Essaouira Hotels & Holidays

With its brilliant blue and white architecture, windswept beach and easy-going charm, Essaouira is a popular excursion for day-trippers from Marrakech. It’s also a great place to kick back and relax for a few days.  

Probably the best-known coastal town of Morocco, Essaouira has been occupied over the centuries by the Carthaginians, Romans and Portuguese. Behind the 18th century sea walls are thuya wood workshops, artists’ enclaves and silent alleyways where cats sun themselves and veiled women emerge from studded doorways. The harbour is a photographer’s dream, with fishing nets laid out on the quayside, boats unloading their catches and the smell of freshly-grilled sardines and lobster in the air.  Read more...

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Featured Hotels
Palais Hotel Heure Bleue Essaouira Morocco Relais & Chateaux
3 nights from £ 609 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers   info

True luxury in the heart of the medina of Essaouira.

Rabali Riads
7 nights from £ 687 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers   info

An 18-room boutique hotel with individual private riads set in gardens next to sandy beaches.

Sofitel Golf & Spa Hotel Essaouira Morocco
5 nights from £ 746 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers   info

A wonderful way to stay in Essaouira when being in the heart of the city sounds too stressful..!

Villa Maroc Essaouira Morocco
3 nights from £ 556 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers   info

Essaouira's most charming small hotel...

Baoussala Hotel Ecolodge Holidays in Essaouira, Morocco
7 nights from £ 315 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included)   info

A 6 room ecolodge 10 km south of Essaouira with a homely feel.

Dar Qawi charming small riad in Essaouira Morocco
3 nights from £ 513 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers   info

Small charming riad guest house in Essaouira.

hotel villa soleil sidi kabuki essaouira morocco beach surf
3 nights from £ 489 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers   info

Charming little hotel 25 km from Essaouira on the famous windsurfing spot of Sidi Kaouki.

Le Jardin des Douars, Essaoura, Morocco Holidays
4 nights from £ 677 per person Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers   info

A 26-room guesthouse set in the hills above Essaouira with pool and gardens

Essaouira Cooking class

Berber Cooking Class

From £ 71 per person

Visit a local souk, and class in an authentic Berber kitchen at an ecological farm

Coastal hike to Berber village

Coastal hike to Berber village

Essaouira, Morocco
From £ 43 per person

Full day walking excursion to a Berber village 35 km south of Essaouira

Paintball on holiday

Paintball in Essaouira

Around £ 11 per person, for 100 shots

Paintball in Morocco

Riverside Walk

Riverside Walk

Essaouira, Morocco
From £ 24 per person

A riverside walk from the outskirts of Essaouira

Sailing from Essaouira

Fishing, Essaouira, Morocco

A short trip on a sailing boat out of Essaouira, with options of lunch and fishing

Sunday Market and Oasis

Sunday Market and Oasis

Shopping, Essaouira, Morocco
From £ 38 per person

Visit a large rural market and the "Gardens of Essaouira"

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To the south of the old city is a vast bay with miles of sandy beach. However, be warned: Essaouira’s bracing wind – the Alizee – means that this is not always a great place for sunbathing. Surfing, riding and windsurfing are the pastimes of choice. Essaouira offers an excellent choice of places to stay, from five-star hotels along the beach to beautifully restored riads in the old town.

You also have the option of staying outside Essaouira. About 25 km south of the city lies Kaouki Beach, where you can stay in less expensive but truly fun and charming little hotels.