The Wayfaress SAYS...
Positano or Santorini vibes mixed with a Moroccan feel.
Often overlooked on a Morocco itinerary, Essaouira is a sort-of-hidden gem. To be honest, this little seaport town felt nothing like the rest of Morocco and nothing like what I expected to experience in Morocco. Think: chilled beach vibes, narrow cobblestone streets lined with white and blue homes, vagabond street performers, and some of the tastiest, fresh-off-the-boat seafood you can find.
There are tons of little hotels and charming Airbnbs in the old city. Or, if you want to get out of the bustle, stay nearby at family-run Riad Zahra where you’ll find charming Spanish-inspired accommodations and perhaps the best seafood dinner in town.