We wanted an all-inclusive without any england football shirts, so a friend recommended club med. There's a slight premium which gets rid of any feeling of a bucket holiday, whilst being able to enjoy all of the freedom that an all-inclusive allows. Flew with Tunisair, absolutely brilliant service from Heathrow - unfortunately we were 'that family' as our two daughters (3 and 1) decided to scream the whole way there - sorry! The transfer was seamless, and walking off of the coach to a flag-waving welcome party and a cocktail put straight in your hand really lets you know that you're on holiday, and you're not going to have to do anything for yourself. The resort is huge, tennis courts here, archery there, fabulous beach, 3 main swimming pools, a fitness centre, a spa and an enormous complex for the children. The kids clubs there are absolutely fantastic. The baby club (4-24months) and petit club (2-3) has it's own complex, complete with it's own baby swimming pool and baby restaurant (open for lunch and early dinner so you can feed the little ones at their usual times rather than trying to get a 3 year old to eat with you at 9pm). Both girls loved the clubs and neither of them had a problem with the language. The whole resort is French speaking (partly because of Tunisia and mostly because Club Med is French) - so you're going to need to dig deep into that GCSE memory... as long as you can get by in French you'll be absolutely fine, they do have English speakers but not many. The food is absolutely fantastic, considering how many they are catering for it was just top notch. The bar is great, loads of cocktails and most spirits you could think of - slight premiums if you want premium wines or champagne but everything else is included. At no point at all did the resort feel packed or crowded, there were always sunbeds (though you may have to throw a towel down on one of the shaded ones if you don't want to be in the sun all day) and loads of space. The most incredible thing about this place is the GOs - there are 120 of them living in the hotel amongst the guests, eating and drinking with us. They are all absolutely incredible, will do anything for you and will make sure you are comfortable, accommodated and happy. The 'chef de village' Patrick is legendary, leading his team brilliantly. I can't imagine anyone ever coming here without children and enjoying themselves - this is absolutely a family resort. Worth every penny and we are definitely booking with Club Med again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- To the south of Tunis, in the gulf of Hammamet, between a huge lagoon pool and a long beach of fine sand, this Club Med Resort exudes a family atmosphere and a love of sports open to all. Bathed in Mediterranean light, Hammamet, with its Moorish-style hotel and its characteristic blue-and-white bungalows, is steeped in a strong local culture, which is also reflected in the culinary specialities. You will find pleasures to touch all the senses beside a clear blue sea, caressed by a gentle breeze. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Hammamet Hotel Hammamet
- Hammamet Club Med