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Experience Essaouira in 2020 at Le Jardin des Douars

November 21, 2019

 

Direct London flights now year-round

 

Set within a botanical garden overlooking the Ksob River, the independently owned and family-run Le Jardin des Douars is Essaouira’s leading hotel. The ‘boutique’ hotel offers luxurious yet affordable accommodation nestled in the heart of the Essaouira hills only 12 minutes by shuttle to the medina. There are 19 bedrooms and 6 suites in total and five luxury villas (two launched in late 2019), with their own heated swimming pools.

 

Experience Essaouira and Le Jardin des Douars in 2020 and discover:

 

In Essaouira

Art – this is Morocco’s artist hub. Guests will see many small galleries and local artists at work on pieces of varying sizes. All non-pretentious and with lots of jubilant colours

 

At Le Jardin des Douars

Swimming Pools – Yes, the hotel has pools… but; these are heated outdoor swimming pools with gorgeous backdrops and one is for families and the other for adults only

 

In Essaouira

Medina – So you’ve been to a medina before but the Essaouira medina is much more intimate, easy to walk round combining lots of products and dining options and less pushy

 

At Le Jardin des Douars

Hammam – Argan trees are from everywhere close by & all the beauty darlings swear by the oil, but when used in the hammam at the hotel, guests feel totally relaxed and rejuvenated

 

In Essaouira

Beach – Essaouira officially has around 320 days of sunshine per year. The long beach facing the Atlantic is ideal for sunbathing, surfing, kite surfing, walking, breathing, enjoying lunch…

 

At Le Jardin des Douars

Meals – Guests and visitors can eat in the large main dining room, a more intimate 'couples' dining room or alfresco on the terrace. Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes rule

 

In Essaouira

Music – Every spring 500,000 people attend the Gnaoua World Music Festival. But there are other festivals including the annual classical music Printemps Musical des Alizes

 

At Le Jardin des Douars

Gardens – Enjoy many varieties of tropical trees and plants. Pretend to spot the various phoenix canariensis and ask one of the gardeners what it is you are actually looking at

 

In Essaouira

Hiking – Join Ecotourisme et Randonnées, who guide guests around the countryside crossing through several douar (small traditional villages) around southwestern Morocco

 

At Le Jardin des Douars

Nothing – relax and switch off; there are no televisions here (yes Wi-Fi works) … There are plenty of outdoor and indoor corners to avoid other people including your own group!

 

Essaouira and Le Jardin des Douars are free-spirited. Switch off here in 2020…

 

www.jardindesdouars.com

B&B priced from around £115 per room, per night or £500 per villa, per night.

 

Travel Information: Ryanair fly between London Stansted and Essaouira twice per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Essaouira airport is located 15 minutes from Le Jardin des Douars and a shuttle service is available. Marrakech is about three hours away by coach.

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