Temperature: 13-28 (°C)
The weather in Djerba, Tunisia, is great at any time of year. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s never a bad time to visit. The long summer starts as early as April, bringing with it highs of 34°C and up to 14 hours of sunshine a day; perfect for long days lounging on the beach. Things start to cool down in September, but temperatures are still in the low 20s (°C) during the autumn. For the coolest weather, come in the winter, when the resort is slightly quieter and temperatures average a comfortable 14°C, which is ideal for getting out and exploring.
Beach lovers: The beaches here are spectacular, with beautifully soft sand cascading into warm, crystal clear waters.
Day trippers: Keep yourself busy with trips to the capital city, tours of the desert and days out at Djerba Explore.
Families: It’s certainly a family-friendly destination, with exciting beaches, desert adventures and plenty of things to keep the kids entertained.
Language: The main language spoken is a local Tunisian dialect, which is a mixture of Arabic, French, Italian and Maltese.
Currency: The currency in Djerba is the Tunisian Dinar (TND), which can only be bought in Tunisia.
Local time: The same time as GMT/UK, or one hour ahead, depending on what time of year you visit.
Fly to: Djerba-Zarzis International Airport (DJA).
Flight time from UK: Approx. 3 hours.
Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.cometotunisia.co.uk/.
Visa / health: Before your Djerba holiday, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia for recommendations and advice on visas and health.
Departure tax: You can pay this at the airport or at your hotel reception. The cost is around 30 TND per person (including infants).
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By taxi: Taxis are the easiest way to get around the island. Licensed ones are bright yellow and can be easily spotted and flagged down. They’re generally a cheap and efficient way to travel.
By bike: The island is fairly flat and is very quiet and scenic, making it ideal to explore on two wheels. Most hotels will provide bikes for hire.
By buggy: Buggies are one of the most popular ways to get around, so be sure to book yourself on an organised excursion and enjoy a fun tour of the island.
Ulysses Festival: In July, Djerba hosts the International Ulysses Festival. The event celebrates the island’s heritage and the Greek hero, Ulysses. As legend has it, Ulysses landed on the island during his voyage, so he holds a lot of significance there. The festival features open-air theatre and dance performances, as well as a dedicated children’s programme to keep the little ones entertained.
Pottery festival: The town of Guellala is the pottery capital of Djerba, and some say, the whole of Tunisia. In August, a festival aimed at promoting the pottery industry runs for ten days, with a variety of exhibitions and events for you to get involved with.