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Hammamet is in Tunisia.


Hammamet is the oldest touristic center in the country, though aside from the ocean there is nothing at all special about the town. All resorts in Tunis have wonderful parks but even among them Hammamet stands out with its luxurious gardens. The main principle of town planning here - houses must not be higher than cypresses. The city is founded about 5 centuries ago. There are the fortress walls and the Big Mosque still preserved in it. The city keeps its one-floor image. Tourists are waited here by wide sand beaches, modern hotels with high level of service, a plenty of bars, restaurants, stores, markets.

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There are 6 main airports in Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage), Enfidha, Monastir, Tabarka, Djerba and Tabarka, Tunis being the capital. When you arrive into one of the airports, if you don't have a coach transfer booked be strong, there are lots of men waiting to take your trolley for you (and for this you will be charged!) say NO and hang on to all your belongings.You can get a private taxi from Monastir or Tunis to Hammamet which is approximately 1hour and cost from 50 to 80TD, or from Enfidha for around 30TD. You can also get an airport taxi (you do not need to bargain, ask for the meter to be turned on) to get you to the intercity bus station or to the intercity collective (shared 9 seater) intercity taxi station. These options would cost you about 3-4 dinars per head and probably an overcharge if you have big bulky luggage.

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There are a lot of trains stopping at Bir Bou Regba (Rekba) from Tunis (about 4.5 DT), which is along the main train line and only 6km from Hammamet. You can easily take a taxi from the Bir Bou Regba (Rekba) station to wherever you want to go in Hammamet. There are fewer trains from Tunis directly to Hammamet.

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Go to the beach. Hammamet Sud has some surprisingly clear water with lots of water sports to enjoy, including paragliding, jet-skiing, tubing, short camel-rides along the beach, baking, etc. etc. Very touristy, lots of topless ladies of age. Lots of small fish swimming right by the shore.



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A plenty of restaurants. Usually, a dinner costs 15-20 TD. A nice lobster for two persons with white wine in july 2007 was about 200 TD.


  • Ettahrir, Avenue de la Liberartion, Hammamet (It's on the west end of the street, near the roundabout.). Good authentic tunisian food, frequented by the locals. The staff is friendly and prices are fair. ~8 TD for a couple of courses and a drink.  edit
  • Restaurant La Luna. Av. Du Koweït. Phone number: 72 26 20 76. Not expensive, good food and nice atmosphere.


  • Chez Achour, Rue Ali Belhouane, Hammamet (At the south tip of the city, near the Medina and the Cemetry). Very good restaurant, typical food, amazing terrasse. Go there when it's sunny.  edit


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Try some of the local wine, which are hard to get in restaurants in Tunis.

  • Café Sidi Bouhdid, (West tip of the Medina, right outside of it.). Very nice place with all sort of (soft) drinks and sweet food. You can either stay at the terrasse near the Medina walls or face the ocean in the more modern terrasse.  edit

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  • Laico Hammamet, 8050 Yasmine Hammamet, 8050, Hammamet, Tunisia, +216 72 240 666, [1].  edit
  • Hotel Anais, Bp 224 Hammamet Nord, 8050, Hammamet, Tunisia, +216 72 278 488, [2].  edit
  • Hotel Nesrine, Avenue De La Paix, 8050, Hammamet, Tunisia, +216 72 226 244, [3].  edit
  • Medina Solaria And Thalasso, Rue De La Médina - Yasmine Hammamet, 8056, Hammamet, Tunisia, +216 72 241 959, [4].  edit
  • Palm Beach Hammamet, Bp 56, 8050, Hammamet, Tunisia, +216 72 280 333, [5].  edit
  • Sentido Aziza Beach Golf & Spa - Adult Only, Rue Assed Ibne El Fourat - BP 218, 8050, Hammamet, Tunisia, +216 72 283 666, [6].  edit
  • Hotel Zodiac, Zone Touristique 8050 Yasmine Hammamet.Tunisie, 8050, Hammamet, Tunisia, +216 72 244 085, [7].  edit

Le Royal Hammamet, formerly the Occidental Hammamet

Hotel Iberostar Averroes, Hammamet-Yasmine

  • Medina Solaria And Thalasso, Hammamet, +216 72 241 959, [8].  edit
  • Hotel Anais, Hammamet, +216 72 278 488, [9].  edit
  • Laico Hammamet, Hammamet, +216 72 240 666, [10].  edit
  • Hotel Paradis Palace, Hammamet, +216 72 226 300, [11].  edit
  • Hotel Byzance, Nabeul, + 216 72 271 299, [12].  edit


Don't go anywhere on your own at night unless you are sure of the area and the people around you. A good word to learn is "non merci" which means no thank you, but they don't always take heed to this. Many Tunisians speak French and English so you should be understood okay. I was fortunate to be around local friends a lot so if I was being bothered I always had someone to turn to and was never allowed to go anywhere on my own unless they knew where I was going and how long I would be. Don't let the minority few spoil a good time for you, be careful and be safe.


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