Tunisia Holidays

Tunisia Holidays

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Let Tunisia surprise you. When you picture the Mediterranean we bet you think of the Balearic, Greek or Italian Islands first, but North Africa’s Mediterranean coast is every bit as beach holiday-worthy as its European cousins. With gorgeous weather, no time difference and a flight time of under three hours from London, holidays to Tunisia are really hotting up with sun seekers of all kinds. With unique landscape that includes pretty beaches, lush greenery and the Sahara Desert, there’s always something new to discover. Whether you’re after an exotic escape with your partner or a laid-back family break, you’ll fall in love with the blend of African and Mediterranean culture, cuisine and character here.

Beaches
With nearly 1150km of coastline, you’re bound to find your perfect beach in Tunisia. If you’re looking for beautiful blues, the sky and sea here won’t disappoint – you can barely tell where the horizon meets the sparkling water. Mahdia Beach is a great all-rounder, with a family-friendly atmosphere and lots of space for couples to find a romantic spot to stretch out on the sand too. Lifeguards watch over the water at set times, and there are plenty of watersports opportunities and sun loungers available, whether you like to relax, adventure or have the best of both worlds. Another gem is Hammamet Beach, where the days are heavenly and the sunsets are spectacular. Go on a camel ride across the soft sand, take a boat trip along the coast or simply lay on a sun bed with a cocktail in hand – there is no wrong way to spend your Tunisia holidays.

Food & Drink
If you find yourself in a food market or restaurant-lined street, close your eyes and breathe in. Take in the perfume of spices and sweetness – we guarantee you’ll be transported back here any time you smell something similar back home. Like a kick to your food? Look out for dishes made with harissa – this blend of cumin, chilli, coriander, garlic, mint and more is a mainstay of Tunisian menus. We recommend sampling some fiery ojia, freshly baked eggs in a harissa sauce. This authentic dish is very popular with locals as well as tourists. Prefer a sweet treat? Ask for a yoyo. Don’t worry, you won’t be served a nostalgic plastic toy; a yoyo is Tunisia’s answer to a doughnut. Often served soaked in honey and lemon syrup, these are the ideal remedy for a sweet tooth. Pair it with a tipple of boukha – brandy made from figs - or a refreshing peppermint tea.

Culture
With Arabian origins and its proximity to Europe, Tunisia enjoys a fascinating mix of Arabic, Islamic and European culture. Visit the city of Carthage to find out more about the Roman era of this ancient country. The ruins here are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and tell a fascinating story of Tunisia’s past, all against the stunning backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. If you prefer 21st century living, visit in October to attend the Carthage Film Festival – a modern, exciting celebration of cinema and creative thinking.

Nightlife
In Tunisia, the evenings start before the sun goes down with cocktails on your hotel terrace or in a beach bar overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. If you’re staying in Sousse, check out the Igloo Ice Bar. This venue is cool in every sense of the word, and makes a fun contrast to the daytime heat. In Port El Kantaoui, get your groove on at Discoteque Platinium, a nightclub with enough good vibes and good times to raise the roof. Hammamet’s nightlife offerings include wine bars and glitzy clubs like Calypso. Wherever you land in Tunisia, keep an eye out for cosy cafes – they often turn into vibrant shisha bars by night.

Important Information
Flight Time: 3 hours
Time Difference: None
Currency: Tunisian dinar
Official Language: Arabic

Vaccinations
Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Visa
British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Tunisia for three months of travel or less.

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Top Tunisia Hotels

El Mouradi Club Kantaoui

Port El Kantaoui, Monastir, Tunisia

Hotel Liberty Resort

Skanes, Monastir, Tunisia

Samira Club

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Palmyra Aquapark Kantaoui

Port El Kantaoui, Monastir, Tunisia

Palmyra Holiday resort & Spa Marin

Skanes, Monastir, Tunisia

El Mouradi El Menzah

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Occidental Sousse Marhaba

Sousse, Monastir, Tunisia

El Mouradi Palm Marina

Port El Kantaoui, Monastir, Tunisia

Delphin El Habib Hotel

Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia

Riadh Palms

Sousse, Monastir, Tunisia

Nesrine

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Iberostar Selection Kantaoui Bay

