What to do and see in Hammam Sousse, Tunisia: The Best Places and Tips

December 11, 2017 Alida England

Hammam Sousse (Tunisian Arabic: حمّام سوسة‎) is a coastal town in north-eastern Tunisia. It is located north of Sousse, at around 35°51′32″N 10°35′38″E / 35.85889°N 10.59389°E / 35.85889; 10.59389. It has about 42,691 inhabitants (2014 est.). Former President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and the minister of defense, Kamel Morjane, were born in this town.
Restaurants in Hammam Sousse

1. Sousse Archaeological Museum

Ave du Marshal Tito, Sousse 4000, Tunisia +216 73 219 011
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Sousse Archaeological Museum

Reviewed By df86 - York, United Kingdom

This is a small-medium sized museum located just on the outskirts of the Sousse Medina, accessible via the outside of the Medina (rather than within the walls).
The museum is visually extremely impressive, located in a stunning old Sousse fort. The exhibits focus on just presenting the history of the area. I felt that this was in contrast to some of the history museums you find in the UK, which often focus on bizarre agendas such as focusing undue attention on the lives of what they describe as 'ordinary' people (every an arbitrary concept) or particular ethnic groups.
Lot of very impressive mosaics.
This place is let down by the fact that whilst it advertises that it has a cafe, it does not.
Perhaps it has been closed down for an unknown reason, but it is annoying that you cannot buy refreshments when you visit. There was also no toilet paper in some of the toilets. This could have caught an unwitting visitor in a rather unfortunate position!

2. Port El Kantaoui Diving

BP121 Port El Kantaoui, Hammam Sousse 4089, Tunisia
Excellent
54%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Port El Kantaoui Diving

Reviewed By swcomputers - Camborne, United Kingdom

We took a last minute holiday to Tunisia in May/June. As a keen Scuba diving family as soon as we booked I wanted to find out if there was a place too dive. I found lots of old posts on TripAdvisor asking about in Port El Kantaoui area of Tunisia, but couldn't find much information. Best I could find that there was a dive shop on the Port which was only a short walk from our hotel (The Royal Kenz).
We found the dive shop after walking about 30-40 along the beach from the Hotel and it was the very first building when you step up on the dockside from the beach. You can also get a Taxi and then walk through the lovely port to the far end, there is a map on the wall and its marked as dive centre.
I was diving with my 10 year old who has recently qualified as a PADI Junior Open Water and more recently specialist diver. So there are strict restrictions on his depth so when I was told by some "beach sellers" they could organize a trip and let us dive to 40m alarm bells rang.
However when I walked into the Port el Kantaoui dive centre, they checked all our dive certificates, looked through our log books etc. They were happy for us to only dive 6-10ms and said there was plenty to see.
The price was reasonable for SCUBA and although we took alot of our own equipment with us (thanks Thomson for extra 10kg of luggage for qualified divers). The equipment there was hiring out all looks of good quality, I used their wet suits and they were all clean and well kept.
The dive boat was nice and clean and plenty of space. We did two dives on the same day, returning back to port in between for drinks and to pickup more divers.
There is some "cave" diving although it in involves more of a crawl/swim through a tunnel, but that was a new experience and enjoyed it.

We have posted a video on You Tube which you can see below or search for "Scuba Noobs Tunisia" to see all our videos from trip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTpkK766OMs
I was very pleased with the way we were treated and the type of diving offered and things we saw. I know there are also some wrecks in the area at lower depths, but there is plenty of fish and other life to see.
They also accommodated my son well for example they allowed him to put on his kit in the water which due to his age/size is always easier than jumping in fully loaded.
We really enjoyed the trip and would have gone again if not on a 7 day holiday.
I requested that TripAdvisor add this page for the diving centre as I believe many people use TripAdvisor and they are missing out. They do have a Facebook page as well.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-El-Kantaoui-Diving
When we come back to Tunisia we will be diving with them again!
On the other side of the Port you can also eat a lovely meal in the Le Mediterranee to finish off your day.

3. Ribat

Médina de Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia +216 98 401 502
Excellent
39%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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4 based on 263 reviews

Ribat

Reviewed By badmintontim - Hastings, United Kingdom

As you can see from my reviews I have travelled to many countries and cities and after Reading the reviews here I must totally disagree with them as the most recent reviews are all very negative and I can only (mostly) add positive comments to this attraction here in the City of Sousse.
What one needs to think about is that this Ribat is reputed to be from around the 9th Century (around 830 AD to be precise), so it was around before anything else that you can see and also most buildings in the respective tourists countries and it is mostly intact although empty, the main walls and rooms are solid
The price to enter (after being searched and scanned at the security area which is great and reassuring) is 7 TND (£2.50 Sterling; £2.8 Euro; $3 US Dollars; $4 Australian Dollars) and if reviewers think that this is overpriced to see a solid Ribat (Castle) of this age that gives great views over the port of Sousse then they need to consider what they can see that compares to this in other countries and what that costs as well.
The staff are friendly and do speak a little English and as this is government run then you do get an official receipt as well so you can be assured that you are being charged the correct price
I would like to suggest a few words of warning though; if you venture up the Tower then this is dark and the stairs are worn due to age so do use the light on your phone or take a small torch with you. Be aware that the ramparts/steps and the edges of the Ribat at a high level do not have barriers for H & S so there is a chance of falling, so you need to be extra careful that one side is not protected but this is the same in some European sites as well as North Africa (be aware with children). IF you state that you wish to take photos then you will be charged extra. Also the entrances to the rooms are very low so be careful with your head.
The Guide Books are very inexpensive as I brought one for 2 TND in English (72 pence!) and it was in full colour with many colour photographs as well.
Will definitely like to return at some point and read the many information boards in English (they are also in other languages) in further detail
Highly recommended for local culture and history - Enjoy

