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If you're looking for a holiday with style, the Holiday Village Manar in Hammamet, Tunisia, is the ideal holiday destination for you. Located right next to the beach, the hotel ... Continue reading

If you're looking for a holiday with style, the Holiday Village Manar in Hammamet, Tunisia, is the ideal holiday destination for you. Located right next to the beach, the hotel boasts modern décor with all of the amenities you'd expect from a luxurious break. Whether you're planning your break with your family, partner or a group of friends, you'll find plenty on offer in this beautiful part of the world.

The main attraction at Holiday Village Manar is its extensive Aquapark with loads of waterslides and splash pools. Fun for kids or those who are childish at heart, you can spend hours here having fun and cooling off. As well as the park, there are also two other outdoor pools and one indoor so you can be sure that it won't be too crowded. After a dip, explore the palm-lined gardens or for the more adventurous, you can try water polo or have a ride on a banana boat!

If relaxation is more your thing, book yourself in for a treatment at the spa which is staffed by well-trained therapists. Whilst you enjoy yourself, you needn't worry about the kids. They'll be off having fun at the First Choice kids' club with a creche and groups for children aged from 3 upwards. They can look forward to loads of fun activities including circus workshops, DJ lessons and battling it out on the games on the Nintendo Wii.

When night comes, there's lots of fun still to be had every night with activities including themed nights, bingo and kids' entertainment. Late night revellers will be pleased to know that guests at the Holiday Village Manar can also enjoy free entry to the onsite nightclub, open between 11pm and 2am, where you can show off your best moves and enjoy delicious cocktails.

The hotel also boasts 10 bars and restaurants on site so you'll have plenty of choice throughout the day. For a special occasion, treat yourself to the delights of the a la carte restaurant which serves delicious food along with plenty of atmosphere. The swim up bar is also an experience not to be missed and provides the perfect opportunity to refresh yourself in the heat of the day.

The money exchange and internet facilities on site mean that you won't need to leave the Holiday Village whilst staying here, but if you're interested in exploring the surrounding area, there's even more to see! Head down to the beach for a romantic, moonlit stroll or sample some traditional Tunisian cuisine at one of the local restaurants.

The hotel is also just 50 minutes from the nearest airport meaning that your transfer time is kept to a minimum and you can spend more time enjoying your holiday at the Holiday Village Manar!

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Swimming Pool

Two mega pools are tucked away in palm-filled gardens. One’s an activity pool, with stuff like water polo and aqua aerobics on the go, while the other is the place to just chill.

Indoor pool

Opening Times: [09.00-19.00]

In the spa.

Aquapark

Opening Times: [09.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00]

With 2 pools and water chutes. Little ones need to be at least 1.10m tall to use the slides here.

Outdoor pool

Opening Times: [09.00-19.00]

Full range of water based activities around this pool. You'll find pool towels and sunbeds here.

Pool towels

Outdoor pool

Opening Times: [09.00-19.00]

If you just want to get lost in your favourite book, then this pool is the one for you.

Other facilities

The spa* packs in a pool, whirlpool bath, hammam and steam room, plus a menu of treatments that includes body wraps and facials. There’s a fully-loaded gym, too.

Steam bath*

Hammam*

Whirlpool baths

Opening Times: [07.00-19.00]

Gym

Opening Times: [08.00-12.00, 14.00-19.00]

Spa*

Opening Times: [09.00-19.00]

Offering a variety of treatments including body wraps, facials, reflexology, massage, manicures and pedicures. These treatments are all at an extra charge.

Activities

Kids can sign up for things like Football Academy* and Swim Academy*, while the list of watersports includes canoeing, water-skiing* and banana boating*.

Volleyball

Water polo

Water-skiing*

Table tennis*

Aqua aerobics

Archery

Beach football

Jet-skis*

Football Academy*

Opening Times: [10.00-17.00]

Sessions with FA or UEFA-qualified coaches for ages 5 to 16.

Aerial Adventure

Banana boats*

Opening Times: [09.00-18.00]

Canoeing

Sailing*

Opening Times: [09.00-18.00]

Windsurfing*

Opening Times: [09.00-18.00]

Courses are available with fully trained staff.

Tennis courts*

Opening Times: [09.00-19.00]

There are 4 tennis courts available to use. Coaching lessons are available at a charge.

Swim Academy*

Opening Times: [10.00-17.00]

Lessons by ASA-qualified teachers. For quicker results you can go private. Our Academies are for ages 3 to adult. Places on all three are hot property so get in quick.

Stage Academy*

Opening Times: [10.00-17.00]

Available from 20th July to 31st August, the activity packed progamme consists of dance, drama and singing run by the razzamataz teacher.

Daytime activity programme

Food and Drink

There are 3 speciality à la cartes, including a traditional Tunisian place* and an Indian serving up spicy curries in smart surroundings.

Beach bar

Opening Times: [10.00-17.00]

Offering a range of hot and cold drinks.

Sports bar*

Opening Times: [18.00-02.00]

Adults-only bar with a private lounge and terrace.

Lobby bar

Opening Times: [09.00-24.00]

Full range of local beverages including soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, wines, spirits and hot drinks.

Show bar

Opening Times: [19.30-24.00]

Swim-up bar

Opening Times: [10.00-17.00]

Offering a range of hot and cold drinks in or out of the pool.

