This beachfront complex has got stylish down to a T. Inside, it’s whitewashed with wood floors and modern décor. Outside, the two mega pools are tucked away in palm-filled gardens. One’s got loads of activities like water polo on the go, while the other is the place to just chill. The really big attraction, though, is the hotel’s Aquapark with waterslides and splash pools. You’ve got the A to Z of activities going on here, too. Take your pick from sports like archery and tennis to windsurfing and banana boats. Or escape to the spa for the whole relaxation shebang. As for younger guests, they can look forward to the full Holiday Village works – there’s everything from non-stop kids’ clubs and circus workshops to an aerial adventure and DJ lessons. And when you need to rest up, take your pick from the buffet restaurant or if you wish to splash out why not try one of the three à la carte restaurants?
- Official Rating
- Lifts: 4 in main building, Manar 1 and 2 in family building Manar 2
The ultimate family holiday
- Aerial Adventure assault courses
- Kids' Clubs for children up to 15
- Meet–and–greets with DreamWorks stars
- Expert–run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft–building
- Child–friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.1 visit per week to the Asian à la carte restaurant.
Local alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Clubs
There’s clubs for all ages with our crèche, Little Stars for 3 to 5s, Super Stars for 6 to 8s, Mega Stars for 9 to 11s, and Escape - strictly for the over-12s. Some clubs have a Nintendo Wii™, some organise sports and quizzes, while others have just-plain-bonkers stuff like Water Walkerz.
With 2 pools and water chutes.
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
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Double room sleeps up to 3 with a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in high season.
double family room with sea view
Double family room with sea view sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds. With a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in high season. These rooms are located on the 3rd floor and above.
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Fab 2nd visit
We travelled to the holiday village on 5/5/13 for one week. We had previously been to this hotel in July of 2012. On our first visit we travelled with our daughter who was 3 at the time as my other children were on holiday with there dad. We loved the hotel so much we decided to take them also this year. Our children are 15, 13, 11, 8 & 3. There was something for every one of them. They absolutely loved the kids clubs and the staff there work so hard to keep them entertained. They had so many great experiences including raft building, archery, ping pong tournaments and loads more. They could never have been bored. The staff were great in remembering their names and always said hello and made them feel special when they saw them around the hotel. They eat in the same restaurant as guests so even when they were having their dinner they would take time to say hello to them. Food is great, lots of choice and it's cooked in front of you and the staff that serve you are always friendly. They really go out there way to be nice. It was my eldest sons birthday whilst we were there and we ordered him a birthday cake. They brought this out to him singing and even decorated the table with beautiful flowers for him. The entertainment team really made a fuss of him that day too and got him up around the pool for everyone to sing to him and even got him up on stage at night, he was embarrassed but it made him feel special. We had family sea view rooms at the front of the hotel above kids club. Rooms are clean and spacious with plenty of storage space. We never found them too noisy and the view was fab. Beach is lovely and clean with plenty of sports on offer. We chose to do the sofa boat ride which was reasonably priced and great fun. We only did one trip which was the pirate ship trip. We had done this trip on the previous year and our daughter had loved it. We wanted to take the boys this year and they loved it just as much. Kids club staff also come on the trip to entertain the kids which was fun as well as Thomson reps. Mikey the Thomson rep came with us both years and kept us entertained throughout, from games on the bus there to jokes and dancing whilst aboard. I really can't say enought good things about mikey, he has been a fab rep both times we have been to the holiday village. Night time entertainment was good. The kids loved i5live it kept them entertained until they went off to the nightly kids club. We did miss Russell the Brussels thought! My only complaint with the entertainment this year was that it was inside and not outside at the ampitheatre. The room doesn't have enough tables for everyone so we found that we would rush our dinner in order to get a table. This may have been the time of year I'm not sure why. But the ampitheatre has plenty of space for everyone. Also there was no mini disco before the entertainment this year which my daughter had loved the ter before. I have also been to the Egypt holiday village and for me manar is so much better. Would also like to mention Billy the football coach my eldest son really got on with him and also Nate who was a great entertainer both years. Thanks to all the Thomson staff and lovely Tunisian staff at manar for enabling us to have another fab holiday :)More
Faith D, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Best Holiday Ever. Will definitely be coming back.
