If you are looking for an exotic location with a wonderful stretch of beach and plenty of activities, then Port El Kantaoui may just be the place for you. Located on the central coast of Tunisia this is a purpose built resort with many things for tourists to do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and studios.
Port El Kantaoui has a wide stretch of beach some of which is open to the public and offers a good place to relax and soak up the sun. Various watersports can be tried here too during most of the year such as fishing, paragliding, wind surfing, jet skiing as well as fun on the pedalos. Golf is played in Tunisia and there are a couple of 18-hole courses in the area as well as tennis courts. On cooler days hiking, cycling and horse riding are popular activities in the resort. Families can enjoy the water slides and wave pools at the Aqua Palace. Hannibal Park has amusement rides, a rollercoaster and a children’s playground. The Hergla Karting Park is another amusement park with adventurous rides. A large selection of shops, bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours are located along the waterfront. Visitors can purchase various gifts and souvenirs here as well as the markets nearby. The restaurants serve a lot of local dishes, fresh fish and seafood as well as some international dishes.
Various boat trips are available from the marina with glass bottom boats giving a view of the sea life below. The marina features a small zoo popular with younger children and a very nice shady aromatic garden. Sousse is about six miles away and is an interesting place to visit with its medina with the best souks in the country, an 8th-century fortress as well as an archaeological museum and the Museum Dar es-Sid. Further south is Monastir with its well-preserved ribat and a picturesque medina, while the city of Kairouan has the oldest Grand Mosque in North Africa.
The hottest time of the year in Eastern Tunisia is July and August when the average temperature is 28 degrees centigrade. However, temperatures can often comfortably exceed 30 degrees at this time of the year. The rainfall between June and August is minimal with the wettest months being October and November at an average of 25mm per month. January and December are the coolest months with the average temperature being 9 degrees centigrade.
Monastir – Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR) is approximately 30 minutes drive from Port El Kantaoui. Flights land here from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Tunis and Zurich amongst others. There are car rental services in the arrivals hall at the airport.