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Resort suggestions for first visit to Tunisia?

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Resort suggestions for first visit to Tunisia?

Hi, my partner and I are both in our 30s and considering Tunisia for a holiday next June. it will be our first visit.

Can anyone suggest a resort they think would suit us? We'd want to be based near a town with plenty of places to explore during the day and evening (with plenty going on), and we tend to sunbathe by the pool rather than on the beach so a massive beach isn't that essential. Also we would like the resort to be a little authentic, but still okay for tourists.

Any suggestions would be great

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1. Re: Resort suggestions for first visit to Tunisia?

Helen,

Sousse or old towm Hammamet. Simple!!!

Both are authentically traditional, and yet have a touristy feel about them.

I am sure some other people will come up with more info than mine, but you still have 11 months to make up your mind.

One thing for sure. Wherever you end up, you would be sure of a lovely holiday in a nice country blessed with glorious June weather. Something to look forward to.

Cheers

Cas

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2. Re: Resort suggestions for first visit to Tunisia?

As the other post said both those choices are great PLUS I would say Port El Kantoui which is our favourite spot,although we have stayed in all the major resorts.Djerba was not to our liking though & Mahadia fine for a day out but we found it isolated. In June be very careful sunbathing the sun is strong then.Take high factor sun cream.We no longer visit Tunisia too many of our favoutie hotels have gone All Inclusive bad news!! for us and the local economy

On the practicle note

Change some GB cash at the Tunisian airport tio get started. You can change again at your hotel or any bank all at the same rates on the day..At the hotel hire a safe deposit boxfor all of your cash Tickets Passports and jewelry that you are not using on that day. The staff will never steal but other guests may do when the made is busy with several rooms. Not a rgular thing but worth consifering.

When shopping there are a number of fixed price shops now for people who do not like to haggle.If you do its geat fun.Never pay more than half of what they ask.If they say no walk off plenty more shops. Also a useful phrase for shopping Le Shukran =no thank you. have a great holiday we have over the last 15 years three times a year !

Edited: 11 July 2012, 07:53
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3. Re: Resort suggestions for first visit to Tunisia?

Thanks for the advice so far, particularly about currency. Good to know that the rate is the same no matter where we change pounds into dinar, or we would have wasted a bit of time thinking we needed to shop around.

Are there any excursions or trips that people would particularly recommend? Can they be booked in resort eg at a local travel shop, or is Tunisia a place where you're best/only able to book through your rep? We usually book in resort in Greece etc but don't know what to expect in Tunisia.

Thanks!

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4. Re: Resort suggestions for first visit to Tunisia?

Try using the Search box at the top of the page.

Simply typing in something like "Hammamet excursions" or "Sousse excursions" or "El Jem" or "taxis" and you'll find all sorts of useful information to feast on.

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