Essaouira

The bustling old medina and port of Essaouira is one of Morocco’s most attractive towns and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. A lot more laid back than Marrakech or Fes, the souks and markets will absorb you for hours.

It is only 20-30 minutes away (£7 in a taxi) and  you will visit at least a couple of times.  It is famous for its wood carving done mainly under the sea ramparts that protect the town from the pounding Atlantic.

Essaouira also has a fabulous choice of restaurants, many based on seafood. And whilst many other parts of Morocco have adopted European prices it is still possible to eat well at great prices.

There are also a number of patisseries and ice-cream cafes surrounding the main square and this makes a great place to watch the world go by.

Essaouira has a fascinating working fishing harbour and you can mingle on the jettys as nets are repaired and catches unloaded along with Essaouira’s resident population of fish-loving cats.

Outside the town there are many things to see and do. A visit to an argan oil co-operative is well worth it as well as wine tasting and spotting tortoises and the famous goats in the Argan trees.

A new golf course opened in 2009. Designed by Gary Player, the first 18 holes are now open and the course is well located between Rebali and the town.

We had the most FANTASTIC time during our recent trip. Rebali has always had a special place in our hearts which is why we decided to choose it as our wedding venue.

Andy and I were simply overwhelmed by the effort that came from the whole team at Rebali to make the wedding such a success. Our friends and family absolutely LOVED the weekend and without wishing to repeat everything Mum has said….everything was just PERFECT.

The food was without question the best we have ever had over our years coming to Morocco and the lengths that Mohammed and Fatima went to, to ensure we got the wedding of our dreams was absolutely incredible. Mohammed was also so accommodating in coping with my demands as a bride, moving furniture, decorating and helping me litter the whole place with fairy lights!!!

I’ve no doubt the team will be exhausted after the weekend but honestly, from the bottom of our hearts…..the biggest thank you from Andy and I for ensuring we have the best memories from the last weekend!!

Vicky H. September 2017

We wanted to say a big thank you for the advice you gave us on our week at Rebali. Everything was perfect and it really was one of our best family holidays ever. Mohammad, Fatima, Hassan and team were friendly, hospitable and looked after all of us incredibly well. Riad Sila was very comfortable, spacious and beautiful. Very quickly it felt like a home from home.
All of the activities Mohammad arranged for us were fantastic, reasonably priced and ran like clockwork. Hassan’s cooking was  delicious and we ate authentic dishes every night.
We made friends with many of the other families who were staying at Rebali and our children have already been in touch and making plans to meet.
We feel as though we have found somewhere very special indeed and can’t wait to go back.

Tricia P. June 2017

Everything went perfectly last night! The surprise massage was really appreciated. Then later the charcoal grilled sea bass was amazing. So fresh and and perfectly grilled over the coals and it went really well with the secret bottle of champagne I brought from England!

Finally, the magician was completely unexpected. He was great fun and a great way to finish off the evening.

Many thanks for arranging all that. It was a  complete success.

Philip S. December 2017

Rebali – outstanding. Service absolutely incredible. Made us feel like King & Queen and got the balance absolutely right. We were incredibly lucky to be one of only 3 couples staying there – this suited us beautifully. Want to revisit and have already recommended it to several people

Sarah T. October 2016

The whole process was so easy, from contacting the travel consultant and telling them exactly what we were looking for. Our consultant was Barbara who was a fantastic help and sorted all the accommodation booking out for us. She had a good knowledge of where we”d be staying and was able to offer good advice. Communication was good, open and frequent, if we had a query then she would get back to us within a matter of a day. Thank you Barbara your help was much appreciated and it made the whole booking process so easy and straight forward.

The accommodation was like a little part of paradise. It was idyllic. Everything was so well maintained and the staff who look after and manage the place work so hard and put so much effort in keeping it that way. All the staff were so friendly and looked after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were very professional and discreet. I would definitely recommend Rebali Riads to my family and friends and I most certainly will visit again at some point in the future.

