Sun, sea, fine sandy beaches and a siesta under the parasol, what more could you wish? Tunisia is the ideal destination for seaside holidays enriched with historical heritage.
Want to get away and forget the stress of everyday life? Bathed by the Mediterranean and generous sunshine all year round, Tunisia’s charms include carefree relaxation, sporting activities, beach walking, sauntering through the lively medina streets or discovering the country’s rich history. There is no shortage of seaside resorts, all offering dreamy settings with the deep blue seas and palm trees.
Hammamet / Enfidha, a coastal town in the north of the country, is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the world. Here, the beach is a real way of life offering swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, deck chairs and cocktails. At the end of the day, the medina and its souks provide an exotic setting for a stroll, with its white facades and brightly painted doors. The captivating scent of the orange and bergamot trees pervades the long, palm-lined avenues and orchards.
Monastir, with its heavenly beaches, adds an historical cultural dimension to the pleasure of a seaside stay. Located on a peninsula in the southeast of the Gulf of Hammamet, the city owes its prestige in part to Bourguiba, who was born here and became the first president of the Tunisian Republic. The many nautical activities – diving, jet-skiing, sea trips – are complemented by visits to monuments such as the fortress on the seafront, the Great Mosque and a choice of museums. Sousse, nicknamed “the pearl of the Sahel”, is a popular seaside resort with its marina in the Arab-Andalusian architectural style. Alleys, small squares, interlocking houses, shops and cafes form a picturesque setting with a lively atmosphere.
Here, the seaside echoes of the Hannibal Park amusement centre and the huge Acqua Palace complex with its wave pool and slides.
Take Off magazine, article by Odile Habel