Tunisia is but a slim slice of the vastness of North Africa. Yet this little gem, perched on the edge of the Mediterranean, holds more than enough experiences to satiate even the most voracious traveller.

If you like a little straightforward sun, sand, and sea, you’ll find it in spades (pun intended). If you’re looking to experience a culture and history that unspool like silk before your eyes, you’ve also come to the right place.

If relaxation and pampering at a luxury resort with a sprinkle of the above sounds more your speed, we can help you there. These Tunisian resorts offer exquisite cuisine, rest and access to all the adventures you could want.

The Residence Tunis

Location: Gammarth

Key amenities: Private beach area, breakfast, spa, and wellness centre.

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If you’re having a “treat yourself” holiday, you’ll want to start as you mean to continue and charter a plane to Tunis-Carthage International Airport. Your luxury stay is just a short 15-km drive away.

When you walk through the entrance hall of this grand, nobly proportioned resort, you feel a little bit as though you’re stepping back in time. The stone arch, the glittering chandelier — it's a welcome fit for royalty. This five-star hotel and resort complex has a lot to offer, including a golf course and two stunning swimming pools, and not to forget about the pristine private beach!

Each hotel room has a private balcony with garden or ocean views, so taking a private break after a long day is extra appealing. After a soak in a spacious bathtub, book a meal at one of the hotel's on-site restaurants offering everything from Tunisian dishes to Mediterranean and Chinese specialities. You’ll also get complimentary access to the spa, where you can have your worries kneaded away at the end of a long day.

Nozha Beach Resort & Spa

Location: Hammamet

Key amenities: Breakfast, sea views, spa and wellness centre, airport shuttle.

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Nozha Beach Resort and Spa is a water baby’s paradise. This sprawling hotel and spa complex includes three swimming pools for paddling and playing, beach access for tanning and a classic coastal holiday experience, and a complete traditional hammam for water treatments when it's time to get out of the blazing sun. If you’re more the adrenaline junkie type, fear not. You’ll have access to water skiing and parachuting.

Kids are welcomed at this resort and have access to the on-site children’s mini club every day, allowing parents to let their hair down without having to keep their eyes glued to their children.

You don't have to leave this beautiful resort to get a real taste of Tunisian cuisine. Sup at one of the three on-site restaurants (La Sofra Tunisian Restaurant, Barbecue Blue & Blue Fish, and a buffet restaurant) and follow that up with a delicious cocktail at one of the four on-site bars.

Golden Carthage Hotel Tunis

Location: Gammarth

Key amenities: Family rooms, spa and wellness centre, tea and coffee stations in all rooms.

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Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Tunis, the Golden Carthage Tunis offers unparalleled views and service. If you’re travelling with your family, this resort is a perfect fit as the family rooms offer plenty of space for everyone in your party. Each room, family or otherwise, comes equipped with a minibar and your private balcony to give you a little breathing room in your own space.

The luxury of the design and architecture in this resort cannot be overstated. Rich jewel tones capped by golden tassels and touches are everywhere you look, echoing the natural world and stunning Tunisian culture around the hotel.

The real treat when staying here, however, is the extensive spa. Indulge in a rejuvenating sauna, hammam treatments and an indoor swimming pool after a long day of exploring Gammarth, and you’ll sleep like a baby on your feather-soft bed.

Palm Djerba Suites

Location: Mezraya

Key amenities: Airport shuttle, wheelchair friendly, family rooms.

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You’re in Tunisia, but you’d be forgiven for thinking you wound up in Greece. The Palm Djerba Suites offer a classic Mediterranean-style getaway that gives you and your party more anonymity and privacy than a traditional hotel stay.

Book a unit with a garden view, and you’ll be happy to lie in bed and watch the wind play through the trees all day.

The breakfast buffet at the resort is Hallal-friendly and extensive, so you’ll get to start your day off the right way. If you’re in the mood to be up and about, you can take your ease beside either of the two swimming pools or leave the resort to explore the nearby Crocodile Farm or Djerba Explore Park. There's even horse riding and a golf course near the hotel if you feel like exerting extra energy.

Are You Ready for Tunisia?

These Tunisian resorts are the starting point for exploring a country worthy of time, attention, and careful exploration, so choose your stay with care. Any one of these resorts offers a safe and luxurious base for you to set out from and return to every day, so book your stay and start your journey.