Essaouira is a port resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. The town is a refreshing alternative to the energetic pace of Marrakech. An enchanting, laid-back town with a vibrant fishing harbour, Essaouira offers stunning ocean views and a sandy beach popular with windsurfers. The town has its own medina and a great dining scene. The climate is also cooler than much of Morocco, with highs of around 23 °C even in the height of summer.
Sovereign has hand-picked just three luxury hotels in Essaouira. The selection features a boutique hotel minutes away from the beach, a grand resort with its own golf course, and a riad-style hotel with rooftop pool in the heart of the medina.
The Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa is nestled in 600 hectares of natural landscape and is just one mile from the closest beach. The villas with private pools are great for families, as is the kids club.
The Heure Bleue Palais is a riad-style hotel with 33 rooms. The roof terrace features a swimming pool with panoramic views. Situated in the heart of the medina, it is ideal for couples and families that want to be close to the action.
The Dar L’Oussia is also found in the medina, and its roof terrace has great ocean views. With just 24 rooms, a cosy restaurant and relaxed bar, the family-owned hotel focuses on friendly service.