Luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants in Essaouira
Explore the exclusive selection of the most stylish places to stay in Essaouira, Morocco, Africa. All the luxury boutique hotels and stylish riads in Essaouira are personally visited and selected by The Style Junkies.
Go to Essaouira or Mogador, the town’s original name, on the windy coast southwest of Casablanca for a different take on Morocco. This tiny seaside village has its own languid rhythm: free-spirited, open-minded and curiously separate from the rest of the country. Attracting lots of surfers and bohemian birds, the Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira has a laid-back hippie feel and is perfect for those who want to spend more time relaxing than bartering.
Exotically exciting Essaouira is all about its magical Medina, frenetic port, endless beaches and white houses with blue shutters, more Mykonos than Morocco. Essaouira’s Unesco-listed & car-free Medina with 18th-century Arab-Muslim architecture, lots of carpets and other Moroccan souvenirs is a labyrinth of narrow lanes and rose-pink stone archways. The north-westerly winds can be fierce here (especially between March and September), the reason why Essaouira or “Wind City of Africa” is a surfers paradise. Explore the thriving old town with its galleries, cafes, smart boutiques and stylish riad stays dotted through the three distinct districts (Mellah, Medina & Kasbah) wedged within its rampart walls.