Urbex | More giant abandoned Resorts in Tunisia


In the last episode you could see how we explored a giant resort in Tunisia, where many hotels are abandoned since the terrorist attacks of 2015. In this episode we continue our search for abandoned resorts. Unfortunately we couldn’t find much information about the resorts. We start the day with an old hotel.
-Do you bring your bag? -Yes. Abandoned for a long time. Strange that nobody makes pictures of these. Maybe because there are barely Western tourists. Here’s the lobby. Probably just a nice shot with empty pools. It’s a cool swimming pool.
-The weather is better than yesterday for exploring. Yesterday was killing right?
We should have done the other resort today. He’s skinny.
-I should have brought cat food. Indoor swimming pool, with decay. You have a nice place to stay.
-Indeed, all for himself. Outdoor bar. It looks unfinished. Everything is gone, like wood. This is a nice view. 2-3 years ago most hotels looked like this.
Maybe in a slight better condition though. This hotel isn’t that special besides the exterior, so we go to the next. This one is enormous, but how do you get inside?
-From the beach, easy. Next hotel.
-It starts to rain.
We’ll be inside soon. It’s in a better shape as the other one. Here’s the kindergarden.
-It looks like a Soviet building. Indeed. Interesting?
A lot of colors and a puzzle floor. Not worth the effort.
-It’s nice. Wow. This interior is crazy, ow my god, pillars etc. Guess it’s clo.. wtf it’s open? Hope the other one is open. There are ropes. Should we knock and ask? They must have heard us.
-There are people already. We can take a right here.
-I gonna walk around the pool. There’s a scooter parked there. Right? Ok I go with you. Guess we’ll be seen again.
-Doesn’t matter right? I mean by the same people who we just spoke to. It was nice to taste the atmosphere. You can tell they are working here because everything is open. Maybe we should leave. I have the feeling they just have an appointment here at this moment. We’re going to another resort.
-Number 12. Unbelievable.
-It doesn’t stop. Idon’t get it that thre’s such a big gap between the resort and the beach.
-Not smart indeed. You should put the rooms closer to the beach.
-With a seaview. Now you look at 1 mile of desert. We are at a giant resort now, perhaps the biggest so far. Let’s hope it nice.
-We’ll be here for the next hours. No signs of maintenance. There aren’t any smashed windows here.
So strange, it’s easy here. It’s open, everywhere.
The lock is removed. Good. Wanna check this corridor? Seems also abandoned for a while.
What’s this? -A squash court. This looks nice ! A bar in traditional style. Closed. I get a Disney Carribbean feeling. Ah there’s the swimming pool. We have found the jackpot. A cool view with the palm trees .
-Indeed, and nice they’re still alive. I want to swim right now. It’s a pretty deep pool. A tiki bar. Nice that the palm trees are implemented. The palm trees grow through it.
-They build it around the palm trees. It feels like we’re in Hawaii.
-It’s tropical. Yeah I like it. We’ve already seen a wide variety of resorts. There’s a new coat hanging here. A new coat from somebody.
-It will be fine I guess. There’s a scooter. Janine. There’s a scooter parked in front of this door.
-Better leave. There’s somebody there. Already thought that with that coat. I left my water.
-We go to the car soon. You scared to death.
-It’s better we warn you. Better than there’s a guy suddenly next to me. Everytime it’s not that abandoned as we think. We think there’s nobody but we’ve seen people everywhere. The only benefit is that it’s Ramadan. So they aren’t as active as normal because they don’t eat and drink during the day. The resorts are big, so the chance is smaller you bump in them.-It’s still tricky, you don’t want to be caught here. Especially not without a passport. We go this way and I make some more pictures. We going to try to find some hotelrooms. We have seen many resorts but no rooms yet. – A lot is closed. A huge fireplace. Probably good food. BBQ. Where did we come inside.? Here. It dried up. I still smell the chlorine. Most boring swimming pool ever. You never know what you will see.
-When you really explore indeed. What’s that?
-Souvenirs. What are you looking for.
-A dinner hall. Exploring resorts is good for excercise. The hotel we stay is 33 hectare and this one is bigger. From all the empty resorts we have seen.
Imagine how many people it must have been. Tens of thousands. -Unbelievable. Can somebody press the shutter? The rooms are closed again. faded glory. Why are they all locked? It’s the same everywhere. They fixed this one. Not recent.
-Not over 1 year ago. It’s like you said. They want to preserve it in case they open again. On our way to the next hotel. Bummer. Camera’s.
Where? First floor. Strange place.
-There’s another one. Strange.
-Left? I would go straight. There was a guy walking in the distance. There’s a camera pointing at us.
-Big chance we bump into somebody. Maybe keep off the path a little.
Did he see you? No. It’s pretty well maintained.
-It looks clean. I still wouldn’t swim here.
-The dog is gone? He’s at the pool. I like the reflection of the palm trees. It’s a modern style resort. What’s floating in the water? Spawn?
-Algae. There should be another pool.
Let’s look through the windows. I’m curious when we will be kicked out. Doesn’t look interesting. Not worth the hassle. There are 2 other dogs. It’s a real paradise here. Even Janine is found of these resorts.
