"Luxury ecological Swiss beauty and Moroccan warmth greet visitors to Le Douar des Aganiers"
Set in the quiet costal Berber village of Sidi Kaouki, Riad Le Douar des Arganiers is a wonderfully homely, spacious and relaxing 4 suite property and one of the best in Morocco for ecotravel. Le Douar des Arganiers and its wonderful Swiss/ Moroccan owners have combined to create a charming tranquil guest house among the plentiful argan trees surrounding the region south of Essaouira and Le Douar des Arganiers is a short walk from the spare surfing beach of Sidi Kaouki.
Run entirely off solar panels, the small complex at Le Douar des Arganiers has a beautiful eco garden and communal areas that encourage community but also cosy solitude complimenting the Swiss cleanlineess and order, and the Moroccan warmth and kindness. Built with traditional Moroccan craft and local materials, Riad Le Douar des Arganiers offers guests a warming, friendly atmosphere with the backdrop of Morocco's paradise coast.
Suited for honeymoon ideas, romantic breaks or for a family holiday, Riad Le Douar des Arganiers brings family, friends and those not met yet together sharing a calming cultural holiday in Morocco. The 4 suites are spacious and accommodating of most individual or group needs, presented with the service of a boutique hotel but in the style of a traditional Moroccan riad.
Sidi Kaouki is a quieter Essaouira with small rocky country roads and a selection of humble cafes and restaurant. A religious pilgrimgae site to a local saint who was renouned for his healing powers throughout the country, his tomb (marabout) is located at the waters edge. A must visit location on travel to Morocco in one of the best seaside towns along this breathtaking coast. Le Douar des Arganiers is located 15 minutes drive from Essaouira through the surrounding argan tree landscape.
Base prices are in Moroccan Dirhams: Sterling, Euro and USD rates will vary by exchange rate.
The Turquoise Suite at Le Douar des Arganiers is a large double room with french windows with beautiful uninterupted views opening onto the patio and garden with sun umbrella and private seating area. The room is uncluttered and creates a calming atmosphere, with small Moroccan furnishings and tasteful romantic lighting. The bed linen is natural and of superior quality.
The suite has a spacious ensuite bathroom with shower decorated with very inviting bright turquoise tadelakt walls.
The Turquoise suite can accommodate 2 extra people in the seating area (at an extra cost) and an infants cot free of charge.
The Pink suite at Riad Le Douar des Arganiers is a spacious double or twin room with a sensual romantic atmosphere brought about by the dark tadelakt bathroom walls and tasteful bright rose pink decor. The pink suite has a large seating are with 2 sofas, fireplace and large french doors opening onto a private patio, seating area and communal garden.
The bathroom is spacious and comes with a shower. Toileteries and bed linen are subtly organic and well presented giving a wonderful ecological feel to this suite and the whole property.
The Pink suite is a double/twin room that can accommodate 2 extra people in the seating area (at an extra cost) and an infants cot free of charge.
The Orange Suite is decorated as its name sake suggests in beautiful rich Moroccan orange with a private patio and seating area accessed through large bright french doors facing the double bed. The bedding and mattress is all natural and of a highly superior standard in keeping with the ecological character of Le Douar des Arganiers. The room has been crafted out of local cream stone and wood giving it a bright, fresh and organic feel.
The spacious seating are has a fireplace and 2 large sofas that can accommodate two extra people (at an extra cost) or an infants cot (no charge).
The spacious bathroom has a shower and brilliantly orange tadelakt walls.
The superior grey suite at Riad Le Douar des Arganiers is decorated in mysterious dark tadelakt with simple furnishings but beautifully positioned and copious amount of good space. The suite, located on the 2nd floor, has a wooden sofa and cosy fireplace accompanying the natural and high quality mattress and linen.
The spacious bathroom is romantically presented with a double sink, shower and bathtub, perfectly suited for intimate deep relaxation in a wonderfully relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
Dining in house:
Wonderfully fresh and versitile breakfast with cereals, traditional Moroccan choices and some of the best patisseries around.
Afternoon/ Evening Dining:
Home setting and styled Moroccan cuisine cooked to perfection at Le Douar des Arganier offering a set 3 course meal for
150 Dirhams (£12) or 80 Dirhams (£6.50) for under 12 years olds
Le Douar des Arganiers will recommended trusted operators know personally to enjoy the local area and surrounding Berber villages
Surfing/ Kite surfing
Lessons or surfboard and equipment shire on one of the best surfing beaches in Morocco
We can organise horse rides that leave directly from the village. Horse rides that from few hours long to several day treks with accomodation in tents or neighbouring village family houses.
- One-hour horse ride with guide: around MAD 120 (£9)
- Half-day horse trek: around MAD 350 (£27)
- Extended horse treks (depending on number of people and days): around MAD 1,000 (£75) per person.
Hour long beach camel riding (plan on MAD 80 - £6) or a fuller half-day experience complete with meal (MAD 250 - £19). Longer camel treks for several days can also be arranged.
Le Douar des Arganiers is family friendly and set in a wonderful natural playground for children, with the beach, horse treks and camel rides. Older children find the challenge of learning to surf irresistible, while our solar energy proves a source of constant fascination to children of all ages. The property is walled with a large garden allowing children space to explore in a safe environment.
"The guestrooms, the living room as well as the whole place were superb. Built with love, perfection and a ecological approach (only natural materials, solar power only, water recycled etc.) it combines modern and traditional style in a very unique way. Within the very private atmosphere, Tania and Ali (as well as the other employees and all other guests) were very kind, gave us good hints for trips etc. and coocked delicious meals in the evenings."
Katherine from Zürich
"Le Douar des Arganiers was definitely the best place we have stayed in Morocco. The house has very calm and the same time modern atmosphere; Tania could tastefully mix the Alpine and Moroccan design elements. All rooms are nice, clean and very spacious, with comfortable beds and very fine linen. The house is eco-friendly, it is powered by solar panels, and the garden is watered using recycled water. The service was excellent; Tania and Ali are great hosts. They are very kind, informative and helpful. We tried Ali`s restaurant (Chez Ali) at the beach and we had couscous for dinner at the hotel, both were great. The breakfast was hearty and varied, with home-made jams and local goat cheese. Overall we warmly recommend the place, we have felt ourselves like at home."
Petro from Budapest
Le Douar is located 10 minutes walk from this secluded village on the picturesque coast 15 minutes taxt from the centre of Essaouira, this quiet bohemian surfing village is populated with very welcoming traditional Berber people, along with their sheep, donkeys and camels. The immediate surrounding of the riad offer stone walled farm land, grazing animals and tranquility.
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