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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Africa : North Africa : Tunisia : Hammamet

Hammamet is in Tunisia.

Understand

Hammamet is the oldest touristic center in the country. All resorts in Tunis have wonderful parks but even among them Hammamet stands out with its luxurious gardens. The main principle of town planning here - houses must not be higher than cypresses. The city is founded about 5 centuries ago. There are the fortress walls and the Big Mosque are still preserved in it. The city keeps its one-floor image. Tourists are waited here by wide sand beaches, modern hotels with high level of service, a plenty of bars, restaurants, stores, markets.

Get in

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By plane

There are 3 main airports in Tunisia, Monastir, Djerba and Tunis (Carthage). Monastir is to the South of the country and Tunis is to the north (in the capital). When you arrive into Monastir if you don't have a coach transfer booked be strong, there are lots of men waiting to take your trolley for you (and for this you will be charged!) say NO and hang on to all your belongings. We got a private taxi from Monastir to Hammamet which is between 1hour and an hour and a half and cost us 80TD. You can haggle if you have the energy and get this cost down.

Eat

A plenty of restaurants. Quite good list of them [1]

Mid-range

Usually, a dinner costs 15-20 TD.

Splurge

A nice lobster for two persons with white wine in july 2007 was about 200 TD.

Sleep

Le Royal Hammamet, formerly the Occidental Hammamet

Hotel Iberostar Averroes, Hammamet-Yasmine

Contact

Don't go anywhere on your own at night unless you are sure of the area and the people around you. A good word to learn is "la" which means no but they don't always take heed to this. Many Tunisians speak French and English so you should be understood okay. I was fortunate to be around local friends a lot so if I was being bothered I always had someone to turn to and was never allowed to go anywhere on my own unless they knew where I was going and how long I would be. Don't let the minority few spoil a good time for you, be careful and be safe.

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