We arrived 1st May for a 2 week holiday. This was the first day of the season and we were the second coach to arrive. I have never experienced such a welcome before. The majority of the staff were all lined up outside the hotel to wave and clap as we arrived. This may sound a bit cheesy, but they did seem genuinely pleased to welcome us. Inside the hotel the First Choice staff were on hand to ease the checking in process and to introduce themselves and there was even entertainment to keep the children entertained. The hotel was spotless and in excellent condition, don't pay any attention to the reviews that say it is run down, this is just ridiculous. We had paid extra for a Kids Den Family room, as cots did not fit in the standard room. Normally I would not do this, but having stayed in that room I was so impressed I will definitely pay the extra in future. It was great, we had a seperate space for my daughter where the bunk beds were, and then opposite the window was the widest bed I've ever slept in and plenty of room for the cot. The room was cleaned thoroughly every day. The food was fantastic. There were plenty of choice and we did not have a bad meal. We were a party of 4 adults, 2 children and 1 baby and the choice of food was incredible. My daughter and my niece (both 3) are very picky eaters and they enjoyed their meals every day. Each evening had a theme and usually there was live music to suit this which everyone seemed to enjoy. The waiters were fantastic, always happy to speak to and entertain the children. Make sure to try the Tunisian and the Asian restaurants, both were lovely and brought the children Kids meals without us needing to ask. The grounds were beautifully kept and very clean and tidy. The choice of pools was excellent, with plenty to keep 3 under 3s entertained. Look out for Momo the lifeguard at the quiet pool, there is a man who loves his job, fantastic. As we were there at the start of May we did spend a fair amount of time in the heated indoor pool which is situated in the spa. The staff here were lovely, always making a fuss of the children. I didn't have any treatments myself, but my sister did and she thought it was excellent and very well priced. I can definitely reccommend the swimming lessons. My daughter had the one to one lessons as she is only 3, and you could see the improvement. I think this was money well spend and Chris the swim coach was fantastic. We only went on one trip, but we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We went on the pirate ship and I can't recommend this enough. We were a little apprenhensive about taking a 1 year old on a boat, but we needn't have worried. This was a great way to spend a morning and the children loved it. The First Choice staff and the 'Pirates' didn't stop entertaining us from the time we got on to the time we got off the boat. The beach is beautifull, and was perfect for us as the beach snack bar created a shadey area of sand which was ideal to keep the children out of the sun but still enable them to build sandcastles. The same can be said for the park, this was also covered to keep the sun off the children. The park may not have been huge but was perfect for all the children who wanted to play in there, and encouraged them to make friends as they took turns on the slides or shared the roundabout. We had to visit the park every day, sometimes 2 or 3 times as the children enjoyed it so much. The night time entertainment was very popular with the children, they thoroughly enjoyed it especially the 'Loose Chippings'. As our children were so small we were back in our rooms before the adult stuff started, but people we spoke to around the pool seemed to enjoy it. The First Choice entertainment team do a great job and you can often see some of the characters during the day around the complex. Finally, I would just like to say how brilliant all of the staff are. They are clearly working very long hours, but are happy, helpfull and friendly at all times. I would encourage anybody considering this hotel to book it. We had a fantastic holiday and didn't want to come home. I am already trying to sort out annual leave for next year so that we can book to go back.More
Holiday village manar
We have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel we really loved it even though we had a problem with our room.the manager Sonia was very helpfully and swapped our room for us and really made sure we had a great holiday the staff are very helpful the rooms are well equipped and the entertainment staff are brilliant. The food was good quality and you had a good choice the hotel was very clean and well equipped with everything you need would recommend this hotel very highly More
Overall good holiday
Flights with Thomson were great both ways. We arrived at this hotel on 8th May, we were greeted by first choice staff and hotel staff... Everyone very friendly. We got checked in very quickly. Rooms are fairly good size, 2 or 3 beds in standard double depending on how many people occupying. Safety dep box in rooms was £22 for our 11 night stay. Very clean room, cleaned and beds made every day. Balcony was nice size too. Would've been nice to have tea/coffee facilities in the room as the restaurant doesn't open till 7.30am. So if your little ones get you up early and your wanting a cuppa before that take your travel kettle!!! The hotel was very clean inside and out, staff were forever cleaning, sweeping around your feet and wiping tables every minute of the day. Pools were very clean too, one code brown (poo in pool) in 11 days so not bad!! There does seem to be a shortage of LIFEGUARDS here though, think they took it in turns around the pools and at times pools were not covered!!!!!!! they would stick a sign by the pool which said 'warning no lifeguard on duty' not good..... Also the brochure states 'water park' there are 5 slides (2 different kinds only) that's not my problem, my problem is you had to be over 8 years to go on them!!!!!! And they often asked for proof of your child's age if they looked younger. My 6 year old was so upset. All the outside pools were FREEZING (like sitting in ice) even the kids didn't want to go in some days. You will need to get your towels on the bed early, especially if you want to sit at the activity pool. The inside pool was warm like a bath.. My little one had swimming lessons with Chris (first choice swimming coach) he was brilliant, well worth booking him up! The food wasn't great, the hot food seemed to all taste the same and the salad (lettuce) often had little bugs in it. We've been to a first choice hols village before and the food was 100% better.... The BBQ food was nice though and they had that outside very night. The restaurant shuts 9pm and after that you can only get food if you order room service (which is payable). You can get bottles of water from the bars etc to have in your room. The first choice team were really good and helpful, always smiling and happy to talk to everyone at any time of the day. I must say that the evening entertainment was a huge let down :-( once uve seen it once uve seen it all. Its not worth rushing your dinner down every night to get in there by 7pm to get a table!!! The venue was inside, not outside as stated on the brochure and it was far to small for the amount of people that were in there.... The staff said it was inside due to the evenings being chilly. We did look at the outside area where they have it in the warmer months and it looked very unsafe to me so was actually glad to be inside! All in all it was a nice hols but not the best, wish we had gone later in the year to get full use of the facilities etc.... Eg the swimming pools might be warmer then!! Don't let my review put you off as it is a nice hotel.....More
Very nice hotel shame about FC entertainment
Really nice hotel very clean staff carnt do enough for you the pools were very nice but very cold as not heated the beach is very nice and clean with great water sports the football academy was very good my son loved it the real let down is if you have been to other holidays villages like me you will be very let down by the evening entertainment it was the worst he had ever seen the FC staff just carnt seem to make things fun for the children or adults really let down FCMore
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