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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  • 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

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.

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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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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Lovely resort with amazing staff

May 13-24th 2015. Travelled as a family with our 4 year old daughter. This is a lovely resort, which is modern and spotlessly clean. We had booked a twin room, but were given a family room, with separate bedroom for our daughter. Room and balcony were huge (Manar 2). We arrived late in the evening after the restaurant closing time, but the restaurant is opened especially for late arrivals. Check in process very quick, and bags are taken directly to your room. The hotel is bright and modern, spotlessly clean, with beautifully kept grounds. Every member of staff is warm and friendly and really make the holiday special. That goes for everyone - cleaning staff, waiting staff, security, and First Chiice reps. Everyone was just fantastic. Food the food was really good. Always found something nice to eat. restaurant has a different theme every night - Asian, Chinese, Italian, Gala dinner etc. I'd say the food was loosely based on these themes. Don't forget to try the BBQ which is on the restaurant terrace - always something delicious there. Children's buffet finishes at 7, which is a shame as plenty of kids in the restaurant after that time. However, the standard pizza, pasta, chips etc are available all evening. Puddings look amazing, but a lot of them tasted the same to me. We were there 11 nights, and we're getting a bit bored toward the end, but that's just because it's buffet. We tried the Indian a la carte, which was lovely. Don't expect it to be like the Indian you'd find at home - it is a bit different, but still delicious. Found it a bit strange that some things in resort closed from 1230-1400. The beach towel hut, the water slides, and the indoor pool/spa. Couldn't really understand the theory behind that. We were caught out once with this when we didn't go to the pool til 1.30, and had to wait until 2 to get a towel. Towels are no bigger than bath towels, so only cover about half the sunbed. You may want to take your own beach towels if this bothers you. The beach was lovely, and had a welcome breeze to help cool you down on hot days. There are beach sellers down there, but they only stand on the shoreline, and don't approach the sunbeds. Security keep on top of them, allowing them only to stand for a few minutes before moving them on. Another little niggle was the fact that the beach bar offered baguette rolls only until 1230, after that it was only drinks that were available. Again, found it strange that they didn't offer these sandwiches all day, along with perhaps ice-cream. So if you wanted something else to eat, you'd have to go up to the snack bar or restaurant. Not a great hardship, but sometimes a simple sandwich is all you want. First Choice Reps and Kids Club - Outstanding! These guys work their socks off (as do the other staff), but they were all amazing. Our 4 year old loved the kids club, however there were a few sessions where kids were turned away as there were too many kids/not enough staff. This is no fault of the reps, but rather FC getting it wrong and not being prepared for the volumes of children there. I really felt for the reps having to manage the situation. If any kids were turned away, they were given priority at the next session they wanted to attend. I think that was the fairest way, as it's all done on first come/first serve basis. The reps did say they would get extra staff for the school holidays, and in fact a new team member arrived a couple of days before we left, so that helped. We just got to the club about 15mins before the start, and queued whilst our daughter played in the play park. (Which is shaded). Sessions are 11/2hrs long. Just can't thank the staff enough for providing so much fun and games, and keeping our daughter entertained. Entertainment. Hosted on the whole by Cameron, who was the perfect compère, hilariously funny, and done a fabulous job of keeping everyone amused night after night. The evening shows by the Fist Choice reps were fantastic. Night after night Leonnie, Paige, Allan and Tom sang their hearts out, and danced their socks off. The shows were highly professional, and were so much better than what we had expected. These guys really are the real deal, and I'm surprised their talents haven't been snapped up by the likes of Simon Cowell! High praise indeed for the entertainments team. There were also local acts, and acts flown over from the uk. There was nothing we didn't enjoy. Only gripe here is that they could've done with extra bar staff in the entertainment place, as there was always a huge queue. And I didn't really enjoy drinking my wine out of a plastic beaker! Think I've covered most things. All in all, we had a fabulous time, at a lovely hotel, with the most amazing staff. The few niggles we had weren't major issues, but just things that in our opinion prevent it from getting a 100% score. Would we return? Yes, definitely - we'd love to.More

Paula B,

Excellent Family Resort!

