What a fabulous week in October we had in Tunisia! The weather was amazing hitting 30 degrees almost every day allowing lots of family time on the beach and of course exploring this beautiful country.
As my husband is from Tunisia we chose to rent a private apartment locally which although gives a lot of independence, there aren't any facilities to avail of so for that reason I would definitely recommend a stay in one of the 4* or 5* hotels in the resort of Port el Kantaoui. A week really wasn't long enough though as I didn't see half of what I wanted to; so we're definitely planning another holiday for next summer.
Personally my favourite resort is Port el Kantaoui as it is purpose built for tourism with a lovely marina area where you can do some souvenir shopping or enjoy a coffee or meal amongst the boats which are moored there. The beach stretches for miles with each hotel having its own private section with sun loungers and beach bars. There are plenty of exciting water sports for the thrill seekers to avail of - my own girls couldn't get enough of the beach.
We spent a lovely day visiting the city of Tunis with all the hustle and bustle you would expect from a busy capital city, stopping in the beautiful blue and white village of Sidi bou Said. This is one of my favourite places to visit as it's so quaint and offers amazing views over the port.
A morning shopping in the town of Sousse about 15 minutes drive from Port el Kantaoui where a lot of haggling was done to get the souvenirs we wanted to bring home - among cries of 'you are robbing us' from the shop owners! It's all part of the game and a very enjoyable way to shop if you love a bargain. There are also shops with fixed prices if you prefer too.
Next visit I plan to take the girls to see the Amphitheatre of El dJem and maybe even for a camel ride in the Sahara, a truly unique experience which I have done many times when I worked in Tunisia.
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