Jasmine-scented Hammamet is located on the Cap Bon Peninsula on the Gulf of Hammamet, less than an hour south of the capital Tunis...
Its beaches are typically Mediterranean, although their backdrop is quintessentially North African, with whitewashed villages and sand-coloured castles piercing the blue skies.
The attractions of this friendly town are certainly enticing. The town is peppered with cafés, shops, art galleries, plus a huge selection of excellent hotels and restaurants. But if all you want to do is chill out on the sands and read a book during Hammamet holidays, then your hotel staff will be on hand to deliver an ice-cold drink and delicious Tunisian snacks.
When it comes to picking a hotel here, you will be spoilt for choice. There are numerous luxury hotels on the miles-long waterfront, many of which offer a fantastic selection of food as part of their all-inclusive option. And for something a bit different, you might want to try Yasmine Hammamet, a newly developed tourist area on the outskirts of the town that is proving very popular with visitors. Either way, don't miss out on a taste of the real Tunisia by stopping off at one of the local eateries.
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With year-round sun, you can take holidays in Hammamet at any time of the year...
Summer is scorching in Hammamet and daytime temperatures regularly exceed 30C, so air conditioning in your hotel is a must. Spring and autumn, meanwhile, attract visitors looking for more comfortable averages in the early twenties, while winter sun is still an option, with average figures in the upper teens. There is, however, increased rainfall between November and January.
Here is our round up of some of the popular events in the Hammamet area...
International Festival of Hammamet; July: Learn about the traditions of Hammamet through song, music and dance at this popular, friendly summer festival.
Republic Day; July 25: Since winning independence from France in the 1950s, towns and cities across Tunisia come alive with parties and parades to celebrate Republic Day. Ask what will be happening in the town at your hotel and join in the fun.
International Festival of Carthage; July-August: Carthage, a suburb of Tunis, was the centre of an ancient empire and today hosts a huge festival that attracts some top names in the music industry. It's well worth the hour-long journey.
If you are looking for some recommendations for things to do, why not consider some of our suggestions?
Relaxing: The beaches of Hammamet are long and spacious, so you'll always find a quiet spot where you can relax and soak up the sun in peace.
Babies & toddlers: Look out for hotels that cater for children when you book your holiday in Hammamet. Many offer clubs, crèches, and fun activities throughout the day and into the evening.
Kids & teens: The children will love Carthage Land in Yasmine Hammamet, where amusements and rides are crafted around the local history and legend.