Essaouira
Rebali Riads

If you are looking for a taste of authentic Morocco, or perhaps prefer to stay somewhere more independent than a hotel, this beautiful collection of contemporary Riads could be a perfect solution.

Located in the village of Sidi Kaouki, not far from the fortified town of Essaouria, a wide range of multi-room ‘homes from home’ offer spacious accommodation from which a range of fun activities can be experienced.

Facilities & Activities

There are 5 swimming pools at Rebali, alongside 3 additional pools for private use (some heated in Winter).

In addition, there is a lovely clay tennis court (rackets and balls provided), table tennis, hammam and spa and yoga.

Camel and horse rides can be arranged (your four legged mounts come to you!) as well as quad biking for those who prefer wheels, and there are some great surfing and windsurfing spots nearby.

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Dining

Food is a an important part of any visit to Morocco and at Rebali you have the services of a full time chef, specialising in traditional Moroccan dishes, including of course the famous tagines, salads and couscous as well as delicious fresh local fish.  Your only difficulty will be deciding where to eat: in the atrium dining rooms, on the patio or even by the pool – the choice is yours!

European tastes are also catered for, or for those who prefer to self-cater, each Riad has a fully equipped kitchen.

All rates include a simple breakfast and you can decide on a day-to-day basis whether to take other meals. Alternatively there are half a dozen cafes and restaurants within a short walk and many more fabulous places to eat in Essaouira. Rebali are also able to arrange visits to the local village for lunch and this is a great way to experience Berber hospitality and maybe combine with a demonstration of how to make Argan oil.

Rooms

Dar Etoile, the smallest of the Rebali Riads is perfect for a honeymoon couple or for a family with 1-2 children as one of the rooms can be converted to accommodate this.  The centrepiece is the triple height dining area with a glass remote control sliding roof. The mezzanine master bedroom hosts a luxury bathroom with marble bath. Heading outdoors, there is a beautiful dining area and private garden with a pathway leading to a communal pool.

For 2 bedrooms, opt for the Dar Azreq or Dar Jeseli, which includes similar benefits whilst offering a private roof terrace with amazing 360 degrees panoramic views.

The Dar Mevada is a 3 bedroom Riad with beautiful private pool and large enclosed garden – the perfect family holiday villa. A stairway leads up to a galleried landing with 3 bedrooms. The master suite has a four-poster bed, a private terrace with ocean views.  Dar Jamila also has 3 bedrooms, with the Master in its own wing.  The highlight is the large terrace wrapping around two sides of the rim flow pool alongside the roof terrace – the ideal place to watch the sun set.

For a larger group, You can stay in one of the 3 suites in Riad Sila or book the whole house, which sleeps up to 8. The Riad is designed around a vast open plan sitting and dining room under a triple height void with a remote-control glass sliding roof at one end. On the ground floor is also a ‘cinema snug’ with fireplace that can be converted into a 4th bedroom with access to the downstairs shower room. Outside there is a south facing garden with a 9m long pool (can be heated if required). There are 3 en-suite bedrooms, all with private terrace. and the four-poster master suite with open plan bath showcasing views over the gardens.

Riad Valmar is the largest of all, built around 3 inter-connecting courtyards, incorporating 4 suites (The Sienna Suite, Mint Suite, Vista Suite & Noisette Room) as well as a cinema room which can be made into an extra bedroom if the Riad is booked exclusively. The courtyard also has large double doors that lead to a covered loggia which runs the length of the dining room and opens on to the pool courtyard. The large swimming pool is enclosed on three sides to create as a sun trap with an outside dining and sun bathing terrace.  The private gardens can be accessed from the pool courtyard or the sitting room and have another sunbathing terrace with loungers and a gate to the hammam and communal gardens.

 

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Family

The villa style accommodation is perfect for families and ensures all guests enjoy peace and quiet.

There are a wide range of activities from camel/donkey/horse riding available, to tracking down tortoises and Chameleons.  The Riad Chef is great at adapting food to suit youngsters timings and tastes and if the parents want a night out in the village or in Essaouira town they are happy to arrange babysitting. Cots and high chairs are available at no charge for children aged 2 years and under when they share the parents room.

Sustainability

The riads raise money with the help of guests to support refurbishment of schools in the area.  They also arrange regular beach cleaning.

At the riads themselves, they have a reed bed for cleaning waste water and the resulting flow is used to irrigate the gardens.    Solar energy is also used to provide hot water and we have reduced linen changes to twice per week unless guest request otherwise.

 

Location

The Riads are situated in the quiet village of Sidi Kaouki on the Atlantic coast just a few steps from miles of gorgeous sandy beaches and with stunning views over the coast and mountains, a journey time of just under 3 hours from Marrakech.

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