With its long, sandy coastline backed by the Sahara Desert, Tunisia is a haven for sun worshippers. Holidays in Tunisia combine golden beaches with golf courses, luxury hotels and indulgent spas, providing everything that's needed for a relaxing getaway. In the capital Tunis and the city of Carthage, you'll find all the ruins, mosques and markets you'd expect from a trip to North Africa. For rural charm, head inland to villages like Sid Bou Said, perched high on a hill over the Bay of Tunis. Yasmine Hammamet’s dreamy beach, marina and shopping promenade were literally made for tourists, while Sousse offers a more authentic Tunisian experience. Old Hammamet has a 12th century medina, while stylish Port el Kantoui has a smart harbour. Away from the mainland, the tranquil island of Djerba is a perfect spot to totally unwind. Beaches, luxury, culture and relaxation - why not indulge yourself and enjoy a holiday in Tunisia this year.
600 miles of sandy coastline mean that holidays in Tunisia tend to be very much beach based. Aside from snorkelling, sunbathing and boat trips, there's a whole lot more to be discovered in this fascinating country. A choice of top class courses make Tunisia a great value golfing destination and you'll find history and heritage galore in Tunis. Don't miss a camel ride in the Sahara, or haggle for colourful gifts on a shopping trip to an ancient medinas at Sousse and Monastir.
Port El Kantaoui and Yasmine Hammamets nightlife is often hotelbased. Head to the resorts' marinas for stylish bars and a few dance spots. Sousse and Monastir have plenty of waterfront bars and cafes. For livelier nightlife, head to Hammamet, where Moncef Bay strip is lined with softly lit bars, pubstyle hangouts and clubs playing everything from house to salsa.
Most hotels serve up international dishes in buffet style. Tunisian food combines Arabic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and French influences. Traditional Tunisian specialities include the national dish of Couscous served with vegetables, lamb, poultry or fish, Agneau la gargoulette is a lamb stew which is cooked over charcoal fire in an earthenware dish and Tagines which have everything from chicken to beans, beefs, onions, tomato sauce, spinach, egg, prunes and honey. Harissa paste adds the spicy flavour to most dishes.
Baklava is one of the popular pastries in Tunisia and typical desserts include fresh fruit, sweet pastries and custards. Tea served with mint leaves is a popular drink. For value for money, book an all inclusive hotel, where snacks, meals and selectd drinks are included in the cost of your holiday.
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