Gammarth Resort in Tunisia
Gammarth is the main resort of the capital region, it is also the only full-fledged resort here, other groups of hotels in Sedria Beach or La Gullet resorts call "the language does not turn."
Gammarth on the map of Tunisia
Details of the location on the map of all Tunisian resorts, we told in the article " Map of Tunisia with resorts ."
The city of Gammarth is a suburb of the city of Tunisia (the capital of Tunisia), located about 20 kilometers to the north. The rest in the hotels of Gammarth has its bright pros and cons, as will be discussed in detail in this article.
Gammarth is ill-suited for Russian tourists who prefer to buy package tours. Rather, this resort is aimed at independent tourists arriving on regular flights to the capital airport "Tunis-Carthage International Airport". Among the Russians, the units travel to Tunisia on their own, because there are no regular direct flights from Russia to Tunisia and are not expected, you have to fly with a transfer in Paris, Frankfurt or Istanbul, which is expensive and long.
Charter flights from Russia (they are visited by tourists, "packers") land at the airports of Enfid and Monastir . From Anfida airport to Gammarth, go 120 kilometers, it's 1.5-2 hours by bus. From the airport of the city of Monastir to Gammarth, go 200 kilometers - 2.5-3 hours by bus. A long transfer from the airport is the first obvious shortcoming of the Gammarth resort.
Important warning! If you still gathered at the resort Gammarth, then when buying a tour, please specify which airport you will fly to, give preference to the tour with the flight to Enfida.
The second obvious drawback - the high prices for accommodation in hotels in Gammarth, as a consequence, higher prices for tours. The status of the "suburb of the capital" entails an increase in price tags.
The third drawback is the weak choice of hotels. Full-value hotels (with assigned stars) are only ten here, 8 of them are "five", 1 "four" and 2 "treshki". If you compare with the variety of hotels in Hammamet , El Kantaoui or on the island of Djerba , then there is not much to choose in Gammarth.
The fourth drawback is that hotels have almost no free territory. The local hotels have enough land only for the building, no green areas or places for walking there. Even sports facilities (tennis courts, basketball courts) are almost nowhere to be found.
If there is one pool, then consider that the hotel was lucky. In the photo on the left is the El Mouradi Gammarth, he has only one pool, which is very large by the standards of Gammarth. The high price of land entails saving on space.
The fifth disadvantage is that the tourist infrastructure is extremely poorly developed. There are no rows of souvenir shops next to the hotel line, as in Yasmine Hammamet . In Gammarth there are no attractions in walking distance, as in Nabeul or Mahdia . There are no amusement parks or water parks. Here there are only hotels and expensive real estate.
The sixth drawback is trouble with excursions. The assortment of excursions in Russian from the hotels of Gammarth is meager. Russian tourists here are few, buses are not recruited. If from Sousse to the park Phrygia tours are spent almost every day, then from Gammarth once a week.
Advantage - all the sights of the capital are available
Prior to any metropolitan attractions can be quickly and inexpensively reached by taxi, the prices for taxi trips in Tunisia are very low.
Prior to Carthage (pictured right) and Sidi Bou Said only 10 kilometers is 10 minutes and about 8 Tunisian dinars .
Avenue Habib Bourguiba , Tunisian Big Ben and medina of the city of Tunis go 20 kilometers - it's 20 minutes and about 15 dinars.
Before the Bardo Museum go 30 kilometers - 30 minutes and 20-25 dinars.
For the first visit to Tunisia this list of attractions will be more than enough. It is especially worth noting that these places are difficult to visit on their own, resting in other resorts, and on excursions, time is often not enough to see everything interesting.
Advantage - the shopping centers of the capital are available
In Gammarte there are few shops, but you can go to the capital. Gammarth in the south is bordered by the suburb of La Mars, and it is here that the only one in Tunisia is the Carrefour hypermarket , comparable in size to the Moscow Auchanas.
In the hypermarket building, there are many other shops with clothes, shoes, perfumes, souvenirs and much more. Here you will find everything you can bring from Tunisia , the range is wide, but the prices are average.
From the center of Gammarth to the Carrefour hypermarket, go only 8 kilometers - up to 10 minutes and about 8 dinars.
The advantage - the parks of the capital's entertainment
There are not many amusement parks on Tunisian resorts, there is only one large park - Carthage Land in the medina of Yasmine Hammamet .
But in the city of Tunis, just three large amusement parks are Dah Dah Happy Land, Hannibal Soukra Parc and Carthage Land Les Berges Du Lac. The latter is the most interesting, here in one territory are an amusement park, water park (pictured left) and Ali Baba park for the youngest.
Before any of these parks, taxis will cost around 15 dinars.
A bit of history
While it is not known exactly whether in ancient times the city was on the site of modern Gammarth. Found some interesting historical monuments. As early as the 19th century, French archaeologists found here a Jewish necropolis dating back to the 2nd century AD.
The ruins of cities in the Gammarth area have not yet been found, the temples, columns have been found. Probably, in ancient times here was a place for summer villas, that is a resort.
Until the 18th century, only fishermen and farmers lived here, but at the end of the 18th century, the rich inhabitants of the city of Tunis began to build residences here for recreation with gardens and plantations. Among them were Mahmud Jallouly (the famous Tunisian trader) and Mohammed Ben Ayed (a famous merchant and pirate).
With the establishment of the French protectorate (1881), Gammarte was forgotten, but after the declaration of independence (1957), the city began to develop as a resort.
More useful information
- In Gammarth there is a large golf course, called "The Residence Golf Course", located at the hotel "The Residence Tunis". Playing on this field is expensive, in El Kantaoui golf costs 2 times cheaper.
- There is its own shopping center "Gammarth Center", but small, only a dozen shops. In this shopping center there is an official Apple store, you can go in and see how many in Tunisia there are iPad and iPhone.
- In Gammarth there is one of the most modern and luxurious sea ports for yachts - "Gammarth Marina".
"The All Inclusive system is not as popular here as in other Tunisian resorts. In Gammarth, a record concentration of restaurants in different price categories in the country. Do not miss the chance to taste the best Tunisian dishes.
- The forest in Tunisia is a rare phenomenon, do not miss the opportunity to see it. Take a walk around the local Foret Gammarth.
- Be sure to take a picture with the big inscription "Welcome to Gammarth" on the hill.
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