I have just returned from a week at this Holiday Village. I was with my son & his wife & 2 grandchildren, aged 6 & 3. We had a fantastic holiday! The transfer time of 50 mins. Was a bit of a drag after the excellent flight time of 2.40 mins. No time difference, all good. On arrival at the hotel, first impressions....clean modern. The hotel staff were there to greet us with welcome drinks and The First Choice staff were there to welcome us and give us our wrist bands (all inclusive) with in 15 mins. Of arriving we were in our rooms. Very good, no waiting about and on opening our doors to our FAMILY THEMED ROOMS we couldn't ask for more! Clean, modern, plenty of cupboards & wardrobe space! In the Themed Room I had a room with bunks beds all new and modern. In the adjoing room was the biggest kingsize ++++++ I have ever seen! Both rooms had Tv's kids bean bags and me chairs. My view when I opened the curtain........fantastic!!! To my right sea, to my left sea, in the middle the gardens, swimming pools (5) with flumes I couldn't have wished for better. My only fault was no balcony? I rang down to reception and a member of staff was with me in 2 mins. She explained that family rooms have no balcony for H & S reasons. I was offered a room on the 3rd floor and 6th floor both had balconies but no bunk beds. I checked them out all rooms were beautiful but I stayed on the 4th floor to be next to my son. Very glad I did with the space and view. Meals were o.k. For buffet food but had enough of queuing for everything by end of week. There were 3 Al a carte restaurants but my advise is book them ASAP as we only managed the Tunisian restaurant as rest fully booked! But had a very nice meal here. Kids clubs were well organised, each child received a water bottle & T shirt for the clubs. They run something different every 2 hours and you could leave your child there from 10.30 until 11pm IF YOU WANTED TO? Getting a sun bed was not about getting up early, you just went down got your towels and asked the towel man for I.e. 5 beds in shade etc. and got them all organised for you, no problem at all. The WIDGETS KIDS CLUB in the evening was of a good standard as all First Choice kids clubs usually are. With Russell the Brussell etc.kids loved it. Teenagers had their own Den in the grounds away from us adults, I heard two girls saying they couldn't wait for the night time. Bar/lobby .....friendly staff, cocktails were limited to about 6/7 on list? Also no waiters taking orders & delivering, so hence we had to que at bar, I did mention and they were reviewing this? Would I recommend this Holiday Village to others oh yes! When can I go back, please?More

Denise G, Cambridge, United Kingdom

A great family holiday!

