Sousse is one of the most popular beach cities in North Africa for travelers looking to soak up some sunshine. Even in the middle of winter, the temperatures in this warm Mediterranean city stay above 60F (16C), making it a great getaway from colder climates. With so many great beaches, it’s no wonder most of the resorts in the city have built their properties in a long row lining the shore. From family friendly resorts to couples getaways, here are our picks for the best resorts in Sousse, Tunisia.
Tour Khalef Marhaba Thalasso & Spa
Located right on the beach, this charming resort is situated on a 25-acre park, giving guests plenty of room to sit back and relax. One of the best amenities of the hotel is the gigantic 50,000 square foot spa center that has numerous treatments, beauty cabins and a swimming pool filled with sea-water looking out over the Mediterranean. The rooms are Tunisian inspired and will make guests feel right at home in the country.
Hotel El Ksar And Thalasso
This lovely getaway is located near Las Vegas Beach, making it perfectly situated to enjoy the best ocean views in the city. It’s designed in the style of Moorish-Andalusian architecture, which allows guests to easily get into the Tunisian vibe. There’s also plenty of room at this massive hotel which includes 372 rooms, a large spa, four pools, and a 36-hole golf course nearby.
Marhaba Royal Salem
This resort is one of the best all-around values in the city and is the perfect place for families looking for a lot of space. There are three outdoor pools (with slides), an indoor pool, and a hotel-run children’s club to keep the kids entertained. Adults will enjoy the numerous bars, large Turkish baths and immaculate spa center while staying pampered the entire time.
Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse
As one of the top resorts in Sousse, this beachfront property has as much to offer as anywhere in the city. It sports multiple swimming pools, a luxurious spa, a modern fitness center, and other top amenities for relaxing. The resort is also rather massive, and features 588 rooms, five restaurants, and six bars.
Scheherazade (Couples) Hotel Sousse
For couples looking to get away from kids, this adults-only hotel with a private beach is the best option in the city. It was also refurbished in 2013, giving the hotel a much swankier look. The hotel includes over 200 rooms, a lovely spa, and a marvelous pool for sunbathing in the daytime. Besides all of the amenities at the hotel, there are also plenty of bars within walking distance where couples can dance away the night.
Marhaba Beach Hotel
For travelers looking to relax and let everything be taken care of, the Marhaba Beach Hotel is one of the best places. While it isn’t as luxurious as the like of Moevenpick and others, it’s also less stuffy and probably more fun. The Tunisian style rooms evoke a light, care-free mood and are a perfect complement to the multiple pools and activities around the hotel. There’s also a fish foot spa on site that will exfoliate your feet.
Riadh Palms Hotel
This hotel is located next to one of the most stunning beaches in the city. It also has one of the best outdoor pools, with a giant island and three bridges for people to walk over. There are a whopping 650 rooms to compliment its grand grounds, so even with so many people staying there, you’re sure to be able to find a spot to chill in solitude under a palm tree.
LTI Thalassa Sousse
If you’ve ever wanted to spend the entire weekend at a waterpark, this is the place for you. The large hotel features a gigantic swimming pool complete with 13 water slides and other entertainment. There’s also a hamam, fitness room, multiple tennis courts, mini golf and entertainment every evening to keep with the theme park vibe. The rest of the hotel is based on having an open space, with many of the rooms facing the pool deck and beach, so you can walk right out and enjoy all of the amenities.
Not to be confused with the Marhaba Royal Salem, this resort by the same company is just about as good and comes in at slightly cheaper rates. It also features similar amenities such as three pools, a night club and a fantastic Tunisian spa with the works. One of the more interesting things at Marhaba is the drag shows that run a few nights out of the week — definitely a must-see.
Orient Palace Hotel
Last but not least, this beachfront white-washed hotel is good for those on a budget. It features a large swimming pool, great spa, and just like others on our list, is located by a fantastic beach. There are also several restaurants and bars on site, which means you can spend the whole time in the city without ever having to leave.