Essaouira elopement hotel: Riad Dar Maya
Our first stop of our Moroccan honeymoon: Riad Dar Maya. It’d make a perfect Essaouira elopement hideout, in the tiny medina by the sea.
Rachel reviewed Dar Maya hotel for & Mrs Smith. Read all about it:
“My personal Marrakech-to-Essaouira playlist probably wouldn’t have included German power ballad ‘Wind of Change’ by Scorpions but it was our sharp-suited driver’s CD, and he didn’t speak English so we went with it. By the time the unplugged recording of Hotel California (the audience was really loving that guitar solo) started up for the third time, my California boy was shaking with stifled hysteria and I attempted to speak French for the first time in over a decade. (Our driver, it turned out, was a delight.) Three hours, several Bon Jovi songs, and one shining-sea-as-our-backdrop photoshoot later, we arrived at Essaouira’s shoreline. We were handed over to a silent gent with a cart who whisked us through the gate in the medina wall and led us to Dar Maya…” — read the rest at Mr & Mrs Smith.