Sousse is built around a busy commercial port at the Southern end of the Gulf of Hammamet. 30km from Monastir airport and 140km from the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Known for its ancient walled city, (Medina), the resort of Sousse attracts families and young couples looking for a budget holiday break. Guests are predominantly French, German and British.
The resort extends along the coastal road for a number of miles and consists of many properties from 2* apartments to 5* luxury hotels, many with their own spas and private reserved sections of beach. The white sand beach stretches for approximately 8km to the neighbouring resort of Port El Kantaoui.
The town centre offers a host of souvenir, leather and ceramics shops and most hotels have their own shops too. For those wanting to haggle there is a weekly market in the Medina which is worth a visit. Eating out is no problem with a good choice of cafes and restaurants serving various international cuisines. Nightlife is relatively low key as is centred around the discos/bars of the bigger hotels.
Taxis are cheap and easily available. A minitrain runs hourly between Sousses and Port El Kantaoui, and there is an irregular bus service to other resorts. Horse and carriage rides available on the main coast road and trains to Monastir, Hammamet, Sfax and Tunis.