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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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                                                                                                      Lovely house in moroccan style

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                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay in Villa Tazmin, the house is spacious with all facilities such as fire place, washing machine, Tv, coffee machine, CDs, games, etc. We had a really good sleep, the bed was comfortable. The roof terrace was our favourite, we had breakfast here and we could sunbath. Said helped us with all our enquiries. Hope we will be back soon. Krystian and Mirka.
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                                                                                                      The perfect holiday home in a great location

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                                                                                                      Myself, husband and son (11 years) have just returned from a very enjoyable 9 night stay at Riad Flowered. We love Essaouira but didn't want to be in the town as we wanted a garden and outside space. Location: The riad is situated in the picturesque countryside a short drive north of the village of Had Draa. At Had Draa you can buy essential supplies and fruit/veg from the weekly souk. The village also has the nearest petrol station. It is a great location for a relaxing family holiday as you have the countryside on your doorstep and also Essaouira is only a 20 minutes drive where you can visit the fish market, restaurants, beach and medina. Riad Flowered: Is set just off the road behind secure gates, however the road is not busy so the noise from traffic is not a problem. There is a great 360 degree view from the roof terrace. Once inside the space is clean and airy with lovely high ceilings. The sitting room has various seating areas, a television, dvd player and bluetooth stero system. There was also a wifi service, although this was variable due to the location. All the bedrooms are simply decorated and have adequate storage space to hang clothes. Two of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is also a shared family bathroom for the other two bedrooms. I would recommend taking a hairdyer as there wasn't one during our stay (although I'm sure if we'd asked Eric and Solange would have found us one). The bed linen is clean with lovely crisp cotton sheets. The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, large fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, blender, food mixer, coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine. The cooker is supplied with gas canesters which are changed on request when they are empty. There are also two gas fired heaters for colder nights (we were there in February). There is an also and iron. The garden was private and immaculately presented with a gardener who visits daily to maintian things and clean the pool. The pool has 6 sun beds and there are various pool toys stored in the house. Our son loved the wildlife in the area and there are also lots of birds in the garden which sounds lovely. Hosts: Eric and Solange are fantastic hosts and live nearby. They were a phone call away if we needed anything but not intrusive. They keep the house very well maintained. Tips: Car required We would definately recommend Riad Flowered as a great place to relax and unwind and we hope to return there again one day.
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                                                                                                      Beautiful place to stay

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                                                                                                      We loved the house with its warm sunny roof terrace and all the facilities we needed. The house was in a rural area but only a 10 min drive to Essaouira. We loved waking up to the sounds of the birds and the donkey. Whilst it was cool at night there were heaters in every room. (It was January). The days were were mostly sunny and warm. Rachid, the house manager, was very helpful when we needed him and spoke English well. I would definately recommend this house.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017