Welcome to Port El Kantaoui
You may experience a feeling of dislocation walking around the Andalusian-style marina complex at Port El Kantaoui: after all, it and the surrounding resort strip are a familiar yet strange combination of the southern California mall, the Italian piazza and the Tunisian zone touristique. To say it’s inauthentic and artificial is beside the point. It’s meant to be. Grafted onto the coast 14km north of Sousse and promoted as the Mediterranean's pleasure port, it has been struggling to attract international tourists since the horrific terrorist attack that occured here in 2015, and the vibe seems quietly desperate rather than alluring.