Tunisia, which shines with all its colours, is full of sun, sand and rich history. The beautiful coast and modern resorts invite you to a holiday full of relaxation with all-inclusive services. In addition, your holiday here is not too expensive and you can lie on the beach in a few hours. But where to go? We will advise you.
Undoubtedly, diversity is synonymous with Tunisia. You can choose between a green north, an arid centre or hot south. Resorts in the north of the country are especially suitable for lovers of diving and pebble beaches. To the south, you will find more sandy beaches with a slight entry into the water.
You can swim in the heated sea here from May to October. But you don’t just have to laze on a lounger, you can combine your stay with learning about history, sports or trips to the beauties of this remarkable country. Choose from our tips for the most interesting Tunisian resorts.
Djerba is the largest island in North Africa. You will find it just three kilometres from the mainland of Tunisia, and the interesting thing is that you can reach it with a dry foot on a dike that stands on the old foundations built by the Romans. The magnificent landscape is traditionally home to film directors who have shot such classics as Star Wars on the local shores
Djerba is known for its beautiful sandy beaches with turquoise sea and mild weather, where it rarely rains. Tourists can enjoy horse or camel rides along the beach, which is a great way to explore the local beauty. If you are looking for an unconventional experience, head east to the island of Explore Djerba Park, which consists of a museum, a park of historical crafts and a Nile crocodile observation station. Djerba is also a great starting point for trips to the Sahara.
The seaside resort of Gammarth is often considered the most luxurious in all of Tunisia. The city lined with palm trees and surrounded by lush vegetation is also known for its picturesque harbour and quality hotel resorts. Long sandy beaches with a slight entry are suitable for families with children, couples and individuals. A well-kept golf course is nearby and the town centre offers a range of activities, including diving, snorkelling and water skiing. In Gammarth and its surroundings, you can take a tourist train that takes you through the quarters inhabited by wealthy Tunisians. The train also stops at Carthage Station, where you can visit the world-famous excavations of the city of the same name.
Hammamet is a beautiful coastal city and a major destination for excursions. It is especially popular for long sandy beaches lined with palm trees, quality hotels with excellent services, lively nightlife and a wide range of water sports. So it is practically an excellent resort for all types of tourists because everyone will come to their own here. The sea is beautifully warmed here, so you can have fun all day long. If you have a long time, rent diving equipment or jet ski.
One of the most famous Tunisian resorts, which still retains the character of a normal Tunisian city. Directly in Monastir, there is also the international airport Monastir Habib Bourguiba, thanks to which the resort is very easily accessible. The beautiful atmosphere of the city, similar to the town of Mahdia, is enhanced by the fortified monastery of Ribat from the late 8th century AD, which served to defend against the Crusaders, the local mosque and the picturesque historic centre (medina), full of old houses, shops, cafes and restaurants.
The city is, among other things, the birthplace of the first Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba, whose remains are stored in the local richly decorated mausoleum, which is definitely worth a visit. The coast of Monastir is rich in beautiful sandy beaches, which can be found practically around the resort. Probably the most beautiful beach with a gradual entry into the sea can be found just behind Monastir, towards the town of Sousse.
Are you in the mood for walks and trips? Head to the typical Tunisian market, where you can buy almost everything, from food to various souvenirs, such as carpets, ceramics or art objects, and there is a very pleasant atmosphere. Children will appreciate the Carthage Land theme park with water slides, water slides and castles. It is also worth mentioning the old town and the fortress from where you will have a beautiful view.
The city of Kelibia lies at the tip of the Cap Bon peninsula on the so-called Orange Coast. With stunning views, fine white sand beaches and a recently restored 6th-century fortress, it attracts visitors from all over the world. Wine and citrus fruits are widely grown throughout the area. Of interest are the local orange blossom festivals, which take place every spring. The ubiquitous scent will literally make your head spin. From here you can take a bus trip to Nabeul, Hammamet, El Haouarie and Kerkouan. However, we recommend renting a car and exploring the entire Cap Bon peninsula in detail.
