Hammamet Holidays - Travel Guide
In Tunisia, on the south-eastern coast of Cap Bon, a travel to Hammamet seems to have everything it takes to enchant. Despite its great power of attraction, the city has managed to keep an authenticity and an identity of its own. It is not surprising that artists such as Klee, Cocteau, Gide or Sophia Loren have found it a real source of inspiration. Take your turn to be inspired for a day in Hammamet. Discover the so-called Saint-Tropez of North Africa. Whether it's for its cultural attractions, the activities it offers, its wide choice of accommodation, its gastronomy, its ideal weather, or all of these, you won't want to leave this destination until you finish reading.
Hammamet: what to do to learn more about Tunisian culture?
Hammamet is not just a destination that would appeal to those looking for entertainment and great all-inclusive hotels. Travellers looking for history and culture will also be delighted. From the medina to its surroundings through some gourmet breaks, discover this other facet of Hammamet.
Near the port of Hammamet, the medina is the oldest structure in the city. Its construction dates from the Arab-Muslim domination. It is therefore easy to understand why its organisation is based on all the organisational codes of the period. Surrounded by ramparts, you can access it through one of the vaulted entrances. Inside, you will find residential and other public areas, the famous kasbah, but also a souk where it is good idea to take a stroll. Don't forget to get lost amid the narrow streets, between the houses with their colourful facades and doors. Once you have finished walking around the town, you can continue your walk by the sea. Indeed, its location between the port and the Mediterranean is one of the advantages of the medina.
Dominating the medina of Hammamet, the Kasbah is a fort built by the inhabitants of the city several centuries ago. Its purpose was to counter enemy attacks, particularly those of pirates, and to provide a safe place to escape. Walk along its ramparts to admire the Mediterranean in the distance on one side and the city on the other. A unique and breathtaking panorama! You can also have a drink on one of the terraces along the seafront promenade. Note that you will have to pay for entry but this is justified by the incredible views and the excellent preservation of the fort. Finally, there is an interesting museum inside.
Monastir is a small city located in the Gulf of Hammamet. It is known for its charm and its strong historical past. It was founded in 960 BC by the Carthaginians and owes its name to its organisation around a monastery. It was here that Julius Caesar made his conquest of Africa against the partisans of Pompey. The symbol of the city is called the Ribat (citadel). It is considered the oldest and most impressive of the constructions built by the Arabs along the Maghreb coast. After seeing this monument, you can go to its historical quarter and finish with its superb mansion. The city also has inviting beaches which will allow you to alternate with Hammamet. Finally, take advantage of your stopover in Monastir to practice diving, golf or horseback riding.
What can you enjoy in Hammamet?
Would you like to take a break after your visits to historical sites? Discovering Tunisian gastronomy is an option to consider when you're wondering what to do in Hammamet. The latter is a reflection of the country's history and heritage. A little Berber, a little Andalusian, a little Turkish, a little Italian, or rather all of these at the same time. Indeed, the flavours and spices of Tunisian cuisine will make your taste buds travel. The main ingredients are of course the unavoidable harissa, but also wheat, the main ingredient of the famous couscous, fish and seafood, and finally olives from which an oil is extracted that is known for its multiple virtues.
Start with one of the most consumed dishes in the country (and this will certainly surprise you): peppers. The so-called Makrouna Bel Salsa is cooked with meat, a spicy tomato sauce made with harissa and tasty spices. Then you can't go wrong with couscous. Couscous is cooked differently from one country to another and from one region to another. Meat, fish, sweet, savoury, there is something for everyone. To refresh yourself, taste a good salad made from grilled vegetables. And if you want to warm up, chorba, a deliciously tasty soup, is ideal. So, are you ready to go? After all, who said eating wasn't a activity in Hammamet?
What activities are possible to do in Hammamet?
Wondering what to do in Hammamet to keep busy and enjoy the city to the fullest? Start by finding out what activities are on offer. From the beach to water activities to relaxing treatments, there is plenty of choice.
Go to Hammamet for its beaches:
Chances are, your visit to Hammamet has been motivated by the fine selection of sandy beaches. So start by visiting the most famous (and certainly the most beautiful) of them all: the Yasmine Hammamet Beach. In addition to relaxing, this last one will also allow you to have a good meal or a refreshing drink. There are many bars and restaurants along the beach where you can prolong your stay. Afterwards, you can take a stroll along the palm-lined promenade.
…Get your thrills…
Why not go to an amusement park to get your fill of thrills ? Carthage Land, a theme park in ancient Carthage, will provide entertainment for young and old alike. Between the adventure games, the roller coasters and the water attractions, you will not know where to turn. Speaking of water activities, why don't you try jet-skiing in Hammamet? Whether it's at Yasmine beach or at a water sports base, don't miss this flagship activity! Especially if you love adrenaline, speed or waves! You'll be full of sensations and above all of pleasure!
If there is the word hammam in Hammamet it is certainly linked to the reputation of its thermal waters. Since the Roman era, quality thermalism is recognized in the city. It will allow you to treat your body or your mind in a natural way. Thanks to the mineral spring waters, you can take your senses on a journey and relax in complete safety. Once there, you will hear the stories of people who have recovered from their ailments. Finally, go to a traditional hammam and discover oriental rites. Scrubbing, treatments, relaxation, all in a setting worthy of your most beautiful dreams, surrounded by marble, nestled under vaults held by superb columns. What more could you want? To learn more about Tunisian history? This is exactly what follows.
Where can you spend the day to make sure you enjoy a real day out in Hammamet?
You want to visit Hammamet but you don't know which side of the city to choose? It all depends on what you’re planning to do once you get there. Drive through the ramparts of the medina close to the town centre and the Hammamet Souk. Staying here, you can easily stroll through the narrow streets in search of souvenirs that pay tribute to Tunisian art. Then enjoy the view of the Kasbah, a 13th century fort. You will also be within easy reach of the Yasmine Hammamet marina and its fishing boats.
If what you want is to enjoy the sea and the beach, then turn to one of the hotels in Hammamet located on the edge of the Mediterranean and whose name often begins with "Hammamet beach". Moreover, it is here that the majority of the city's establishments are located, as spending the day here is the best way to enjoy the sun. Don't forget that this is the place to be for most of the year. Room, suite or city? It's up to you to decide what suits you best to enjoy the sea air!
When to enjoy the best weather in Hammamet?
The temperatures in Hammamet have the particularity of being pleasant all year round. The weather in the north-east of Tunisia is even more favourable at certain times, depending on the type of climate you are looking for. If you want to travel during the warmer months, then you should plan your trip during July, August or September. If you want to avoid the heat, then January, February and March are the best months. For swimming and other water activities, August is the best month. Temperatures average between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius, while sea temperatures average 25 degrees Celsius. Finally, note that outside of summer, light rains may surprise you.
Why choose a hotel or villa in Hammamet?
Hammamet has been and still is considered by many artists as an inspiring city. So choose a hotel or villa in Hammamet, follow in their footsteps and let the magic happen. Facing a fine sandy beach and the Mediterranean Sea, you can only be seduced by La Badira Hammamet. All the more so as the proposed accommodations are designed to make your trip a succession of privileged moments, just like the Radisson Blu Hammamet. A Tunisian day in total intimacy, private beaches, wellness centres, entertainment teams, All Inclusive addresses in Tunisia & everything to make you happy and satisfy you! All that remains is for you to make your choice on the exact type of accommodation you want and to set off for new adventures!