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.
Lessons by ASA-qualified teachers. For quicker results you can go private. Our Academies are for ages 3 to adult. Places on all three are hot property so get in quick.
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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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myself, girlfriend and our son (2yrs old) visited on the 21st June 2015 for 2weeks. We decided to go to Tunisia through the great reviews on here, and we weren't disappointed it's amazing! It was our 1st trip to Tunisia and didn't know what to expect but couldn't of wished for a better hotel. This hotel is unbelievable the staff can't do enough for you, they are great people the Tunisians. All an absolute credit for manar. A special thanks to Mohammad the security lad on the beach has a heart of gold, he cried the day we left, mo mo great with everyone, Sami works all hours during meal times he's like your grandad and issam at the snack bar great guy. Also Zak and Sam from first choice team great lads and credit for first choice all of u made our holiday the best we've ever had. We also met some very nice family's over there, 1 family from London called Danny and Kelly and there little boy and girl very nice family such a shame they left a week before we did hope your all well. 1 from Doncaster lee and Lisa and there boy Reece also nice they left 1 week before us which was unfortunate hope your all ok. Food is excellent alway lots of choice, steak on bbq was my favourite. hotel is immaculate, staff the best, beach is very nice does get bit seaweed but still very nice, we also enjoyed the slides, the weather was near perfect little bit rain 1 morning but sun was still shinning. I would give this 9 out 10 it's really that good. We've been to the Caribbean and that was great but I like this more. Odd negative was the alcohol isn't strong at all, tastes ok but never going to get tipsy, although if u do fancy a drink the sports bar is payable but cheap and real larger and cocktails think it was about Â£1.60 a bottle and Â£3 cocktail, sports bar is really nice we were in most nights. Another was we were on our hols when the tragedy happened in sousse which isn't the hotels fault obviously but it did change our holiday as people were leaving and no one allowed to come out so the hotel was very quiet by the end of our stay and also the airport was very slow coming in and out but understandable with the terror threat. Back to positives we were given a free swim up room for out final week due to having spare rooms, very nice touch by manar the swim up was great. The night entertainment was the best we've had on a holiday we dont normally bother but we enjoyed it and our son did. For anyone wanting cigarettes red Marlboro at the hotel shop aren't bad at all, barter and u get 200 for 50dinar which is about Â£17, beats headphones are about Â£15 hotel shop really good they don't think they sell earphones tho, I didn't see any. Hotel shop is expensive for creams, lilos, sweats etc. Get gifts from the airport going home they are cheaper, can get very good fake football shirts for Â£10, English cigarettes for Â£20, fake beats earphones for Â£2 and are really good quality, the headphones were Â£10. There is a cashpoint about 10min walk away aswel. I've tried to cover as much as possible but Al in all and absolutely amazing holiday, I've never been so attached to anywhere after a holiday! I've been back home over 2 weeks now and can honestly say I've thought about manar everyday. We miss this place so so much and we will be back 1 day. Thanks to everyone again and for anyone wondering if they should go I say 100% go u won't regret it ðð» ðMore
Karl B, Gateshead, United Kingdom
We stayed here last year, were due to come back this year and will definitely return as soon as we can!! The hotel was spotless, well maintained with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The staff go out of their way for you, nothing was too much trouble. Free wifi was a bonus as was the free mini fridge (regularly restocked). The entertainment team were amazing. The effort they put in is commendable. The kids clubs were fantastic. The older kids loved the pools/splash park. I preferred the quieter pools and the beach. There really is something to suit everyone. Food was fabulous and plentiful. Especially enjoyed the bbq outside and the variety of desserts ð So many great memories - A highlight of our holiday was the beach party. Gutted we couldn't return this year. More
jaime w, Bristol, United Kingdom
An absolutely fantastic hotel, with wonderful staff!
