The Tunis–Carthage Airport is connected to several European capitals as well as Dubai, from which Emirates ( emirates .com) offers connecting flights to Asia. From there, a private taxi will get you to Sidi Bou Saïd in about 20 minutes.
Where to Stay
The hilltop Hôtel Dar Saïd ( 216-71/729-666; darsaid.com.tn; doubles from US$225) has 24 rooms and suites set in an elegant 19th-century mansion alongside lovely flower gardens and a pool.
Where to Eat
Sidi Bou Saïd’s top restaurant is Dar Zarrouk ( 216-71/740591; darzarrouk.tn), which serves up refined Tunisian cuisine and wide views of the gulf. Also be sure to visit Café des Nattes ( 216-71/749-661; fb.com/cafedesnattes) and Café Sidi Chebâane ( Rue Hedi Zarrouk).