The North African country of Tunisia is filled with history and mystery. Famed for its glorious Mediterranean beach resorts, Tunisia also plays host to the fabled Sahara Desert.

The all-inclusive beach resorts offer all of the amenities, while giving visitors the opportunity to explore the warm and bustling marketplaces and ancient ruins that have called Tunisia home for centuries. Visit Tunisia to relax, visit Tunisia to explore, visit Tunisia to be enriched inside and out.

There are three regions of Tunisia, including Northern Tunisia, home to the capital city of Tunis and ancient Carthage, as well as numerous beach resorts. Central Coastal Tunisia is home to the southern beach resorts. Saharan Tunisia is home, of course, to the Sahara Desert, where there are plenty of gorgeous sand dunes and many archaeological sites to explore.

There are many hotels and resorts in Tunisia to choose from. The lodging you choose will depend on your budget and travel preference, and there is a wide range. There is also the of renting furnished apartment homes, which is a popular option particularly in the summer months.

The city of Djerba has the greatest density of lodging options, with plenty of luxurious beachside hotels and spas. Top among them are the Hotel Telemaqu Beach and Spa, Hotel Dar El Bhar, and the Park Inn by Radisson Ulysse Resort and Thalasso Djerba.

The capital city of Tunis has plenty of choices as well, including the reasonable and friendly Grand Hotel de France, Hotel Tiba, and the Tunisia Palace Golden Yasmin.

In the popular destination of Sousse, the Marhaba Beach Hotel wins high marks for its outstanding service, while the Moevenpick Resort and Marine Spa is a favorite for its luxurious accommodations and excellent amenities.

Tunisian cuisine is very Middle Eastern: it is warm, spicy, filling, and delicious. Finding this tasty fare is difficult in Tunisia, though. The restaurant scene is somewhat underdeveloped, and your best bet is to stick with the food made available at the hotel.

Renowned for its gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, many visit Tunisia to park themselves on a sandy spot and relax their holidays away. Enjoy water sports at those picturesque beaches, too, including boating and swimming.

To visit Tunisia and not explore its ancient history is almost certainly criminal. Dating back two thousand years, the history of the Carthaginian Empire is almost as captivating as that of its arch enemy, the Roman Empire.

The ruins of ancient Carthage are located very close to Tunis, and this makes for an educational and worthwhile day trip. Monastir and Sousse are also home to plenty of historic sites, including museums and a souk.

The Sahara Desert is highly accessible to the Tunisian visitor, and cannot be missed. Tours of the area have increased in popularity, and there are many luxury train tours that will take you there. Star Wars fans will recognize the scenery as Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine home. The sight of the sun-kissed golden sand dunes will take your breath away.

Summers are brutally hot in Tunisia. The very best time to plan a holiday is in the springtime. The temperatures are a little more moderate, and everything is in full, colourful bloom.

Winters are quite cold, but if you visit in September and October, you will avoid both the summer heat and the chilly winds to come.