Winter Sun and far More!

Kaye Dunbar on 27 October 2022
We left behind the wind and rain and visited Tunisia as a family this winter. The flight is less than 3 hours from Gatwick and temperatures at this time of year average in the mid to high 20s (Celsius). Evenings are a little cooler, a welcome break in the weather after a day by the pool or in your beach cabana! Our first priority was to have a few days of complete relaxation and Les Orangers Garden offered just what we needed. A perfect beachfront location, a choice of pools (indoor and outdoor), yoga, massage and Hammam. The hotel team work tirelessly to provide a friendly and welcoming environment where nothing is too much trouble. The beautiful open garden area leads to a large pool with plenty of space to lounge, leading on to the gently shelving, soft sand beach with more than enough cabanas and sunbeds.

The atmosphere here was very relaxed, although just next door at the sister hotel, there were daytime and evening activities for those that wanted them as well as some water sports and camel rides on the beach. There is a choice of a la carte menus, but the lovely buffet suited us well, made all the better by the excellent waiting team. By the beautiful beach, with all the hotel offers, it is easy to miss how much more there is to Tunisia! We were privileged to meet a fantastic guide and his driver to visit just some of the sites. First we visited ancient Carthage, the ruins of the city, baths and theatre and learnt about the Punic wars and the periods of history that saw the important North African port change over the centuries, finally falling, destroyed by the Romans. We also explored the cobbled, white and blue streets of Sidi Bou-Said. The cliff top village is just beautiful, with photo opportunities at every turn. We were shown to a beautiful rest stop café at the top of the cliff for a stunning view and welcome refreshments! The small galleries, many shops, and beauty of the village makes it a must see when you are in the North of Tunisia.

The adventure needn’t stop there, visits to the Holy city of Kairouan and amphitheatre of El Jem are possible from the coast. But if you want to see more of Tunisia a tour of the country, visiting Berber villages, the Roman town of Dougga and the incredible Sahara Dessert would ideal. That is of course if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful hotel and beach/pool side relaxation!

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