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Rooftop pool at Riad Dar Maya, Essaouira, Morocco

Riad Dar Maya in Essaouira, reviewed

A riad is the classic place to stay if you’re visiting Morocco. In these traditional buildings the rooms face inwards onto a central courtyard with a roof terrace up above. But although the structure might be fairly standard, they…

Souks and sunsets: What to see and do in Essaouira, Morocco

Souks and sunsets: Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco

Perched on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a cross between North Africa and the Mediterranean. Surrounded by golden-stone city walls, it mixes bright blues and dazzling whitewash with flowing djellabas and the smell of spices.…