-I really like them. You can’t show on video how big these resorts are. You walk here for hours. I didn’t see any fence, I don’t feel like trespassing. It’s strange to see a modern futuristic resort abandoned. Here’s the other pool. That dude walked right here. Should we go inside there aswell?
-Maybe wait a little. Gonna make some pictures before we get in trouble. -I can see myself relaxing here. He’ll be here soon. No smashed windows and no vandalism. Haven’t seen a broken window in three days. Maybe we can go through here.
An oasis of peace. This resort is Janine style. It’s a dead end here. Could be a homeless guy aswell. If i was homeless I would know where to stay. Every night another room. All the toilets can be flushed 1 more time. So you can spend easily a year here. Guess this hotel will be opened soon. A lot was covered in plastic so we didn’t take the effort to go inside. -Everything is packed. Not really interesting for us.
-But it was a cool atmosphere. Yeah it was pretty cool to walk around with sunset. And the biggest benefit. You can park the car in front of the resort. Convienient. Our ramshackle. That’s it for today, it was nice. Curious if there is somebody. The lights are on. Def. somebody inside. And here’s somebody aswell. Can you zoom in?
No, but I guess you can see him walking.
-He’s coming. I don’t care. A new day has arrived to visit some more hotels. O my god, what’s that? Is there somebody there? Something is hanging there.
It looks freaky. That doll. It’s a bit maintained. A nice loungeroom. I like the details.
-I like it too, you also see those tiles at the pool. It’s not really antique, but it gives a nice atmosphere. I’m exploring alone at the hottest moment of the day, 2-3PM. I’m going to check a long abandoned hotel. There’s security sitting at the gate so I’m going to check it from the beach. Look at these beachhouses, on one side you can see still doors and windows. And when we look to the left you can see it’s buried under the sand. Maybe it’s completely covered in a few years. Nice view. Nice overgrown and again these nice tiles. Guess it was an outside buffet/kitchen. You get some nice views with the vegetation. It’s soo hot. Endless appartments. What’s nice to see is that even the paths are overgrown. There’s a palm tree blocking the way. Can’t pass it. On the background I hear a snake charmer. Let’s check this. We arrive at the biggest building. A barber with a Mickey Mouse mural. Probably the leftovers from Mickey Mouse. Only rubbish. Well… Just a few nice elements. It’s totally stripped. It’s abandoned for too long. A fountain. Supported by bricks. The front side is well maintained, so I have to take care here. The lobby. They really try to keep people out. Someone’s running 7/7 to keep this hotel closed. An impossible task. It’s not the best month to visit. It’s june and i’m sweating like crazy. Here’s the animation stage. The location of the hotel is epic.We gonna check the view. It’s a headland, so there’s a beach on both sides. Here’s the swimming pool, pretty unique. It’s half buried under the sand, it’s a strange sight.Another kind of decay compared to Europe. There’s a bit of water. But no animals. This one had a cool location, but it was pretty empty, on to the next one. Not a good sign, someone sleeps in this shed probably. This is more Asian style.
-That bungalow looks open. This is a bungalow from the inside.
-Looks pretty nice. The bathroom is here. Just a toilet? No shower? Strange.
-Maybe it’s seperated. It’s here. Tight.
-But clean. Would be a nice place to stay. It was nice when it was still active. Another one which closed before 2015. Don’t be scared if a dog shows up.
-There’s a dog. What a coincidence.
-Very. I thought it would be an area for dogs. He looks exactly like the other ones we saw before.
-ILike that everything is half outdoor here. Quite some chairs. It’s really nice to explore the place, not having seen pictures. Looking forward to eat, drink beer. You can take nice pictures here.
-Yeah I like the vegetation. All that sand. It reminds me of Kolmanskop.
-Indeed. They left boats here, check this. With the engine? probably not. It looks open. Looks pretty decayed. Strange that the electricity is still running.
-It’s just an emergency light. Check the regular light. Nope. It’s really decayed. I want to eat and have some drinks. -Shower. Drinks. We can walk back soon. Guess we’ve seen the most interesting parts. We can just check the lobby. Strange they have no paved paths. Oh no, dogs.
Relax, I guess it are guard dogs. Shall we go? -I don’t want to be caught here. The dogs had a collar. I think it are guard dogs.
-Yeah they ran straight to the gate. And a different behavior than all other dogs. A lot of hotels are being renovated. We’re here too late. Tourism is slowly returning, which is good to see. After three years you can fly again from Brussels. So more tourists are returning and hotels are being renovated. Just the sleeping beauty resorts other resorts are beyond repair. Most hotels in a good condition will probably be opened next year. The interiors still look good, just a paintjob on the exterior. We’ve seen a mix of different grades of decay. It was nice to see. But here we arrived and you see them walking with wheelbarrows and yesterday we saw them moving the interior. Things are changing.
We should be here 1 year earlier at least. Story of our life.

