You wouldn't guess that this was Tunisia's largest beach resort. Careful planning restrictions have meant that although Hammamet has hundreds of hotels, they are low rise and well integrated with the landscape. The coast is formed of long swathes of soft white sand, and the town retains a lot of charm, overlooked by its little golden-stone fort. There's a massive range of accommodation and a great wealth of facilities. This is a great place to try windsurfing, diving, boating, or just to laze on the beach and enjoy the after-dark atmosphere of the restaurant-packed, buzzing town.