Nothing Is Ever Far Away from Our Essaouira Riad

Dar Lazuli is located in a quiet corner of the bustling town of Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. Centrally located, our riad is just a stone’s throw from the long sandy beach, working port and a myriad of cafés, restaurants and colourful souks. Apart from when you are exploring other towns, you won’t need to hire any transport to get around!

The Medina (or walled town) of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed city and we are located just inside its walls, right beside Place Moulay Hassan, the main square. With Marrakesh and Agadir just two and a half hours away, getting here is easy. The old town is characterised by Portuguese military, French and Berber culture with impressive and mystical architecture to match.

“The location is excellent, being just round the corner from the main square and also near to the port and beach.” – Jenni058 on TripAdvisor.

Inside the walls you’ll find a network of narrow alleys, flanked by white-washed houses with blue doors and plenty of activity from the stalls & workshops. Essaouira is famous for its cabinet making and Thuja woodcarving and you’ll find these carvings, ceramics and many more treasures in Essaouira’s vibrant souks?

Southeast of the Medina there’s a lively harbour, lined with distinctive blue fishing boats and brimming with fishing activity. It’s here you’ll find some of the best seafood in town, freshly caught and roasted on outdoor grills.

The town’s long sandy beach boasts world-class windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions, perfect for learning a new sport or simply catching some of the action. With waves in the vicinity as well, the town is a firm favourite with water sports lovers and sun-seekers alike.

Above all, the atmosphere in Essaouira is easygoing and relaxed?

Check out our activities page for a summary of what the town has to offer.

Some quick facts about our location in Morocco

  • The official language of Morocco is Arabic.
  • Everyone also speaks French and some speak English.
  • The local currency is Moroccan Dirham, or MAD.
  • 1 MAD is roughly 0.08 GBP, or 1 GBP is roughly 13 MAD.
  • There are several cash machines and banks in Essaouira.
  • Plugs are Type C European 2 round pin, 220V.
  • You should only drink bottled water in Morocco.
  • Morocco is a Muslim country, so longer clothing is advised.
  • In Essaouira, swimwear on the beach is ok.
  • Essaouira evenings can get cool, so wrap up.

For more in depth practical information about your stay in Essaouira and Dar Lazuli, please read our FAQ section.

Alternatively, if you have any more questions or would like to book with us, please contact us.

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