Riad | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
As soon as you enter the white studded door of our Essaouira riad and are greeted by the huge smiles of our housekeepers Rachid and Latifa, you'll feel right at home… Our cosy relaxing refuge in Morocco with its 200-year old walls has been renovated into four self catering apartments, making it the perfect hidden gem for a romantic escape, a family holiday or time away with a group of friends.
Dar Lazuli's location on the Western coast of Morocco is second to none, tucked away in a quiet but central corner of Essaouira's ancient medina (A World Heritage Site) and minutes from its many restaurants, bustling souks and long sandy beach with world class conditions for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing.
With a self-catering set up, you have the freedom to eat in or eat out and our two friendly housekeepers are always on hand to prepare a tasty Moroccan meal, as well as providing local information and a daily room service.
In the words of one of our guests:
“All the benefits of a hotel, with the intimacy of your own apartment in a perfect location… the perfect place to get away from everything.”
So whether you're a sun-seeker, a kitesurfer or a gastronome; Dar Lazuli offers the freedom and independence to fulfil your holiday expectations.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Essaouira 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech 150 km, Nearest railway: Marrakech 150 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Dar Lazuli is located in a quiet corner of the bustling town of Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. Centrally located, our riad is just a stone's throw from the long sandy beach, working port and a myriad of cafés, restaurants and colourful souks. Apart from when you are exploring other towns, you won't need to hire any transport to get around!
The Medina (or walled town) of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed city and we are located just inside its walls, right beside Place Moulay Hassan, the main square. With Marrakesh and Agadir just two and a half hours away, getting here is easy. The old town is characterised by Portuguese military, French and Berber culture with impressive and mystical architecture to match.
Inside the walls you'll find a network of narrow alleys, flanked by white-washed houses with blue doors and plenty of activity from the stalls & workshops. Essaouira is famous for its cabinet making and Thuja woodcarving and you'll find these carvings, ceramics and many more treasures in Essaouira's vibrant souks.
Southeast of the Medina there's a lively harbour, lined with distinctive blue fishing boats and brimming with fishing activity. It's here you'll find some of the best seafood in town, freshly caught and roasted on outdoor grills.
The town's long sandy beach boasts world-class windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions, perfect for learning a new sport or simply catching some of the action. With waves in the vicinity as well, the town is a firm favourite with water sports lovers and sun-seekers alike.
The annual Gnaoua Music Festival takes place in Essaouira every June and attracts visitors from all over the world. The four-day festival is a feast for the eyes and ears, with a mixture of sub-Saharan African, Berber and Arabic religious songs & rhythms, combined with acrobatic dancing.
Above all, the atmosphere in Essaouira is easygoing and relaxed.