Cheap Holidays to Tunisia
Picture the sizzling North African sunshine beaming down on sandy shores, where they meet the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. No, it’s not a dream… it’s Tunisia. A classic favourite for beach breaks, Tunisia has the warm waters, wonderful hotels and wow-factor cuisine that combine to create a truly perfect sun-soaked getaway. Whether you’re looking to relax with a loved one, want a beachy break with your family or fancy a fun-filled holiday with your mates, Tunisia will tick your boxes.
Looking for somewhere to escape to that’s warm all year round and offers amazing beaches? Choose Tunisia. Perfectly located in North Africa for the wonderful warm weather and perched on the Mediterranean Sea – there’s no better combination for a sun-soaked holiday by the sea. Travel to Tunisia between June and August for some non-stop scorching weather, when their average temperature sits at a hot 25°C. If you prefer to get away before the summer starts, Tunisia still brings the heat in April and May with average temperatures between 22°C and 24°C – perfect beach weather. On the other hand, those who like to save their sunny getaways for when the UK sunshine (what we get of it) has disappeared can jet off in September and October and still be met with warm temperatures averaging between 23°C and 21°C. Looking for some winter sun? Escape the freezing winter temperatures of the UK and head to lovely mild averages of 16°C to 18°C from November to March in Tunisia – because nothing beats lying on a beach when it’s snowing at home.
What to do in Tunisia?
The number one thing you should do when visiting Tunisia is to simply sit back and relax on the superior sandy beaches that the 1150km of coastline has to offer. Monastir Beach is the perfect spot for taking a stroll along the soft white sand and taking in the beauty of the crystal-clear sea. If you prefer to spend your time riding the waves, it’s also a fantastic spot for water skiing and surfing. If lying on a sun lounger from sunrise to sunset floats your boat, then Hammamet Beach is the relaxing stretch of shore where you can enjoy a calming atmosphere under the sun from day to day. Fancy a mid-sunbathe dip in the sea? Bring along a snorkel to discover the brilliant collection of marine life that reside in the warm waters and are waiting for you to swim with them.
For the holidaymakers who like to indulge in local culture and history, visit Mahdia Old Town where you can browse the locally produced pottery, rugs and jewellery at the market, or wander around the ancient city walls. When in Tunisia, you can’t miss out on visiting the Sahara Desert where you can book experiences of a lifetime for you and your family. From camel rides to overnight stays, get the true North African desert experience in Tunisia.
If you prefer to go for the days out that scream fun in the sun then make sure you visit Aqua Palace in Hammam Sousse. An enormous and excellent waterpark, it features something for kids, teens and the adults who are young at heart. Thrilling slides, a variety of pools and aqua fun for even the little ones – if you’re looking for a day filled with slipping, sliding and smiles then this is the place to go.
Travelling with friends or simply love to party? Tunisia doesn’t just boast the best days, but also has buzzing nightlife for those who love to stay out after dark. Dance your night away at Hammamet’s top nightclubs, where you can find a mix of casual bars and glamorous dancing clubs. If you prefer to sample the local cocktails from bar to bar, Sousse has some cool venues that serve a variety of refreshments in a cool atmosphere – quite literally at the popular Igloo Ice Bar.
Where to eat in Tunisia?
Eat like a local and head to the Hammamet Medina where you can find a wonderful range of bars, cafes and restaurants waiting for you to try the local dishes and drinks. Whether you’re exploring Monastir, Hammamet or even Skanes, you’ll find some excellent little eateries that sell some of Tunisia’s tasty delicacies. From the Middle Eastern Eastern-influenced dishes like cous cous and tajine to the Mediterranean tastes like the fresh seafood, yummy tomatoey stews and grilled meats – you’re certainly in for a culinary treat. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try a yoyo, which is a doughnut soaked in a lemon and honey syrup. Or, those who love their syrup-soaked pastry bites can find baklava in Tunisia. If you’re wanting a traditional Tunisian drink for after your meal, ask for a mint tea – it’s their speciality.
Tunisia boasts a fantastic cultural mix with European, Islamic and Arabic influences. Situated on the north coast of Africa, it only takes around 3 hours to fly from the UK to Enfidha Airport and there is no time difference so you don’t need to worry about jet lag! The local currency is the Tunisian dinar and the local language is Arabic. If you would like to greet the locals, you can say aslema which means ‘hello’ and bislema which means ‘goodbye’.
Flight Time - From London 2 hrs 35 mins, From Manchester 3 hrs 20 mins, From Glasgow 3 hrs 30 mins
Currency - Tunisian Dinar
Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed
Best Time to Visit: May to October with June, July and August being hot
Top Hotels In Tunisia
Here's a list of our top accommodations in Tunisia, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.
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