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Boutique & Luxury Garden Hotels Essaouira, Where to Stay

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Le Jardin Des Douar Boutique Hotel Essaouira

Le Jardin Des Douar Boutique Hotel Essaouira









Essaouira is located on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast and offers a wide range of places to stay outside its charming medina. In the Essaouira countryside, just 15 minutes from the city center are several charming, boutique and luxury garden hotels that offer a calm respite for travelers who are looking for an Essaouira vacation. The medina is easily accessible for travelers who stay at boutique and luxury hotels in the rural region of Essaouira. Essaouira’s medina can be reached by private driver, “petit taxi” or by walking along the seafront promenade. Essaouira offers both adult and family activities such as horse back riding, cooking classes, biking, camel trekking by the sea, medina historical tours and golfing. Essaouira is also the perfect coastal town to visit on a Moroccan holiday and a great way to end a private Morocco Tour. For those interested in an exotic honeymoon destination, Essaouira is the perfect place to Honeymoon in Morocco.


Top Boutique and Luxury Garden Hotels of Essaouira are:

Dar Caravane Boutique Hotel Essaouira

Dar Caravane Boutique Hotel Essaouira








Dar Caravane, A New Boutique Garden Hotel in Essaouira
Didier Spindler recently reopened Les Mimosas, now called Dar Caravane and named after his restaurant in the Essaouira medina. Dar Caravane is a boutique garden property located just 10 minutes drive from Essaouira on the road to Agadir. Restored with its original colors, refurbished souiri furniture and his own colorful paintings, Spindler offers guests a charmed stay at this garden hotel with terraces. Dar Caravane has a view of the sea, and serves up poolside lunches, art exhibitions and evening entertainment.

Dar Caravane has a total of 5 luxury suites and is divided into three Villas. Villa Bleue, Villa Rouge and a cottage, together make up the well-decorated suites called Bagatelle, Majorelle, Les Saintes, Marie Galante and Désirade. For family stays, Dar Caravane can also be rented out in its entirety.


Le Jardins Des Douars

Nestled in the hills of Essaouira, Le Jardins Des Douars is a magnificent sprawling luxury, boutique garden hotel that offers the perfect setting for honeymooners in winter and families in spring and summer. Sheltered from the high winds in by the Ksob Oued (river), Le Jardins is ideal for nature lovers and those looking for a private, luxury stay in Essaouira.

Le Jardins Des Douars has a large garden where travelers can enjoy the various flora and fauna of the region, take long walks or relax within the nooks and crannies of the Douar. This luxury Essaouira garden hotel offers a traditional Hammam, massages, and a hearth fireplace where guests can enjoy French influenced, Moroccan cuisine.


Les Jardins Villa Maroc Boutique Hotel Essaouira

Les Jardins Villa Maroc Boutique Hotel Essaouira









Les Jardins de Villa Maroc

Les Jardins de Villa Maroc is countryside boutique, garden hotel created by the owners of Villa Maroc. Fully landscaped with olive and argan trees, Les Jardins is charming with its local architecture, a Mediterranean garden and a private pool. All rooms overlook the garden or terrace. Decorated with contemporary and traditional Moroccan décor Les Jardins de Villa Maroc offers a calm retreat from the lively Essaouira medina. Their restaurant serves traditional local cuisine and offers breakfast with homemade Moroccan specialties such as Moroccan flatbreads and pancakes. This full service boutique hotel in Essaouira also offers cooking classes, and a Hammam/ Spa.

Ryad de Vignes Le Val d'Argan Boutique Hotel Essaouira

Ryad de Vignes Le Val d’Argan Boutique Hotel Essaouira









Ryad de Vignes & Les Domaines du Val d’Argan
Ryad de Vignes is one a lush boutique garden hotel in the region of Essaouira set amidst a vineyard. Guests are privy to its enormous estate given Ryad de Vignes is well appointed in the heart of the Les Domaines du Val d’Argan vineyard. Les Domaines du Val d’Argan is the only winery in the region and was founded by a Frenchman over 17 years ago. Val d’Argan serves the region of Essaouira and Marrakech along with other Moroccan cities with their varied white and red wines made from its 35 hectare vineyard which produces over 100,000 bottles a year.

With stunning views of the countryside, the Ryad de Vignes, boutique hotel has a flowered garden and 5 spacious rooms set around a large swimming pool. Each room is uniquely decorated with different and has its own personality. Ryad de Vignes has a panoramic restaurant and shaded terrace serving traditional Moroccan cuisine prepared with organic produce grown on the estate, as well as wine from the estate. Ryad de Vignes ” Le Val d’Argan ” offers many activities, such as visits of the estate, horse-riding and massages with argan oil.

