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.

Rebali Riads was a brilliant place. We had a wonderful time. The staff led by Mohamed and Fatima were magnificent and nothing was too much trouble. All six of us will I am sure echo my feelings

Chris E. June 2018

Everything about Rebali Riads was spot on. Food was excellent, staff were really friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very relaxed but efficient and everything happened smoothly. We appreciated the morning chat with Mohamed after which the day was sorted. The accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable. We liked the opportunity for a fire in the cooler evenings when we needed it too.

Meg J. May 2018

We thought Rebali Riad was a lovely small resort in a great location. I’d certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Morocco. It was so easy to visit Essaouira and then return to the peaceful countryside.
Most impressive was the management of the property. Staff was great, very helpful and excellent service. Everything about the Riad was lovingly cared for, from the landscaping to the cushions on the terrace when it rained

We thought our villa was just great. Lovely, enormous washrooms and a comfortable living room area, with a very much appreciated fireplace.

Audrey L. March 2018

Rebali Riads a very special place, the staff couldn’t do more for us.

Tim H. February 2018

Absolutely fabulous. Mohamed and Fatima lead a great team and were hugely welcoming and committed to ensuring we all had a great time. Loved the Riad. Marvelous service and delicious food.

Cooking day with Hassan an absolute must.
Essaouria souk – much friendlier that Marrakech with lots of good bargains to be haggled over. Also loved the craft shop next to the petrol station on the way to Essaouria.
Loved the long walk south along the beaches to the waterfalls but be aware it is at least 3 hrs – picnic lunch was most welcome.
The walk north to the fishing village was very unexciting with lots of litter – not pleasant.
Hamman scrub great.
Dinner delivered to the riad a great treat and delicious

Eve J. January 2018

Excellent service at Rebali as before. Mohammed and Fatima are excellent hosts. The food was delicious, so fresh and varied. All the staff are so friendly and accommodating. Thank you!

Enjoyed going to the Berber village by donkey. A lovely lunch at pergola and visited the surf cafe a couple of times.

Flora M. December 2017

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
See reviews on Trip Advisor


Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

UK: 0207 112 0019

Morocco: 06 54 38 41 19

Morocco: 05 24 47 35 69 (8 am until 6 pm)

GPS: 31° 21' 20" N, 9° 47' 45" W

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).