Seeking sun, sea and serenity? The sun-kissed shores of Tunisia may just be the answer. Tunisia’s gorgeous coastlines attract so many each year, who return to enjoy the nation’s fantastically flavoursome cuisine, year-round sunshine and glimmering the Mediterranean Sea waters. What’s more, there are plenty of fantastic hotels that sweep these stunning coastlines. From five-star All Inclusive picks offering all the facilities under the sun, to secluded beachside retreats with luxury spa facilities, to family favourites with jam-packed entertainment programmes and excellent kids clubs - there are so many hotels to choose from. So if you’re seeking a relaxing beach break, why not let Tunisia surprise you?

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  • Why Holiday in Tunisia

    Beaches, beaches, beaches. Need we say any more? This sun-soaked paradise is home to some of the most incredibly scenic stretches of sand, with bustling beachfront promenades, scenic waterfront restaurants and lively beachside resorts. It’s perfect for any sun-seeker. So, whether you’re off on a beachy retreat with your loved one, you’re seeking a fantastic family getaway to the sunshine or you’re simply after a spot of solo time and some soft white sands, Tunisia ticks all the boxes.

  • Beaches in Tunisia

    The Tunisian coastline is a wonderland for beach lovers, with incredible golden sandy stretches occupying the county’s long, sun-soaked coastlines. A hotspot has to be Hammamet Beach, attracting millions each year, these powder-soft sands enjoy beaming sunshine and gently slope into gorgeous crystal clear Mediterranean Sea waters. This beach is a favourite with families and couples for its excellent central location, variety of watersports and lovely beachfront cafés close by. So if you’re seeking rest and relaxation, then look no further. Simply roll out your towel for a day filled with the sounds of peaceful ocean waves and heart-warming heat from the suns golden rays. Watch as pretty fishing boats sail by and take a wander over to the café for a cup of afternoon coffee or a refreshing fruit juice – it’s like a scene from paradise. Families can spend the day venturing out into the calm ocean waters, head off on a snorkelling adventure or pluck up the courage for a parasailing ride high in the skies, the little ones are sure to love it here.

    For those seeking picture-perfect white sands and twinkling azure waters, Mahdia Beach is your best bet. This long stretch of sand is known to be one of Tunisia’s most beautiful, and many flock here to admire the incredible sunsets every evening. This serene setting is perfect for relaxing and it’s easy to waste away the days here admiring this beach’s natural beauty.

  • Food and Drink in Tunisia

    With a melting pot of influences ranging from the Mediterranean to Arabian, Turkish and even Italian – this country’s cuisine certainly contains some incredible flavours. So you can be sure to encounter some unique dishes on your Tunisia travels. The locals here love to use freshly sourced ingredients in their cooking, meaning many dishes include olive oils, fresh fish, a variety of meats and plenty of tomatoes. If you’re seeking an authentic Tunisian feast, we’d recommend ordering chorba as your starter, a creamy soup dish that’s made using juicy tomatoes, seared onions, pasta and grains. It’s a local’s favourite and we’re pretty sure you’ll love it too. It wouldn’t be a traditional feast without the addition of the national dish of Tunisia, couscous, which is a staple in kitchens across the country, typically accompanying many meaty mains and delicious salads in restaurants. If you’re a lover of Middle Eastern cuisine you have to try the famous Tunisian tajine whilst you’re here. A twist on many traditional tajines, this egg-based appetizer typically includes seasoned meat chunks and layers of cheese to form a frittata style treat. Trust us on this one, you’ll be going back for seconds that’s for sure. Last but by no means least, top it off with a slice of Baklava, this flaky pastry is flavoured with ground almonds and honey for a gorgeous sweet treat that is bound to get the taste buds tingling! Mint tea is also super popular here and it’s a great refreshment to enjoy after your meal. Beer lovers should be sure to cool off with a pint of the local brew, Celtia. Not only is it cheap, it’s the perfect way to cool off from a long afternoon at the beach too.

  • Visiting Tunisia

    Along with beautiful beaches, Tunisia also offers plenty to see and do. We’d recommend visiting the stunning Mahdia Old Town, where you can discover ancient city walls, traditional architecture and get a true taste for the local culture. There’s a market held here every Friday, where you can find pretty patterned rugs, lovely potted gifts and hand-made jewellery – it’s a great way to spend a day here! We’d also recommend visiting the Medina of Hammamet, where you can find many great local cafés, bars and restaurants right along the seafront. It’s great for a stroll in the evening, tuck into traditional Tunisian cuisine and enjoy some cocktails at one of the laid-back bars here. Not too far from here, you can also find the Kasbah of Hammamet, where you’ll be treated to some of the most beautiful scenic views. It’s one of the best places in the resort to watch the sunset too, so be sure to bring your camera!

  • Useful info for visiting Tunisia

    Flights to Monastir International Airport take around 3 hours from the UK and there is no time difference once you arrive. You’ll need to pick up some Tunisian Dinar before you travel as this is the currency used here. The official language is Arabic, however in many of the coastal resorts, you’ll find plenty of English speaking locals. If you fancy having a go at the local lingo, some handy phrases to know are aslema (hello) and bislema (goodbye).

  • Is Tunisia safe?

    Tunisia’s golden stretch of sands are a truly tranquil pace, located a long way from the country’s problem areas. Therefore, holidaymakers here tend to enjoy a peaceful and trouble-free stay. The government simply advise travelers to keep their wits about them during their stay, as with all trips abroad. So you can relax and make the most of the glorious sunshine.

Weather in Tunisia

30°C - 33°C
Jul - Sep
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Apr 21°C
May 25°C
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Jul 32°C
Aug 33°C
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