Over the past two years. I have been lucky to visit Tunisia in two opportunities. From the very first moment, I fell in love with the country, its culture and people. Since then I have made a point to visit once a year and take friends and clients along with me.

During my first visit in 2018 I took Tunis as my headquarters, and moved around the city experiencing accommodation in three different districts: Medina of Tunis, Gammarth and Sidi Bou Said. From Tunis, I took days tours to the surrounding areas like El Jem ( for the Coliseum of El Jem, second most important Roman Coliseum in the world ) and Kairouan ( the oldest Medina in Northern Africa and the third Mosque in holiness order after Mecca and Jerusalem ).

In 2019, for my second visit, I decided to explore beyond Tunis, and onward to Sousse and Tozeur in the Sahara Desert.

To book any of these recommended options below, kindly contact me directly. info@carlosmelia.com or +1 917 754 5515.

Dar is a home or small boutique hotel. Similar to a Riad.


Tunis, is the capital and largest city of Tunisia. Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, Tunis is where you will start and end your exploration of this magical country. The main locations I would recommend for your stays while there, would be UNESCO World Heritage Medina of Tunis, Gammarth and Sidi Bou Said. All located approximately 25 minutes from each other, offering each totally different experiences and options. Below you can see some of my stays during my last two visits to Tunis.


Located within the walls of the UNESCO World Heritage of Tunis, Tunisia. Steps away the covered Bazar. This was my second time staying with them, both at a Junior Suite, and I have both times, loved my stay with them. The hotel has a small Spa, with a Hamman. The rooftop bar and restaurant will be where you will enjoy your breakfast and cocktails daily.

Not to Miss during your stay are:
The Gommage and Hamman Experience at their spa. Dinner at Dar El Jeld Restaurant. Private Cooking Class Experience with Chef Walid Ghariani.

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The sumptuous Villa Kahina is the latest addition to Sidi Bou Said accommodation. A charming property set in a unique spot on top of a hill, overlooking the clear blue waters of Mediterranean sea, in the classified UNESCO world patrimony village of Sidi Bou Said. The Villa emphasises on meticulous attention to every detail, ensuring well-deserved time out to relax and recharge. Offering a private guest experience that is intimate and discreet with the highest level of service and exclusive access to premium facilities..

Not to Miss during your stay are: Enjoy the views from their outdoor pools while enjoying a sunsent cocktail.

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Located in the charming district of Sidi Bou Said. La Villa Bleue combines Arabic and Andalusian style. The designer Édoardo Palermo created a unique decoration in a fresh contemporary style, chosen to get along with the old ceramic and the authentic materials. Each of the 13 rooms and suites have a magnificent sea view and provide you a perfect balance between tradition and modernity. During my stay with them, I was accommodated at their Yasmine Suite, with direct access to the pool, and breathtaking panoramic views.

Not to Miss during your stay are: Dinner at their restaurant. Sunsets over their pool deck. Taking a stroll and getting lost in Sidi Bou Said.

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Bringing an unrivaled beachfront experience to North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, Four Seasons Hotel Tunis combines luxurious relaxation with smooth efficiency for business. This video of my stay with them, at one of their Garden View Rooms.

Not to Miss during your stay: Their iconic indoor-outdoor pool.

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Book Four Seasons Tunis directly with me via email or phone, and instantly received the following VIP Amenities listed below. Email info@carlosmelia.com – Phone. +1 917 754 5515.

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)

  • Spa credit of USD 100 once during stay (not applicable to products)

  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)

  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites.


Sousse is located 2 hours drive from Tunis, and it is the way to get to El Jem and Kairouan. This was our technical overnight stop on our drive to Tozeur in the Sahara Desert. Our hotel, Dar Antonia, was located within the walls of the Medina.