Le Jardin des Douars, Morocco

From £128
Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Tucked away in the argan-tree hills of the magnificent Essaouria, you’ll find the charming boutique hotel Le Jardin des Douars.

Tucked away in the argan-tree hills of the magnificent Essaouria, you’ll find the charming boutique hotel Le Jardin des Douars.

Le Jardin des Douars, hidden from the fierce desert winds and surrounded by spectacular natural scenery formed by the Oued Ksob River, feels like a genuine undiscovered treasure. Enveloped by palms and pink bougainvillaea, its curved shaped design was built using only local materials and influenced by ancient Moroccan traditions. The hotels sophisticated decor and lush gardens allow for a calming and authentic experience, while the in-house spa allows guests to fully relax and unwind

Luxuriate in the stunning gardens or the exclusive nooks; enjoy a massage and some pampering under the dome of the lavish hammam, indulge in some of the best local cuisines in the 2 on-site restaurants, enjoy a post-dinner drink while lounging in front of the large fireplaces or cool off in one of the two hotel swimming pools.

Le Jardin des Douars is a undoubtably unique luxurious getaway, even for the most discerning guests, thanks to its bohemian French style and African exuberance.

Fact Sheet

Highlights:

  • Spa with 3 massage rooms and beauty treatments
  • Private hammam
  • Heated swimming pool for adults only
  • Pool bars
  • Breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 10:30 am
  • Outdoor barbecue on Sunday afternoons
  • Indoor and outdoor bars
  • Lounge area with fireplace
  • Transfer service (upon request)

Accommodation:

19 rooms, 6 suites, 6 private villas

Fine Dining:

At Le Jardin des Douars, you’ll indulge in cuisine that is fragrant, subtle, hearty, and sophisticated - without ever being showy. Highlighted by Mediterranean flavors, the dishes feature the very best that French and Moroccan cuisines have to offer.

Spa & Wellness

Sit back and enjoy traditional Moroccan wellbeing. Choose from a wide list of incredible massages and relish in luxurious body treatments in the on-site hammam.

Botanical Gardens:

The hotel boasts 2 acres of botanical gardens with large terraces and private. patios

A Little Extra:

This slice of paradise is the perfect spot for bringing events to life. Consider renting out this property for a wedding, birthday party, vacation with friends, seminar, team building workshop, product launch, or any other private event.

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Location:

Essaouira is a little slice of paradise that enjoys 320 days of sunshine per year. This charming village boasts a handful of beautiful port, fortifications, charming medina, endless rolling dunes, sandy beaches, and world-renowned Mogador golf course designed by Gary Player. What's more, its windy conditions make it the perfect spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing, and offers diverse range of activities including four-wheeling, horseback riding, mountain biking and trail hikes.

Facing the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by argan-studded hills, dramatic ocean cliffs, white facades and magnificent sand dunes that cascading down to the sea, its easy to fall madly in love with this charming little medina.

Getting There:

Via Marrakech airport

2.5 hours by car to Le Jardin des Douars via a straight, two-lane national highway.

Weekly flights offered by many airlines from most large European cities (Paris, Brussels, London, Geneva, Lyon, Madrid, etc.)

Airport reception and taxi transfers available upon request.

Room & Suites Overview:

All rooms and suites at Le Jardin des Douars are beautifully designed and distinctive. This means that no two stays are alike for regular visitors.

Outside the ocher-coloured structures are set against a backdrop of green, while the decor inside, is weathered by time and subtle shades of beige and natural tones compliment the handcrafted materials. The rooms are warmed by stunning fireplaces on cooler nights, while the armchairs are adorned with Berber blankets.

Some of these accommodations are located in the main building and perfect for families. Others, more discreet, are hidden in the gardens, away from prying eyes.

