A majestic country with a complex heritage, Tunisia offers everything you need for a hot, sun-soaked and fascinating experience. Host to most Western conquering empires since 1000BC, Tunisia holidays are vivid, with an atmospheric blend of influences, from the Phoenician and Roman to Turkish and Spanish. Its landscape of desert and dunes, pale Moorish buildings and ancient cities make an incredible backdrop to virtually unspoilt beaches and welcoming hotels. With the instability of the Arab spring now over, Tunisia holidays in 2013 offer amazing value as the country tempts mainstream tourism back in larger and large numbers.
If it's your first time in Tunisia, try holidays in Port el Kantaoui; the chic, purpose-built resort, is a excellent place to get your bearings as you begin exploring Africa. Do stay mindful of Tunisia's Muslim modesty - in town, arm-length sleeves and high necklines are polite and deter unwanted attention - but these resorts are accustomed to European holidaymakers. Flesh is fine by the pool, and holidays in Hammamet are incomplete without exposing yourself to a healthy dose of sunshine on this fantastic beach.