Hotels in Tunisia

Here’s one more reason to add Tunis, North Africa’s most European capital, to your must-visit list: Villa Didon. The whitewashed hotel—which stands atop Byrsa Hill and has views of the ruins of Carthage, Queen Dido’s city, below—is the work of French architect Philippe Boisselier.

During the past decade, the Tunisian owners of the 66-acre hotel - one of the world's first Club Meds - have turned it into a domed, columned palace ornamented with African art; all 260 rooms are outfitted with oversize wicker furniture, mosaic-tiled baths, and private verandas overlooking the oc

With travel frontiers dwindling, the Tunisian desert still holds the promise of a true pioneer experience.