Djerba is a small island, abou 22 km by 22 km, belonging to Tunisia. This beautiful island in the Gulf of Gabes in the Mediterranean sea has long been called the hidden jewel of the Mediterranean. The stunning beaches and clear blue water attract many tourist to Tunisia and especially Djerba. This island with its unique traditions, countryside, food and picturesque villages with historic architecture has the most beautifull sunsets and sunrises. Also on Djerba, the village Ajim was used as the setting for the Mos Eisley exterior scenes in the first Star Wars movie A New Hope. Djerba has a Mediterranean climate the average temperature is 20°C and summer temperatures can reach 40°C, best time is between late May and mid-September.
There are many hotels, villas, apartment and resorts available for all kinds of budgets, from cheap budget hotels to five star luxury hotels on the beaches. They offer a wide sellection of options to suit even the most spoiled tourist. Djerba recieves more than 2 million tourist each year who can choose from a simple stay in the Houmt Souk to the resorts and luxury hotels on the the eastern coast in the Zone Touristique. Prices vary from 5 Euros to more than 200 Euros a night.
Here are a few of the hotels in Djerba: Radisson Blu Palace Resort & Thalasso, Djerba five stars hotel, Hasdrubal Prestige Djerba five star hotel, Seabel Rym Beach Djerba four stars hotel, Iberostar Mehari Djerba four star hotel, Vincci Helios Beach four stars, Djerba Holiday Beach four stars, Villa Azur Djerba four stars, Sentido Djerba Beach four stars, Vincci Djerba Resort four stars, Dar Salem three stars, Seabel Aladin Djerba three star hotel, Le Grand Hotel Djerba three stars hotel, Hotel Djerba Orient three stars, Hôtel Djerba Erriadh one star, Residance Raed, Maison Leila, Résidence Chahd, Hôtel Sindbad, Residence Ben Sedrine, Dar Ennour and Dar Rayhane.
The villages and cities on Djerba: Houmet Souk (with its bustling markets and outdoor cafes), Midoun (this city contains the majority of hotels and resorts in Djerba and is known for its golden sandy beaches), Ajim (Adjim), Guellala (the capital of pottery) or El Mey.
TIPS: The medina in Houmt Souk is particularly pleasant and a cheap place to stay for relatively hassle-free shopping and eating. Visit the fish markets for the best fresh and healthy fish. Or go to one of the Turkish baths. Watch the stunning sunsets on the quiet and serene place northwest side of the island in Borj Djillidj.