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Hammamet was the first tourist destination in Tunisia , and now comprises of two parts - ancient Hammamet and the newer purpose-built resort of Yasmine Hammamet. Holidays to Hammamet are all about luxury ' you'll find 5-star amenities, glam restaurants, glitzy bars, and sprawling hotels with private beaches. It's been compared to France's exclusive St Tropez and it's easy to see why. There's never a dull moment here - if you like your holidays lively and loud, then you've come to the right place!
Tunisia's capital city of Tunis is located about an hour from Hammamet. There's not much in the way of beaches here, however all the souks, museums and mosques are bound to keep you occupied. Must-sees include the Bardo Museum, renowned for its collection of Roman mosaics, the Al-Zaytuna Mosque, Tunisia's largest mosque dating back from the 8th century, and the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, an architectural throwback from Tunis' colonial era. Carthage
Just north of Tunis is Carthage, an ancient town famous for its extensive ruins and rich history. An important city in Roman times, Carthage grew to become a sacred site for early Christianity. Today, the remains from its Roman rule are strewn across the landscape, from theatres and temples to baths and basilicas. Carthage is also home to the Presidential Palace, where tourists can walk past the solemn guards to try and spot the Tunisian President.
Your senses will be overwhelmed in Yasmine ' there is just so much to see and do. The medina has been designed to look like a traditional souk with covered markets, colourful bazaars and stall-holders looking to haggle with you for bargains. Sun-seekers will be able to spend the day relaxing on one of the two long sandy beaches, while the high rollers can try their luck at the ritzy casino.
Visit Carthage Land
If you can't take the trip up to the real Carthage, then make sure you visit the theme park version, Carthage Land. Africa's very first theme park has managed to retain its traditional Tunisian style, while the rides and rollercoasters are world-class. Kids will be able to have their photos taken with baby animals, such as tiger cubs, goats and flamingos. There is also an ice rink and mini golf course just nearby.ast the solemn guards to try and spot the Tunisian President.
Winner of the Bronze Travelife Award, this 4-star resort is one of the best in Hammamet. The Sentido Phenicia stands out for its commitment to reducing their environmental impacts, as well as its superb facilities. Guests will be treated to their own private beach, pool bar, beach barbecues, watersports, international cuisine and a disco. There is even a courtesy bus to take golfers to the nearby Citrus Golf courses for a day on the greens.
IBEROSTAR Medina Solaria & Thalasso
If you're looking for a relaxing stay, the Medina Solaria & Thalasso will have you covered. Forget the world as you enjoy a relaxing treatment at the thalassotherapy centre, then lounge around by the outdoor pool, or on your own exclusive stretch of sand. There are several restaurants on-site, as well as sports amenities and evening entertainment including cabaret shows. Local bars and restaurants are just 500m from your door if you're looking to taste of the real Tunisia.
IBEROSTAR Saphir Palace
You'll never want to leave this luxurious resort, with its incredible lagoon-style pool and seaside views. Boasting a prime position right alongside the medina, everything is at your fingertips. The sights and sounds of the old town are just down the road, while the in-house restaurants, bars and spas are first class.