In the space of just sixteen years, Tunisia
has become the second largest market for thalassotherapy behind France
. Dotted along the country's beautiful Mediterranean coast, much time and money have been invested in the centres, which are all attached to hotels of varying quality. What's more, they are all regulated by the government (something that is not necessarily the case in other countries with thalassotherapy complexes) meaning a certain standard is achieved and maintained throughout the country. And better still, given the favourable exchange rate, you'll find that many treatments are cheaper than those in Europe
, even at the leading hotels, where the quality of the facilities are truly world-class. Not only is there a vast choice of local treatments, as well as some from around the world such Chinese massage and Ayurveda, the Hindu art of health and medicine, but the settings of the centres, from both an architectural and location point of view, is extremely varied. One minute you can be enjoying a treatment in Arab-Andalucian inspired interior, surrounded by well-kept gardens, the next you can be teeing off on one of the many golf courses in Tunisia
, going quad biking or dining at one of the '3 Fourchettes' (five star quality) restaurants. You can choose to do as much or as little as you please!