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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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                Multiple rentals Apartment #657393a
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                  Multiple rentals Apartment #657393a
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                      Villa #651968a
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                        House #69662
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                          Villa #680284a
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                                Apartment #6462321
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                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                            Riad #602559a
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                                              • 4 BR
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                                                            House #421195
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                                                                  House #6364486
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                                                                    Villa #654907a
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6334433
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #6334433
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                                                                                  House #6782597
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                                                                                    House #6201243
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                                                                                      Guest House #1100483a
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                            Villa #995356a
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                                                                                              Apartment #1002948a
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                                                                                                Villa #820954
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                                                                                                  Villa #1420578a
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                                                                                                    Villa #713196vb
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                                                                                                      Villa #8116531
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      What a fantastic place!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa Tazmin is great! Really spacious and one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in on holiday. Kitchen was well equipped for cooking (which we did, with excellent produce from Essaouira Medina) and getting into town couldn't have been easier, just a short bus or taxi ride (cheap too!). Said arranged for a car to meet us at the airport then showed us round, explained everything and even gave us a lift into town! A Moroccan mobile was supplied and Said was only ever a phone call away and was really eager and happy to help. Even though it was January, we were able to soak up some sun on the large roof terrace. Villa Tazmin is paradise, we'll certainly be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Great property - lovely, relaxing stay at New Year

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa is quite beautiful, very spacious and well laid out. We were a family group of 7, aged 8 to 78 and enjoyed a very relaxing stay thanks to the wonderful hospitality offered by Khadija. From the moment we arrived when we received mint tea and cake Khadija made sure we felt at home. We had great weather, played tennis every day and enjoyed lounging around the wonderful pool. We were able to walk easily to the beach for camel rides at sunset, and enjoyed swimming in the sea (a bit chilly in January but the kids were in there for hours!). The town is a 10 minute taxi ride, or one hour walk, with lots of restaurants, shops, promenade etc. The kids enjoyed the 75" tv when relaxing in the evenings, and just 3 hrs from London it was a great break from the cold.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Belle apartment.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Monsieur Pierre and his wife are wonderful hosts and unbelievably welcoming. Everything that you would need for a stay either long or short including beautiful sunny terraces. The apartment is in a quiet corner of town but easy walking distance to the medina and the sea. I will definitely come to stay here again and recommend the apartment to anyone is looking for a peaceful holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016