Lying just off the coast of Tunisia and awash with Mediterranean style is the picture perfect island of Djerba. White painted buildings flank beautiful beaches of soft sand, giving way to dramatic views and spectacular sunsets. Old galleon ships sail in the distance providing tourists with a fantastic experience from dolphin watching to leisurely barbecues and swimming. Whilst back at the shore, the palm trees sway gently in the breeze. Djerba truly is a tourist hotspot.
Everything about the resort is mesmerizingly good, tempting holiday makers with a little of all sorts, be it history and heritage, castles and inspiring architecture, beautiful beaches and bustling market shopping, and plenty of al fresco dining. Situated on the Gulf of Gabes, there is an old Roman road which connects Djerba to the mainland of Tunisia meaning visitors can combine the sights of the picturesque resort with the plentiful offerings of Tunisia as a whole.
Djerba's atmosphere has been inspired by a mix of African and Mediterranean culture. The main town and capital of the island is Houmt Souk and here is where the numerous ships dock in readiness for the day's tourist trips. Due to the location, it's a holiday lovers' dream for hot summers and mild winters pretty much guarantee the sunshine that we Brits are after. Djerba is excellent for families too! Accommodation is in good form and Djerba can easily cater for budget travellers right through to visitors after a more luxurious stay in 5-star fashion.
An excellent mix of influences over thousands of years has made Djerba such an interesting destination. This can be explored via the many museums, archaeological sites, and architecture.
Take a camel trip through the desert sand dunes or for a more exhilarating feel to the adventure, take the tour on a quad bike. Tourists can also hire bicycles, buggies, or cars to explore the island further.
The colourful and appealing ships offer plenty of daytrips and the chance to go dolphin watching, pleasing the kids no end. There's barbecues and swimming, including days spent heading off on a tour of the coast whilst lazily enjoying the sun.
The experience of market shopping in lively souks is one not to be missed and here is where all sorts of handcrafted goods and souvenirs can be purchased after haggling the price.
The hotels themselves will also offer sports such as golf, aquatic activities and so on, ensuring the whole family have a great experience right here in Djerba.
Weather is fantastic with the Mediterranean climate meaning that summers are hot and winters mild. The earlier months of summer will probably appeal to those seeking a more active approach to their holiday since the temperatures are more comfortable.
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