Port el kantaoui Weather March Averages, Tunisia
What's the weather like in Port El Kantaoui in March
Though making no obvious step-change from the other winter months, March does start to see slow improvements, with an average temperature of 15 °C. Despite the slight creep in temperature March is still one of the colder months to organise a trip to Port el Kantaoui. Of course, a winter break means you won't be jostling with crowds of fellow holidaymakers and you won't have to be shelling out for premium summer prices, so there are definitely perks.
That being said, if you really have your heart set on sun-soaked beach holiday, it's best to pack away the parasol until June, where you can pit yourself against blistering average temperatures in excess of 30°C right the way through to September.
Putting March under the microscope, the month's weather commences with a comfortable daily average temperature of 14.7°C, gently dropping to 14.6°C midway through the month, before rising to 15.9°C.
Despite the rather modest temperatures, all is not lost just yet, with March ushering in daytime highs of around 19°C, with night-time averages bringing minimum temperatures down to a cool 10°C. So, much like the other winter months, pack for the highs, whilst giving caution to the lows, we're talking coats and jumpers a long with shorts and summer dresses. It could also be argued that the highs of 19°C make a Port El Kantaoui beach day a genuine option, so don't feel embarrassed to pack a swimming costume.
Going back through the history books, the highest recent temperature in March reached 37°C on 24 March 2001, with a lowest recorded temperature of 4°C on 8 March 1995. As always, these are the extreme ends of the scale and as much as we'd like you to experience a scorching temperature of 37°C, don't build your hopes up too much.
Unfortunately March suffers from the same amount of rain as many of the other winter months. Being situated within the northern hemisphere, the winter months in Port el Kantaoui are classed as December, January and February, which all feature an average of six rainy days per month, as does March. Across March, Port el Kantaoui receives an average of 42 mm (1.7 inches) of rainfall, this is less than February's 66 mm (2.6 inches) and slightly more than April's 31 mm (1.2 inches).
Average Sunshine Hours
Due to the Mediterranean influence the weather stays close and sticky throughout March, with an average daily relative humidity of 71%. This is no real change from January, which is the most humid month of the year at 74%. Unfortunately a humidity level of 71% won't go unnoticed, so do bare it in mind when packing your clothes.
It's time to talk gusts, breezes and gales. To be fair, with an average wind speed of 17 km/h, equivalent to about 10 mph, or 9 knots (classed as a 'gentle breeze' on the Beaufort wind force scale) you shouldn't feel too wind beaten at all. Historically, the maximum sustained wind speed in recent years has reached 87 km/h, that's equivalent to roughly 54 mph, or 47 knots (classed as a 'strong gale' on the Beaufort wind force scale). Again, this last stat is by no means the norm and the Port is hardly tornado valley.
Average Sea Temperature
Let's face it, March isn't exactly the first month that springs to mind when you think sea swimming. The sea temperature averages around 15°C, which is definitely going to send a shiver down your spine. However, as always, we commend anyone brave enough to take the plunge!
Port El Kantaoui Hotels in March
Dessole Abou Sofiane Hotel comes complete with an outdoor swimming pool and purpose built children's pool, gardens, furnished terraces and direct access to the beach. Sun loungers and parasols are available around the pools and at the beach. Watersports are also available at the beach (local charges) such as banana boats, waterskiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, pedal boats and sailing. Dessole Abou Sofiane Hotel is also within walking distance of the nearest golf course.
The El Hana Palace is set in manicured gardens, which lead to the beach and benefits from a large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace with sun beds and parasols. There is also an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, jacuzzi and Turkish bath. The El Hana Palace is located in front of the beach and roughly 300 metres from the Marina. There is a golf course in easy reach and a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
The Golf Residence Hotel has an outdoor pool and a pool for children, surrounded by a sun terrace and manicured gardens with sun loungers and parasols. There is also a private stretch of beach approx 800 metres away. Golf Residence Hotel is located on a quiet street 300 metres from the resort centre and the Marina. The hotel's private beach is approx 800 metres away.
Port El Kantaoui Beach for March
Let's not pretend that March is an archetypal beach month, but with day time highs of 19°C a stroll a long Port El Kantaoui beach is in firm grasp.
For a longer stroll, Port of Sousse beach starts right at the end of the port, in the central part of town, this white sandy beach is small and boasts crystal-clear waters. It is divided into two by a short natural breakwater. No beach lounge chairs or umbrellas are available here. There are a few nearby hotels and the medina and souks are not too far away.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to dining out in Port El Kantaoui you'll be presented with restaurants that cater for every taste. Notable specialties in the area are fish, shishas, mint tea, couscous and lamb. If you want high dining, head on down to the chic restaurants around the marina.
Al Mandra Lounge & Restaurant bar offer a mix of Arabic and French cuisine, the menu is largely based around fish and meat. Though more expensive than some of the others in this list it still offers reasonable value.
"Puca" The Irish Bar is very possibly the least Irish, Irish bar in the world which actually adds to its charm. A good place for a fun evening out and the karaoke is always a sure bet for a laugh. A combination of atmosphere good value drinks and food make this a good bet for an evening. As you'd expect from an Irish bar, it has big screen entertainment.
New Fly Restaurant can be found at 7 Novembre Boulevard. True to its name the restaurant is aviation themed, and there'll be no mistaking it as walk by. The theme makes it ideal for children, with plenty of model aircrafts dotted around the restaurant floor to keep them entertained.
The "Floating Boat" Restaurant is docked at the far side of the marina, as you'd expect it's a restaurant ship and specialises in seafood. The marina location is idyllic and the novelty factor makes this a good bet if you're looking for something a bit different.
rrounded by a sun terrace and manicured gardens with sun loungers and parasols. There is also a private stretch of beach approx 800 metres away. Golf Residence Hotel is located on a quiet street 300 metres from the resort centre and the Marina. The hotel's private beach is approx 800 metres away.
Things to do in Port El Kantaoui in March
With less than 40 years under its belt as a holiday resort, Port el Kantaoui is all about new glitz, glamour and luxury. The choice of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops is vast and varied, perfect if you're looking for a bit of R and R and lots of indulgence.
Situated at the Marina you can walk the plank and book up the 'Pirates & Gladiators - Galleon boat trip'. The trip takes you to El Jem in the morning and then on a pirate gallion in the afternoon. The Pirates and Gladiators excursion includes a trip along the coast on a Spanish galleon with barbeque and soft drinks included.
If you fancy channelling your inner David Attenborough, why not take a Zulu-themed half-day including wildlife-watching at Friguia Animal Park. The afternoon and evening trip is dedicated to educating its audience on the various cultures within Africa. Friguia Animal Park is situated near Hammamet, it's expansive and eye pleasing grounds host 53 species of animals in large authentic enclosures. You'll get to navigate the walkways and get up close and personal with the likes of elephants, tigers, crocodiles, giraffes and sea lions a long with a whole menagerie of other animals.
Once you're finished with the wildlife it's time to head over to the Park's circular Shaka restaurant for a mouth-watering Tunisian dinner. Whilst you dine you'll be entertained by a live Zulu show, complete with tribal drumming and authentic zulu dancing. In between the photo opportunities and the Zulu Dancing, the focus then shifts to North Africa, where Berber drummers, pot balancing and belly dancers take to the stage. Better yet, wine and soft drinks are all included with your booking.The trip is organised by TUI UK Ltd acting as Agent for Tunisie Voyages SA, Rue 8612, Imp N°4 Z.I. La Charguia, 2035 Tunis, Tunisia.