El Haouaria is a small village on the Cap Bon peninsula, offering beautiful scenery, golden beaches, green hills and crystal clear waters. Although it is rather a small resort, you will find many attractions. One of the most remarkable places is the caves of El Haouaria, which were created by stone mining during the 7th-6th century. century BC, it was used for the construction of Carthage and other cities and their main monuments. The site is also known for the abundance of migratory birds, which stop here every spring on their way to Europe. Thanks to this, falconry has been very successful here to this day.
The holiday resort of La Marsa is famous for its wide golden sand beach, which stretches for 13 km from La Marsa to Gammarth. You can also come across small bays in the area, which literally radiates magical tranquillity. The sea glitters in various shades of emerald blue and the fine sand directly encourages walking barefoot. The entrance to the water is easy, so the whole area is suitable for families with children. During high tide, you can watch the shimmering waves on the surface and soak up the seaside atmosphere. There are a large number of different types of restaurants, cafes and bars right in the town and on the beach, so you will never be far away for refreshment.
Mahdia is a small fishing town that has retained some typical traditions to this day. Women are still decorated with gold jewellery and you can see embroidered curtains in the windows of the houses. It boasts white Moorish-style houses, remarkable mosques and minarets, and beautiful white-sand beaches. If you are a fan of a quieter holiday, this is the right place. Maybe that’s why Mahdia is very popular with people who return to Tunisia repeatedly.
In many ways, Mahdia is similar to the nearby town of Monastir – you will find a picturesque historic centre (medina), which gives the town an unmistakable atmosphere, and a massive defensive fortress Borj el Kebir from the late 16th century. Not far from the fortress you can visit a large cemetery. You should also not forget the lighthouse built on Cape Africa. Mahdia offers two beautiful and long sandy beaches, of which the more used and busier is the north, as most hotels are located here.
Nabeul, also known as the “city of potters”, is the capital of the Cap Bon region due to its extensive ceramics production. If you come here, a typical Tunisian resort awaits you, with a pretty long sandy beach and many modern hotel complexes with swimming pools and beautiful irrigated gardens. In the past, it was known for its production of fish sauce Garum, due to which the streets of the city carried an unpleasant smell. However, production was banned a long time ago, so you can enjoy the scent of jasmine and citrus fruits at local markets.
Nabeul is a great place for business trips. Take the long sandy beach that connects Nabeul and the neighbouring city of Hammamet. If you want to experience an unconventional experience, visit the interior, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of Tunisian settlements and local hills.
Port el Kantaoui
Port el Kantaoui is a smaller but very popular and popular resort, which borders the larger town of Sousse. It was built only in the ’80s purely as a tourist destination, so you will not find any monuments or interesting history. However, they will enjoy a wide range of entertainment activities, such as paragliding, golf or jet skiing, clean and well-kept appearance, beautiful blue and white buildings and a sandy beach with a gradual entry into the water about 10 km long.
The nightlife in Port el Kantaoui is very rich, mainly due to a large number of discos, bars and restaurants. You can take a tourist train trip to Sousse and from there continue to Monastir, for example.
Sidi Bou Said
Sidi Bou Said is one of the real gems of Tunisia. The village with its blue and white houses and beautiful views of the sea bay has become a real paradise for artists and attracts visitors who want to see the local beauty. The charming resort is located about 20 km from the capital and is an ideal place for a day trip. Here you will find pleasant cafes where you can enjoy delicious Tunisian coffee and treat yourself to sweet baklava.
The port city of Sousse is famous especially for its excellent beaches, which earned it the nickname “Pearl of the Sahel”. It is a very lively city where the past and the present meet. Here you can see the centuries-old history, enjoy water fun and quality services of local hotels. The old part of the city (medina) was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988. It will dazzle you with remarkable walls, monuments and covered alleys with local sellers, where you can try to bargain and catch a beautiful rug on the wall.
A special feature is the catacombs leading under the whole city. Definitely visit the fish markets as well. Storing fish, often directly on the ground in a pile of ice, may surprise the European a little, but the fish are always perfectly fresh.
The small seaside town of Tabarka offers a few kilometres long beach with golden sand and ubiquitous lush vegetation. Thanks to the combination of sea, mountains and forests, it has earned the nickname “Tunisian Switzerland”. You should not miss the resort, especially if you like to watch life under the sea. It is one of the best locations for diving enthusiasts in all of Tunisia. Coral reefs, caves, tunnels or long-forgotten treasures are waiting to be discovered.