We put in a few days by the coast to complement our stay in Marrakech. I guess most people fly into Essaouira but we drove from Marrakech (100 miles), a straighforward drive, calling in at a few points of interest including an argan oil concession, run by local women. I'd recommend that as a great way of seeing the countryside.
Auberge de la Plage is set back a little from the beach but only by moments. The place was ideally relaxing and calming. All the rooms are differently decorated but with a distressed flotsam theme. Ours was a delighfully simple twin, with a small wetroom ensuite with a shower curtain and duckboard. Breakfast was ample and sustaining. We only needed breakfast at the Auberge but would have gone full board if we'd been staying longer as the evening meals smelled delicious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All the necessary ingredients for the quality of life we have chosen in Sidi Kaouki: the ocean, clean air, peace. Our friends include families on holiday, those who come for meditation and those more inclined to outdoor sports. Indulge yourself the luxury of a different kind of holiday: re-energize and breathe in the pure ocean air. ... more less