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 ocean. The property is set along a vast stretch of white, dune-rimmed beach on the Cap Bon peninsula. True to its Club Med roots, there are plenty of diversions, with four restaurants, as many tennis courts, an archery range, a 12,000-square-foot swimming pool, and a new thalassotherapy spa. Ask the concierge to arrange a sunset camel ride along the beach, or shop for ceramics and silks in the souks of Tunis, an
hour's drive west.