When it comes to honeymoons, most couples think of popular destinations. Such destinations give honeymooners a lot to do. But they don’t allow couples enough privacy to get to know each other better.
That’s why less frequented destinations are better options.
Spend your honeymoon in Tunisia: combining the magnificent atmosphere of North Africa to the sophistication of the Mediterranean Sea which will mesmerize you. Enjoy the pleasure offered by this country in an enchanting setting.
Tunisia, located in North Africa, is one such option. A 3.5 hour-long flight from Paris, this country is a marvellous combination of sandy beaches, sprawling deserts, nightlife, sports, and
therapy for wellness.
Some places to visit in Tunisia are:
- Sidi Bou Said
Perched atop a cliff offering a jaw-dropping view of the Mediterranean Sea, Sidi Bou Said is just 20 kilometres away from Tunis, the capital. This picturesque town is paved with cobbled streets and offers breathtaking views at every turn. You must visit Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, which now serves as a museum of historical artefacts.
If you want to enjoy Arabic and Mediterranean music, the Centre de Musiques Arabes e.t Mediterraneennes is a must visit. So is the D’Art Lella Salha & Des Metiers – the popular marketplace where you can buy authentic paintings or souvenirs for home.
- Hammamet Beaches
Hammamet is a Tunisian town filled with beautiful beaches. This makes it a popular spot for swimming and watersports, and the destination most frequented by tourists. The beaches are peppered with resorts and hotels, each of which is surrounded by planted gardens and many trees.
The town is also packed with restaurants and shops that bring forth the true culture of this delightful Mediterranean destination. Evenings are like carnivals with the lighting, the music, and people who add more life to the place.
- Sahara Desert
Tunisia boasts of over 40,000 square kilometres of sandy desert, part of the Grand Erg Oriental. It offersstunning panoramic views of dunes which owe their ever-changing shapes to the wind.
Though this territory of the Sahara is sparsely populated, it still is home to a few dozens of species of mammals and animals like antelopes, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, donkey, mongooses, ravens, and even vipers and cobras. You can also find the one-humped camel, which became synonymous with this sprawling desert.
Tours of the desert generally start early in the morning or the afternoon and last for one to two days. Most locals propose you dress up in national clothes to protect yourself from the scathing sun, which also means you get to experience the flavour of the East during such trips. Jeep safaris are also immense fun.
While you’re in the Tunisian Sahara, do visit the town of Matmata to meet the local Berber fold – the first settlers in the Saharan region – and have a look at their homes, which are essentially artificial underground caves.
Just so you know, a part of the historic motion picture Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was filmed in this town way back in 1976.
Mr Jay Kantawala (CEO of WIYO Travels) said that, “There are plenty of other beautiful places to visit in Tunisia. Like the well-preserved heritage town of Mahdia, the private city of Korba, UNESCO heritage sites like the medinas of Tunis, Sousse, and more. The traditional thalassotherapy is a wonderful treatment for rejuvenation, cosmetic detox, and cellulite. Tunisia doesn’t get talked about in the same breath as Paris and Maldives. But the experiences you enjoy there are just as memorable, if not more, than the popular ones. A honeymoon after your marriage is the beginning of a new life. Make it memorable, not just because of the location, but also each other’s company.”