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Sahara Beach Resort

3 star

in Skanes, Tunisia

The Sahara Beach Resort in Tunisia is ideal for those looking for an excellent range of facilities and activities, ... Read More

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Sahara Beach Resort in Skanes, Tunisia
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Sahara Beach Resort details

The Sahara Beach Resort in Tunisia is ideal for those looking for an excellent range of facilities and activities, great service and comfortable rooms. The resort is clean and modern, offering guests a paradise - perfect if you want to get away from it all.

The golden sandy beach in Skanes is located directly outside the hotel; relax on the warm sands, cool off in the clear sea or try some of the water sports and activities on offer. 6km away is Monastir, where you’ll find bars, restaurants and shops - perfect if you want to spend a day exploring. If you fancy a little more exploring, Sousse is just 12km from the hotel.

Within the resort itself there is so much on offer; wander through the landscaped gardens, enjoy the entertainment on offer during the day and night or simply relax in the sun. There are three outdoor swimming pools, an indoor swimming pool and sun terraces with free sun loungers and parasols, ideal for soaking up the warm sunshine.

Children are well catered for at the Sahara Beach Resort with a mini waterpark, which includes two slide pools and a children’s activity splash pool. There’s also a kids’ club, an adventure playground and a mini disco so there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained!

Those looking to enjoy some sports and activities should head to the tennis courts, try some canoeing or sailing on the beach or make use of the pool table. There’s also a fitness room if you want to keep up with your fitness whilst on holiday. Need to unwind? Why not indulge yourself in a variety of treatments at the spa centre, where you can try a massage or a traditional hammam. For some excellent cuisine head to one of the two restaurants, or choose from the ten bars! There’s a pool bar, beach bar, piano bar, Moorish café, show bar and more!

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Facilities

  • Mini-waterpark including two slide pools and children's activity splash pool (May-Oct)
  • Three outdoor swimming pools
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terraces with sunloungers and parasols
  • 24-hr reception with money exchange
  • Mini-market
  • Video games room
  • Free Wi-Fi (selected areas)
  • Main buffet restaurant
  • Mediterranean à la carte restaurant
  • Three snack bars
  • Pool bar
  • Beach bar (May-Oct)
  • Lounge bar
  • Piano bar
  • Moorish café
  • Show bar
  • Watersports including canoes and sailing (May-Oct)
  • Ten tennis courts
  • Pool table
  • For children: Airtours Kids' Clubs (3-11yrs, May-Oct), section of main pool, splash activity pool (May-Oct), adventure playground, mini-disco (May-Oct), highchairs and cots
  • Spa centre with a variety of treatments including massage and hammam
  • Fitness room/gym
  • Disco

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Skanes guide

The holiday resort of Skanes, with its beautiful and seemingly endless sandy beach, is a suburb of the Tunisian Mediterranean port town of Monastir, particularly popular with British holidaymakers. Monastir has happily given itself up totally as a tourist Mecca, centred on a modern marina and a revamped Medina crammed with souvenir shops and restaurants. Even its ancient Ribat (fort) has been rebuilt and glamorised by being used as the setting for several movies like Monty Python's Life of Brian, as well as Raiders of the Lost Arkand a TV series about Jesus of Nazareth.

The modern gilt on Monastir may be a little false, but underneath this historic city retains its ancient air of having been Tunisia's holiest place, and an important strategic stronghold that was even once used as a base by Julius Caesar. Just a few miles from the centre of Monastir lies the extravagant stretch of grand hotels that have been built along the coast in the area known as Skanes. These magnificent architectural delights are set in acres of lush gardens, most of them encompassing their own patch of well-maintained sandy beach.

The Skanes hotels are well connected to Monastir and other nearby resort towns, like Sousse, by a tourist road train and a plethora of cheap taxis. Monastir also has the advantage of having its own international airport. Parasols mushroom on the beaches in between watersports equipment stands and local vendors parading with a variety of wares, particularly pottery.

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Activities

There is no need to move off the hotel beach to have an action-packed holiday in Skanes, with a wide variety of watersports on offer from jet skiing to paragliding. Those needing a break from the sun, however, will find plenty of interest in exploring the 8th-century Ribat, or fort, in Monastir, which houses an interesting museum containing a collection of ancient Islamic fabrics, pottery and other artefacts. Also worth a visit is the mausoleum of Habib Bourgiba, the first president of Tunisia, with its magnificent gilded dome. Most visitors enjoy a cruise in a felucca (sailing ship) or a camel safari into the local countryside. Golfers are in seventh heaven with a choice between the renowned Palm Links and Flamingo 18-hole courses.

Restaurants

In Skanes itself most dining is confined to the hotel restaurants geared towards holidaymakers, but those wanting a change of eating venue are spoilt for choice in nearby Monastir, particularly around the marina and its adjacent shopping centre. Here, restaurants, cafes, pizza parlours and snack bars abound. Most of these establishments are aimed at European tastes and alcohol is served. Many even happily accept Euros in payment. Those wanting to try genuine local fare can head for the back alleys where spicy dishes are served up with unleavened bread but no accompanying wine list, at rock bottom prices. Some recommended 'tourist' restaurants are Le Grill, Le Chandelier, King's and Calypso.

Nightlife

Holidaymakers will find that the nightlife in Skanes mainly centres on live entertainment and dancing provided 'in house' by the various hotels.

Shopping

Like everywhere in Tunisia a great deal of fun can be had haggling for bargains in the local medina. Monastir and Skanes are also well supplied with modern shopping centres catering to tourist needs.

Negatives

Vendors and shopkeepers often pester tourists to buy their wares. There is little for children to do apart from enjoying the sandy beaches.

Currency

Tunisia Dinar (TND)

Language

French

Plug Type

Voltage: 220V 50Hz

Time Zone

+1 hours

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Sahara Beach Resort

3 star

in Skanes, Tunisia

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