Choukran Room

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

25 M²

Beds

1x Double or Twin Bed (depending on the room)

Views

Courtyard Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Something Unique

Private Patio

Beldi Room

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

30 M²

Beds

1x Double or Twin Bed + 1 Single Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 3 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Beldi Terrace Room

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

30 M²

Beds

1x Double or Twin Bed + 1 Single Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 3 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Something Unique

Private Terrace

Gazelle Room

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

25 M²

Beds

1x Double

Views

Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Something Unique

Private Patio

Pacha Room

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

32 M²

Beds

1x Double

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower & Bathtub

Something Unique

Fireplace & Private Terrace

Smala Room

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

30 M²

Beds

1x Double + 2x Single Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 4 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Smala Terrace Room

Located in main building on the ground floor

30 M²

Beds

1x Double + 2x Single Bed

Views

Terrace Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 4 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Something Unique

Private Terrace

Babel Suite

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

45 M²

Beds

2x Double or Twin Beds + 1x Single Bed

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 5 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Something Unique

Fireplace

Douaria Suite

Located alongside gardens on the ground floor

50 M²

Beds

2x Double or Twin Beds + 2x Single Beds

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower

Something Unique

Fireplace & Private Patio

Mogador Suite

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

75 M²

Beds

2x Double or Twin Beds + 2x Single Beds

Views

Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower & Bathtub

Something Unique

Fireplace & Private Patio

Royale Suite

Located in main building on the 2nd floor

100 M²

Beds

2x Double or Twin Beds + 1x Single Beds

Views

Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 5 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Shower & Bathtub

Something Unique

2 Fireplaces & 2 Private Patios

Villa Overview:

These six large villas (from 200 to 500 m²), located near the properties entrance, are ideal for families or groups. Each villa is designed with three to five bedrooms (each with their own bathrooms) and can accommodate up to 14 guests. This option is perfect for guests who are in search of the best of both worlds: a first-class hotel and a private vacation experience.

What's more, each villa is surrounded by well-tended gardens, features its own heated swimming pools and has its own personal housekeeper who cleans and prepares breakfast as well as other meals if desired.

Basmah Villa

The Basmah villa is entirely detached from the main building of Le Jardin des Douars. It is ideal for groups or families of up to 10 people who wish to enjoy a private vacation without having to forgo the comfort of a hotel.

See in full here: Basmah Villa

420 M²

Beds

4x Double or Twin Beds + 2x Single Beds

Views

Villa & Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 10 Guests

Bathroom

4x bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs

Something Unique

3,100 m² botanical garden, Heated Private Pool, Large Patio, Petanque court, Ping pong table, Fireplace and Fully-equipped kitchen and housekeeping service

Primera Villa

Cozy and authentic, the Primera villa is a magnificent residence located near the main building of Le Jardin des Douars. You’ll feel right at home in this villa, all the while taking full advantage of the services of the hotel. Wonderfully spacious, it can easily accommodate groups or families of up to 10 people.

See in full here: Primera Villa

350 M²

Beds

4x Double or Twin Beds + 2x Single Beds

Views

Villa & Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 10 Guests

Bathroom

4x bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs

Something Unique

Fireplace, Fully-equipped kitchen and housekeeping service, 3,100 m² botanical garden, Heated private pool, Heated kiddie pool, Large patio, Barbecue, Petanque court, Trampoline & swing and a Ping pong table

Patio Villa

Designed with a large-scale patio, the Patio villa is a charming one-story home located just steps from the main building of Le Jardin des Douars. This villa is perfect for those in search of a private residence with all the benefits of a hotel. Boasting 4 bedrooms, it is ideal for groups or families of up to 10 people.

See in full here: Patio Villa

400 M²

Beds

4x Double or Twin Beds + 2x Single Beds

Views

Villa & Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 10 Guests

Bathroom

4x bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs

Something Unique

Fireplace, Fully-equipped kitchen and housekeeping service, 3,100 m² botanical garden, Heated private pool, Large patio, Barbecue, Petanque court, Ping pong table and Spacious living and dining rooms

Jasmin Villa

A gorgeous home, the Jasmin villa is private, comfortable, and authentic. A few short steps from the main building of Le Jardin des Douars, you'll enjoy a private vacation experience that includes all the perks of a first-class hotel. Boasting 3 large bedrooms, it can easily sleep up to 9 people...making it perfect for families or groups of friends.

