Kikadini Villas

Villa Maroc

Villa Maroc is the smallest of Kikadini's three villas, and it's often one that we suggest for honeymoon couples – who can have exclusive use of this villa, at a very affordable cost.

Villa Maroc's entrance is shaded by a large passion vine, and you enter into the main living/dining room, which is large, with a light tiled floor. A double-seater settee and coffee table stand near a bright Persian carpet; all with a distinctly Arabic style. A fan whirrs above; even when hot outside, it's cool in here.

On the other side of this large room, beside a bright window, is a fully-equipped, open-plan kitchen with a small breakfast bar, a leather table and chairs, assorted side-tables, and another free-standing electric fan. On the walls are a few large, original paintings – of old Arabic subjects.

Venture left and an unusual, open-tread spiral staircase leads upstairs. This staircase is a real feature of the villa, but because it has no side at all, it renders the upstairs room unsuitable for children, the infirm, or anyone who is unsteady on their feet!

Upstairs the master bedroom you'll find a very large (king-size), low bed under a mosquito net, with a carved wooden headboard and silk bedspread. It's a large, atmospheric bedroom with a mirrored corner dressing-table, a small CD stereo system, a few antique-looking vases, large windows and French doors.

Beside the bedroom, an open door leads to a small ante-room with a fridge, a dressing room with shelves, and an en suite bathroom, which is a mixture of peach-coloured walls and stone mouldings, and bright, shiny brass fittings. (It looks better than it sounds!) Expect a good shower with smooth, red-speckled walls, a flush toilet, and a brass sink that's polished to a mirror-like consistency by the housekeeper every day. Dressing gowns are provided!

Step outside through the French doors to this room's private, first-floor terrace – which on one side has a close view of the ocean. There's a shaded, traditional two-person 'love seat' here, an open-air bath, and two more conventional cushioned sun-loungers. And, as is usual here, there is plenty of space!

Downstairs in Villa Maroc there is a second bedroom, with twin beds and its own en suite bathroom – although this is smaller than the master bedroom, and only used when the villa is booked by a party of four people. This can be accessed via a lockable door from the main lounge/dining area, or from its own outside entrance door.

We're told that Villa Maroc covers about 140m² - but we didn't arrive with a tape measure! We simply noted that it feels really spacious, highly individual, and has the same high-quality build as the other Kikadini Villas.

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