Essaouira is a Magical city and is very userfriendly for first time visitors to North Africa. Bustling and busy fishing port which is now quite a Chic place to be - yet is still full of atmosphere and benefits from a fab Climate.
Courtyard at the Villa
We stayed at Villa Argana - about 15 minutes from the town .it is just out of this world - a total chill out and great for groups of up to about 15 people, Totally private and just SO relaxing . There is so much to do in the area and the Windsurfing is as good as it gets ! Wonderful food , Friendly People , Fab climate and CHEAP - what more can one want?
Unloading the Catch Essaouira
The Villa we stayed in , The Fishing port in essaouira , The great restaurants - the surfing beach at Sidi Kaouki .
What's really great:
Moulay Hassan Square
EVERYTHING !! Just everything is Special in this Warm friendly country!
Fresh Fish Stall
The whole area is a Kaleidescope of amazing sites
The Villa - A private fortress!
Without doubt we struck VERY lucky with Villa Argana - its simply fab! - have a look at the website at www.moroccovilla.co.uk . There are dozens of other hotels - small intimates ones in the Medina to a Swish new Sofitel ( V Expensive). It can get a bit clammy and humid in the Medina so we were glad to be out of the centre.
The Beach at Sunset
Clubs mainly for Surfing and windsurfing - plenty on the seafront.
Lots of Bars - but obviously not as many as in European cities.
Literally Dozens of restaurants - all cheap and mostly serving great food .