From 1 May, easyJet will commence direct flights to Essaouira – on the Morocco coast – from London Luton with departures on Fridays and Mondays. Perfect for those just looking for a quick weekend in the sunshine; although 5 and 7 night options ate obviously possible too. Essaouira is a delightful coastal town and, as the first Moroccan seaport, revolutionised trading with Europe. Today, it’s primarily a fishing village with a bustling medina. We are recommending three gorgeous little riad hotels in the heart of the old town, just yards from the sea and the souks. All offer friendly hospitality, charming accommodation and wonderful views. See all places to stay in Essaouira. For those who want to discover the delights of other parts of Morocco (rather than just nipping down for the weekend) we have created a couple of sample itineraries, both incorporating a couple of nights in Essaouira. Try the 9 night Morocco adventure from £995 per person or the 6 night luxury Morocco holiday from £1,455. Both take you in to the Medina of Marrakech and high up in to the Atlas Mountains but, as you can tell from the price difference, offering rather different accommodation options.