Family Travel to Djerba Island in Tunisia

Obi Wan Kenobi's house in Ajim

In the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, a small unearthly world exists on the majestic Island of Djerba in Southern Tunisia. The views are gently mixed with the soft light of the white sands. Endless beaches with beautiful palms, fishing boats gliding the calm sea, offers a variety of colours and aromas. Djerba is an island covered with white houses and flourishing gardens, and is the perfect destination if you are traveling with family and looking for a holiday with relaxation and adventure. Here are some travel tips for family travel to Djerba.

Family-Friendly Beach Resorts to Stay in Djerba

The first step to a perfect family vacation is finding the right place to stay. Most of the largest hotel chains have chosen this little paradise island as a stop from the busy life in the major cities. If you are looking for a family trip to Djerba, we highly recommend these two hotels offering family-friendly amenities that will make your family vacation memorable.

1. Radisson Blu Ulysse Resort & Thalasso Djerba

Built in 1964, it was completely renovated in 2010 to meet expectations for both holiday goers and business trips. It is situated alongside a beautiful white sandy beach and set amidst gardens and palm trees. This 5 star hotels offers live music, and excellent buffet meals.

Amenities: Beachfront, Wheelchair access, Restaurant, Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room, Bar/Lounge, Spa, Pool, Tennis Court, Air Conditioning, Minibar, Free High Speed Internet (WiFi), Room Service, Free Parking, Business Center with Internet Access, Airport Transportation, Dry Cleaning, Meeting Rooms, Laundry Service, Concierge, Multilingual Staff, Self-Serve Laundry, Babysitting, Banquet Room, Conference Facilities, Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Room Types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Reduced mobility rooms, Suites

2. Seabel Rym Beach

At the foot of the Taguermess light-house, the Renovated Seabel Rym Beach, is situated on the pristine white sandy beachfront. There is an excellent list of daily activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Amenities: Beachfront, Wheelchair access, Pet Friendly, Restaurant, Pool, Bar/Lounge, Spa, Tennis Court, Air Conditioning, Room Service, Free Parking, Airport Transportation, Free Breakfast, Dry Cleaning, Meeting Rooms, Laundry Service, Multilingual Staff, Conference Facilities, Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Room Types: Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms

Family-Friendly Activities to Do on Djerba Island

Your family travel to Djerba can be a fun, memorable family experience. Here are some of our favourite family-friendly sites to visit.

Royal Carriage Club Riding School

A visit to the Royal Carriage Club Riding School is a great start of a wonderful holiday. This is the only riding school in Djerba and is open all year round. You can book a personalized program and your children will love it. You can take horse riding lessons, a promenade, and a picnic on the beach. The horses are very well cared for and masterfully trained. The trails are suitable for all levels and offer incredible views of the amazing island surroundings. As of Summer 2020, the owners of the Royal Carriage Club have sold all horses to other equestrian clubs in the country. They now offer archery lessons and one-time archery ‘excursions.’ All equipment is supplied for anyone interested.

Djerba Explore

Djerba Explore could be your next stop from this amazing family travel to Djerba. This is a unique project in northern Africa and is the shelter of around 300 crocodiles. You can see crocodiles of all sizes from eggs, young crocodiles, and large adults. There is an open-air museum representing local life just next to the mini-zoo.

Visit artisans in the capital city of Houmt Souk

Copper Artisan Working in Houmet Souk, Djerba
Copper Artisan Working in Houmet Souk, Djerba

Fort Ghazi Mustapha

Fort Ghazi Mustapha is a must see ancient fort. You can freely wander around the ruins and if you hire a local guide, you will hear stories connected with the history of this place. At the top of the ruins, there is a nice view over the capital Houmet Souk, the sea, and the amphitheater.

Fort Ghazi Mustapha Fortress in Djerba
Fort Ghazi Mustapha Fortress in Djerba

Embark on a pirate ship to Pink Flamingo Island

A boat trip to the Flamingo Island is considered a top activity while in Djerba. You will embark on a pirate ship that will take you to the island to enjoy the pristine coast. The visit on the island is completed with a picnic on the lovely beach and enough time to explore the coastline.

Pirate Ship Excursion to Flamingo Island in Djerba
Pirate Ship Excursion to Flamingo Island in Djerba

Visit the oldest synagogue in the world – El Ghriba Synagogue

El Ghriba Synagogue in Djerba Island
El Ghriba Synagogue in Djerba Island

Learn about the history and art of pottery in Guellala

Traditional Pottery at Guellala in Djerba
Traditional Pottery at Guellala in Djerba

Taste fresh olives at one of the olive oil factories

Workers Preparing Olives for Pressing
Workers Preparing Olives for Pressing

Re-enact a Star Wars scene at one of the Star Wars film locations on the island

Obi Wan Kenobi Home in Djerba
Obi Wan Kenobi Home in Djerba

Water Sports and Water Activities on Djerba Island

An alternative to sightseeing will be to try out a sport. Djerba is famous for its golf courses, water sports, and horse riding. Try out the catamaran sailing that is particularly great for families with kids.

Beach in Djerba
Beach in Djerba

Plan a Family Vacation to Djerba Island

Whether your family is looking to relax on the beach or to engage in fun activities, Djerba Island in Tunisia is an ideal holiday destination for a wonderful family vacation. Contact one of our travel experts to start planning your next unforgettable Djerba Island Family Vacation.

About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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