My family returned from a week at the Vincci Taj Sultan on 1st July 2011 and we couldn't have asked for a better holiday. On arrival the reception staff were very helpful and offered us a free upgrade to a family suite. The suite was fab, with a big lounge, with ample sofas and chairs plus a dining table. We had two large terrace areas outside our room (was on the ground floor.) There was a twin room, double room and two shower / bathrooms. The room was clean and tidy (admittedly not to a British 5* standard but having been to Tunisia previously this was good.)
The reception area was lovely, clean and spacious, although there was rarely any money in reception so we had to change currency in the local bank (5 mins walk away.)
The dining room was clean and tidy, we tipped our waiter well and he kept and decorated a table near the window for us every night. There was a good selection of foods available although not particularly catering for the british palate....My family are however prepared to taste local cuisine and we found the selection good. It is advisable to get to dinner early (7pm) as the food was always hot and you avoided queuing for the foods being prepared 'while you wait'. There was always pasta cooked to order and generally fried fish / squid being cooked to order. There was a barbeque 3 times during our stay - once kebab and twice fish. Most nights there was a couse cous / risotto type dish being cooked on a burner and usually a big goulash type dish, amongst other things. At breakfast the chefs cooked pancakes, eggs and omlettes to order with ample fruit, breads, cheeses and croissant type breads also.
The pool was large and clean, with plenty of sun loungers and parasols available. The pool was empty most of the day apart from a few hours 10-12am and 3-6pm. My kids loved it!!! There was also a large safe childs pool and a lifeguard on attendance every day.
The beach was not the greatest, although there were ample sun loungers and parasols. It was heavily shelved on the hotel beach section and on several days there was a lot of sea weed in the sea as you entered the water. This didnt particularly bother us (although my 13 year old daughter didnt appreciate the sea weed.)
There were ample watersports nearby or a better variety towards the main resort with jet skis, water skiing, sailing, banana boats, doughnut rides and 'the big marble' (which we went on and was great fun!!!)
There wa slovely beach bar which served food and another snack bar near to the pool which served food also. We found the service fab and the lunchtime pizza / chips were nice too. The entertainment in the hotel wasnt the greatest...The daytime activities were ok and the nimation staff were fun, the night time activities were quite poor, but then we didn't really want to stay in the hotel every night :)
The resort of Jasine was about 30 minutes wals, a 5 dinar taxi ride or a 10 dinar 'tuc tuc' riide away (there were horse and carts or a daytime road train but we didnt use them).
The resort was clean and tidy, with a lovely marina with some nice bars. We only went in 2 shops as that wasnt the idea behind the holiday, and in Tunisia its always BUYER BEWARE.
The only comment I would make about the resort of Jasmine is that there are a lot of very young children selling Jasmine flowers on the street. This was heart breaking especially the beautiful tiny little girl by the marina :'( Other than that though the tuc tuc was fun and Jasmine was lovely.
We paid £300 each half board for this week (inclusive of flights) and spent hardly any cash whilst we were there....WOW VALUE FOR MONEY - IT WAS FAB!!!!
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