The temperature in Djerba during October is certainly milder when compared with the heat of the peak summer sun. But, thanks to the Mediterranean climate, there is still a considerable amount of warmth to be enjoyed.
The coldest temperatures in Djerba at this time of the year will still be a very comfortable 19°C, but usually such temperatures are only ever felt in the depths of the night. While average highs of 27°C are very common through the peak midday sun.
This means, overall, average temperatures in Djerba in October reach 23°C, far warmer than many other parts of Northern Europe at this time of the year.
Thanks to the continuing mild climate, sea temperatures mean there are still many visitors to the beach throughout the month. While in many resorts, visitors would not contemplate swimming in the sea in October, average sea temperatures of 26°C mean the water around Djerba is still very inviting.
But as October sets in, the rain is likely to start. And while 40mm of rain would not be considered a lot for someone living in the UK, for those in Djerba, it makes October the second wettest month of the year on par with December. However visitors to this Tunisian Island are not usually inconvenienced by the rain. Only 6 days of the month are forecast to experience any form of precipitation. And with an average of 10 hours of sunshine expected every day, any rainfall is likely to be soon forgotten.
The winds will pick up in October, especially when compared with the light breeze of the summer months. However with plenty of sunshine and warm seas, the conditions are perfect for kite surfing, sailing, windsurfing and many other water based activities that have become intrinsic to the modern Djerbian way of life.
Where to Stay
Thanks to its mild, but consistent climate, Djerba is a great place to bring children in October. And Club Iliade is a great place to stay. This family friendly hotel complex has every amenity you could need for a good holiday in Djerba, whether it is family entertainment or high quality swimming pools. The hotel is close to the beach and within easy reach of the Crocodile Farm and Djerba Explore. The Italian focus of the hotel ensures the food is always of the top quality, and there is something to suit every taste. The rooms are spacious and very clean. And with a gym and spa onsite every member of the family will enjoy a stay at Club Iliade.
For those that want high quality accommodation that doesn't cost the earth, Al Jazira Beach & Spa is a hotel that shouldn't break the budget. Though the amenities are well maintained and there is plenty to do, Al Jazira Beach & Spa offers discounted prices throughout October and a great way to visit Djerba for less. Based in the popular area of Houmt Souk, the hotel boasts two high quality swimming pools and a beautiful private beach. And with spa facilities available on site, it's a great way to come and relax. The rooms are spacious with a good standard of décor. And with a partnership with an Italian tour company, the ambience is international. Most of the entertainment may be primarily in Italian, but with a few basic phrases, everyone can join in.
Safran is a step away from the many hotel complexes on the island of Djerba. This stunning villa offers you complete privacy, but still supported by an excellent team of staff. Enjoy a night swim in the warm October evenings courtesy of your own private pool. Or take the short walk to the beach in the day and soak up the last of the summer sun. Located in Erriadh, the accommodation is set back enough to offer a touch of tranquillity. But all amenities are only a walk or short taxi ride away. From the meticulous owner to the very welcoming locals, what makes Dar Safran so special is the people, and the authentic cultural experience you can enjoy.
Things to Do
The Musee du Patrimoine Traditionnel de Djerba is a wonderful place to visit to gain a true insight into Djerbian culture. This spacious museum is located in Houmt Souk and offers a clear illustration of how Djerba has changed through the ages. The textiles and costume displays are like nothing you will have seen in a small, local museum before. But all the spacious rooms are filled with exciting exhibits that are carefully labelled in a range of different languages. There's even a live camel to illustrate the preparation of cereal grains. And when you've finished looking at the displays, take a walk to the top of the museum and enjoy the wonderful sights all over the town. It's a fabulous place to spend time in Djerba.
Scuba Diving is almost a national past time in Djerba and it would be a true shame to visit the area and not enjoy the beauty of the sea at least once. At Blue Dolphin Diving Centre the professionally qualified diving instructors are there to provide full support whether you are a certified diver or have never stepped into the water before. From a child's first dive to wreck dives and night dives, the wealth of different services on offer means there's something for everyone. All trips are dependent on sea conditions, but you can depend on Blue Dolphin to always find the best spots.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Eating at El Flouka, is like being served by very close family or friends. The atmosphere is truly special and the waiting staff couldn't be more congenial. The entire building is elegantly decorated and the views are absolutely incredible. And that is before you've even started to eat the food. This is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day of activity in Zone Touristique. Or a great place to stop off for a spot of lunch during your travels. From delicious pizzas and fresh fruit tea under the palm trees to scrumptious ice cream and full meals at night, go to El Flouka once, and you will soon be back for more.
Thanks to its beachside location, it won't be surprising to discover that the speciality at Restaurant Sidi Ali is freshly cooked fish and lots of it. Only the freshest local ingredients are used in the dishes served at this beachside restaurant to emphasise the flavours and the beauty of the surrounding area. But if you are not into seafood, then Sidi Ali is also a well-appointed steakhouse ensuring every carnivore is satisfied. While you are waiting for your meal, why not enjoy a freshly made cocktail which will soon whet your appetite for dinner. A meal at Sidi Ali's is a treat no one should resist.
Though Djerba does quieten down during October, you can still depend on Love to draw in the crowds. This highly popular disco in Houmt Souk is frequented by visitors and residents alike, ensuring a fascinating mix of people. Regular live DJ's provide a full party atmosphere whatever the time of year. And with theme nights and special offers offering the best value for money, there's plenty of opportunity to feel the love.