Sidi Kaouki is such a friendly little place, we loved it. There’s not a lot to do in the evenings but we headed out to Essaouira on a couple of days which is only 30mins away. We either eat at Rebali or at Momo”s which we enjoyed.
Be warned about the dogs barking at night (you do get used to it) and the camel poo on the beach.
We loved doing the quad biking to the waterfall, visiting Houciane’s family to have a Berber lunch and the cooking demo with the chef.

Zareena M. October 2016

Fantastic surroundings: beautifully designed /presented villas, pools and gardens and complex (gardens. hammam etc.) and very professional, helpful, courteous and friendly staff and a brilliant chef (who catered for our vegetarian diets brilliantly). 5 stars! Missing the afternoon complimentary Moroccan tea and cake-delicious.
Much appreciated were the complimentary gifts ( amber in key ring & scattered rose petals on the bed/ in the bathroom, the bowl of oranges, the bottles of water/ carton of milk,especially the Moroccan tea and cake on arrival and the personal greetings on arrival by Mohammed/send off by both Mohammed and Fatima at the end of our stay.
A heartfelt thank you to Mohammed and Fatima, who went out of their way to ensure we were okay. Thank you both. Nothing was too big/small a request.
Thank you Fatima for starting our day with your beautiful smile, the unique daily weather report but more importantly for truly looking after us when 2 of our party were unwell by suggesting what to do/ making us some traditional remedies. All the staff were very friendly and warm

Nimmi B. September 2016

Villa Rebali was amazing. The accommodation by itself is perfect, beautiful villas and surroundings, very luxurious and comfortable.
But what makes the experience extra special is the staff there. Mohamed the manager is exceptional, always providing informations and tips and arranging outings for you in the best possible way. Fatima and the rest of the staff are the same, welcoming you very warmly and genuinely super nice and super efficient. A little paradise !

Sidi Kaouki is a dream destination, not far from Essaouira, 5 minutes to the beach and very cool weather even in summer.

We Like very much eating in the little village “Momo’s” being our favourite, very cheap and lovely service.

As for the night we enjoyed very much eating out at “Kaouki hotel” (recommended by Villa Rebali), great, great food, and very atmospheric setting with the candle lights !!!

Stephanie L. September 2016

It was the best family holiday, we truly loved it. Muhammed and Fatima were brilliant, as were all the staff. We loved Rebali Riads, it was such a great luxurious oasis after surfing, and we had a very happy time there. We felt safe, well looked after, and the whole process from booking to coming home was great.

Dar Mevada was absolutely perfect for the 5 of us, it felt very spacious and luxurious. We loved the privacy of the pool and eating outside every evening. I couldn’t fault it, it was immaculately cleaned every day and it suited us really well.

The mouette restaurant was fantastic, but I wouldn’t bother eating out at Le Kaouki or the surf club, the riad food was the best. But I guess people have to work that out for themselves.

Kate B. August 2016

We have been raving about Rebali riads since we came back! We were very well looked after by all of the staff so please pass that onto them, and we hope to visit again.

Niamh T. August 2016

We had an absolutely lovely time – not easy with the needs of 3 generations! Both Riad Sila and Valmar were beautifully decorated with lots of useful details. The grounds and pool areas were great and the meals we had prepared for us were excellent. However, a particular mention has to go to the superb staff especially Mohammed and Fatimah for whom nothing was too much trouble. It really is a ‘home from home’ – Fleewinter has created just the right balance of the privacy and the amenities of a hotel. We all loved our trip.

Kanwal A. August 2016
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Rebali is located in the village of Sidi Kaouki 10 miles south of Essaouira and 100 miles west of Marrakech and 70 miles north of Agadir. The easiest way to get there is to fly direct to Essaouira and then you are just 15 minutes from paradise! There are direct flights from London-Luton, Paris and Casablanca. You can also fly to Marrakech and we will arrange a driver to pick you up - it is around 2.5 - 3 hours. Agadir is the same distance but a longer journey. You can also come by bus to Essaouira and then a 25 minute taxi journey (£7).