We travelled as a couple with our 2.5 year old daughter for one week early May. We had never stayed at an all inclusive before as we had previously worried that we might get bored staying within the same place all week but it was not a problem. We'd decided to try going all inclusive as on recent holidays with our daughter we had been half board and gone into local resorts to the beaches and restaurants. However we'd been finding that we'd end up spending £30-40 per day on eating out and the standard of the food wasn't always that great so we wanted to avoid that. We were happy with the size and cleanliness of our room, it was cleaned and tidied every day. We found the food in the hotel freshly made, tasty and amazing choice. At breakfast there was a choice of cereals, bread, cheeses, fruits, sausage and bacon (I tried the sausage though and it was too spicy for me!), pancakes, freshly fried eggs, scrambled egg and omelettes. At lunch and tea there was a choice of at least 6 main meal choices, amazing!! All freshly made and some nights there was meat available from a BBQ, even steak!! Each night there is a theme (e.g. french, mexican) where they have meals from that particular country as well as other meals too. Healthy and less healthy options equally available! And they have a separate area for kids options (e.g. chicken nuggets, chips, vegetables, fish cakes). There was a really large seating area for eating which was kept clean and tidy by the staff. They have a snack bar next to one of the pools which do a more limited range of meal options (burgers, hot dogs. salad, bread, pasta, stew, pizza, desserts). This was convenient and nice to eat outside with shade but I think this area could do with being modernised and we missed the variety available inside the hotel. Also there were a few stray cats hanging around that would scratch kids if they tried to stroke them so I think that needs some attention. We loved being able to get drinks whenever we wanted. I've read of people complaining that drinks are watered down. We had their coke and cocktails and I agree they are not the same strength we are used to at home but to be honest at the price we are paying I think it's unrealistic to expect that. They were still enjoyable to drink. At the main pool it was great as there was regular all inclusive activities all day every day (e.g. water aerobics, water polo for adults, quiz) which was great fun if you wanted some company. There were some daily activities suitable for our daughter - a toddler sensory session, swimming lessons, riding on an inflatable boat in the pool) I was impressed that the swimming lesson was included in the holiday package as they are so expensive at home! It was run by a first choice rep who was very good with our daughter given that she was quite nervous. We found the reps all very professional, friendly and keen to be of assistance. There was a number of pools so you could go to a quieter one if thats what you preferred. People were putting towels on sun beds early in the morning which I think is a shame but we always found somewhere to go. There was also free 'stay and play' sessions daily at the creche that we took our daughter too, a great opportunity for her to play with the toys she was missing from home and nice to chat with other parents. We also booked our daughter into the creche for 4 two hour sessions to allow us a little time to ourselves, we found the standard of the creche to be the same as a nursery at home although the room could have been a little bigger. There was a small play area with a swing, slide and climbing frame. I have to say this was quite limited compared to other play areas we've seen so I think this could be an area of improvement. The beach attached to the hotel was gorgeous!! The sand so soft, the water shallow and quite warm. The bar on the beach served sandwiches 10-12 which we never saw but drinks for the rest of the day which was convenient. It would have been good if they served more food though. There was toilets on the toilets which were regularly being cleaned. There were some local people coming onto the beach offering horse rides, camel rides, selling jewellery, cigarettes which was a bit of a pain but understandable for the locals trying to earn a living. I think you do need to be careful not to hold any of their goods unless you intend to buy them as they are quite persistent. There was often staff from the hotel supervising the beach who would intervene if there was any probs. We just always said 'no thank you' and they kept away from us. The entertainment in the evening was our only area of disappointment. At previous hotels we have enjoyed the reps singing and dancing interactively with babies and toddlers early in the eve. But the only entertainment for this age was watching peppa pig on a big screen!!! Not what we go on holiday to see! The reps did come out at one point and do a dance and sing but it didn't allow the kids to get involved very much so that was a real shame. I paid to have a treatment at the spa which was really good value for money compared to the UK. The staff don't speak English though which I found a bit uncomfortable as there were various stages to my treatment so I never knew what was coming next which spoilt the relaxation of it. But if you don't mind this then it's not a big problem at all, the staff were perfectly friendly and caring. We found the staff in the hotel genuinely friendly and warm to us throughout the holiday which made such a difference to our holiday. We also paid to have a tennis lesson which we really enjoyed! It was with a member of hotel staff so again his english wasn't that advanced but he worked really hard with us (we needed it!!) and we learnt a lot. Much cheaper than having a lesson at home! We wished we'd thought about doing this earlier in the holiday to have fitted more lessons in! We also went on the jet ski on the beach which we paid an addtional fee, I think about £20 for 10 minutes which I think is average price and the amount of time was enough. We only left the hotel a couple of times to go and withdraw money from the cash machine about 15 minutes walk from the hotel. There's nothing much to speak of outside the hotel apart from a few touristy shops. Overall we thought the holiday was really good value and could feel that the hotel staff and the reps were trying really hard to give us a good time. We're thinking of returning but just hope the prices don't go up!!More

SmallfryEngland, England

Had a really lovely holiday

In my 3 year olds words. Lovely swim up room, no need to worry about how safe your child is both doors had additional barn doors on the outside that only opened from the outside, these were about 1.1m high, so my son could not open it, and additional feature of chain at the top of the doors and windows too. Food and service great, and nice clean hotel. Lovely beach and pools, pools a little on the cold side at the beginning of May, but to be expected and there is a nice warm indoor pool. First choice staff fantastic especially Jorge and Cameron, and my 3 year old even wants the swim insructors Rick and Guy to come to his birthday party! Great timeMore

LancashireZazy, Kent

Shelley

Just got back from a week here, it was absolutely fantastic hotel was immaculate facilities where fantastic and all the hotel staff worked very hard and where very lovely helpful and friendly I am hoping to re visit in september as my 3 year old daughter had so much fun here for her first proper holiday and keeps asking to go back. They have everything you could want/need and we couldnt have asked for a better time can't wait to return xMore

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Holiday Village Manar
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1326 customer reviews
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