Popular tours and itineraries including Essaouira

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.

To the south of the old city is a vast bay with miles of sandy beach. However, be warned: Essaouira’s bracing wind – the Alizé – 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.

Palais Hotel Heure Bleue Essaouira Morocco Relais & Chateaux

Heure Bleue - Relais & Châteaux

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 564 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

True luxury in the heart of the medina of Essaouira.

Le Jardin des Douars, Essaoura, Morocco Holidays

Le Jardin des Douars

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
4 nights from £ 594 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

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

Sofitel Golf & Spa Hotel Essaouira Morocco

Sofitel Mogador Golf & Spa

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
5 nights from £ 737 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

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

Tailor-made holidays in Essaouira including the Villa de L'O

Villa De L’Ô

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 510 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

A 12-room 18th century riad located a few meters from the beach and sheltered by the medina walls

Villa Maroc Essaouira Morocco

Villa Maroc

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 471 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

Essaouira's most charming small hotel...

Baoussala Hotel Ecolodge Holidays in Essaouira, Morocco

Baoussala

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
7 nights from £ 389 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

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

Beach Camp Adounia

Camp Adounia, on the Beach

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 890 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board with flights from London and transfers.

A camp located on a deserted beach from March until September. Ideal for surfing, fishing, parties and relaxing

Dar Qawi charming small riad in Essaouira Morocco

Dar Qawi

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 438 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

Small charming riad guest house in Essaouira.

Dar Sahil

Dar Sahil

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 411 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

7-roomed Berber-style guest house with pool

hotel villa soleil sidi kabuki essaouira morocco beach surf

Hotel Villa Soleil

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 405 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

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

les jardins de Villa Maroc Essaouira Morocco

Les Jardins de Villa Maroc

Villa rentals in Essaouira Area
From £ 3,680 per week for 8 people including Breakfast; no flights or transfers included.

Country villa located fifteen minutes from Essaouira.

Ocean Vagabond, Essaouira, Morocco Holidays

Ocean Vagabond

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
4 nights from £ 495 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

A 14-room boutique hotel in the new town 

Rabali Riads

Rebali Riads

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
7 nights from £ 612 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

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

hotel residence kaouki beach essouira morocco

Residence Le Kaouki

Coastal hotels & riads in Morocco
3 nights from £ 409 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Half-board with flights from London and transfers.

Small and simple surf hotel 20 km south of Essaouira.

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