For nearly 50 years, the Tunisian seaside resort of Hammamet has been attracting holidaymakers in search of sunny weather, relaxation, and a distinct atmosphere. However, and unlike other seaside destinations in the Mediterranean, Hammamet is not overrun with tourists. In fact, the town's most distinctive feature is its low-key atmosphere and the natural beauty of the town's location. Hammamet sits proudly on the southern end of the Cap Bon peninsula and overlooks the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. In the old town, narrow alleys are home to stunning whitewashed traditional houses. Hammamet's beautiful waterfront, its lively market scene, and expansive beaches that go for miles are other things that visitors can look forward to. But that's just the beginning, so take a look at everything that Tunisia's foremost sun and beach destination has to offer.
When to Go to Hammamet
Hammamet's warm and sunny Mediterranean weather is one of the main reasons why tourists choose Tunisa as a winter break destination
. During the winter months, the temperatures are incredibly pleasant, ranging between 17°C and 21°C. If you are in urgent need to escape the dreary winter weather in Europe, November to February is definitely the best time to visit Hammamet. Because of Hammamet's proximity to the Sahara desert, the summer can be unbearably hot in Hammamet, as it is not uncommon for daytime temperatures to hit the high 30s.
Where to Stay in Hammamet
The beautiful stretch of coastline surrounding Hammamet is home to dozens of holiday villages and all inclusive resorts that are the perfect accommodation choice for a great package holiday or a cheap family holiday. Holidaymakers can choose among 3, 4, and 5-star hotels that are only a few meters from the beach and that are equipped with child and adult swimming pools, waterparks, buffet restaurants, free wi-fi, and their own bars and nightclubs. Another accommodation option worth considering includes the luxury and boutique hotels located in Hammamet's medina (old town). Villa rental is also an option, as there are a few properties on the outskirts of town that have spectacular views of the Cap Bon peninsula.
Attractions & Events: Things to See and Do in Hammamet
If beach life is your kind of thing, you will find yourself constantly entertained in Hammamet. In addition to a vast array of watersports (jet skiing, diving, paragliding, and tubing), Hammamet's main beach is also the place to go for your first ever camel ride. You can also explore the wild beaches located beyond Yasmine Hammamet.
Visiting the souvenir and antique shops in the old town is a must. The old town is also home to interesting markets and to a few museums. In the evening, visitors will have plenty of entertainment options to choose from, including seafront restaurants, shisha bars, and belly dancing shows.
The Yasmine Hammamet Festival is one of the town's most notable events. This festival takes place in June/July and features art exhibitions, live music shows, craft fairs, and more. The International Festival is held at around the same time and offers music and theatre performances in various venues located in the old town.
Reasons to Visit Hammamet During your Next Holiday
If you are after a charming, affordable, and fascinating destination for your upcoming and well-deserved holiday, you simply cannot go wrong by booking a trip to Hammamet. This delightful seaside town offers holidaymakers some of best deals available in terms of value for money and quality of accommodation. A friendly culture, a fine culinary offer, and the chance to complement your holiday with interesting day trips are other reasons to visit Hammamet. Before you go ahead and book your all inclusive or last minute holiday to this Tunisian resort, check with the experts at A1 Travel, the specialist in winter breaks under the sun.
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