White-sand beaches, ancient ruins and exotic markets await at this Tunisian beach town.

Hammamet’s relaxed atmosphere, miles of beautiful beaches and exotic markets make it a great place to relax and unwind.

Hammamet’s beaches are famed for being amongst the best in Tunisia and are a natural place to start your visit. Some of the beaches are privately owned by hotels, so it’s a good idea to do your research before booking your accommodation.

Most beaches have shallow water, making them ideal for younger visitors. Try your hand at windsurfing and paragliding, or take a camel ride along the sea shore. Go scuba diving and explore the Takrouna wreck, a German boat from World War II. Look out for dolphins swimming around the wreck.

The region can trace its history back to a first-century settlement known as Pupput, now an archaeological site, so there is a lot of history to explore. Take a walk along the city walls. At sunset, watch from here as the sun turns the town into shades of orange and yellow. Inside the walls is the medina, characterized by narrow lanes and white buildings. Haggle with local vendors for shisha pipes and traditional baskets.

Get a slice of Hammamet’s history at the Folklore Museum and admire the medieval Kasbah. At the foot of the Kasbah is Café Sidi Bou Hdid. It was originally a holy man’s shrine but now crowds meet here in the late afternoon for coffee and beer.

Go to the 1920s villa Dar Sebastian, south of Hammamet’s city center. This beautiful house and estate has welcomed famous guests, including Elsa Schiaparelli and Winston Churchill. Today, it’s also known as the International Cultural Center. Its outdoor theater hosts events during the International Festival of Hammamet.

Getting around Hammamet is easy on foot as most of what you’ll want to see is situated at the beach and around the medina. Beyond here, take a short taxi ride to Pupput where you can see the remains of a Roman village. Agree on a price with the driver before departing.

Top hotels in Hammamet

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Badira
La Badira
5 out of 5
BP 437, Hammamet
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs10,563 per night

Located in Hammamet, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bel Azur Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Hammamet Beach. Omar Khayam ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (525 reviews)

"nice hotel with nice facilities. Some staff needs more professional experience and learn manners when dealing with costumers yet the hotel is generally acceptable in terms of quality if service. The food is nice et fresh. The rooms are wide and clean."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

La Badira
Hotel Bel Azur Thalasso & Bungalows
Hotel Bel Azur Thalasso & Bungalows
4 out of 5
Boite Postale 13, Hammamet
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs10,483 per night

Located in Hammamet, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bel Azur Beach and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Hammamet Beach. Hammamet Souk ...

3.9/5Very Good! (116 reviews)

"This hotel is well located in central Hammamet, close enough to the centre without being in the confusion of the actual centre. The rooms are dated, but well equipped, with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms with a proper shower screen rather than the horrible shower curtains you normally find. ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Hotel Bel Azur Thalasso & Bungalows
Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet
Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet
5 out of 5
Avenue Hedi Nouira, Hammamet
Free cancellation
The price is Rs7,518 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Hammamet hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Bel Azur Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Hammamet Beach. Omar Khayam Beach and Hammamet Souk are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (400 reviews)

"beautiful property very clean rooms comfortable to stay in"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet

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Yasmine Hammamet

4/5(17 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Yasmine with a trip to Yasmine Hammamet. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Hammamet Fort
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Hammamet Fort

3.5/5(6 reviews)

Find out about the history of Medina with a stop at Hammamet Fort. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Reviews of Hammamet


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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

Met a surprising number of locals who prepared omelettes in the hotel.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

20 Oct 2019

Hammamet wasn't really my kind of place. Not a whole lot to do, and a bit run down (though I did visit outside tourist season). Cap Bon tour was good. For any archaeologists, Kerkouane was spectacular.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Sep 2019

Not easy to get transportation back to the airport which is an hour drive. The hotel charges £94 for shuttle travel to the airport. Yellow taxis are not allowed to take that distance. There is a lot of local dealings between taxis and the locals.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Aug 2019

Good places to go out and good beaches

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Jul 2019

People around are very nice and kind

5/5 - Excellent


11 Jul 2019

Very friendly people and have a bit of banter compared to other places in Tunisia Relaxed locals and even the shop owners you can have a good laugh with. Loads of things to do and visit and many beaches and places to go to

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