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The main beach is sandy and gently shelving, so suitable for small children; sun umbrellas, mattresses and deck chairs are for hire. On the other side of town the magnificent rock bathing is for swimmers only and is also top-quality snorkelling territory.

There are numerous small souvenir shops, boutiques and outlets selling local produce. There are a couple of larger supermarkets on the edge of town, there is also a simple morning fruit and vegetable market. The local specialities are pottery, wood and leatherwork.

During the daytime time can be spent exploring the town taking in the citadel, the 13th-century Salt Tower, the various churches and other buildings of interest (guided tours available). There is also water sports including diving, snorkelling, sailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, windsurfing and catamarans; tennis; horse riding; minigolf; go-karting; or simply strolling past the luxurious yachts moored in the marina.

The nightlife here is mainly spent watching the world go by in the cafes around the port, there are also a couple of superior discos. There is a surprising number of small restaurants with reasonable prices as well as several expensive ones. Langouste, bouillabaisse and fresh local fish can be found in the latter. Choice of ice-cream parlours.