If you are looking for a peaceful, authentic destination in Tunisia with all the comforts of home, then come and explore the island of Djerba (also known as Jerba). Located on the southeast coast of Tunisia, in the Gulf of Gabés, and with an area of 514 m², this enchanting island is the perfect place to spend your next holiday in North Africa. To help you make the most of your holidays in Tunisia, you can access one of the best hotels in Djerba.
The island of Djerba is a corner of North Africa that has managed to combine its historical roots with the demands of tourists. Full of photogenic landscapes and tradition, this magical enclave will leave you pleasantly surprised.
With a Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman past and a population of Berber origin, Djerba was conquered by the Arabs in the 6th century and still today has one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, settled in the towns of Hara Kbira and Hara Seghira (or Er-Riadh). In the 15th century it was a refuge for pirates, and in the 19th century, it became a French colony.
So, what are you waiting for? Comer and discover these and other fascinating chapters of its history!
A good place to start touring the island is the capital, Houmt El Souk. Crammed full of little white houses with blue doors and a lively morning market, this small town also hosts the interesting Coopérative Artisanale and the Museum of Popular Arts. Just 10 km away, there is the Ras Rmel Peninsula, where pink flamingo colonies abound from Spain and France, and where you have the chance to contemplate magnificent sunsets.
Some 22 km southwest of Houmt El Souk is Ajim, which houses both the main port and the largest palm grove in Djerba. A short distance away, you can see a small whitewashed building that was used in the filming of Episode IV of the Star Wars saga.
In the east, in the resort of Aghir, you can see the Borj El Kastil, a fort built in 1285 by the sailor Roger of Lauria. From there, a dirt track leads visitors to the vestiges of another fort called Borj El Jilliji. Located 18 km from Houmt Souk on a rocky slope, it was constructed in 1745 at the request of Ali Pacha and finished half a century later, coinciding with the reign of Hammuda ibn Ali.
Another defensive structure that you can't miss is Borj El Kebir, which has foundations dating back to Roman times. It is the largest and best preserved local castle, and is one of the most visited historical sites on the island.
In the south, we recommend visiting the charming village of Guellala which has an authentic outdoor pottery workshop and a museum, located on a hill, showing insights into the local customs of Djerba.
Of course, this list wouldn't be complete without the town of Midoun, where the Iberostar Mehari Djerba hotel can be found. Located 5 km northwest of Aghir, it has a lively market of crafts and agricultural products that takes place on Thursdays and Fridays, and is said to be one of the best on the island. In the outskirts of town, you will find an old maassera, a unique underground oil mill, where oil is still produced following traditional methods. Not far from there, you will run into the Jemaa Fadholoûn Mosque, which was built in the Wahabi style and is now abandoned. A stone's throw away from that is the Borj Ben Ayâd, a palace built in 1810 by order of the governor of Djerba.
One of the principal tourist attractions in Djerba are the beach resorts. Its 125 km of fine sand coastline, bathed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean, are the ideal option for those who want peace and relaxation during their holidays in Tunisia. On many of them the intense turquoise blue sea is overlooked by palm trees and vegetation.
Djerba is also a perfect destination for active tourism enthusiasts. With proposals ranging from bike or horseback rides to hot air balloon trips or quad routes, the island is an ideal place for an active family holiday.
Moreover, the markets of Tunisia are ideal to buy seasonal fruit, spices and basket ware produced in the town of Sedouikech, and a host of other typical Tunisian products such as straw hats.
After an intense day of sightseeing or a day of bargaining, there is nothing better than tasting the best of Tunisian cuisine. Their dishes are prepared with typical local ingredients, such as vegetables, lamb or beef and pastries. The most popular specialty is of course couscous, a classic Mediterranean dish which can be made using many different methods and ingredients.
At Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, the aim for your trip to Djerba is to leave you with the best possible impression. Check it out and stay at the Iberostar Mehari Djerba resort. Enjoy a luxurious beachfront hotel, with both a children's pool and another outdoor pool, a concierge service, spa, babysitting services, an in-house doctor (for an extra charge), a gym, hair and beauty salon and one of the best golf courses in Djerba is just a short trip away.
So that you can really enjoy your holiday in Djerba, Tunisia, we offer All-inclusive packages, or if you prefer, you can also opt for the full or half board.
However if you are planning a business trip to Tunisia, this hotel has a choice of meeting rooms, perfect for organizing talks, conferences, presentations and corporate events. The team of Iberostar professionals will make sure they satisfy even your most demanding expectations.
Have a look at our discount promotions and offers of hotels in Tunisia, reserve one of the available rooms and get ready to enjoy an indescribable experience in the beautiful island of Djerba. Check out our all-inclusive deals, rest assured that you will find an unforgettable Tunisian holiday at a great price.
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