Dining / Sitting area
Open-plan living space
Double bedroom 1 (can be twin)
En suite bathrooms
Double bedroom 2 (can be twin)
Double bedroom 3 (can be twin)
Double bedroom 4 (can be twin)
Exterior at night
Pool and dining terrace at night
Villa Begonia, Essaouira, Morocco
Contemporary luxury 5 bedroom villa with traditional Moroccan styling and a large heated swimming pool
7 nights exclusive villa rental from £4,440, including full time maids and daily breakfast. Flights and car hire available at an additional charge.
Close to the laid-back seaside town of Essaouira, Le Jardin des Douars is a chic little hotel with 6 very spacious and comfortable fully staffed private pool villas set in mature private gardens within walking distance of the hotel's facilities. All villas - ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms - are furnished with richly coloured exotic fabrics and lovely open-plan living space. Breakfast is included and for other meals, guests can choose to either self-cater, ask the villa staff to prepare meals, select local specialities on the villa menu or dine at the hotel's restaurant. Guests can also use the hotel bar and enjoy being pampered in the spa. The hotel concierge can advise on local activities such as surfing and golf, and car hire is available on a daily basis to explore.
The five spacious bedrooms are accessed from the open plan living/dining room or the gardens. All bedrooms can be made up as either double (super king size) or twin, with air conditioning and a beautifully appointed bathroom or shower en suite. An extra bed is placed in four of the bedrooms. The entrance leads into a large open plan living / dining area, and opens out to a large pool terrace, with al fresco sitting and dining areas, and a stunning 14m swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers.
Private heated swimming pool 14m x 5m (1.5m deep), outdoor shower, pool towels. Kitchen has fridge/freezer, hob and oven. For entertainment, there's wifi, satellite TV (limited English speaking channels), table tennis, yoga terrace. Air-conditioning and hair dryers in all bedrooms. Guests also have access to the restaurants, bars and spa at Le Jardin des Douars
Villa Rental Includes
Maid service from 07.00 to 23.00 (2 maids work in 2 shifts), daily breakfast, pool heating, air-conditioning. Mid-week linen and towel change. Cook service available on request, payable locally.
Essaouira is 13km away. It's a delightful 18th century seaside town, and the car-free Old Town is enclosed by fortified walls, with distinctive white and blue houses alongside a series of vast sandy beaches backed by sand dunes. The town’s main square is filled with cafes and meandering walkways lead to the souk (market). Also worth visiting is the harbour and watching the wooden fishing boats bringing in their day’s catch and the fish restaurants are highly recommended.
Weather & Seasons
Spring (March to May) is pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. Avoid August when the town gets swamped by large numbers of visitors from home and abroad. Autumn (mid Sept to mid Nov) is also lovely, but the countryside tends to look parched.
Most visitors arrive via Marrakech’s Menara Airport, which you can reach from various airports in the UK with British Airways and Easyjet. Direct flights from London Gatwick take 3 hours 45 minutes. The drive from Marrakech takes 2 hours 30 minutes. Alternatively, there are direct flights with Royal Air Maroc from Paris Orly to Essaouira.
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If you would like to be inside Essaouira's Old Town, we recommend two boutique hideaways: Madada Mogador and, with a rooftop pool, L'Heure Bleue. If you're after something with even more facilities and that's also more family orientated, we would suggest Sofitel Essaouira. For more recommendations, please see Best Hotels, Resorts & Boutique Hideaways in Morocco or more ideas for a Luxury Villa Holiday in Morocco.
Time to Get in Touch?
Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.