Just north of the historic city of Sousse is Port El Kantaoui, one of Tunisia’s most popular seaside resorts. Found on the coast of the sapphire blue Gulf of Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui has lots of activities and excursion opportunities including picturesque scuba diving spots. The resort has its own golf club with two 18-hole courses, and is less than 20 minutes’ drive from Sousse’s old medina, souks and museums.
If you want to unwind and relax on your holidays to Port El Kantaoui you won’t have far to go. With two beautiful beaches just a stone’s throw away and a stunning marina lined with quiet bars and bobbing boats, your days and nights are practically taken care of.
If you want to get some serious bargain-hunting done, the resort’s medina feels as authentic as any in Tunisia. Among the labyrinthine network of cobbled streets and secret squares, you’ll find rows of quirky shops selling handmade goods and local produce. Be prepared to put your haggling head on; it’s part and parcel of the traditional Tunisian shopping experience.
Part of North Africa, Tunisia tends to enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with cool winters and long, hot summers. During July and August, the nearby Sahara Desert sends warm air to the whole of the country, which can send the mercury soaring into the 40s. For cooler, but still hot conditions, book your holidays to Port El Kantaoui in the shoulder months of May to June or September to October.
Flights land at Enfidha International Airport, which is about half an hour’s drive from the centre of the resort.