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 Tunisia’s first established holiday destination. Basking in year-round sunshine, full of ancient history, culture, and tradition, and offering plenty to see and do during your stay, Hammamet is the perfect place to enjoy a laid-back Tunisian escape.BeachesHammamet has been dazzling sun seekers of all ages with its picture-perfect golden sands and blue waters for hundreds of years. Whether you’re spending your holiday in the north or south of Hammamet, you’ll find an abundance of cafés, diners, and water sports all along the shore to keep you fed, watered, and entertained during your days on the beach. Food & DrinkWith the sea right on its doorstep, the locals of Hammamet have developed a delicious array of freshly caught seafood dishes for you to fall in love with alongside Tunisian favourites such as harissa, ojja, shakshouka, and the sweet treat of makroudh.CultureAs Tunisia’s oldest beach destination, the friendly and hospitable locals of Hammamet have been welcoming overseas guests for a long time. From food and drink to customs and traditions, you’ll find a number of influences from the Arabic, Islamic, and European settlers who have called Hammamet home over the years. NightlifeDespite its family-friendly atmosphere, Hammamet still offers plenty of adult-friendly hot spots where you can let your hair down during the evenings. Feel the party vibes in Hammamet Sud’s world-class nightclubs, enjoy a spot of shisha at Sidi Bou Hadid, or just watch the sun go down from the restaurants of Marina Yasmine.Important InformationFlight Time: 3 hoursTime Difference: +1hr during winterCurrency: Tunisian DinarOfficial Language: ArabicVaccinationFor all up to date healthcare requirements, please check with your doctor before booking your holiday.RamadanPlease be aware that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will take place between 15/05/2018 and 14/06/2018. During this time, many cafes and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing, and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.
Hammamet benefits from a delightful year-round climate of warm weather and plenty of sunshine, with the hottest months being June, July, and August. Boasting daily averages of 12°C in January and 27°C in August, there’s never a bad time to enjoy a trip to Hammamet.
Things To Do on Hammamet Holidays
Bag a bargainHead on down to the Media for a shopping experience unlike any other. Feel the energy of the crowd and perfect your haggle while hunting for the best bargains in town at the local marketplace.Hit the wavesThe beaches of Hammamet are especially popular for their excellent selection of water sports available. Try your hand at scuba diving, windsurfing, and jet skiing, or enjoy the thrills of banana boat rides and paragliding above the shore.Discover Ancient CitiesOnly an hour away by car sits the ancient capital of the Carthaginian civilization, Carthage. Home of the legendary Queen Dido and backdrop to several myths and legends, the ancient city of Carthage remains beautifully preserved for you to explore today. Step back in time as you walk the streets of this UNESCO world heritage site and learn about Tunisia’s fascinating history.Take a rideTreat yourselves to a fun-filled day out at the Carthageland amusement park, located less than 30 minutes away from the centre of Hammamet. With a number of rides, a 5D cinema, and a water park to enjoy, a trip to Carthageland promises a day of fun for the whole family.