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Essaouira Morocco, enchanting colourful and picture perfect from any angle, every corner you take invites a new experience, and even the weathered architecture radiates unexpected charisma. The striking facade of the city walls oozes mystical magnificence whereas the interior of the Medina blooms with magical airiness.
Built on a rocky promontory, the old ochre ramparts and white-washed Medina holds many appealing facets influenced by diverse cultures. Inside the Medina with its maze of alleyways, charming squares are flanked by white houses with customary blue doors and shutters. Staying in a riad is pure escapism, luxurious peaceful havens beautifully restored yet respectful of authentic Moorish architecture. An inspiring setting, the ateliers in the recesses of the Scala fortress unveils creative craftsmen, the street orators become poets and musicians soothes the soul. Cosy cafes and delightful restaurants offer a profusion of diverse gastronomic delicacies, bustling souks add a unique atmosphere to the graceful streets, and mosques nestled harmoniously next to churches and synagogues.
Indulge in a spa treatment at the many places of well-being in Essaouira offering spa treatments in richly ornate hammans. Explore the abounding historic and cultural sites, take a romantic stroll along the promenade, absorb the smouldering sunsets and the lively buzz at the harbour, or camel ride and quad-bike the dunes. Relish the ocean views from the ramparts which are an attraction in itself, and spend blissful lazy days on Essaouira’s amazing beach offering a myriad of thrilling water sport activities such as surfing, kiting and paragliding. The extraordinary hospitality, wonderful climate and easy-going seaside feeling framed by precious architecture and culture, these are the qualities that bequeath Essaouira with an astounding essence.
More intimate and personalised than larger hotels, guests can expect a warmer, friendlier stay at a Boutique Hotel. Boutique Hotels are high-end accommodation, and guests can expect all the usual luxury amenities expected from a regular/larger hotel, including wifi; tea and coffee facilities; and deluxe bedding, and then some. Most Boutique Hotels pride themselves on personal service that allows them to go the extra-mile - making it an ideal place to stay for guests celebrating special events or anniversaries.