miles of glorious beach and coastline. One of the dogs would be more than happy to be your guide, or you may even persuade our very amenable camel, Conrad, to take you for a leisurely stroll over the dunes or along the coastal track. 

 

Dar Danse is built using age-old traditions, with water supplied by our own well, and electricity powered by the sun.  The main rooms surround a kasbah style central, open-air studio, and for certain weeks of the year, this becomes the beating heart of our very special bubble. Ballet Retreats are organised by Francesca, herself an ex Royal Ballet dancer, for all ages and standards - from adult beginners, to students training for a professional career.  (Tailor-made ballet retreats can be arranged at any time for small groups of like-minded friends) Other weeks might be filled with latino beats, as salsa dancers take to the floor, or artists with their easels, catching that ever changing sunset. When Chappy the dog, concedes his mat, the studio becomes a glorious space for yoga and pilates, whilst perhaps the ´other halves´hit the waves on a surfboard.

 

Our remote location means there are no restaurants, bars or nightclubs anywhere near, but if you can tear yourself away from the Bubble, visits to our local town of Essaouira can be arranged, with its colourful souks, enchanting pedestrianised medina, and bustling fishing port. 

 

The Bubble is not only a peaceful haven for guests seeking to ´step off the world´ for a while, but also a sanctuary for many lucky animals, who have somehow found their way to us. In fact, so many four-legged friends have decided to make this their home, that we are now also setting up volunteering holidays, to help us give them all the love and care they so desperately need. 

 

We are a world away from the usual tourist offerings. Our electricity is powered by the sun, and so is very precious....so remember to bring your torch..and a little sense of adventure! It´s a holiday with a difference, at one with nature. The water may not always be piping hot, but the welcome is most certainly warm...so come join us in our Bubble, switch off the screens, take off your watches...and step off the world!

 

 

 

Dar Danse

¨The Bubble on the Beach´

Bhaibeh Beach

Essaouira

Morocco

 

(incorporating the Four-Legged Orphan Sanctuary - FLOS)

 

 

Postal address in the UK:

The Boathouse

Amberley

Arundel

BN18 9LR

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