Monastir Travel Guide
Monastir Local History
The French named the town after a monastery built by an Islamic religious sect in 797AD to defend the town from the many ancient invaders. The birthplace of Bourgiba the former president. There are several over the top memorials to him.
Town Beach - In front of the Ribat is a small safe beach, but it's a bit straggly and you sometimes get hassled by the local entrepenours. Lovely crystal clear water and handy for combining a half day seeing the sights and the afternoon on the beach.
Houda Golf and Beach Club Lovely beach next to this hotel which is halfway between Souse and Monastir. Beautiful swimming beach is perfect for families and offers water sports. Why not sneak off for a round of golf on this challenging 18-hole links course.
Abou Nawas Cap Mahdia The beach at this resort is a never-ending stretch of magnificent golden sands, one of the finest beaches in the country. The hotel offers the full gamut of beach sports and is the perfect place for relaxing out of the sun.
Monastir Restaurants and Bars
La Marina The Captain Down at the marina you will locate this smart restaurant and as the name implies they specialize in the freshest seafood the captain brings ashore. Tasty food, good views.
El Ferik On the route de la Corniche. This basic diner cooks local dishes to a high standard. Fast and friendly, try the Goat a la orange you'd swear it was .well goat. A good choice with reasonable prices.
Le Grill Also based at the marina and a good choice for the carnivores among us. Well-prepared local an international food served with panache. After a hard day sightseeing or laying on a beach, go on be pampered here.
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