Top 7 reasons to visit Tunisia

A wonderfully unique destination, Tunisia is a true North African gem, with its head in the mountains and its toes in the glittering Mediterranean Sea. From long beachy stretches to rolling Saharan dunes and bustling city medinas, Tunisia is a bucket list must – and we’re here to tell you why. Check out our top seven reasons why you should be making this one-of-a-kind destination your next holiday spot.

1. The beaches

If you’re looking for a perfect beach holiday then look no further. With nearly 1150km of gorgeous coastline, Tunisia has the ‘beachy paradise’ thing well and truly boxed off. Think golden sands, crystal-clear waters and azure blue skies – perfection, right?

If you can’t get enough of the stunning sandy shores, the Sahara Beach and Aqua Park is perfectly placed on the spacious golden beachfront so you can enjoy the Tunisian sun, sea and sand with ease.

2. The Sahara

You’ve seen the beautiful sandy beaches, so now it’s time to conquer the dunes. Whether you get there by 4×4 or take a camel trek, there’s something magical about taking a trip to the vast expanse of desert and sitting at the top of a huge sand dune.

3. The El Jem Amphitheatre

Built by the Romans around 238AD, this impressive amphitheatre is definitely a sight to behold. Imposing and impressive, this huge structure is in phenomenally good nick and now classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. The food

Rich in flavours of harissa and chilli, and packed with aromas of sweet cinnamon and fresh mint, the Tunisian cuisine is unique and exciting. You’ll find plenty of dishes to tantalise your taste buds – from hearty stews such as shakshuka to sweet treats like yoyo.

5. The town of Sidi Bou Said

Whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets and postcard-worthy blue doorways, this cute little seaside town is possibly the most Instagrammable spot in Tunisia. We’ll just leave this picture here. No more words needed.

6. The souks of Tunis

The city’s walled medina is home to cobbled, maze-like streets and a rabbit warren of tangled souks (or markets). Selling everything from gorgeous wooden handicrafts to traditional slippers known as babouche and endless amounts of dried fruits and spices, sometimes one day is just not enough!

7. The diving

Such warm and crystal-clear waters offer the perfect conditions to grab your snorkel and head out to sea. There’s marine life aplenty and the resident coral reefs offer a dazzling and colourful backdrop. What better way to connect with nature?

With deposits from £30pp, have we convinced you to choose Tunisia?

Written on 23rd May 2019 by

Charlotte Havercroft

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