Holiday Village Manar


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?

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  • 2Buildings
  • 6Floors
  • 333Rooms
  • Lifts: 4 in main building and 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


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

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.


With 2 pools and water chutes. Little ones need to be at least 1m 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 2-bedroom apartment

Superior 2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children with 2 separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. With a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in high season.

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Couldn't fault in any way stayed last may rooms were clean he whole hotel was clean. all staff was great momo the life guard he made everyone feel welcome first choice reps where great especially cassie and kids clubs were great my daughter loved it. Did the pirate ship trip tht was great singing dancing and the pirates even put a little show on we were very lucky and even mangage to spot dolphins u must do the pirate trip. Food was brilliant got roast beef and Yorkshire puds one night and even had bacon on a few mornings to go in the omelettes my favourite food was the steak and pepper corn sauce. I really havent got bad thing to say about this hotel would go back tomorrow. any one going here will have a great time xxMore

bri0ney, Colchester, United Kingdom

Honest review!

My partner, two sons aged 7 and 11, myself, and my parents travelled to the holiday village manar in September 2013. Flight was fab and went really quick and all of us were excited until we got to the airport in Tunisia, there were men at the exit where we ha together on the coach trying to take our cases off us in exchange for money, if your not very strong minded u could get ripped off!! When we were driving to our hotel we all felt nervous because of the state of the place, it was run down, dirty, filthy, and looked like it was a bomb site. All this was forgotten about when we got to the hotel, it was lovely and clean and we was greated with a warm welcome. This changed when we got to our room, there was stains on the bathroom floor and blood splatter all up the tiles, we asked on reception if some one could come and clean it no one came until we asked 5 days in a row and filed a complaint. The first choice reps were amazing and if it wasn't for them I think we would have tried to get a flight home. The snack bar was infested with flies which was a result of the staff using the same dirty rag to wipe the tables down, the food in the main restaurant was of a poor standard, we was eatin the same thing every night, Tuesday was fish night fresh tuna was on offer, Wednesday the tuna was made into some sort of fish pie, Thursday there was tuna steaks and Friday was tuna bake. My father didn't eat for 5 days and relied on a mars bar from the hotel shop. We were told when we booked the holiday that there was restaurants in the area the was not. We walked up to the chemist one day which was a frightening experience and we soon rushed back to the hotel. The beach had broken glass on it and dirty nappies, and the snack bar never had anything available. Went on a couple of excursions which cost a small fortune, around £180 for 4 of us to go to the el gem, which was a disgusting place. Everyone was trying to rob you, we witnessed a Tunisian boy talk to a elderly man whilst the other Tunisian man lifted his disabled wife out of her wheel chair and put her on his camel when the elderly gentleman started shouting at them he was made to pay them 50 dinar, around £20, to lift her back off. When we went to the harbour for the day we ate at a cafe, we had a plate of chips, 2 hot dogs, an English breakfast and 4 cokes and it came to £52, every where you went you felt ripped off, they really haven't worked out how to deal with tourists yet. The staff in the hotel tried selling us bottles of pop even though the hotel is all inclusive, we could not wait to go home, I wouldn't recommend this hotel/country to my worst enemy. We filed a complaint which we had a 1/4 of our money back, we made that many complaints, the hotel even charged for orange juice which was crazy as its all inclusive, and if you use the hotel phone just watch because every time we used it we paid yet when we checked out we had a bill of £36?? There is ment to be tea and coffee facilities in the rooms we used ours on the first day and the cups and tea and coffee wasn't changed or replaced until day 4. This hotel is ok if you don't like to leave the hotel, the entertainment in the night was quite poor, no outside shows just pantomimes and shows from the first choice staff.More

Cushy2014, Caerphilly, United Kingdom

Fabulous stay

Stayed here for a week in May 13, found it very nice with lovely staff. Room was comfortable with kettle and tv, food was nice with good choice (scrambled eggs were very runny) ask staff to well do your omelette and its perfect. We were a group of 12 with ages from 4 upwards and the kids loved ifive alive club. If you comfortable walking round Nebel market without the reps get hotel to call you a taxi cost about 14 denar and driver will come back and pick you up later dont forget to haggle you will get some nice bargins :-) (don't use taxi off the street or arrange price before you get in). The men in the group enjoyed a trip out on the quads and enjoyed it while us ladies and kids had a relaxing time round the pool. Can't find a fault with any part of our holiday so much so we going back next year hope you all find this hotel as nice as we did.More

madsox74, Sunderland, United Kingdom


My feeling on this hotel are totally mixed. The food was good, not exceptional and could have been better but didn't have any problem with it. The dining area was a bit shabby and could have been a bit better. The entertainment was excellent. My children were 3 and 1, the energy and enthusiasm was something I had never seen in holiday reps so very well done! Eldest was a bit too cautious to go into the kids club for more than one visit however, it did seem to be very good. If you have energetic children this resort has loads to offer and I think that you could totally overlook the 'rough around the edges' aspects to the resorts. I was extremely disappointed in our room. So much that I wish I had complained and been transferred on arrival. We paid extra for a sea view with a balcony. We were given a room a fair walk from the main building, with a shared balcony ( shared access with another 2 rooms), which was also easily viewed from the communal lifts which opened adjacent to windows at the side of the balcony. The balcony was very dirty and had areas of water logging. The balcony overlooked a really unattractive part of the hotel roof which had air cons fans etc on it so it was not the best view at all! Also, the entrance to the balcony from our room was a very large step. My youngest struggled to crawl up on to the balcony however, due to this step, the pools of water, dirt on the balcony and the fact it was shared we didn't use the balcony at all and kept the doors shut throughout the holiday! The room was very shabby and not the best too. With young kids we find ourselves spending a little more time in the room due to nap time etc. that was why we decided to select a sea view with balcony so we could sit out on the balcony when the kids were tired and in bed (as we have done before in previous hotels). We met people who had taken a basic standard room. Theirs was in the main building, with a private balcony so we felt annoyed at having to pay extra for what we were given. As I have said I really wish we had complained at the start of the week and been moved (which i suspect they may have done if they could). In summary, I wouldn't return to this hotel however, if you were given a nice room and had energetic kids who are happy to get involved in all the activities available it may be a good choice for you. It is a bit like but butlins in the sun but that's what kids want isn't it!?More

Bobo J, Glasgow, United Kingdom

brilliant holiday

could not fault this holiday one little bit. beautiful location right on the beach. beautiful food, all fresh and plenty of choice. friendly staff who could not do enough for you. no hassle for tips. if you were tight and didn't want to tip you literally would not have to spend a single penny. all inclusive means all inclusive. rooms very nice with hair dryer and fridge. towels available for you to use at the beach/ pool. lovely will definitely going back. fantastic for kids with the kids clubs and water slides.More

sally g, Doncaster, United Kingdom

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