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Sahara Beach Resort

  • Closest airport: 4km to Habib Bourguiba International
  • Beachfront location
  • 6km to Monastir centre

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 ... Continue reading

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
  • Spa centre with a variety of treatments including massage and hammam
  • Fitness room/gym
  • Disco
  • 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

Accommodation

Room facilities

Standard rooms (2-3 people) have twin beds plus an extra foldaway bed if required, air conditioning (usually mid Jun-mid Sep), Wi-Fi, bathroom with bath and shower and a balcony with side sea views.

Family rooms (max. 5 adults and 1 child, min. occupancy 4 people) consisting of 2 rooms with an interconnecting door are also available.

Also available are twin rooms for sole use and larger superior rooms (2 adults and 2 children) with TV, Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and fruit and flowers on arrival.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Sahara Beach Resort in Skanes. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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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 Sahara Beach Resort in Skanes easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Sahara Beach Resort with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Sahara Beach Resort are available from Airtours .

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.

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.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

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

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Questions and Answers about Sahara Beach Resort

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All inclusive includes breakfast lunch and dinner, selected snack,s and locally branded alcoholic and soft drinks,

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By Mandy, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Lisa. All inclusive includes drinks, snacks and meals during the all inclusive hours. Regards

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It would depend which airport you are flying into, thanks Esther

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Hi Deb, The transfer time is approximately 45 minutes. Regards

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The All Inclusive includes locally produced spirits only.

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By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Anniev, it’s a difficult question for us to answer I am afraid, we do of course take single bookings for this hotel regularly but we would have no way of knowing how many other single bookings there are when you are travelling, so there could be lots of single people but at the same time there could be non. I am sorry we cannot be more specific but we do not have a list of how many people are booked in to a property at any one time.

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Snacks are available all year round.

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Hi Linda, Yes snacks are available in January. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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This hotel is open year round so weather permitting everything should be open.

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By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Linda, The hotel is open all year round so all facilities will be available. Regards

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Hi Linda, the beach bar offers snacks such as burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, chips and Ice cream. I hope this helps.

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By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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what month is the beach bar open

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Hi Carol, Please can you advise us of your HAY booking reference and we can check your booking for you. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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The luggage allowance varies on Airtours packages, if you send us through your HAY booking reference we can check what in included for you.

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By Lisa.Weldon, loveholidays.com team member

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The Airtours luggage allowance is usually 15kg per person and hand luggage 5kg, on a package holiday.

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Hi! Thanks for your question. Safety deposit boxes are available for hire at reception. There are no hair dryers in the bathroom, probably best to bring a travel hair dryer to be safe. Hope this helps! Regards,

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By Emily, loveholidays.com team member

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Safe deposit boxes are available at reception and are payable locally, the rooms do not feature a hair dryer at this property. Hope this helps.

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