Built in 1977 as the first purpose-built holiday resort in Tunisia, Port El Kantaoui (The Garden Port) is now known as one of the best tourist destinations in the country. The resort, surrounded by a large marina, was modeled on Port-Grimaud in the French Riviera.
This serene and scenic resort is a wonderful combination of small winding pathways, Andalucian and Moorish-style arches, and lamp-lit wharfs with souvenir shops, posh boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. The traditional Tunisian style is unmistakable with the resort’s paved streets, narrow pathways, and white buildings.
Port El Kantaoui may not have much to do with Tunisia, but Tunisians as well as tourists find it hard to resist the resort’s natural appeal. Most of its visitors are Europeans who fall in love with its Mediterranean climate. Consistently warm throughout the entire year, Port El Kantaoui has cool rainy winter and hot dry summer seasons with August as the warmest month. Such a lovely climate makes the resort an ideal year-round destination.
The most famous attraction in the luxurious resort is the Golf El Kantaoui, a PGA-approved golf course that stretches at a 250-acre landscape. Even if you’re not into golf, the scenery of the landscape is enough to please your eyes. Port El Kantaoui’s golf course resembles a botanical garden that brims with flowers, ornamental trees, illuminated fountains, lakes, and wild hares.
The resort is a very family-oriented tourist spot, as it offers great value-package deals. Children will appreciate the fairy tale-inspired rides and playground in the amusement park named Route des Touristes (Hannibal Park). For the older and more adventurous kids, the best amusement park in the resort is the Route de Tunis (Hergla Karting Park). And of course, the resort offers a swimming area designed for children. Rue des Palmiers (Aqua Palace) is sure to delight kids with its wave pools and slides.