Tunisia - 'The Jewel of the Mediterranean' | Designer Travel

Just 2 1/2 hours flying time from London, and on the tip of Northern Africa, Tunisia is a surprisingly fascinating destination.

With a sub-tropical climate, and a long summer season, Tunisia is a very good option to consider.

Apart from its lovely beach resorts and some fabulous Spa hotels, it is home to some of the worlds finest Roman sites, and of course the Sahara desert!…so it offers a real opportunity to experience the culture and heritage of Tunisia.

Tunisia relies heavily on tourism and is attracting over six million visitors annually. Over the years the Tunisians have worked extremely hard to meet the requirements of even the most discerning traveller, without losing its unique identity.

In addition to its well established family-friendly hotels along the East Coast Tunisia has re-created Dar-style boutique hotels (rather like a Moroccan Riad) in various locations. Tunisia has a plethora of wonderful Thalassotherapy centres, In fact with over 40, only France has more.

The resorts of Hammamet, Yasmin Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui and Sousse are very popular, as is Djerba, an island just off the south eeast coast.

Tunisia is a treasure trove of UNESCO World Heritage sites, it has eight!..These include the magnificent 3rd century Amphitheatre of El Jem, the Medina of Tunis and the Site of Carthage.

Golfers, whether beginners or more advanced, will enjoy any of Tunisia’s 10 golf courses. Green fees and equipment hire are all very reasonably priced, and some hotels can arrange tee-off times and complimentary transfers.

Whether travelling by 4×4 or camel, a trip into the Sahara desert is an unforgettable experience. You might just stay for a meal or spend a night under canvas, the choice is yours. Quad biking, ballooning and sand ski-ing are also on offer!

You won’t go hungry in Tunisia, their cuisine is fresh and varied…Couscous is their national dish, excitingly flavoured with spices and added to wonderful meats and vegetables. Tunisia also offers a wonderful blend of Desert dwellers’, Mediterranean and Western cuisines, to ensure there is something for everyone.

Shopping in Tunisia is an experience! If you enjoy haggling you would be in paradise in the Souks where you can choose from some fine crafts, carpets and jewellery. If you prefer not to haggle there are fixed price shops, still offering exceptionally good value.

I first visited Tunisia about 20 years ago, and I have been back 3 times since. Each time I have discovered something new to explore and enjoy. It has been interesting to see how Tunisia has grown and changed to accommodate its tourists, without losing its identity. It has a lot to offer.

I am looking forward to going back again later this year. Perhaps you are considering going too?… I will be delighted to help you with your plans. Please call me on 023 80863663.

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