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Essaouira: the jewel of Morocco’s Atlantic coast

ESSAOUIRA is Morocco’s most welcoming and laid back seaside resort. Its beautiful medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visitors often describe the town as ‘a breath of fresh air’.

Take a stroll along the 5km long sweeping, sandy beach…watch the fishermen mend their nets in the picturesque harbour…buy fresh fish, spices and fruit in the bustling souks…enjoy a mesmerising sunset over the ramparts…

…whether you’re into surfing, souk shopping or cafe-hopping, Essaouira is a fantastic year-round holiday destination, where you can soak up the sun and explore Moroccan culture at your own pace.

Dar 91 is situated near Bab Doukkala in Chbanat – a sleepy, slowly gentrifying residential district dotted with tiny weaving, carpentry and other workshops. Whereas other parts of town have modernised hugely in recent years, Chbanat retains an authentic, local charm.

We want you to enjoy the best of Essaouira, so we send all our guests our ‘insider guide’ packed with ideas for what to do, where to eat and how to make the most of your stay. If you want a chat, please feel free to get in touch.

From the moment we stepped off the bus and took the short walk through the great walls into the alley way, we were taken back in time. The pace of life is slow, and the people are warm and friendly. Dar 91 is in the perfect location, close to everything, yet tucked away enough so you’re able to appreciate the sounds and silences of the Essaouira way of life.