Indian à la carte restaurant

Opening Times: [19.00-21.00]

1 visit per week is included.

Tunisian à la carte restaurant*

Opening Times: [19.00-21.00]

Offering a full range of hot and cold Tunisian dishes.

Buffet restaurant

Opening Times: [07.00-10.30, 12.30-14.30, 18.30-21.30]

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids' dining options available.

Kids' dining

In the buffet.

Snack bar

Opening Times: [12.30-16.00]

In the garden grounds, the snack bar offers a variety of soft drinks, beer and wine and hot drinks. Snacks like pizzas, burgers and salads are also on offer.

Steakhouse*

Opening Times: [19.00-21.00]

A la carte dining

At the Indian, Steakhouse* and Tunisian* restaurants. 1 meal per week at the Indian restaurant is included.

Price Overview

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Payment Options

All these options at no extra cost.

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Holiday Village Manar in Hammamet easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Holiday Village Manar with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Holiday Village Manar are available from First Choice .

On the coastal motorway sandwiched between the Mediterranean and the Sahara desert, 40 miles (64km) south of Tunis, lies the pride of the 'Tunisian Riviera': the sophisticated holiday resort town of Hammamet with its perfect sweep of beach, ancient and exciting medina, healing mineral baths and renowned top class modern hotels. Once a sleepy fishing village, Hammamet (the name comes from the Arabic al-hammamat, meaning 'the baths') was awakened to its tourist potential back in the 1920s when a flock of wealthy and arty American and European holidaymakers decided to make the beautiful bay their playground.

Today it has become a destination mainly for middle-to-upper range package tours from Europe, the streets abuzz with scantily clad holidaymakers speaking Swedish, German, English and French. Despite its modern architectural and human incursions, Hammamet retains its sense of exotic history, dominated by its 15th-century medina and souk (bazaar), where donkeys and bargain-hunters navigate the labyrinth of Aladdin's caves packed with treasures like carpets, brass ornaments, jewellery, traditional kaftans, pottery and leather goods.

The narrow winding alleys also conceal bright, whitewashed windowless houses behind splendid ornate doors. The town's baths, famed since Roman times, are also situated in the crowded medina, alongside ancient mosques and over-shadowed by the medieval castle or kasbah. The big attraction of this seaside town, though, is its six-mile (10km) stretch of palm-fringed shore, boasting beautiful sandy clean beaches, decorated with colourful fishing boats.South of the old town, along the beach, a plethora of attractive Moorish style low-rise resort hotels, set in stunning lush gardens, has mushroomed, offering visitors luxury accommodations, watersports, entertainment, gourmet restaurants and all the trappings of a perfect holiday.

Activities

Most holidaymakers come to Hammamet for the beach and sea, and there are a host of watersports on offer from water-skiing to snorkelling for those who want to do more than just laze in the sun. On top of the water, boat trips to view dolphins are a popular past time. On land there are some good golf courses, tennis courts and the chance to go horse riding or, more exotically, explore on camelback. Hammamet is well situated for a variety of excursions, offered enthusiastically by local operators. Most popular among these are shopping trips to Tunis, expeditions to the ruins of Carthage, desert safaris and outings to nearby Nabeul, headquarters of the ancient but still thriving local pottery industry.

Restaurants

Most hotels catering for holidaymakers in Hammamet have their own restaurants, but the town itself overflows with a variety of eateries and pavement cafes where it is possible to find anything from fish and chips to pizza. No visit to Tunisia is, however, complete without sampling the renowned local dishes, though they can be overly spicy. Among the specialities to sample are Couscous (steamed semolina grains mixed with vegetables, fish, chicken or meat), Brik (pastry filled with egg, herbs and tuna), Chorba (thick, creamy tomato soup), and Makroudh (a syrup-soaked honey cake stuffed with dates). The top restaurant in Hammamet, by reputation, is the Chez Achour, but for authentic Arabic cuisine you cannot beat La Brise on the Avenue de La Republique.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Hammamet is low-key, with no all-night hot clubbing experiences on offer. Most hotels offer dancing and entertainment, and there are numerous bars and discos catering for visitors, most closing by midnight however.

Shopping

Shopping in the medieval souk (bazaar) in Hammamet is one of the most memorable holiday experiences for most people, who go home laden with attractive souvenirs. A treasure-trove of irresistible goods like exotic carpets, embroidered kaftans, glittering 'hubbly-bubbly' pipes, brassware, jewellery, leather goods and pottery are on offer to delight avid shoppers, who are expected to haggle over prices. Those needing to buy more practical goods will find what they require in the modern shopping centre

Negatives

Care is required when swimming in the sea, as there are some unexpected deep patches near the shore. Vendors of souvenirs in Hammamet can be irritating and an annoyance to holidaymakers on the beach, and some find shopkeepers in the medina a little too pushy and overbearing.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: French,
Currency: Tunisia Dinar (TND)

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Questions and Answers about Holiday Village Manar

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Hello abbey
Yes there is a shop on site in the hotel complex

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By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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There is a small hotel run shop on site.

Added 1 week, 3 days ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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This is a no smoking hotel however they have smoking areas available. You can also take a trip to Moorish café where you can try a shisha if you wish

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