This is the 3rd time I have been to the sahara beach and again it did not let me down! It was my first holiday with my partner who was quite sceptical of Tunisia but within an hour here he was already saying how he wanted to return in the following years!
After a pleasant flight over, we arrived at the airport which was abit chaotic (only downside) we were queing along with 100-200+ others to go through passport control, was quite hot, even in the evening so will advise to take some sort of fanning object, once through it was a swift and quick transaction, luggage was ready, along with coaches, transfer took 5-10 minutes which is great!
Check in was simple! fill out a 5 minute form, get given your all inclusive wristband and room key and off you go. about 2 minutes later the portors come up with your luggage, we gave £1 tip however they do not hint for one
We arrived just before midnight and they kept the restraunt open for us so we could eat so we headed down there for a quick nibble before bed where we met our waiter for the week and were given our own table. I though this was a great idea!
We never had a problem getting a sun lounger, even when we strolled down at 10am. the pools are lovely!! you have to give all of them a go several time as they all have their pros! the lagoon pool is perfect for the hot mid day sun!!. the entertainment pool is also great! always funny watching the water aerobics! the entertainment team were alway lively from morning to late evening! they deserve a medal for everthing they do! daytime entertainment is a laugh and there is lots to do!
The food was great, always different choices to be had. in the restraunt was buffet style and there was a pizza part where you requested what you want and they made it fresh in front of you, the pancakes are also a must! lots of fresh fruit and sugary puddings! the waiters were always smiley and chatty, a well deserved tip at the end of the stay!
the beach was literally a 1 minute walk away and was private so not much hassle to be had there, they had plenty of sun loungers, volley ball courts and water sports were on the beach. a must try is the paraglyding, very inexpensive and a real great experience!
sometimes you get hassled to buy things from the strip to the restraunts but just say no and they will leave you alone for the rest of your stay, we brought a few good fakes from the handbag shops... you must haggle as you can reduce their price by almost half! dont pay more than you want to, walk away and they will soon follow you and accept your price!
the rooms are standard but just what you need for an all inclusive stay! you can upgrade to a suite for £75 which has much more and late checkout is avaliable
the hotel has an on site photographer which you have to book, me and my partner booked, the photo shoot is free and you can choose to go into the hotels beautiful gardens or inside behind a fall-down. we chose outside as the grounds are so perfect! there is no obligation to buy but once you see the photos, they are that amazing that you want to buy! it is £3/6dinar for a print of a good size and quality, we ended up buying loads! when we showed them back home, familied thought we had got married out there because they were that good and great quality! a must do!!
What more can I say?! this place has everything, no need to go of-site, everything is here, mini gold, horse riding, sports, camels, shops, resraunts! only the real fussy can complain about it. go and see for your self, you wont be dissapointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near to Monastir and approx 12 km from Sousse (Skanes - Tunisia). Broad, fine sandy beach. 22.000 sq m of gardens. A childrens paradise. Short transfer. Plenty of action and entertainment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sahara Beach Hotel Monastir
- Iberostar Hotel Sahara Beach
- Iberostar Hotel Monastir
- Sahara Beach Hotel Tunisia