We arrived at the hotel at half nine (pm), and were asked to leave our bags outside whilst we checked in (which we were a bit nervous about at first), and given a glass of juice. We polished it off, were given our keys, bands, etc., then we collected our bags and went up to the room. Let me tell you, it was hands down the best hotel room I've stayed in (free wifi, TV, exceptionally clean, stocked mini fridge etc.). Our room came equipped with two single beds, little kettle, a separate shower room and toilet, a balcony with a view of the pool. Basically it was lovely. All the rooms are similar, though some have double beds (in the case of my parents). Anyway, once we had taken everything to our rooms, they served us a late dinner (which was really yummy). There are three or four restaurants, the Jasmine (main) restaurant, Baia restaurant, Taj Mahal (Indian) restaurant and snack bar. I only tried the main restaurant and snack bar, both of which were lovely. The main restaurant has a different theme most nights, so even if you don't visit the separate restaurants, you'll still get a flavour of each. There was always something delicious to eat and my father was even eating puddings... very unusual for him, so this is some indication of the quality of the food. After this we went to check out the entertainment. The reps always put their hearts and souls into their performances and every now and then you had a local act (belly dancers, etc). We tried out a few of the cocktails, all yummy - I recommend the Manary by Night (Y). There are a total of three pools, the entertainment pool (with the swim-up pool bar), the relax pool and the (I think) kids pool, near the slides. All are similar depths, although they have shallower pools for smaller children. The hotel leads right down onto the beach where there is another bar and a few more paid activities including surfing and sofa boat. The beach is beautiful. On Mondays, they have a market visit the hotel and bring wares with them, so if you don't fancy straying too far it's ideal. During our stay, there were some terrible events (beach shootings 60 miles away), but the staff (including reps) were all absolutely fantastic and did their best to keep the guests happy and calm. They are such lovely people and I would like to offer my thanks and wish them all the best in the tough times ahead. By the end, despite circumstances, none of us wanted to leave (first time I have ever felt this way personally). I would go back in a heartbeat. If you decide to go here, you will be well looked after!More
AgentTanLightly, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Lovely Family Holiday
We stayed here for a week in May with iur 2 children aged 2 and 10. We had a twin room which was big enough for us and the cot, it would have been cramped with 4 of us in. Plenty of storage. Bathroom was large and clean and balcony overlooked the main pool and beach. We chose this hotel for the kids facilities which certainly did not disappoint. There are kids clubs for ages ranging 0-16 with activities throughout the day activitest the clubs and in the main pool. We couldn't count the number of kids reps there are so many! We did note that during our stay the kids club sessions were that full they were having to turn children away, not good when you have paid substantially extra for the holiday village to have the kids clubs - tip is get to the sessions 10 minutes early and queue to avoid disappointment. The water slides are great and have a seperate pool. We had a few issues with getting sunbeds around the kids pools, there isn't a lot of space and towels were being placed to reserve them very early. There are plenty of sunbeds on the beach though and its very nice and clean and has a beach bar and toilets. The food in the main restaurant was very nice. Service however dreadfully slow, getting a drink takes forever, my advice would be get one at the bar before going in. We ate at 2 of the a la cartes and both were average. Night time entertainment was great for the kids, not a lot going on for adults though. The hotel lobby could have done with some background music or something to give a bit more atmosphere. There is a sports bar next to the lobby but drinks are not part of the all inclusive and seemed to be the same as what's included in the package. We didn't go on any of the thomson trips, we took a taxi to Uthina ourselves which was stunning and i would recommend if you are into Roman History. The hotel is spotlessly clean and tidy and staff very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to families with children.More
Nothing negative at all to say perfect holiday x Great swim up room - Manar 2 Food excellent Really clean hotel Pools great and plentiful Staff AMAZING Beach glorious Kids club excellent The recent events will really effect tourism to this resort - real shame as they rely on tourism so heavy. We tipped everyone on first day quite heavily and got great service - but sure if we hadn't service would've been just as good HMore
Sam M, Essex, United Kingdom
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