North To Sidi Kaouki: Nic's Blog

After Tagazhout we packed the car and headed north where we came across a spot called Sidi Kaouki. What a difference! This is what we’d been searching for, it was so laid back and the locals were really friendly. We instantly felt relaxed.

Our first port of call was a local restaurant for a feed, there we asked the owner if he knew of any accommodation close by. He hooked us up big time! For around £10 a night including breakfast we stayed in a really nice Riad run by a gentleman named Mohammed. We were only going to stay for one night, but spent four instead! If you find yourself in Sidi without a place to stay, email and Mohammed will hook you up.

Just north of Sidi Kaouki is the fishing village of Essaouira, a gem of a town where you can choose from loads of different little restaurants, each dishing up fresh seafood. There's also a Souk market, which was considerably more chilled than the Marrakech markets... it’s well worth a look.

We're planning a visit back to Sidi Kaouki for sure, the place had great food, an awesome location and a really good vibe. Like Tagazhout we only scored little waves, but this place will go off on a good swell.

The surf forecast wasn't looking good for the rest of the trip so our man Cal put together a trip inland. What did he find us? Paradise!