Gammarth is the ideal choice for a relatively quiet and uncrowded beach vacation within easy reach of historic sights such as Carthage, just 7 km away.
Gammarth is a modern well-developed coastal resort 20 km north of Tunis. It is a stunning place for a holiday with 12 miles of perfect white sandy beaches lined with upmarket hotels, shops, cinemas and all the amenities you would expect at any Mediterranean resort. There is an 18-hole golf course just 1 km away. Sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and other water sports can all be enjoyed on the beach. However there are far less vendors in evidence at Gammarth than in other resorts such as Hammamet.
Gammarth was a small fishing village for centuries. Excavations in Gammarth Hill have uncovered ancient catacombs and Talmudic inscriptions which date back to around the 2nd century when the Romans occupied this area.
Following Tunisia’s independence from France, Gammarth became a popular tourist resort. Since the 1950s it has steadily developed and tourism is now the main economy in the area.
Overlooking the beaches there are many luxury hotels and European-style restaurants. The forested hillside is dotted with elegant white villas, some of which are used as holiday homes, taking advantage of the many sandy coves along the coast. Some of the most famous villas are Les Dunes and Abou Nawas Gammarth.
Just outside Gammarth is the French Military Cemetery which is worth a visit for the breathtaking sea views across the Gulf of Tunis to Cap Bon.
Gammarth has many cafés, bars and restaurants in the Zone Touristique. The fish restaurants are highly recommended and comparatively reasonably priced. Le Cap Restaurant is a popular place to eat with a high reputation for its upmarket ambience and delicious food. Other top restaurants can be found in the hotels and offer pleasant surroundings. The Restaurant L’Olivier is well recommended and is within the Hotel La Residence.
Gammarth is the ideal choice for a relatively quiet and uncrowded beach vacation within easy reach of historic sights such as Carthage, just 7 km away. For those wanting to explore the area, it is close to some of the area’s cultural sites such as pretty Sidi Bou Said.
Tunis is just 20 minutes away by train and is the best place for shopping. As well as the large souk, where bargaining is the norm, the city of Tunis also has some branded stores where prices are fixed. The Medina is a World Heritage Site and is a great place to explore the narrow streets, alleys and gateways which divide the open markets.