Sousse is one of Tunisia’s most popular resorts, and its 10-kilometre-long stretch of golden sand is a huge draw. It’s blanketed in thatched umbrellas and has a great selection of watersports to choose from. Behind the shore, luxury hotels line up, shrouded by palm trees.
Holidays to Sousse showcase two very different faces. The modern high streets are full of restaurants, shisha bars and shops, but head for the ancient medina for a taste of yesteryear Tunisia. Dating back some 1200 years, it’s dominated by an age-old kasbah, and laced with atmospheric souks selling Aladdin-style carpets and soft leather goods. This is also a great spot to duck into authentic cafés and sample local food.
Glitz and glamour can be found in Port El Kantaoui, just a 10-minute taxi ride up the road. This purpose-built resort has a swish marina filled with yachts, and it’s haloed by a palm-fringed prom packed with restaurants.