Top ChoiceTunisian in Hammamet

Resto L'Ommima

Resto L'Ommima

This delightful diner, where gingham red-and-white tablecloths clash with traditional North African tiles, is worth seeking out even (and especially) if you have full-board lodgings. Even if you think you've...

Top ChoiceBeach in Cap Bon

Port Aux Prince

Port Aux Prince

This appealing golden curve of beach is anchored by a rock-hewn castle-like villa, said to have belonged to Wassila Bourguiba, the wife of the former president of Tunisia. Enterprising locals sometimes use this...

Top ChoiceItalian in El Haouaria

Ristarante Bellariva Dalla Lina

Given El Haouaria's proximity to Italy, you might think there would be better food options in town. Although many restaurants have a token Italian option on the menu, none hold a candle to this bona fide...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Kelibia

Restaurant El Mansourah

Restaurant El Mansourah

On a small headland south of Mansoura beach, this smart place has tables set out on rocks in the sea, overlooking crystal-clear rock pools. It's perfect for a long lunch of fresh fish, washed down with chilled...

Mountain in El Haouaria

Djebel Sidi Abiod

Djebel Sidi Abiod

This 390m peak is the northeastern tip of the Tunisian Dorsale – and feels like the edge of the world. A paved road winds to the top, where you can revel in magnificent views over sheer cliffs that plunge down to...

Beach in Kelibia

Plage de Sidi Mansour

Plage de Sidi Mansour

The road to get here from Kelibia is rough, narrow and militantly guarded by herds of goats, but if you have your own set of wheels, this is one of Cap Bon's most intriguing wild beaches. Wave-imprinted sand...

International in Hammamet

Resto La Plage

Resto La Plage

As evident from the name, you can't get closer to the sea than this. With an enviable spot on one of Hammamet's best beaches, this smart but casual place has a shaded terrace reaching out onto the sand and a...

Beach in Kelibia

Plage de la Mansoura

Plage de la Mansoura

Plage de la Mansoura's soft white sand tapers gently into blissfully clear-as-glass sea. This is Kelibia's favourite beach, and it gets packed at the weekends. If you'd prefer your strand secluded, walk north...

Mediterranean in Hammamet

Le Barberousse

Perched high on the medina walls, Le Barberousse is one of Hammamet’s more upmarket eating choices. The menu traverses the Mediterranean, though unsurprisingly given its proximity to the ocean, fresh seafood is...

Ruins in Cap Bon

Kerkouane

Kerkouane

Set on a turquoise curve of prime coastal real estate, the Unesco-listed Punic settlement of Kerkouane is the world’s best-preserved example of a Carthaginian city. Abandoned during the First Punic War, the town...

Archaeological Site in Nabeul

Neapolis

Neapolis

Present-day Nabeul owes its name to Neapolis, the Arabic transliteration of the Greek word for ‘new city'. Established by seafaring traders in the 5th century BC, this outpost was taken over by the Carthaginians,...

Cultural Centre in Hammamet

Centre Culturel International de Hammamet

Centre Culturel International de Hammamet

Built by Romanian millionaire George Sebastian in the 1920s, Hammamet’s International Cultural Centre used to be the ultimate party house. The whitewashed villa and lush landscaped gardens caught the eye of...

Fort in Kelibia

Fort de Kelibia

Fort de Kelibia

In use off and on since it was built by the Carthaginians in the 5th century BC, this strategically placed fort, the largest preserved in Tunisia, dominates a 77m-high hilltop. There's not much to see inside, but...

Beach in Cap Bon

Plage Rtiba

Plage Rtiba

Hidden 2.5km down a rough, unmarked dirt track, the coast around Plage Rtiba appears to be a secret to all except local fishermen and shepherds ushering their goats through. You can plod through the soft, deep...

Beach in El Haouaria

Plage Menzel Salem

Plage Menzel Salem

Down a shockingly pothole-free paved road are a few tiny slithers of sand, some shielded by low cliffs of golden rock. The water here is zebra striped in dark and light blue bands, with picture-perfect views out...

European in Nabeul

Slovenia

Slovenia

While the menu might seem a tad idiosyncratic, the dishes are innovative and make a nice change from the usual Tunisian offerings. ‘Couseila’, couscous with the flavours of paella, highlights Cap Bon’s Andalusian...

Gallery in Nabeul

Hub Créatif de Nabeul

Hub Créatif de Nabeul

The first of its kind in the country, this EU-sponsored gallery showcases a rotating selection of local ceramics designers, so you can get a good idea of names and styles before venturing out to their workshops...

Museum in Nabeul

Musée Archéologique de Nabeul

Musée Archéologique de Nabeul

Nabeul’s small museum has artefacts from archaeological sites all over Cap Bon, including coins, jewellery, pottery and funerary furnishings. Most impressive are the displays of Roman mosaics from the House of...

Performing Arts in Hammamet

Festival International de Hammamet

This arts, music and theatre festival features performances from underground international artists, as well as up-and-coming Tunisian musicians. Shows take place in the modern seaside amphitheatre at Centre...

Beach in El Haouaria

Ras Ed Drek

Ras Ed Drek

This lovely, long, white-sand beach, also known as El Haouaria plage, is a local favourite, backed by clusters of villas and a couple of restaurants. To the north of the beach, past the port, is a rocky hill that...