Holidays

A Holiday in Hammamet?

Long regarded as Tunisia’s number one coastal resort, a holiday in Hammamet brings with it glorious stretches of pale-sand beaches and gorgeous, transparent blue waters amid a sun-drenched climate. And that’s certainly not all. Holidays in Hammamet offer a considerable amount of activities – from water-skiing to sunbathing, shopping to safaris, to funfairs, there’s literally an option for all the family!

And in the evenings, along a promenade of palm trees, restaurants breathe an authentic culinary life into the resort. There are plenty of spots to continue the evening with too, unless you prefer to stay within the luxury of your own high-class hotel, many of which include their own forms of entertainment, including open-air nightclubs. The hotels are mostly located on the beachfront (many with their own private beach) containing lushous gardens, pools, health clubs and top-notch cuisine – with plenty of fun on offer for the kids, too.

In Hammamet, you’ll never tire of something to do.

Currency

Official currency of Tunisia is the dinar (TND), divided into 1000 millimes. American Express, Visa and Thomas Cook travellers’ cheques are also accepted in most places, although to avoid high exchange charge it is best to have them in US Dollars. There are also plenty of ATMs scattered around town, with Visa and Maestro widely accepted also.

Language

Arabic is the official language. French is widely spoken in many parts of the country too. English is taught in all schools and is used by the younger generation with a lot of passion. German and Italian are a few of the European languages that are understood and spoken in some tourist areas.

What type of holiday can I get for my money?

Numerous holiday operators will cater for your budget through a list of different, All-Inclusive, package holidays, with options leaning towards family excursions.  We have listed one example below:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel
  • All Inclusive
  • Return flights from London Stansted
  • Free coach transfer
  • 485GP p/person
Tip

If you’re on a particularly low-budget, a tip would be to take your break during England’s freezing winter months. The period of November to February, whilst not Hammamet’s peak temperatures of 30C +, is still very pleasant, much cooler in fact, yet still rising up to highs of 20C. This period is considerably quieter compared to the influx of tourists that summer brings, and there are plenty of bargains to be had.

Flight + Hotel

Another option is book your flights and accommodation separately, leaving you more open and flexible to doing whatever you wish during your stay. Summer is obviously when prices will hit their peak, so booking in advance is advisable, especially as many hotels will become over-subscribed during this period. As with package deals, choosing to stay in Hammamet outside of the summer will see flights and hotels become cheaper.

When putting together a diy holiday we recommend flight comparison website diyflights.com and hotel booking website booking.com

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