Hammamet: Tunisia’s Jasmine City

Thanks to Ned – great writer!


“Welcome to a little piece of paradise on the Mediterranean,” beams the Le Royal Hammamet website, “where manicured gardens, sandy beaches and Moorish architecture conspire to give you the ultimate hospitality and leisure experience.”

I’d go along with that. As a travel writer and long-time fan of Le Royal Hotels & Resorts properties, I spent a week there earlier this year and would happily go back for more.


Le Royal Hammamet lies directly on the beautiful blue beach of Yasmine Hammamet, just a short hop from the awesome marina. (Sadly I can’t yet afford the yacht yet.) Nearby you’ll find the Medina, the Casino, the cultural centre and two beautiful golf clubs. I played the championship eighteen-hole Golf Yasmine designed by award-winning Californian architect Ronald Fream. It offers deliciously large tees, dramatic bunker shapes and an imaginative use of water, and the whole course has a sophisticated irrigation and drainage…

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