The northern edge of the Gulf of Hammamet in Tunisia is home to the popular resort of Hammamet. Once a sleepy fishing village, Hammamet has developed into a cosmopolitan destination with abundant hotels, tasty restaurants, great shopping and a chic night time scene. Daytimes centre on sunbathing on the three kilometre stretch of white sands, with its azure waters providing the perfect venue for watersports. Away from the beach, the three professional golf courses are favourites with golfers. Retail therapy is easy with a lively Medina full of local wares in the Old Town and fashionable boutiques in the modern part of town. The palm tree lined promenade is the place to head in the evening. Sit back and watch the world go by with a glass or two of wine or dine on local specialities in a restaurant. There are a couple of state of the art nightspots of the edge of town for party animals. If you want to explore further afield, the lively city of Tunis is 65kms away and the historic city of Carthage is 75kms from Hammamet. With so much to experience in one place, it is easy to see why Hammamet is a popular choice for Tunisia holidays.
Things To Do
You will be spoilt for choice of things to see and do on Hammamet holidays. Watersports are high on the agenda with swimming, waterskiing, scuba diving, jet skiing and sailing on offer. A boat trip in search of whales is a fun way to pass a few hours. Get up close to cheetahs, tigers and lions at the Friguia Animal Park. A visit to the 12th century Kasbah, the International Cultural Centre and the Great Mosque and a walk along the walls of the 15th century Medina are a must for culture fans. The Roman remains of Pupput give an insight into Tunisia?s Roman heritage. A ride through the Sahara Desert dunes is an awesome experience. The children will have a splashing time on the waterslides at Flipper Waterpark.
After dark, Hammamet is alive with bars and pubs, with the fun continuing until midnight. Most hotels offer their own in house entertainment programme. There are a few popular nightclubs on the edge of the resort, including Calypso and Oasis, where famous name DJs often perform.
Food & Drink
There is an excellent choice of restaurants and cafes to satisfy all tastes in Hammamet. International favourites including pizza and traditional English fare are on the menu, along with local dishes such as couscous, brik, tajines, ojja and makroudha. Local beers and wines make a great accompaniment to any meal.