Mini guide to Djerba
Located off the coast of southeastern Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabes, Djerba is
a self-contained paradise that caters to a variety of interests. The tiny island
offers a perfect mix of quaint beaches, fascinating culture and diverse architecture.
With perfect weather, shaded palm tree groves and crystal blue water at every
turn, Djerba is a tropical paradise. If well-maintained postcard-quality panoramas
aren't enough, Djerba's breeze allows for some fine sailing and windsurfing,
and you'll know you're in a different world when catching a camel taxi down
the beach. To catch a glimpse of the whole island, simply hire a bicycle and
let the friendly faces show you the place they call home.
The largest town on the island is charming Houmt Souq, beyond which there are
only rural villages. Houmt Souq is well worth exploring, as the mighty mosques
and whitewashed houses complement the palm trees and blue skies for a surreal
effect. Be sure to ask about the Roman sites and pirates' castle, as both are
worth a visit.
Djerba is home to many top class resorts which offer the finest in accommodation
and dining options. There is also a variety of more modestly priced hotels,
and delicious traditional cuisine featuring fresh seafood is also offered at
many beachside cafes. Some recommended restaurants include: Les Flamants Roses
and Houmt Souq Port.
Sailing to Pink Flamingo Island makes for a splendid day, but don't forget
your sunscreen. Alternatively, in the interior of the island, stroll through
the olive or fig groves, and try your bidding skills at the open-air markets.
There always seems to be some sort of festival or wedding going on, so don't
be shy about sharing the good times.
Ferries to Djerba leave Ajim every 15 minutes during the high season, and there
is also a small international airport in the northwest of the island.
Selection of hotels in this region:
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full list of hotels and online booking