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The island of Djerba is one of the most up and coming destinatins in Tunisia and it'll woo you with its ivory sands, a sparkling sea and traditional souks. Taking note of the way its neighbour Sousse manages to offer the best of both worlds to holidaymakers looking for a mix of traditional and modern attractions, Djerba is a place where you can drink cocktails in a casino after haggling for ceramics in an authentic Tunisian market. Try your hand at watersports, or wander winding lanes ' old and new sit side by side in harmony here, for a holiday experience that's as diverse as you could possibly imagine.
If you can bear to part yourself from Djerba's excellent beaches, the island's capital Houmt Souk is a marvel that has to be experienced. Explore this 'Market Neighbourhood' and you'll be rewarded with an exciting adventure, as atmospheric narrow streets lead you to cobbled squares. It's also a fantastic place to shop, with handmade crafts, pungent spices and intricate jewellery just waiting to haggled over!
Those who want to go where the locals go on Djerba package holidays should leave the hotel-owned beaches of the main tourist stretch - the 'Zone Touristique' - for a day and lay their towel on the soft sands at the lively Plage Municipal instead.
Play in the Mediterranean
Being an island, Djerba is surrounded by deep blue on all sides, and the warm waters of the Med are your personal playground. You'll find a full line-up of watersports to tempt you out to sea. So jump on a jet ski, enjoy an exhilarating speedboat ride, or practise your windsurfing skills ' this watery wonderland has something for everyone to enjoy.
Pull on your Snorkel
Another way to make the most of this island's position is to give snorkelling a go and take a peak beneath the surface of the water. It's the perfect way to explore the Med further, and makes a fun activity for all ages.
Enjoy the Nightlife
While Djerba's nightlife is focused on the bars and clubs in the 'Zone Touristique', that doesn't mean that you have to make any compromises when it comes to enjoying a good party. You'll find it all here ' from cabaret shows to karaoke. You can even enjoy a night out at the island's casino, for something a little different to your usual evening entertainment.ly Plage Municipal instead.
Though a good part of holidays in Djerba is centred on the facilities and nightlife of the beachfront hotels, a visit to the island's capital adds authentic flavour to any stay. You can also find ample secluded sandy spots on the coast between the resorts of Aghir and El Kantara, for your very own desert island getaway. Why not catch Djerba while its star is still on the rise? Book great value Djerba holidays with Direct Holidays and be one of the first to discover what this exciting Tunisian island escape has to offer.