Holidays to Tunisia serve up sun, sea and sand with an exotic twist. This is a country of rolling desert dunes, crumbling ruins and whitewashed villages that have remained unchanged for centuries. But you’ll also find bubbly waterfront resorts with all the 21st century hallmarks.
Purpose-built towns like Skanes and Port El Kantaoui hug the eastern shores, pairing beautiful sandy beaches with luxe hotels and championship golf courses. In Sousse, you get the best of both worlds – palm-fringed shores and an ancient medina, where merchants tout local treasures in pocket-sized stores, and warren-like alleyways flaunt Arabian architecture that’s stood the test of time.
Move away from the towns and there’s an epic natural landscape to explore. Tunisia borders the Sahara Desert, and camels, quad bikes and 4x4s are all brilliant ways to experience the mesmerising surroundings. For a proper taste of the culture, you can bed down overnight in a Bedouin tent thin enough to see the stars through, and get an insight into the life of the wandering Berber tribes.