Tunisia may not be large, but it offers an incredibly varied array of attractions that are easy to explore because the country is so compact. So, even if you’re only here for a few days, there’s scope to do a lot with your free time – or to do nothing more than relax on the beach!

Here are just a few of Tunisia’s highlights; remember, we have plenty of local knowledge, so if you’d like advice on where to go and what to see, we are very happy to provide it.

Ancient ruins

One of the great things about Tunisia is that it pairs great beaches with abundant culture. When it comes to the latter, exploring ancient ruins ranks among the best ways to spend your time. Carthage, which is handily located just outside Port Marina de Gammarth, is an excellent choice. This ancient city inspired legends and poetry, standing in a beautiful location encased in imposing 34 km walls. You can get the best view of the remnants of this once-grand place, now reduced to fascinating fragments, from Byrsa Hill.

Also well worth a visit is El Jem, North Africa’s largest colosseum. Located close to Yasmine, this vast amphitheatre dates back to the 3rd century and, in its heyday, could hold a staggering 35,000. Today, it’s one of the best places to get a feel for the grandeur of Ancient Rome. It is exceptionally well preserved, and even hosts special events, such as opera, in the summer.

There are also several well-preserved towns that make great days out. Sbeitla, for instance, is home to one of the earliest Byzantine churches, while the nearby ruins of Sufetula contain some of the country’s best preserved temples. The ancient Roman city of Douga, meanwhile, has been described by UNESCO as North Africa’s best-preserved Roman town, and is home to a mix of stunning temples, a theatre and monuments – all of which have been shielded from modern development.


Golf is one of Tunisia’s best-loved attractions, thanks to its exceptional courses in similarly impressive natural surroundings. Among the best spots to tee off is Golf Citrus, close to Port Yasmine, which is home to two challenging 18-hole courses, as well as nine-hole course for those short on time.

Located close to Port Marina de Gammarth, the Residence Golf Course is just as exciting a prospect for keen golfers. This 18-hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II, and is one of the most scenic courses you are ever likely to encounter.

Scuba diving

Scuba diving in Tunisia is varied and rewarding for people of all abilities. Hammamet is home to a number of excellent dive schools where you can have a taster session or get a certificate in the basics. For more experienced divers, there are some thrilling wreck dives to discover.



Nightlife in never in short supply near the marinas. Gammarth and nearby Tunis and La Marsa are great nightspots, while Hammamet Sud is also worthy of a visit if you have any downtime.


Tempted by the idea of a soothing massage or indulgent thalassotherapy treatment? Then Tunisia will not disappoint. Boasting a wellness tradition that stretches back through the centuries, this country is one of the world’s finest thalassotherapy destinations, housing hundreds of spas specialising in the use of seaweed, sea salts and other natural marine products to relax and restore. Plus, Hammamet and Gammarth are two of the top spa destinations, meaning you don’t need to stray for from your superyacht for a spot of relaxation.

Water sports

Tunisia has a well-deserved reputation for its excellent beaches, but these provide far more than a scenic spot to sip a few sundowners and relax. The waves here provide the setting for a huge variety of water sports, including wreck diving, waterskiing, kite surfing, sailboarding, wakeboarding and much more.


Tunisia is a fantastic place to pick up all kinds of handicrafts. In the local markets you can discover Tunisian pottery, ceramics, vibrant rugs, gleaming jewellery and much more. The souks around Port Yasmine and in Tunis, just outside Gammarth, are the best places to find local handicrafts. Explore the maze of stalls at a leisurely pace for the best experience.

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