Port El Kantaoui Holidays

Port El Kantaoui Holidays

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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-star hotels to choose from, treating yourself couldn’t be easier - and as everything’s designed with holidaymakers in mind, the shopping, dining and attractions are second to none. Plus, thanks to the sun-kissed year-round climate, any time’s a great time for your North African adventure!

Beaches
With over five miles of powder-soft sands lining the coast down to Sousse, beach lovers will be spoilt for choice. The main stretch - Bou Jaafar - is popular with families, thanks to its gentle waves and cosy picnic spots; whilst daredevils flock to Las Vegas beach, famed for its high-octane watersports. Plus, fans of all things sub-aqua will be right at home at the Hammam Sousse headland, which plays host to a top-class diving school.

Top tip
If you fancy the sun and sea without the sand, take a stroll to the picture-perfect port, from which the town takes its name. Fringed by sugar-cube buildings and tree-lined walkways, the marina is home to hundreds of craft, from traditional fishing boats to ultra-luxe yachts. It’s a fab spot to watch the world go by, with chilled-out cafés and bars aplenty - and the sweeping headlands offer gorgeous views of the romantic golden sunsets.

Food & Drink
Food is a huge part of Tunisian life, with both African and European influences taking pride of place on the table. Brik, a fried flaky pastry, is a local staple, oozing with fillings like cheese and tuna - whilst for pud, it has to be the delectable ‘deblah’, a petal-shaped sweet flavoured with rosewater and vanilla syrup. Fancy a tipple? Be sure to sample the Gris de Tunisie wine - with its delicate rosé taste, this dusky delight pairs perfectly with spicy dishes.

Culture
Arabian, African and European traditions form a melting pot of cultures, creating a realm of music, arts and crafts with a unique flair. This diversity is celebrated in style at Sousse’s International Festival, which pops up each summer with parades and music from across the globe. In Port El Kantaoui itself, contemporary culture takes centre-stage at the inspirational Passengers Lounge - supporting young artists and local musicians, it’s a must-visit for creative minds.

Nightlife
Port El Kantaoui’s pint-sized bar scene is great for laid-back evenings, whilst neighbouring Sousse is home to more action-packed nightlife. For a night out with a tropical flavour, head to the open-air Bora-Bora club, which showcases circus-style acts alongside world-class DJ sets. High rollers are also sure to love the glam Casino Europe - and for a super-cool twist, the polar paradise of the Igloo Ice Bar is a great place to beat the heat.

Important Information
Flight Time: 3 hours
Time Difference: None in the summer, +1hr in the winter
Currency: Tunisian Dinar
Official Language: Arabic, with French also widely spoken

Vaccination

: For all up to date healthcare requirements, please check with your doctor before booking your holiday.

Visa

: British Passport holders don’t need a visa for holiday visits to Port El Kantaoui, although additional security checks sometimes take place upon arrival for travellers who were born outside the UK. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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Port El Kantaoui Weather

With its mix of balmy Mediterranean and sizzling desert climates, it’s no surprise that Port El Kantaoui enjoys great year-round weather, with almost 300 days of sunshine to savour. Toasty temperatures of up to 40°C are common throughout the summertime, with cooler mid-20 climes during the spring - and water babies will be right at home from October to March, with refreshing rainfall on offer for around six days a month.

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 Port El Kantaoui Holidays

Acqua Palace Water Park
Tunisia’s biggest aqua park is a real family affair, with mini-slides for the little ones, pulse-pounding racers for teens, and a giant wave pool for everyone to make a splash. There’s even restaurants, bars and boutiques for those who prefer dry land - along with a relaxed beach-style space perfect for lounging the day away.

Sousse Archaeological Museum
Filled with treasures dating back almost 3,000 years, this stunning site is a spectacular place to explore Sousse’s history, and forms part of a prized World Heritage location. The Roman riches are a real highlight, from ancient mosaics to terracotta sculptures - and the expedition continues outside, with medieval fortresses, courtyards and gardens bringing bygone times to life.

Hannibal Park
With over 25 attractions to enjoy, little and big kids alike are sure to love this world of adventure, which combines funfair-style sideshows with colourful rides. Perfect for a family afternoon out, the park has a super-handy location right by the marina - and there’s a mini zoo and garden complex across the road too.

Golf El Kantaoui
With two 18-hole courses to choose from, this sea-view complex is a golfer’s paradise, nestled amidst rolling olive groves and crystal-clear lakes. Open all year round, and with premium facilities such as a clubhouse and driving range, it’s a great spot to practice your swing - plus, nature-lovers can keep their peepers peeled for the beautiful wildlife, with migrating birds often passing by.

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