43 Replies to “Urbex | More giant abandoned Resorts in Tunisia”

  1. Valdemir Eric Fernandes says:

    WHAT WHAT WHAT? You appeared in the Portuguese television and I didn't noticed? Yes, that journalist and that news are from Portugal. I'm from Portugal!

  2. Valdemir Eric Fernandes says:

    Another great video! I'm glad to notice that people in Tunisia are very respectful for abandoned buildings and its interior. I know some places that if it gets abandoned, 2 weeks after it'll get robbed as hell! ~
    As a tourism student, Portuguese and heritage lover, it's a bittersweet feeling watching these episodes from Tunisia, because the main country that benefited from the terrorism in the North of Africa and Middle East was Portugal, and that's great for Portugal's economy but awful for that countries, of course! But I, personally, like abandoned places so… bittersweet feeling.

  3. franky raeckelboom says:

    cheers from Belgium!

  4. Parwinder Singh says:

    Love from india

  5. ILMI Zaenal says:

    I hope I can exploring like you guys

  6. Rashelle Prickett says:

    I'm am a new member of your YouTube videos I'm am from Roy Utah

  7. awfulinternet says:

    16:15 I had the same reaction. Everything so clean, no vandalism… and then a hanged mannequin I'd get the hell out of there after seeing that.

  8. Remember son, dying is gay says:

    why would they leave such a beautiful resort?

  9. Oscar Madison says:

    Excellent work. It's also nice to see that the resorts haven't been vandalized.

  10. Roman Schwarz says:

    Hey guys greetings from Austria.
    Really like your videos even thou I think you are completely crazy taking such high risks but without you nobody would get such amazing views. Can I really make a suggestion to you? Visit Povlegia, Venice, Italia, it’s a crazy haunted Island in the Lagune of Venice, there was an Asylum and Medical Centre for plague victims. I really would like to see some inside few but it’s hard to travel on the island, you would have to rent a boat for it. But when you get there in time before they maybe sell it or demolish it, you would get some sick pictures and videos!

  11. Aïsha Loiseaux says:

    A really great video guys! I’m half Tunisian and it’s so insane to see the resorts like that. You guys did a really good job to show most of the empty resorts.

  12. killercaos123 says:

    In total how many did you guys go to in this video?

  13. henkus053 h says:

    Zoals verwacht altijd that real shit van jullie Nice work mooie plaatsen spannend zonder creepie geluidjes op de achtergrond just exploring Nice goed gedaan thanks vanuit enschede holland😀👌

  14. Nico . says:

    geweldige loacatie weer

  15. N E says:

    Definitely my next vacation spot. UE all the time 🤗

  16. Gauthier legrand says:

    super video alweer jullie gaan waar de rest niet gaat super :p

  17. SpyPanda 060 says:

    Fuck i was in tunisia yesterday

  18. Struinzu Vaffencullo says:

    Out of all the places youve been this one creeps me the most, because i know if you get caught the mudscum bastards will chop your hands and feet off and rape your girl.

