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Essaouira, Morocco


Riad Mimouna

4 & 7 nights

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“A really interesting and laid-back resort that makes for a great getaway, winter or summer”

Colum McLornan,

Friendship Travel

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The stable North African country of Morocco has featured in Friendship Travel’s winter and summer programmes for several years and is immensely popular. We are delighted to add the charming coastal resort of Essaouira to our line-up which already includes Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains.

Essaouira is on Morocco’s Atlantic coast and with a direct flight from Luton and no time difference, this is an easy option for a long weekend as well as a full week: we offer both options for single travellers.

Essaouira’s sweeping beach is magnificent, but thanks to the Atlantic winds the resort attracts more wind- and kite-surfers than beach babes, and that breeze makes for consistently pleasant temperatures, averaging 16-20C for our winter dates, and 20-22C for our early and late summer departures.

 Examples of excursions/activities available on this fantastic holiday –

  • Moroccan Cookery Day Course
  • Berber Souk Tour
  • Full day visit to Safi
  • Windsurfing/Kitesurfing

 (All at own expense and payable locally).

 

Our base is the Riad Mimouna, built right on top of the sea wall from the remains of an old mill, with curved walls in the entrance hall and the spiral stair reminders of its past. Enjoy wonderful sea views from the terrace and rooftop restaurant where we take breakfast each morning.

Since the hotel’s restaurant is not licenced for alcohol, we include just two dinners at the hotel in each stay (whether for a short break or full week) enabling the group to discover local eateries together on other evenings, in the company of your Host, but at your own expense.

Essaouira is such a terrific holiday destination that we felt we had to offer it to our single travellers, despite Luton currently being the only UK airport with direct flights, but Luton itself is so well-connected by rail to the rest of the UK that we feel this is a trip well worth making!

Please note Riad Mimouna is located on the sea wall of Essaouira Medina and is in a pedestrianised area. The transfer drop off point is quite a distance away and Friendship Travel provide baggage carts for luggage.

 

 

 

 

The Hotel

  • 33 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Hammam

 

This coastal resort is staunchly Berber by tradition, but it has been welcoming western visitors since the 1950s, from film crews (Orson Welles) to songwriters (Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens) and hippies. You will find impressive ramparts – the medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and maze-like souks, as well as a thriving fishing port. Old town houses have been re-invented as boutique hotels and fish stalls turned into popular restaurants.

On a short break, wandering the narrow streets, haggling for silver jewellery, thuya wood bowls or colourful scarves before a well-earned rest in a coffee shop will be entertainment enough. The souks are complemented by chic art galleries and boutiques selling hand-crafted items. On week-long holidays, there’s probably time to add an optional excursion along the coast to Sidi Kaouki or the traditional potteries at Safi.

The locals are immensely friendly, and more laid back than their big city cousins. Blue is definitely the colour of Essaouira, from the blue-painted fishing boats and the indigo robes of the Tuareg people, to the blue-painted doors and shutters of the medina.

Riad Mimouna Hotel

62 Rue Koweit, Essaouira 44000, Morocco

Our standard ensuite rooms face the medina and are traditional in style, decorated in warm earth tones, featuring carved wood and local weaves. Each has an ensuite shower room, and small seating area as well as a double or twin beds (for your sole use of course). Sea view rooms and suites are available at a supplement.

Riad Mimouna

Rooms

  • Air-conditioning
  • Seating area
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe*
  • WiFi*

Prices in £ sterling including flights

Departing on  Day 4 nights
07 Nov 17 Tue 475
06 Mar 18 Tue 475

Flights are from Luton airport - book early as flight costs can increase.

“A really interesting and laid-back resort that makes for a great getaway, winter or summer”

Colum McLornan, Friendship Travel

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  • Return transfers from/to Essaouira airport (approx. 20 mins) s)
  • Double room for sole use
  • Breakfast each day
  • 2 dinners
  • Friendship Host at your disposal throughout
  • Return flights from Luton with CAA bonding for financial peace of mind

 

 

Prices From £450

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“A really interesting and laid-back resort that makes for a great getaway, winter or summer”

Colum McLornan,

Friendship Travel

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