Tunisia Holidays 2019/2020

Hot and sunny in all the right ways, Tunisia is your go-to destination for beaches with a side dish of culture. Here, UNESCO sites and waterparks tick the classic holiday boxes, while the nightlife scenes at individual resorts keep you on your toes.

Tunisia Holiday Deals 2019/2020

Marhaba Salem Hotel

Sousse, Tunisia

(1734)

7 Nights

13th Dec 2019

All Inclusive

Birmingham

Based On Twin Room


Price from £252pp£359pp

Save £107

Phenicia Hotel

Hammamet, Tunisia

(7545)

14 Nights

6th Dec 2019

Half Board

London Gatwick

Based On Twin Room


Price from £337pp£479pp

Save £142

Sun-drenched and sand-specked

Tunisia might only be a sliver of a country on the North African coast, but this little spot leaves a big impression in the world of sun-laced holidays.

Although Tunisia edges along the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert, up on the Mediterranean coast is a beach haven lined with impressive resorts, waterparks and nightlife, not to mention its fair share of history.

Each of the resorts you’ll choose from for luxury Tunisia holidays, though equally warm and permeated with the country’s Arabic heritage, comes in different shapes and sizes.

Hammamet is the country’s original holidaymaker’s haven, while Djerba stuns with classic beach-scapes and whitewashed architecture. And then there’s Sousse, the shiniest jewel in Tunisia’s culture crown, complete with a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museums galore.


Currency: Tunisian Dinar

Language: Arabic

Time Difference: GMT +1

Population: Approx 10,600,000

Religion: Islam

Holidays in Tunisia

Regions

Sousse

A major city in Tunisia, Sousse holidays are popular with tourists because of the phenomenal beaches, 3,000 years of history on display and the modern hotels and restaurants that are now available at great prices.

Skanes

Scorching sunshine, sweeping beaches and movie set quality surroundings; Skanes holidays are becoming increasingly popular with British tourists for these reasons and much more.

Hammamet

As the original coastal tourism town, Hammamet is where holidaymakers go to experience the real Tunisia. Classic architecture and sublime cuisine mix with hot sun and lively market days to make for a wonderfully enticing escape.

Djerba

The largest island in North Africa, holidays to Djerba are full of sparkling beaches, idyllic villages and bustling bazaars. Its been known as Tunisia's little paradise for thousands of years, and with history-laden streets and a Hollywood blockbuster setting, you're sure to agree.

Location

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Way, way back

If it’s storybook streets riddled with history you’re after with your Tunisia holiday package, you’ve come to the right place. Tunisia’s past extends thousands and thousands of years back, and has left us with remains from the Romans, Phoenicians, French and so much more.

Just look at the Medina in Sousse. Staggeringly big and sandstone brown, this UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises a Kasbah, fortifications and the Great Mosque of Sousse, not to mention Sousse’s Archaeological Museum. Pausing here is a great way to peak into Tunisia’s colourful history.

And it’s not just history book notes that cheap holidays to Tunisia hit – there’s some Hollywood history here, too. Tunisia’s Djerba Island was used as a filming location for Star Wars Episode IV. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s little hut of a house is actually used as a storage shed for fishermen, while Toshi Station is a temple – both are still intact and viewable.

Open air clubs

The after-hours scene in Tunisia is alive and well, and Sousse is the proof. There’s everything here from huge, open air nightclubs that draw in big names in the DJ world, all the way to rock bars and even the odd old school-style country western saloon – we’re serious.

Hammamet is Tunisia’s first ever tourist-focused destination, so it too boasts bars and pubs, though a little more laid-back. Djerba is the nightlife dark house, however, as you might not expect its vibrant handful of evening spots. Here, you’ll find waterfront cocktail bars, karaoke bars and even a few nightclubs.

Sandy goodness

When you get that first taste of heat on your All Inclusive holidays to Tunisia, you’ll thank your lucky stars at the sight of the beaches. Djerba has some of the most picturesque shores in Tunisia, ringed with off-white sand that makes way for bright blue water.

Hammamet Beach is popular for swimming and watersports, and with thatched umbrellas speckling the shore, it’s not half bad for sunbathing, either.

Sousse offers no shortage of beaches, with The Promenade, Boujaffar Beach and Hammam to its name. Here, you’ll find everything from restaurants and bars, hotels and watersports aplenty. Everything holiday-centric is kept right within reaching distance from the beach, so you never have to give up your coveted spot on the sand.

Holiday favourites

The activities in Tunisia don’t just stop with history and the beaches – out here, there are waterparks and theme parks to keep you busy, and that’s just the beginning. In Sousse, you’ve got the AquaSplash Thalassa waterpark and the Acqua Palace down in Port el Kantaoui.

Over in Hammamet, you’ve got Carthageland, a waterpark-fun park hybrid that’s especially popular for little ones. You’ll also find the neighbourhood of Yasmine Hammamet here – it was designed with holidaymakers in mind, filled with tourist shops and hotels.

There are also horseback riding trips, snorkelling and scuba diving excursions and cruises on a pirate ship. If you’re keen to see more of Tunisia, these activities will help you do it in a whole new way.

Tunisian spice

The cuisine in Tunisia is vast and varied in terms of flavours and origin – you can thank the country’s long history of fluctuating rulers for that.

Tunisian food is known as being particularly spicy and has the distinct taste of Mediterranean fare, but with the evolution of tourism here, there’s very little you can’t find. French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and even popular brands like Hard Rock all have their place in Tunisia, ensuring you’re well-tended to where your tastebuds are concerned.