  19. Maxx Lindley says:

    BORING!

  20. Steve Taylor says:

    Hey guys , thats a very cool vid , enjoyed it , what a waste of some very cool buildings , keep up the good work.

  21. worldtraveler says:

    Great explore… I spent time there at one of these hotels in 2000 while in the military. I thought the place was a shit hole back then. It doesn't bother me to see this place in ruins today. Believe me, it wasn't that nice to start with.

  22. Sally A. says:

    Wow! So many empty resorts there. Glad to see some will be renovated back to life and tourist returning.

  23. Zed Jay says:

    hmm a little question if you dont mind: What is the point of visiting these abandonned places when there are a lot of actif sites in Tunisia?

  24. Ráâfét Zrïbì says:

    am i the only tunisian here ?

  25. Rita says:

    We zullen wel al deze werkloze mensen in europa opvangen.

  26. Thejebe says:

    Man, I would've loved to see some drone footage of those resorts. You'd really get a sense of the scale from aerial shots. Nice video anyways!

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  28. mrs betty banyard says:

    What one mad man did in an hour 🙁 good to see Tunisia recovering

  29. Lisa jane says:

    such a shame, i liked tunisia

  30. john robertson says:

    War just seems to remove all of the fun!

  31. Jasmeen Ahamed says:

    wot language they speakin

  32. Samer Golli says:

    Damn!

  33. Zero Four says:

    I was almost crying when I watch this video. Because of the resort previous from the last one (which start at 16:00) was my first holiday with my family. I'm 33 now and I stayed that resort for 15 days with my family when I was 14 years old… I clearly remember those beautiful tiles. Hundred people were there may be more than 750! 16:45 I remember that area, we were relaxing there after lunch then goes swimming. Resort staffs were very friendly and active. Beautiful music and foods.. I lost my father a couple years later after that holiday and that experience one of the most beautiful ones of my life. Fuck man! I was thinking maybe I can go to that resort again in the honeymoon when I will marry of course! Nice video! But I wish never to watch this…

  34. Josh says:

    I went Tunisia a few years ago before the attack and when I found out it was 3 resorts away from where we was staying it gave me a insight on taking opportunity’s while you can because they won’t be there forever.

  35. wafe bh says:

    as a tunisian, i feel so sad seeing how things are still shutting down till now after the revolution 🙁

  36. MY Space-channel says:

    There's more in tunisia
    Near home 2 or 3 hotels abounded after 3 or 4 years

  37. atheia kid says:

    very brave to visit that country 😮

  38. FAVEAUX MAITE says:

    Wonderful video. No vandalism it's super. Some hotels/resorts are totally ruined. In 2015 the terrorist attacks were a big problem for tourism in Tunisia.

  39. Gord Slater says:

    Hey – a few words of polite arabic greetings and I'm sure those people you saw and heard would have been fine – especially if doors are unlocked, no signs to say keep out and you entered by main entrance. With very little crime local people won't think the worst if they meet you and you are frinedly and don't try to avoid them. Same goes for Morocco.
    Caretaker wages are cheap ("guardien" in French) so you should expect most place to have a resident caretaker (and maybe his family) even if a place looks abandoned. They will almost be always 100% friendly if you don't look suspicious or try to hide, though you should always respect their requests to leave if asked of course.
    If you can't chlll out in Tunisia or Morocco the where can you? lol

  40. jonathan portelli says:

    That hotel in 17min i think i was in it those are bungalows tourists use to sleep in the middle of the hotel there was a pool

  41. Metalscrapper says:

    De resorts op Curacao zijn in gelijkwaardige staat als het eerste hotel, ze staan al langere tijd leeg en alles is leeg gehaald/geroofd. Mooie locatie weer!

  42. WyRez says:

    Als ik dit soort videos bekijk krijg ik tranen in men ogen. Ik vind het zo jammer dat dit soort mooie Resort zo verlaten kunnen zijn. Moest ik het geld hebben neem ik het over en kuis ik het volledig op. Dat het weer een splinter nieuw hotel is.

  43. Ilse Hauger says:

    WIsh I could understand what you are saying, would you not reach a broader market if you spoke English? Respectful request?

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