Set a peninsula on the Gulf of Hammamet, you will discover the Tunisian resort of Monastir. Dating back to Phoenician times, Monastir combines ancient architecture and culture with a modern yacht filled marina and white sandy beaches. The skyline is dominated by the domes and minarets of the stunning Bourguiba Mausoleum, while the beach is watched over by the impressive honey coloured Ribat Monastery. Sunbathing and watersports are popular ways to spend your day in Monastir. Haggling in the shops and the old Medina will mean a bargain or two to take home, with locally crafted ceramics, jewellery and leather goods great buys. Evenings are all about enjoying the local food specialities by the marina and then kicking back with a drink and watching the world go by. If you want to explore further afield, the resorts of Sousse and Hammamet are within easy reach and the lively capital of Tunis is a great day out too. With so much to experience in one place, it is easy to see why Monastir is a popular choice for Tunisia holidays.
Things To Do
You will be spoilt for choice of things to see and do on Monastir holidays. The crystal clear seas around the resort are the perfect setting for waterskiing, scuba diving, jet skiing and sailing. A boat trip in search of whales is a fun way to spend an afternoon. A ride through the Sahara Desert dunes on a camel is a breath taking experience. The Atlas Mountains are just waiting to be explored. Culture fans have the Ribat Monastery, the Bourguiba Mausoleum and the Old Town to explore. Golfers will be in their element with a good choice of golf courses to play around on in the area.
After dark, Monastir has a selection of cafes and bars to choose from, with most open until midnight. Many of the hotels offer their own in house entertainment programmes and discos.
Food & Drink
There are plenty of options to tempt your tastebuds in Monastir. The marina is lined with a great selection of seafood restaurants and cafes. Local dishes on the menu include Birk, a pastry dish filled with tuna, and Makroudh, a sweet honey cake stuffed with dates. Local beers and wines make a great accompaniment to any meal.