A big 5 star resort with large well managed marina and no backsheesh demands. This is a good place to stop if heading westwards and fighting N/NW winds. With one hour away from Tunis international airport is a popular wintering ashore or afloat, and a good base from which to explore Tunisia. Fees higher than the marinas further south but discounts are available for longer stays.
Warning: you must check-in even if you have already been cleared into the Tunisia. Watch out for an old underwater shipwreck. Some petty theft.
Moor: on arrival go alongside the reception dock (port-side of the entrance past the fuel dock, by control tower) and then go to the office (24 hours). Take the the vessel registration and insurance (originals) to the Police office, (left side of the main building). There are a few sheets to fill about the vessel, and anything to be declared. It takes about 45 minutes. Customs and Immigration office are in the control tower on the port side of the marina entrance. They then take all passports and return them with a little entry card inside that needs to be returned on checkout. At every point expect to be asked for a gift/tip, a 'gift' might avoid an extremely thorough search of the boat.
740 berths; Max LOA: 40 m; max draught: 6 m.
Tel:(+216) 72 24 11 11; Fax:(+216) 72 24 12 12; VHF Ch 09, 16 .
Ashore: all facilities, water, electricity (32 amp, may require an adapter) fuel, LPG, laundry, car hire, swimming pool, restaurants. Pontoons are gated and locked, with noticeable security guards. Hammamet, about 5 miles away, has some good bars and restaurants.
Don't miss: a nice Ribat (castle) and some picturesque houses of traditional architecture in Hammamet 3nm north of the marina. Catch a "Louage" - a local shared minibus/taxi.