The internationally renowned city of Hammamet is located on the white sand coast line of the Mediterranean Sea. The town is on the east side of Cap Bon Peninsular that separates it from Tunis the Tunisian capital.
Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport is 40km southwest of the town of Hammamet with good ground transportation to your hotel or resort.
The area has a southern Mediterranean climate moderated by the desert to the south. June to September averages a high of 35⁰C with lows of 22⁰C. In the winter months this drops to a high 18⁰C and an average low of 12⁰C with Jan & Feb going down to 8⁰C.
Things To Do
The fertile Cap Bon Peninsular lends its beauty as a backdrop to the town of Hammamet with the luxuriant green hills and many Kilometers of citrus and olive groves. The beach is why most European tourist arrive here.
The splendor of the modern hotels and resort make this a popular European holiday destination and the ease of air transport have made this area a major attraction. The town is well known for souvenirs made of jasmine.
Valued for its excellent beaches and low cost, high quality resorts and service, Hammamet has earned an excellent reputation as a tourist destination and the nick name of “The Tunisian St-Tropez”. A place to relax and enjoy the beach and the watersports, a little sightseeing or a camel ride into the dessert.
Many new luxury hotels and self-contained resorts have been built, designed for your holiday pleasure and relaxation whether you want a romantic holiday, a family get away or the chance to explore this wonderful country from a home base on a stunning beach.
For a family this is a great place to stay with the evening-out entrainment option within the resorts and the sand, sea and pools all day for the children.
You culinary delights are meet with recipes from round the world but Arabic and French dominate adding to the charm of the area. Whether you want quick food in a relaxed atmosphere or you are ready for an evening out, they recognize that food is a major part of your holiday pleasure. Food is available to meet every dietary and budget criteria.
For a light snake small cafés are available and the food can be complimented with bottled water, coke, coffee or mint tea.
There are a few nightclubs that cater to the European tourists. In general it all has, as expected, a slight French and Arabic feel about it. Most hotels and resorts offer lounge entertainment a few nights a week and food and drinks may also be included.
Our Top Tips:
• The Beach – with its palm umbrellas for shade and sun lounger under the pale blue sky with the Mediterranean at your feet. This is what you came for.
• Swimming and water sports, wave runners, parasailing and of course Banana boat rides.
• The Souks, the experience of the Arab culture at its best.
• The Kasbah – is an Arabic word that is used to mean fortress or palace or protected place where people live or an area that houses a market or all of the above. Just enjoy the experience.
• The Medina – the old town of winding cobbled stone streets and high walls and arched doorways into a world that you can only wonder at. An official guide may be able to get you inside the see the archeological wonder of Arabic home construction. Ask.
• Hammamet Cultural Centre (Villa Sebastian)
• Great Mosque and the Sidi Abdel Kader Mosque – examples of Islamic architecture.
“The Tunisian St-Tropez”, Hammamet is here to spoil you.