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This purpose-built resort is a great holiday destination in Tunisia and has all the amenities you will need for an enjoyable break...
Although Port El Kantaoui only sprung up in the late 1970s, the thoughtful design of the narrow cobbled streets, not-so-ancient medina, and striking white architecture does much to remind you that you are in Tunisia. Sousse, which has authentic ancient roots, is also just down the road and offers a traditional Arabic market to explore. So Port El Kantaoui holidays offer the great combination of modern amenities as well as easy access to the charms and traditions of a Tunisia from days gone by.
There is no doubt that the beaches are the stars of the show here, however. Port El Kantaoui is located on the waters of the Gulf of Hammamet, and its dazzling white sands and clear warm waters attract those looking to flop on the beach with a good read - or splash about with the children.
For those looking for a bit more action, meanwhile, the resort's golf courses offer an enticing alternative to a day at the beach, as do the pretty marina and the resort's medina, which is home to a cluster of stalls and boutique shops. And for a different day out, why not hop aboard a tourist boat to sail the seas and see if you can spot the playful dolphins that often swim in this area?
Whatever you choose to do during the day, though, you can rest assured that the standard of accommodation in Port El Kantaoui is high. There are numerous, magnificent four- and five-star hotels in the resort, many of which look out on to the lovely beaches and offer all-inclusive options and family facilities.
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The Tunisian resorts operate year round and so offer holidays every month of the year. But when is the best time for a holiday in Port el Kantaoui?
Summers really do sizzle in Port El Kantaoui, with temperatures reaching up to 40C in July and August, and even evening averages topping 20C. Spring and autumn, when the heat wanes and average daytime temperatures are closer to 20C, are also popular times to visit. And even winter, with daytime temperatures of between 14 and 18C, sees a fair few visitors.
There are a number of events that help to make Port El Kantaoui holidays that extra bit special. Here are our recommendations...
Republic Day; July: This national holiday in Tunisia celebrates the country winning independence from France in the 1950s. Travel to the capital of Tunis which is 90 minutes away, or head to nearby Sousse, for parades and fireworks.
International Festival of Sousse; July-August: See traditional music and dance alongside movies and a fun-filled carnival at this popular annual event in Sousse, which is 25 minutes south of Port El Kantaoui.
Entertainment; weekly: Entertainment is very much hotel-based in this purpose-built resort. Check what's on when you arrive - there are likely to be clubs and discos for children, the chance to see traditional song and dance performances and a varied cabaret-style show.
As a purpose-built complex, the resort area is designed for holidaymakers. But there is much to see and do in the resort and beyond...
Relaxing: The marina is a wonderful place to unwind after a morning on the beach. Sip cool drinks, tuck into fresh seafood, and watch the yachts lazily bobbing on the water.
Grown-up families: The watersports on offer in Port El Kantaoui offer endless opportunities for family fun in the sun, whether you fancy windsurfing or kayaking in the warm waters of the Mediterranean.
Kids & teens: Acqua Palaca in Port El Kantaoui is a fantastic family attraction, with plenty of water-based activities for all ages.
Film fans: Take an organised excursion to the film sets used in the popular George Lucas Star Wars franchise. Group tours will take you south to Mos Espa where many of the original films were shot and you can visit Luke Skywalker's home. The locations are out in the Berber dominated deserts and show a completely different side of Tunisia to the beaches.
History buffs: Going north from Port El Kantaoui you could visit the Roman ruins at Carthage near Tunis. The remains include a huge amphitheatre that often hosts concerts, as well as many impressive buildings. This is well worth seeing, despite being a long day out.