Jardin des Douars

Words by Donna Salek


Hidden amongst argan and olive trees on the hilltops of Essaouria, Jardin des Douars is a luxury guesthouse that combines French style with North African ebullience.

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Set amongst lush greenery and comprising a series of spacious suites, domed villas, jade-green pools, and a hammam, the design channels the coastal city’s boho, laid-back charm.

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The architecture takes inspiration from the country’s magnificent casbahs – traditional citadels in North Africa that were erected to protect its inhabitants from potential threats.
Characterised by earthy stone walls, geometric motifs, and imposing towers, many casbahs remain throughout the region today, illuminating Morocco’s rich history.

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