Holiday Village Manar

Huge pools, a waterpark, and a white-sand beach on the doorstep – this all-action family hotel has plenty to keep you busy.

This place has a first-class setting – right next door to a white-sand beach. Location aside, the big pull is the pool scene. There’s one for activities, another for relaxing, plus a waterpark with slides.

The hotel's a Holiday Village between April and October, so there’s a bumper line-up of activities – think sports like tennis and football, and extras like an Aerial Adventure course, and non-stop kids’ clubs.

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Based on 1238 reviews

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  • 2Buildings
  • 6Floors
  • 333Rooms
  • Lifts: 4 in main building Manar 1, 2 in family building Manar 2

The ultimate family holiday

  • Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
  • Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
  • 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
  • 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.1 visit per week to the Indian à la carte restaurant.

Drink

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' Club

First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.

Aquapark

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

Evening entertainment programme

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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superior family swim-up room

Superior swim-up family room sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children with a double bed in bedroom, twin beds in second bedroom and 2 sofa-beds suitable for children in the lounge. Rooms have a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in the high season.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in high season.

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Amazing Family Holiday

Our first family holiday abroad with the family, the hotel was as everyone had described. Perfect for children, absolutely every activity you could imagine. We stayed in a Kids Den room - there are NO balconies in these rooms. It was also in the main complex, and with the theatre night-life it did get a little noisy but this was the only negative. Staff were so friendly, not pushy at all. Food was fabulous - everything you could ever imagine - normally on all inclusive you get quite bored after a couple of days - but the choice was so big - boredom didn't come into it. I have never stayed in an hotel which was so family orientated, my little girl loved climbing the stairs to get her own drink from the bar - there is a baby rooms which is fully air -conditioned which is a welcome escape during the hot day times, the baby room has a steriliser so you do not need to worry. We would recommend the hotel - it was fabulous.More

camille p,

Good holiday not 5*

Im not a fussy person but there are a few negatives but nothing major Family of 5 adults 1child (7 years old) :-) Positives... The FC staff work tirelessly all day every day special mention to Dave & Davey amazing there just non stop. The place is in a great location beach is lovely soft sand an warmish sea the beach bar man is great always rebembered what we drank an who was with us the pools are great could be a little deeper tho slides are fast which is great for the kids the quiet pool is my fav everyone goes on about him but 1 2 3 MOMO fantastic guy so good at his job anyone due to go dont forget to go say hi to him he is a legend!!! Room very comfy massive bed always clean room the guy who fills your tea an coffe tip him well hes a very kind man. Food and drink is good sometimes same thing everyday which can be boring but never didnt find anything to eat drink i dont drink much alcohol but what i did have was ok soft drinks was good always managed to get a bottle of coke when i needed it. I would recommend going here if u have kids they will love it or if ur adults who love cheesy entertainment which was great still singing & dancing to the i5Live an choocolatteee. Nice to see there different recyling bins around the whole place is genrally clean and tidy. Gardeners do a great job making the whole place look pretty. :-( Negatives... Like i said there isnt many I have to mention some of the HV staff need to smile more so many moody faces around, my partner got incredible fustrated by the male staff members who only seemed to care about making female guests happy serving them first completely ignoring male guest an sometimes just been rude. The spa i think it would be good if it was an area for adults only an the rules for the jucuzzi say for ages 12+ there were so many small children in them making so much noise it was not very relaxing. Lifeguards apart from MOMO very bored looking guys an not doing what there supost to playing on there phones not keeping an eye on the pools just wandering off i witnessed 2 lads about 15-16 fighting & drowning each other in the spa pool an the lifeguard did nothing about it!! Overall we had a great holiday and would recommend anyone to go i wouldnt call it 5* but it was a very nice place. Tips.. Go on the pirate ship trip it is a must it was so much fun!!!!More

kaz09Leeds, leeds

No longer first choice!!

This hotel is lovely, food is outstanding, cleanliness is second too none. The Tunisian staff are all very friendly and make you feel very welcome, you can tell that they are all highly trained and experienced at what they do. This is our family's 3rd visit here, we love it. This year is a major let down, as far as first choice go! I have seen on here back in the summer how much people have praised the entertainment team and kids club staff. We are now in October and they only have a few weeks till they go home. But surely this should not effect the level of service they provide??? There seems to be a real can't be bothered attitude here. Anyone that's visited Holiday villages will know how much, the staff get everyone involved in activities and normally have loads of energy ect........... There is none of this here right now! Maybe they don't like each other? Or there jobs? Or as stated are just ready to go home? there is such a lack of energy and holiday spirt in this hotel right now! I'm sure if first choice/ Thomson supervisors were too visit here, they would see this, many returning guests to holiday villages are picking up on this in the resort with us right now......... This is such a shame and massively disappointing :( More

flashleicester, leicester

EXCELLENT 9.5 OUT OF 10!

Out of all the FC holiday villages and resorts we have stayed in over the years , this has been one of the best, the only negative i would say is food is a bit boring and repetitive, daytime wise there is so much to do, if you want a great family holiday then this is the place to go, Clean ,polite friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. First choice staff at HV Manar are fantastic again nothing was too much trouble. special tahnks to CARLY,DAVEY,FLO,SARAH AND DAVE & Tom shame that FC dont keep you together as a team fro next year, Credit to your craft and wish you all the best for the future. Donna ,Kev & KayleighMore

kevingillett, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Some tips

We are currently staying here and thought we would offer some tips. Bring fly spay, swatter and repellant. Theres currently an infestation. Bring some fabreeze. All the linin smells musty. Bring some air freshner. Theres is quite a strong smell of bowel contents arising from some toilets. The indoor entertainment area is the worst. Bring some ear plugs. There is nowhere in the grounds where you can escape loud blasting music. A pen and paper might help ordering at the bar too for the same reason. Avoid the sea. Its full of rubbish. Avoid the pool. Two code brown situations already this week. Bring some cash. You cant get much local money in the UK and they all want tipping. You have to pay for the sports bar and disco. 'All inclusive' see. On the plus side, nice staff and good weather 😄 More

Firsttimetunisia2014,

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