Port El Kantaoui, Monastir, Tunisia

Lella Baya & Thalasso

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Marhaba Royal Salem

Sousse, Monastir, Tunisia

Hannibal Palace

Sousse, Monastir, Tunisia

Yasmine Beach

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Golden Tulip Taj Sultan

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

SENTIDO Rosa Beach

Skanes, Monastir, Tunisia

El Mouradi Gammarth

Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia

El Mouradi Hammamet

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Iberostar Averroes

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Chich Khan Hotel

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Houda Yasmine Hammamet

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Hotel Marabout

Port El Kantaoui, Monastir, Tunisia

Marhaba Beach Hotel

Sousse, Monastir, Tunisia

Caribbean World Monastir

Skanes, Monastir, Tunisia

Hotel Alhambra Thalasso

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Residence Romane Hotel

Hammamet, Monastir, Tunisia

Movenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse

Sousse, Monastir, Tunisia

Riviera Hotel

Port El Kantaoui, Monastir, Tunisia

Tunisia Weather

Tunisia benefits from a lovely blend of Mediterranean and desert climates and offers nearly year-round sunshine and warm temperatures across the country. With hot summers, balmy winters and very little rainfall throughout the year, Tunisia is a great destination for a beach holiday – anytime, whether you travel with your family, partner or friends.
Jan 16ºC
Feb 17ºC
Mar 18ºC
Apr 22ºC
May 24ºC
Jun 25ºC
Jul 25ºC
Aug 25ºC
Sep 23ºC
Oct 21ºC
Nov 18ºC
Dec 16ºC

Things To Do on Tunisia Holidays

Make a splash at Aqua Palace
For an unforgettable family day out – or an adventure for big kids who refuse to grow up – take a trip to Aqua Palace. Situated in Hammam Sousse, near Port El Kantaoui this large waterpark is perfect for sliding into your holidays to Tunisia. The park has enough thrills to keep mums, dads and teenagers happy, as well as plenty of splash pools and mini slides for little ones. Prefer to take it easy while the others swim, slip and swoosh? You’ll find sun beds and parasols by a calmer oasis too, and there are even snack bars to keep you refreshed and well-fed throughout your trip. Grab your towel, goggles and swimsuit, and leap in!

Visit a galaxy far, far away…
The Saharan sands of southern Tunisia are part of the most well-known desert in the world, but they are also famous for something more out of this world. If you’re a fan of Star Wars, then you can count your lucky stars, as scenes from the original trilogy were filmed here. Tatooine is Luke Skywalker’s desert planet home, and Tunisia was chosen as its real-life counterpart back in 1977. Follow in the footsteps of George Lucas and Mark Hamill and visit the buildings that inspired Luke’s home town and the Mos Eisley Cantina. These iconic pieces of film history are located in the more remote south of Tunisia, and it’s easiest to explore them on a dedicated tour.

Make magical memories at Magiceye 3D Experience
This is an art gallery with a difference – you’re the star of every exhibit! Using 3D painting techniques and interactive displays, this experience puts you at the heart of the art. Perfect for a day of offbeat family fun, or a unique date with your partner, your holiday pictures have never been so colourful. Whether you’re a camera expert or an amateur snapper, you’re bound to take away memories as good as the photographs.

Tunisia Resorts

Hammamet

Hammamet

Famous for its abundance of Jasmine flowers and located right on Gulf of Hammamet’s shores, it’s easy to see why the seaside town of Hammamet was Tuni…

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Mahdia

Mahdia

Mahdia is a pretty port in Tunisia, sitting on the coast between the resorts of Sousse and Sfax. Thriving markets, stunning scenery and plenty of hist…

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Port El Kantaoui

Port El Kantaoui

Launched as an exclusive tourism hotspot in the late 70s, pretty Port El Kantaoui ticks all the boxes for a deluxe sunshine break. With stacks of five…

Read more on Port El Kantaoui Travel Guide

Skanes

Skanes

A modern beach resort located around 6 miles out of the city of Monastir; Skanes is perfect for those looking for a peaceful break in the sun. With a…

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Sousse

Sousse

Sousse is one of Tunisia’s most popular tourist cities and it’s not hard to see why. Offering a mix of traditional and modern surroundings, the city a…

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