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Make a holiday rental beach riad or accommodation in Essaouira, Morocco your home away from home

The city of Essaouira, Morocco looks from every angle as if it has been lifted from a holiday guide. The Jewish, Berber, Carthaginian, Portuguese and British influences manage to combine beautifully to create a city of a thousand attractions. Located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Essaouira boasts a wonderful, sweeping beach, making it one of Morocco’s finest coastal resorts. Blissfully laid back and surprisingly cosmopolitan, Essaouira is a perfect retreat, especially for windsurfers and surfers, but also for those wishing to enjoy the wonders of Morocco at a relaxed pace.

Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira’s charm is engulfing, with white and blue riads interspersed with art galleries, traditional workshops and wonderful restaurants, all encased by the famous red sandstone walls that protect Essaouira. There are a vast range of sites to explore from Essaouira accommodation, from the magnificent ruins of the Sultan’s Palace to the famous Sand Castle which is claimed to have been an inspiration to Jimmy Hendrix. The Sidi Mohamed ben Abdallah Museum is a fantastic place to start your tour from Essaouira accommodation, as it tells the history of local traditions, art and music. The fish market, which sells the daily catch from Essaouira’s fishing fleet, is an absolute marvel, well worth investigating. Any good Essaouira guide will document the best sightseeing routes.

Taking an Essaouira beach riad is the perfect way to enjoy the best of the city. Essaouira beach is never crowded, stretching for as far as the eye can see around a sweeping bay. The golden sands of Essaouira beaches, from Plage de Safi in the north to the beach around the inspirational Bordj El Berod to the south, are perfect for lazy days in the sun, although when the seas are rough, swimming in Essaouira can be dangerous. Known as the ‘windy city’, windsurfing in Essaouira is fantastic. There are some excellent Essaouira windsurfing and surfing spots, especially to the north near Moulay, which, despite having poor access, has excellent conditions for both surfing and windsurfing, although it is not for the feint hearted!

Places to visit on holiday in Essaouira, Morocco

On the outskirts of Essaouira are a number of excellent riding stables, offering lessons and hirelings to visitors, regardless of you level of experience. There are some wonderful rides to enjoy along the coastline and into the interior of Morocco.

Weather in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira enjoys a wonderfully steady climate, making an Essaouira beach riad a magnificent escape all year round. Average monthly temperatures hover around the 20°C mark throughout the year, although July, August and September are the warmest months. Rain is almost unheard of between June and October.

Travel to Essaouira, Morocco

Although there is a small airport in Essaouira, accommodation in the area is best reached from Marrakech. Essaouira Airport only receives flights from Casablanca and Paris Orly (ORY), so the majority of visitors from the UK fly to Marrakech Airport (RAK), which receives Ryanair and easyJet flights from London and Manchester (MAN).

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                                                                                                  Relaxation in a rustic and rural gem

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  Had a wonderful stay with 2 adults and 2 teenagers. You feel part of a small and friendly community, experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a little Moroccan village. The house is lovely and as described. One tiny issue was that the kettle didn't switch off and got extremely hot on the outside. Said was very helpful. The pool at Domaines Arganeraie was fantastic and they agreed a lower price for several visits. An electric fan in both bedrooms for mid-August would be great although it wasn't too bad. Spent two incredible days at Sidi Kaouki which we preferred to Essaouira main beach. Thank you for a great stay.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                  beautyful, perfectly organized, relaxed,

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Dear Lisa, thank you very much for our great stay in your beautyful riad. Everything was organized perdectly, many thanks to Fatima and Rachid, who both did a great job with cooking delicious morocan food and with a perfect housekeeping. We had a very relaxed time (not so dificult in this very special designed ambiance :) )We enjoyed everything: house, sun, wind, ocean, people, food, shops, atmosphere. We´ll come back, so long, anne
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                  Séjour très agrable et jardin sublime

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Très agréable séjour passé chez Jo et Guillaume. Très belle piscine avec une eau limpide, grand jardin très bien entretenu : palmiers, bougainvilliers, hibiscus et tant d’autres fleurs , belles rencontres et agréables discussions avec les Marocains d’Essaouira et d’Ounagha. Nous nous sommes régalés avec les tajines, couscous et crèpes d’Habiba.. Chambres très propres, très agréables et silencieuses. A recommander pour passer d'agréables vacances.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016