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Port el Kantaoui Holidays

A mix of old and new Tunisia

Port El Kantaoui is a purpose-built resort on Tunisia’s eastern shores, just north of Sousse. Like the name suggests, it’s centred on a stylish yacht marina scattered with palms, and fringed with boutiques and restaurants.

Despite being built for tourism, holidays to Port El Kantaoui retain an authentic North African flavour. The resort has been built in a traditional style, with low-rise sugarcube-white buildings and cobbled streets. All of which, open out onto a sandy beach.

Port El Kantaoui is just a 10-minute drive north from Sousse, one of the oldest cities in the country. Here, there’s an ancient medina and kasbah to discover, dating back around 1200 years. Tuck into local dishes from the street carts and haggle in the souks before hitting the city’s bars for an entirely different Sousse experience.

Your Port El Kantaoui questions, answered

Brik – pronounced ‘breek’. This flaky pastry is soaked in lemon juice and stuffed with all manner of fillings, classically egg, tuna and parsley.
Evenings in Port El Kantaoui tend to revolve around the waterfront restaurants and hotel entertainment. Head to nearby Sousse for bars and clubs.
The local Tunisian dialect and Arabic, plus French is widely spoken.

Best things to do in Port El Kantaoui

Eat out

Port El Kantaoui majors in waterfront dining, with al fresco terraces that let you dine just metres from the bobbing yachts. Net-fresh seafood is a menu staple.

Shop for souvenirs

In the main square and around the harbour, you’ll find treasure-trove stores with goods that mirror those in the country’s ancient souks, plus ultra-modern clothes boutiques.

Tee off

Port El Kantaoui is home to two 18-hole golf courses. One overlooks the sea while the other neighbours sprawling lakes and countryside.