Enjoying a beautiful setting, right on the edge of a golden sandy beach, the Skanes Family Resort is ideal for families or couples looking to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday in ... Continue reading
Enjoying a beautiful setting, right on the edge of a golden sandy beach, the Skanes Family Resort is ideal for families or couples looking to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday in Tunisia.
With excellent facilities and something for guests of all ages, there’s no chance of being bored on your holiday at the Skanes Family Resort. Choose from five different pools, some for relaxing and some for splashing around and making the most of all the fun on offer here. One of the pools comes with six different water slides – great for kids and big kids! If relaxing is more your thing there are quieter pools, surrounded by sun terraces with loungers and parasols.
When it’s time to head inside for some refreshments choose from a main buffet restaurant and three a la carte restaurants, which serve a huge range of dishes, with something for even fussy little ones. There’s also a Moorish café where you can drink tea in a traditional setting, as well as enjoying a few snacks.
Families are well catered for here, with a Kids’ Club and family entertainment programme, Thomson the dog, 2 children’s swimming pools, a crèche, playground and even a kids’ menu in the restaurants! You don’t need to worry about keeping the children entertained here! In the evening head to the amphitheatre, where the stage will be lit up with fantastic entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
For the ultimate in relaxation you could spend the day at the spa where you can indulge yourself with a traditional hammam, a trip to the sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool bath or some beauty treatments and a massage. More active guests can make use of the fitness facilities at the Skanes Family Resort, as well as beach volleyball, tennis, archery and loads more!
Spend the day relaxing on the beach, where children can build sandcastles and paddle in the crystal clear waters while you concentrate on that tan! Take a cooling dip in the water, or just relax with a good book. Why not try some of the water sports on offer? You could try banana boat rides or jet skiing – or some snorkelling if you want to discover the underwater world.
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There’s a pool bar in the centre of things, serving up chilled drinks. Wander on to the beach and you’ll find watersports_ and lots of sunbeds. There are three pools in all – two are outdoor, and there’s another one indoors. There are two kids’ pools, too. The liveliest one has waterslides, and there’s usually music playing. You’ll find a quieter option near the beach.
2 outdoor main pools
Take your pick from a livelier pool and one that's a bit quieter. Both have palm trees and sunbeds dotted around them.
2 children's pools
Children have their choice of two pools to splash around in. One comes with mushroom water features and mini waterslides too.
The spa comes with a Turkish bath and hammam, which is great for a massage and body scrub. There’s also a sauna and a whirlpool bath. And rounding things off is the gym.
If it's a special occasion, then pamper yourself with one of the many treatments at the spa. Take your pick and relax in the Turkish bath, sauna or whirlpool bath.
The hotel comes with a pair of tennis courts, as well as boules and regular football tournaments. The Thomson Kids’ Club keeps little ones busy, along with things like story time. There’s a soft play area and a playground, too.
There's two tennis courts for your use.
Let the children burn off some of their holiday excitement.
Watersports take place on the beach.
9-hole minigolf course
Thomson Family Resorts activity programme
Soft play area
There's a soft play area designed for children up to 3 years.
Food and Drink
There are three à la carte restaurants, which include an Indian restaurant, a grill restaurant*, plus another place offering classic Tunisian cooking. And there’s a Moorish-style café serving fresh mint tea and shishas. There’s a buffet restaurant, which has different themed evenings every night. There’s also a children’s buffet – the spread includes fish fingers, pasta and other favourites.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner head for the buffet restaurant where you'll find a variety of hot and cold dishes on offer.
Tunisian à la carte restaurant
You can dine here at the Tunisian à la carte restaurant as part of your free restaurant visit included in your stay.
Quench your thirst and grab a drink at the pool bar.
A la carte dining
A la carte dining is available at the the Tunisian, steakhouse and Indian restaurants. One meal at either the Tunisian or Indian restaurant per stay is included.
Indian à la carte restaurant
You can dine here as part of your free restaurant visit included in your stay. You'll need to book in advance so as not to be disappointed.
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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.
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.
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.
Holidaymakers will find that the nightlife in Skanes mainly centres on live entertainment and dancing provided 'in house' by the various hotels.
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.
Vendors and shopkeepers often pester tourists to buy their wares. There is little for children to do apart from enjoying the sandy beaches.
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Hotel address : DEKHILA SKANES, MONASTIR N/A, Skanes, Tunisia
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How much are the Turkish baths here? 1 Answer
I'm sorry, the Skanes Family Resort don’t publish the costs for their Turkish Bath or spa facilities, but a full price list will be available from the spa at the hotel.
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