the Garden Resort, has dozens of low rise hotels, shops and
restaurants set along miles of golden beach and surrounded
by fragrant bougainvillea flowers.
is surrounded by lush orchards of orange, lemon and mandarin
trees, its luxury hotels stand just above the water's edge,
not far from the tiny medina
shelters the souk
and the kasbah which was rebuilt during the 16th century.
south Yasmine Hammamet aims to recreate the style and atmosphere
of the French Riveria with wide boulevards and sophisticated
pavement cafes. To the north, Nabeul is home to Tunisia's
thriving pottery industry.
operators charter flights to Monastir (transfer time is 1½
hours). Some companies also use scheduled services to Tunis
(1 hour transfer). If you are travelling independently, train
is the cheapest way to reach Hammamet from elsewhere in Tunisia.
Backpackers might want to take a louage (shared) taxi or a
to Stay & Eat
line of well spaced luxury hotels stretch along the wide sandy
beach to Hammamet to Nabeul. Local laws state that hotels
should be no higher than the surrounding palm trees, ensuring
all the hotels are low rise and stylishly built in the local
architectural style. Those looking for budget accommodation
will find a good selection of hostels and small family run
Tunisian food with a French influence, try Les Trois Moutons,
Dar Lella or Chez Achour restaurants. Reasonably priced snacks
are available in cafes in the town centres.
camel market in Nabeul on Friday mornings. The only camel
you will see is a small furry toy one, but the pottery and
local industries remain.
tea in the Moorish cafe by the entrance to the Medina in
Hammamet's old town centre.
Cultural Centre - a beautiful villa built by Romanian millionaire
Georges Sebastien in the 1920s.
to Tunis, Sousse and El Jema leave several times a day from
the Bir Bou Regba station, near the resort, with connecting
trains to Hammamet and Nabeul. Taxies are cheap and plentiful
and a tourist trains runs round the town centre. Excursions
can be booked through almost any hotel or hire a car and explore
at your own pace.
City with traditional Tunisian entertainment and feasting.
Bon is rich in historic remains.
and Korbous are both old Roman towns and worth a visit.
are two courses near to Hammamet - Yasmine
and Citrus Golf Courses.