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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- 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
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.1 visit per week to the Indian 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' Club
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
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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swim-up double room
Swim-up double room sleeps up to 3.
superior family room
Superior family room sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children with 2 separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Rooms have double bed in one bedroom, twin beds in second bedroom and 2 sofa beds suitable for children in the lounge. With a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in high season.
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We arrived here on the 21st of June having never been to Tunisia and not knowing what to expect and I have to say I could not fault this place the country, the hotel, the staff all fan-dabby-dozie! We have been to a lot of all inclusive holidays and this was by far the best food my husband is a very picky eater and he even said how fab it was especially the BBQ outside each evening! The place was clean, all the staff went above and beyond to make our stay brilliant one waiter would pick us fresh flowers to have at our table they all interacted brilliantly with my son! We didn't do the kids club as we went to spend time together so can't comment on that but heard great reviews from other families! Lovely selection of clean fun pools! Take negative reviews with a pinch of salt some people love to moan for the sake of moaning! Smashing time had by us! ;)More
muffinmai, London, United Kingdom
Really sad times.
I am writing this review with a very heavy heart. We arrived at this fabulous hotel last Thursday night. We spent the following morning on what I would probably describe as the most beautiful beach I have ever been on. We left the beach at midday, the same time as the the terrible events happened down the coast. We spent the next 2 days with 2 very scared kids until we managed to get an emergency flight out. What I really want to emphasise is that the staff at this hotel are incredible, they are truly a credit to Tunisia. Nothing was ever to much trouble, everyone was so polite and it's such a shame that their lively hood is now uncertain. I can't really explain how much we loved our short time here. More
KH1112, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Great holiday staff couldn't do enough for you
I spent 2 weeks here in May 2015. The hotel staff are fantastic and couldn't do enough for you. Our waiter in the main restaurant (mahet, i think) was the best waiter ever!!! He saved us a table for each meal time, brought our usual drinks straight over before we had sat down & was very friendly. The beach was gorgeous, white sand & clear sea. Lots of trips to do locally. In fact we did trips every other day. I will definitely be going back to Tunisia.More
Kelly L, Reading, United Kingdom
Fabulous Family Holiday
We stayed here 10th-17th June 2015 we had a sea view film room in manar 2 rooms 2226 2227 & 2228, we had a separate bedroom to where kids slept, separate bathroom & toilet, mini fridge, tea & coffee making facilities. Huge balcony shared between the 3 rooms over looking the most beautiful view which we could actually see while laid in bed too. Food choices were very good & varied quality was great, I am A very fussy eater but was very satisfied as were my children aged 2.5yrs & 7 yrs. in fact some nights felt over whelmed with the choice. The hotel, rooms, grounds, pools, beach, snack bars & bars are kept extreamly clean & tidy, there is a shop inside the hotel lobby, which sells most bits top tip barter for everything apart from food! Kids loved pools but we spent most the on the beach better views warm breeze & what could be better than swimming in warm shallow water with little fish around your feet?? Camels come along the beach around 3-5pm for anyone wanting to see/ride. Yes both men's & ladies toilets are housed in same buildings but separate cubicles in the main lobby there is an attendant in there all the time the other toilets are cleaned every 2hrs or so. We found the reps helpful & polite, but the Tunisian staff were outstanding, nothing too much trouble Polite but it never seemed forced or false. So many great things to say & not enough room, as a family we loved it and found it worth the money, yes the alcohol is watered down but in a pure family resort is the main aim to get off your face! Yes the kids juice is very sweet but I found that if I added water it would dilute it, it's a lot like our concentrated juice over here. would I recommend YES I would, is it a beautiful resort YES. Make sure you get your stamps to leave the country from the hotel before you leave, you can exchange money in hotel, chemist & cash machine just outside resort 10min walk. We did find the airport staff quite ignorant both when we arrived & were leaving. It's truly sad what has happened over the last few days & I hope the horiffic actions of the few don't make things worse for innocent locals just trying to live & work like most normal family people with values & morals.More
Cannot fault, an amazing hotel for families with children
Myself, husband & 4 year old daughter stayed here from 7 - 17th June 2015 and we cannot fault the hotel in any way. Quick 10 minute check in on arrival (which was great at midnight with a very tired 4 year old).We had a twin room 1517 (Manar 1) this consisted of twin beds pushed together and a bed for our daughter, separate toilet and bathroom and a huge balcony with views over the pools and out to sea, fridge restocked daily. The hotel staff work tirelessly to keep the rooms, indoor and outdoor areas of the hotel immaculate, always with a smile and a greeting for you. There are plenty of different pools to choose from activity (always something going on), water slide pools, 2 kids slide pools, and 2 quieter pools. We tended to stay by the kids slide pools as our daughter loved it there. The beach is fantastic, beautifully clean, security tend to keep the hawkers at bay, although they don't really hassle you anyway. We found the food to be varied every day (yes some things like spaghetti are there every day, but there are plenty of choices all cooked perfectly, my husband was a fan of the outdoor evening barbecue! I agree with previous reviews that the drink is watered down, but having read reviews before we arrived we bought some duty free and used that. We also found the sports bar to be a good option when our daughter went to evening kids clubs - yes you have to pay in this bar, but it is inexpensive and a nice little quiet bar. (You aren't really going on a family holiday to get drunk anyways). This is the first year our daughter has attended a kids club on holiday and she loved it, very professionally run, the reps were lovely and really brought her out of her shell, when we first arrived she didn't want to attend but after the 1st session, she wanted to go twice a day (well done first choice). The entertainment at night, consisted of kids shows starting at 7 (widgets and live and loud in the ampitheatre which our daughter loved followed by bingo and 2 shows, we enjoyed Ricky K while we were there, another english comedy magician and some shows put on by the reps. I would just like to say a huge thank you to all the first choice reps - Paige, Cameron, Tom, Allan and all the other reps whose names escape me, they work tirelessly to keep everyone entertained from morning till evening, the kids love them, as do the adults. Also a big thank you to Sam one of the holiday advisers who works in reception, what an absolute credit he is to first choice, he was so helpful and friendly. We have stayed at a couple of other holiday villages, but overall found this to be the best by far. A definate must for people with children, I would say, I don't think this would be the holiday for you if you are not taking children as it is very family based and nearly every family there has children. I would just like to add that after seeing the news yesterday with the atrocity that has happened at Sousse,I sincerely hope that it does not put people off visiting Tunisia, this was our second visit to the country and we can only say we found the people to be extremely friendly & kind, they work tirelessly for very low incomes and if the tourists stop then they will inevitably lose there only incomes.More
kerrie h, Carlisle, United Kingdom
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