Enfidha is a coastal region located on the north-eastern side of Tunisia, only a moment’s journey from the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll find the weather mostly dry and warm throughout the year - August being the hottest month, and January the coolest, with December being Enfidha’s wettest month. 

Enfidha can be reached on the railway between Tunis and Sousse, just along the coast from the highly popular Gulf of Hammamet. Here, you’ll find tropical palms, white sandy beaches and a range of multi-coloured fishing boats as far as the eye can see.

When visiting Enfidha, there are a plethora of fantastic cultural and local treats for you to explore. Discover the area’s rich culture with a visit to the stunning Phoenician city of Kerkouane, near Cape Bon, and take in the history dating as far back as the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Or have a wander around the 5th Century BC Greek town of Nabeul, a popular tourist hotspot in the region, where you can take a sneak peek into the colourful and intricate world of Tunisian pottery. 

Nothing says holiday indulgence quite like the delicious Tunisian cuisine. The local food is an aromatic explosion of Arabic, European and Berber cuisines, all combined to create a seriously delectable ensemble of flavours. Aside from the infamous Tunisian couscous that’s a must try, other recommended dishes on the menu include: Lablabi, a rich garlicky soup made with chickpeas; Felfel Mahchi, sweet peppers stuffed with meat and served with harissa sauce; or, the most common pastry appetiser Brik, which is filled with olive oil, parsley, egg and tuna. 

For nature lovers and active explorers alike, head to the local Djebel Zaghouan National Park and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the dramatic Djebel Zaghouan Mountain and its rocky neighbours peaking at an impressive 1,295m. Or, walk the lengths of the National Park itself, and enjoy views of Enfidha’s sweeping landscapes. 

For a more relaxing afternoon, Enfidha’s coast is met with powder-soft white sand and bright blue sea perfect for a calming dip to cool off from Tunisia’s sizzling summer climes. In fact, a day trip to any surrounding towns such as Sousse and Nabeul promise gorgeous coastlines and a fascinating insight into the local culture, from small markets to informative museums. 

Overview

Tunisia is a popular tourist destination in Africa and enjoys a year round warm climate and a rich culture. The little town of Enfidha is situated in the north eastern part of the country, around 45 kilometres from the city of Sousse. The town is also known as Dar-el-Bay and has a population of about 10,000 people.

The town of Enfidha is renowned for the colonial agricultural centre of Enfidaville that was established by the French at the end of the 19th century. The ruins of the village can be seen at the Enfidha Museum together with wonderful pieces from the 5th and 6th centuries.
The nearby city of Sousse offers a wide range of cultural and historical attractions including the Sousse Archaeological Museum and the Grand Mosque. There is also the Medina of Sousse that has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1988 and boasts many religious and historical monuments. Sousse also has one of the best beaches in the country with fine sand and crystal clear water.

There are several possibilities for leisure activities in the proximity of Enfidha. The nearby Golf Citrus Hammamet offers a large golf course of 45 holes, and the Flipper Water Park in Hammamet is an ideal family destination. There are also many national parks situated in the area, perfect for a day trip.

Key Facts

  • Currency: TND: Tunisian Dinar
    Language: Arabic
    Approximate flight time from the UK: 3 hours
    Time zone: GMT +1

Great For

Beach holidays: The town of Enfidha is located close to the sea and there are some excellent beaches in the surrounding area including the beach of Sousse. Enfidha enjoys a year round warm climate and the sea water is crystal clear.
Cultural adventure: If you want to learn more about the history and culture of Tunisia, then the town of Enfidha could be a great base for you. It is situated only 30 minutes’ drive from the city of Sousse where numerous attractions await visitors.
Golf: Enfidha is also a great place for golf lovers. The nearby Golf Citrus Hammamet is one of the largest golf courses in the country and offers a wide range of excellent services.

Friguia Park

Situated only a few kilometres from the town of Enfidha, the Friguia Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region and the first wildlife park in Tunisia. The park is home to over 400 animals of more than 60 different species including tigers, ponies and ostriches. Visitors can also enjoy shows in the dolphinarium and other performances, and can even swim with dolphins. The Friguia Park is a great day out for the whole family.
Address: GP1 - km 88 Bouficha, Tunisia
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday: from 9am to 5pm (9am to 4pm in winter), dolphin shows are every day at 11am and at 4pm
Official website: http://www.friguia-park.com/

 

Flipper Water Park

The Flipper Water Park offers a great day out for the whole family and it is located only a few kilometres from Enfidha, near the town of Hammamet. The water park was opened in 2002 and features a kamikaze, a black hole, and a twister slide as well as much more. There is an a la carte restaurant, a snack bar, and a cafeteria on site, meaning it is easy to spend the whole day cooling off here.
Address: Route touristique El Mrezka, 8050 Hammamet nord, Tunisia
Opening hours: the park is open between the 15th of May and the 15th of October every year
Entry cost: ticket is TND 15 per person and TND 10 for young children
Official website: http://www.flipper.com.tn/index.htm

 

Golf Citrus Hammamet

The Golf Citrus Hammamet is situated only a few minutes from Enfidha and it is one of the most popular golf courses in the area. It has an extensive area of around 173 hectares which boasts 7 lakes, green forests, and olive trees. The golf course features 45 holes and it was designed by Ronald Fream. Its undulating hills and forest layout make for challenging and enjoyable play.
Address: BP 132, Hammamet 8050, Tunisia
Entry cost: Green fee 18 holes is €52 between the 1st of June and the 31st of August, €87 between the 1st of November and the 31st of May, and between the 1st of September and the 31st of October
Official website: http://www.golfcitrus.com/

 

Paint Ball Tunisie

If you are looking for a leisure activity with a difference in Tunisia, then the Paint Ball Tunisie is a great choice for you. The Paint Ball Tunisie provides an exciting and action packed day for all the family. This is a great activity for blowing off some steam and helping the kids get rid of some of their pent up holiday excitement.
Address: Sidi Khalifa 4010, Tunisia
Opening hours: vary, online bookings are available
Entry cost: 100 x paints is from TND 25 per person, 200 x paints is from TND 35 per person, 500 x paints is from TND 55 per person
Official website: http://www.paintballtunisie.com/

 

Enfidha Museum

The Enfidha Museum is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the proximity of the Enfidha. The colonial agricultural centre of Enfidaville was established in 1881 by the French and its architecture reflects these French influences. It features a main avenue where a church is located and there are several mosaic tombstones dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries.
Address: Enfidha, Tunisia
Opening hours: from the 16th of September to the 31st of March: every day from 9.30am to 4.30pm, from the 1st of April to the 15th of September: every day from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm
Entry cost: TND 5 per person
Official website: http://www.patrimoinedetunisie.com.tn/eng/musees/enfidha.php

 

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