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24 Hours in Essaouira, Tips on What to See & Where to Eat, Your Morocco Travel Guide

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Essaouira, Mogador

With only 24 hours in Essaouira there is much to see and do in this simply spectacular seaside artist colony. Essaouira offers a wide array of sites and sounds that can fill the pallet of any Moroccan traveler regardless of age. The small coastal town of Essaouira is popular with surfers and has a hippy, laid-back feel – perfect for those who want to spend more time relaxing than bartering.  In the ’60s and ’70s, Essaouira was a pitstop on the hippie trek from Marrakesh. Jimi Hendrix made the pilgrimage, as did Bob Marley and Cat Stevens. Essaouira boasts lovely white-washed and blue-shuttered houses, colonnades, thuya wood workshops, art galleries and mouthwatering seafood.

Madada Mogador feels like someone’s home, albeit that of a chic Parisian. Each morning breakfast is served on the riad’s large terrace overlooking the beach.

Villa Maroc  is an achingly hip Riad and was the first hotel to make riad accommodation popular. Enjoy a laid back stay in the best location, incredible views of the sea or book for dinner and eat mouthwatering Moroccan dishes in one of the cozy candle-lit nooks

Palais Des Ramparts is a charming Riad in the heart of the old medina that offers spectacular views, a hammam along with comfortable rooms for reasonable prices. The staff is accommodating and you cannot beat it’s location.

Heure Bleue Palais is the most glamorous address in town (and has been since Jimi Hendrix stayed there). It has a rooftop pool and terrace with views of the harbour, an extensive library and beautiful bar, plus a private screening room.

Le Chalet Da La Plage Restaurant, Essaouira

The fish stalls at the port are an essential Essaourian experience. Pick from the catches of the day – anything from sardines to sea urchins – then watch as it’s grilled, before eating it with salad and fresh bread. You are guaranteed the fresh catch of the day plus an enormous variety of fish from lobster, shrimp. crab, sea bass, sea brim, scallops, octopus, calamari and local fish as well. All fish is served with the option of being grilled or fried along with salad and bread. This is a must for fish lovers who relish dining by the sea while watching their food being made.

Elizir is a well-known haunt, where the décor is retro – with 1970s design classics and knick-knacks galore – the atmosphere is relaxed and a Leonard Cohen soundtrack plays away in the background. With its stylistic modern- Moroccan cuisine and décor, Elixer is sure to leave you with a most memorable dining experience during your stay in Essaouira. The menu consists of everything from a camel tagine to home-made pasta via organic kitchen and the catch of the day. Elizer has a fireplace perfect for winter and a roof terrace for summer.

Chez Sam offers stunning views of the sea and is just a ten-minute walk towards the end of the seaport in Essaouira. This restaurant offers excellent seafood for the value. They are one of the more reasonably prices seafood restaurants in this seaside artist colony. The staff is very friendly and they offer wine to compliment the variety of kinds of seafood served. Chez Sam has both an upstairs area to dine which enables guests to enjoy the views of the sea.

Le Sirocco is a well-established Franco-Moroccan restaurant in Essaouira. It is a reliable favorite of returning tourists and local expats alike. Prices are a bit higher than most other restaurants in town, but well worth it. The owners are French and the food is simply delicious. Le Sirocco offers the standard Moroccan fare in addition to specialties such as dark chocolate molten cake and excellent fish dishes.

Le Chalez De La Plage is an upscale beachfront institution in Essaouira that has some of the best seafood in town. Built entirely of wood in 1893, the restaurant is in its fourth family of proprietors, the Jeannots, and the dark, maritime-theme interior is adorned with pictures and mementos of a past guest list that includes a French president and Hollywood movie stars. Diners feast on items from a French-language menu that offers Oualidia oysters, shrimp, calamari, lobster, and a wide selection of line fish. There’s also a small choice of other meats, soups and salads, three-course set menus, and Chez Jeannot’s suggestions du jour. A well-stocked bar is complimented by a select wine list, chosen by local vintner Charles Melia.

Head to Taros, near the port, for live music and drinks on the terrace. At night the place is full of visiting surfers and a hippy crowd.

Le Patio is a dark, atmospheric Moroccan restaurant with a great bar. If you do stay for dinner, the tajines are delicious.

Madada Mogador runs popular cookery courses at which you can master the art of the tajine, as well as pastillas and couscous. It starts with a guided tour of the spice market, and at the end of the day you share a feast of everything the class has made

Ask your Morocco travel agent to arrange a camel ride across the sand dunes – a guide will take you as far as you want to go for about $35.00 each, including taxis to and from the hotel.

Essaouira, Paintings in Medina Gallery

The souks of Essaouira may be smaller than those in Marrakech, but they still provide an interesting experience. The pace is much slower and the bartering isn’t quite so aggressive. Look out for the ceramics and rugs, which are particularly beautiful. Seek out the hidden jewels such as art galleries and nouvelle French owned boutiques that sell artistically interesting wears.

Head to Azur spa for a luxurious take on the traditional hammam. You can choose whether to focus your treatment on toning, detoxing or slimming

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