See in full here: Jasmin Villa

200 M²

Beds

3x Double or Twin Beds + 3x Single Beds

Views

Villa & Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 9 Guests

Bathroom

3x bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs

Something Unique

Fully-equipped kitchen and housekeeping service, 1,800 m² botanical garden, Heated private pool, Heated kiddie pool, Large patio, Living and dining rooms and a Fireplace.

Béthanie Villa

The Béthanie villa, which is designed with attractive curvy architecture, is a gorgeous place to stay for guests looking for a completely unique experience. Located near the middle of the estate, this residence is perfect for enjoying absolute privacy without forgoing any of the perks of a first-class hotel. Boasting 5 large bedrooms, this villa can easily accommodate large families and groups of up to 14 people.

See in full here: Bethanie Villa

470 M²

Beds

5x Double or Twin Beds + 4x Single Beds

Views

Villa & Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 14 Guests

Bathroom

5x bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs

Something Unique

4,400 m² botanical garden, Heated private pool, Large patio, Spacious living and dining rooms snd 2 fireplaces.

Saada Villa

The Villa Saada, literally «House of Happiness», is a magnificent residence. A place where you can stroll in the gardens, bask around its superb swimming pool, and let yourself be enchanted by the nooks and crannies of its open patio. Located in the heart of the Jardin des Douars, this villa is the ideal place for an absolute privacy while enjoying all the services of a 5-star hotel. With its 5 large bedrooms, the villa can easily accommodate large families and groups, up to 14 people.

See in full here: Sadda Villa

450 M²

Beds

5x Double or Twin Beds + 4x Single Beds

Views

Villa & Mountain Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 14 Guests

Bathroom

5x bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs

Something Unique

Botanical garden 5.000m2, Private heated pool, Large terrace, Large living room & dining room, Fireplace, and Equipped kitchen & maid services

Fine Dining:

Are you ready for breakfast? Fresh fruit, French toast, and Moroccan crepes are all on the menu... part of a delicious spread that includes several local dishes to be enjoyed either inside or outside if the weather is nice.

The lunch menu shines the spotlight on fresh and lightweight dishes such as beetroot, fresh goat cheese, and argan oil carpaccio, tart with seasonal vegetables, and spring rolls made with chicken marinated in spices from the medina. Lunches are best enjoyed on the terrace under the palm trees.

On sunday, you are encourage to laze the day away on the main patio while enjoying a weekly barbecue featuring grilled meats and delicious fresh fish from the port of Essaouira!

True food kitchen: Here you will find the chefs busy behind the range cooker, cooking up delightful local and international cuisine. For the more curious guests, take a peek behind the scenes - the kitchen door is always wide open! With a little luck, you might just learn a few secret recipes...

Opening Hours:

  • Breakfast: 7h30-10h30
  • Lunch: 12h30-15h
  • Dinner: 19h-23h
  • Bar & Finger Food: 10:30-midnight
  • Pool Bars: 08h-20h

Spa & Wellness

Le Jardin des Douars sustains the Moroccan tradition of wellbeing by offering massages and luxurious body treatments in their very own on-site hammam. Ibtissam and her expert team of hammam “wizards” will help you unwind and be carried away by the premium, high-end treatments and the spa’s enchanting setting. A treatment here is an absolute must!

Le Jardin des Douars also boasts a selection of stylish and authentic items including jewellery and clothing made by local designers and a variety of beauty products made with argan oil, so you can take a slide of your holiday home with you. With so many items to choose from, shopping lovers will be in heaven.

Opening hours:

Spa open - 10 am to 8 pm

Essaouira medina

Formerly known as Mogador, Essaouira is an Atlantic coastal city with Mediterranean flair. It is made unique by its white facades, blue shutters, animated port and souks, ocean backed ramparts and well-preserved medina.

Now UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medina is a must-see attraction durinf your visit in Essaouira. Visit it alone or hire a professional guide for a tour - the choice is yours.

Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing

The North Atlantic coast is famous for its huge waves, which attract surfers from all over the world. In places like Moulay Bouzerktoun and Sidi Kaouki, as well as Essaouira, you'll find a variety of surfing schools (for all levels) and gear rental opportunities.

Discounted rates are given to those staying at the hotel.

Ecotourism hikes

During your stay, partaking in a perfect mix of ecotours and hiking. Choose from half-day or full-day hikes with a stop for tea or lunch at a local residence when possible.

With so many different hiking trails to choose from, there is a little something for everyone - regardless of your age or fitness.

Golf

Looking out at the city skyline, mogador island and pristine white sand dunes, Golfers can hone their skills at the Mogador golf course, which is only 10 minutes away from the hotel. Located along a protected stretch of the Atlantic coast, the club was developed by Gary Player and now lays claims as the most beautiful golf course in the kingdom.

Mogador golf club has both a 13 and 18 hole course, and is suitable for golfers of all levels. What’s more, with a climate all of its own, Essaouira is the ideal spot for golfing all season long and puts avid golfers to the test during its windy season (May to September).

Buggy excursions

Whether it be for a few hours or a full day, guests can take full advantage of the Moroccan buggy experience.

With the wind in your hair, let your spirit soar while discovering this magnificent country and its wonderful landscapes. You’re in for the ride of your life!

Four-wheeling in the dunes

These 2 to 3-hour excursions to Cap Sim via rocky trails, sand dunes, and the beaches of the Atlantic coast are available to all guests.

Four-wheeling is an exciting way to experience Morocco's gorgeous scenery, whether you go it alone or with a partner/friend.

Horseback riding on the beach

Another option for seeing the Essaouira beaches and magnificent dunes is to go on horseback riding.

From the city of Diabat, your qualified guide and his professional team will take you for a 1 to 3-hour ride that is suitable for both experts and novices.

On top of your horse, watch the sun set over the ocean.

Camel Safari

No trip to Essaouira is complete without a camel ride!

This activity is a hit amongst little kids and adults alike, as you roam the region’s sand dunes and picture-perfect beaches.

Let’s go biking!

With several trails connecting the villages, one of the best ways to discover the back country is on a mountain bike.

Your guide will show you the best winding trails and help you discover the most picturesque spots in the region.

You can also choose to tackle them on your own - with mountain bikes and electric bikes available for rent.

Cooking Class

Partake in a cooking workshop, held in former almond warehouse called "L'Atelier". Under the stone arches at the entrance to the Essaouira medina, you can discover the secrets of Moroccan cuisine while being guided by a top local gastronomist and chef.

These half-day workshops are both laid-back and welcoming, and will teach you how to make a full traditional meal which you can then prepare for your friends when you get back home. Become an expert in tajines, couscous, pastillas, and gazelle ankles. After the class, you’ll unwind in the Middle Eastern style lounge area while tasting your creations with your classmates.

(maximum 8 people)

Essential Information

Full List of Services:

  • Check-in: 3 pm, check-out: 12 pm
  • 19 rooms, 6 suites, 6 private villas
  • 2 acres of botanical gardens with terraces and patios
  • Spa with 3 massage rooms and beauty treatments
  • Private hammam
  • Heated swimming pool for adults only
  • Heated pool for families including a small pool for kids
  • Pool bars
  • Breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 10:30 am
  • Restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Outdoor barbecue on Sunday afternoons
  • Indoor and outdoor bars
  • Lounge area with fireplace
  • Spacious patio with bar and restaurant
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel
  • Babysitting (by reservation)
  • Laundry service
  • Transfer service
  • Help choosing and booking activities
  • Help finding and reserving bars, restaurants, etc.

Visas:

If you’re a UK, US or EU citizen you do not need a visa to visit Morocco for up to 90 days. We recommend all others to check with their local embassy.

When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp.

Please check with the relevant visa office before departure to make sure there has been no change: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. We recommend everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes cover for the full value of your holiday with us.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

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Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

Giant sea turtle swimming under water

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With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

Jaguar big cat looking at the camera

Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

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Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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