BRIT holidaymakers flocked back to the North African country of Tunisia in 2018 and it’s one of the hottest holiday destinations for 2019.
Located between the Med and Sahara Desert, expect plenty of sun, sand and sea – and just a three-hour flight from the UK.
Tunisia has a year-long warm, mild climate and you can expect plenty of sunshine from May to October, often peaking at 35C during the summer.
Planning your 2019 beach break? Read on for our round-up of the best Tunisia resorts and the cheapest all-inclusive holiday deals for your trip.
Hammamet and Yasmine Hammamet
With a 13th-century old town, Medina and castle, Old Hammamet has a traditional feel with bustling souks and lush botanical gardens – while neighbouring Yasmine Hammamet is more modern and European with attractive bar and restaurant-lined boulevards.
Both areas boast beautiful white sandy beaches and plenty of places to stay for couples and families alike – plus the ‘Carthageland Hammamet’ theme park to keep the kids busy.
Book an all-inclusive one-week Hammamet beach break with Love Holidays from £238pp – including flights and hotel (based on travelling in May 2019).
Book a Yasmine Hammamet escape with Travel Supermarket from £371pp for seven nights all-inclusive in May 2019.
Sousse and Port el Kantaoui
The ‘Pearl of the Sahel’, Sousse boasts quality beaches, a 9th-century Great Mosque and a UNESCO-listed Medina.
Neighbouring Port El Kantaoui offers up entertainment, nightlife and activities such as water sports and golf.
Stay at either resort to get the best of both worlds, with miles of white sandy, beaches stretching in-between the two towns.
Found on Tunisia’s north-eastern coast, Monastir has great beaches and tons of water sports to try – from kayaking to scuba diving.
Plus, the town has an attractive marina and old fishing port, brimming with fresh seafood for you to sample at one of the many waterside restaurants.
Our tips for finding top holiday offers
There are plenty of choices to make with breaks away – even after you’ve decided on a destination. Here’s how you can ensure you’re getting a good deal
BOOK LAST MINUTE If you’re able to look last minute you’ll often find good deals, as companies look to encourage bookings and fulfill availability.
SPECIAL OFFERS Great offers depend on travel companies’ willingness to cut prices, but some companies maintain a special offers section – like Jet2Holidays. Deal sites like Travelzoo are also worth checking.
BE FLEXIBLE Flexibility of travel dates and connections can save you money. As can travelling outside of peak periods, or – if not travelling with children – outside school holidays.
SET ALERTS Airfarewatchdog and Skyscanner provides alerts on air fares, so you can get flights at their cheapest. Kayak offers alerts for flights and hotels.
Looking for a more peaceful place to stay in Tunisia? The island of Djerba offers a quieter alternative to the livelier resort town in Tunisia.
Expect whitewashed villages, palm-tree-lined beaches and desert landscapes in this laid-back beach destination.
You can relax and unwind on the white sandy beach or crank it up a notch with a Sahara Desert safari or kitesurfing lesson.
The nearest airports to Djerba are Gabes, Sfax El Maou and Monastir and then you can take a ferry to the island.
If you’re not set on Tunisia, find more beach break inspiration for your summer 2019 trip here.