I've just returned from a 7-day vacation at Yasmine Hammamet (about 10km to the south of Hammamet) in Tunisia.
It is a nice place to be in order to have a nice sunny vacations and to know a different culture.
In here you can be sure that you are able to have a very vivid night due to the new Hammamet Medina and other fun sites (like carthago land), you can also visit several
shops where you can buy souvenirs or have dinner at several restaurants (mexicans, italians, tunisians (namelly the Sultan or sherazade), etc.)
It also has a small marina where you can have a tasty italian ice-cream.
Additionally if you want to go to Hammamet or Nabeul you can easily catch a bus or a taxi to get there.
I was very surprise with tourist-oriented culture of Yasmine Hammamet. Sometimes it even remembered me the south of spain. Another strong point of the tunisians
is their ability to speak several languages fluently (for example the hotel staff spoke arabic, french, english, spanish and italien)
In my opinion there are two very negative points in yasmine hammamet:
1) Tunisians - most of the tunisians with whom I've got in touch were unpleasant, unhelpful and impolite and always looking to get a tip regardless of the
service they provide was good or not. The waiters at the restaurants weren't very friendly nor
polite. By the opposite the sellers of the medina were nice and were always ready to bargain their products (try always to buy things a third of the price their start by saying)
Be aware: do not discuss prices in the outside, always do this inside the store.
2) Beach - the beaches at Yasmine Hammamet were awful because they smelled very bad and were full of algae. Also the sand was very dirty.
I've also made two excursions: a 2-day excursion to the desert and a one day trip to Tunis, Carthago and Sidi Bou Said.
I strongly recommend the desert excursion, however do not expect to travel too deep in the Sahara Desert. It is more a cultural travel to several touristic spots of Tunisia.
Regarding the trip to Tunis, Carthago and Sidi Bou Said I was a little disappointed. The only thing I saw of some interest in Tunis was the Medina, in Carthago was the museum (that can only be truly appreciated by a person who likes to visit museums and who is interested by history - I'm not this kind of person - and in Sidi Bou Said you can observe a beautiful landscape combining beach and mountains. These things aren't enough to justify wasting a day lying at the sun by the pool or at the beach.
I've also published a review regarding the hotel were I've stayed at (Iberostar Solaria) that you are free to read.