4. Acqua Palace Water Park

Rue des Palmiers BP 171, Port El Kantaoui 4011, Tunisia +216 73 348 855
Excellent
28%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 301 reviews

Acqua Palace Water Park

Reviewed By streakey - Hastings, United Kingdom

This needs a bit of updating but there are loadsof fun rides. Changing rooms and loos are plentyful. Food is affordable as you cannot take any with you. Not too many lifeguards on duty though. Great area for young ones. A bit expensive for locals at around 30 dinar a day but worth it.

5. Passengers Design Store

Avenue 14 Janvier | Immeuble Rossignol, b3, Hammam Sousse 4011, Tunisia +216 22 488 505
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 7 reviews

Passengers Design Store

Passengers it a small coffee shop where people can read books from our library, eat cake home made, or assist to unplugged concert.At the same time Passengers is a design store dedicated to graphic arts, decorating, fashion and design. Passengersis a social entrepreneurship dedicated to young artists who don't often have the chance to sell thier creations. so people can shop and drink a coffee.

Reviewed By Hadwa - Al Qahirah, Egypt

Loved this place! It's really beautiful and artful. The hip part in Tunisia! You can bring your friends to meet up, have coffee, homemade cake and enjoy the creative atmosphere. It hosts talented artists, you can have a party there. It has a nice collection of books that you can read there for free! The design store has a unique collection of design items, from bags to eyeglasses, pottery works, t-shirts, jewelry and more.. Trendy and has really good quality! It's a café, store, library, creative meeting space specially for people interested in arts and culture. The last time I was there, we had a great warm party. Do not miss it if you're in Sousse! :)

6. Museum Dar Essid

65 Rue Du Remparts Nord Medina, Sousse 4000, Tunisia +216 73 220 529
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Museum Dar Essid

Reviewed By HappyBunny2014 - London, United Kingdom

Wow loved this place! Went in Ramadan and we were the only people there. It was very well kept and amazing to see how the man who owned this house lived. Very romantic and plush in here. I found it facinating to learn about the different rooms and how they lived here. The roof Terrace is a nice escape from the medina and souks, great view. Would have been even better if there little cafe was open. After Ramadan it would be.

7. El Kantaoui Golf Course

B.p.32, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia +216 73 348 756
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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4 based on 77 reviews

El Kantaoui Golf Course

Reviewed By terencemichael2015 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

booked to play the sea course,played 7 holes in 2 hours then met up with every golf playing French pensioner in Tunisia,decided to walk off the course complained to the receptionist who was very good and gave me another round on the panaroma course,my wife and I shot round in a little over 3 hours.Had lunch at the course one of the best omelettes I have had,the prices are very good for all meals.The golf course was in not to bad a condition considering the time of year,fairways are bit long and a few greens have some bald patches,i don't think it is worth 126 dinar.

8. Parc Hadhood

Rue el Bhayer, Hammam Sousse 4011, Tunisia +216 73 325 012
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Parc Hadhood

Reviewed By fayacarlos - Sousse Governorate, Tunisia

Une idée de sortie parfaite pour la famille. Les enfants adorent et les parents sont tranquille. Défoulement Max . Une bonne bouffe dans un espace couvert et très agréable. Idéal pour enfants a partir d’un an. Propreté et règles d’hygiène bien respectées.

9. Hannibal Park

Port El Kantaoui, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia +213 656 84 89 18
Excellent
14%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
39%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 252 reviews

Hannibal Park

Reviewed By streakey - Hastings, United Kingdom

Great place for an evening out. You pay per ride and the rides are europe prices so its not cheap. Good live music for free to dance to or just sit and take in atmosphere. Rides for all ages. Busy in july and august but quieter in other months. A couple of really scary rides. One ride takes you up in a tower to see views then drops you to half way suddemly. Another one is like a wheel that goes 360 degrees very fast and is really rough.

10. Grande Mosque

Rue Al Madina Almounawara | Médina de Sousse, Sousse 4000, Tunisia
Excellent
40%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 287 reviews

Grande Mosque

Reviewed By Ibrahim G - East London, South Africa

Very welcoming mosque, with original features. You will find this is one of the longest standing Masjids/Mosques built. Its very beautiful, large and clean. Upon visiting you will find on a sunny day that the court yard lights up and brings a smile to your face.

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