Arrived back yesterday and already looking at returning. Spent a week here which unfortunately for us was not quite enough. Went with my wife, daughter (20) her boyfriend (23) and our 8 month old granddaughter. We did spend the bulk of our holiday on the hotel complex which had plenty of pools, bars, restaurants and snack bars. The service was great, a few dinar tips here and there made a big difference. We had our own waiter in the restaurant who reserved the same table every day and ensured our glasses were never empty. The food was always freshly prepared and always plenty of it with a good variety to suit most people's needs. The animation team were always friendly and tried their best to entertain in their evening shows, we would recommend the fire show if you get the opportunity. The beach is kept as clean and tidy as possible in a country that still haven't quite grasped the concept of the litter bin and is worth spending time there if just for the water sports. Parasailing, jet skiing and water skiing 30 dinar (45 for 2 people) banana boat, rings, sofa and flying fish 15 dinar, and at 2.5 dinar to the pound that's £12 and £6 respectively, absolute bargain. We were taken around Sousse by a hotel guide for no more than a tip, recommended as he also helps with the haggling (firstly takes you to government shop to see rugs being made and local jewellery and leather goods, but are quite expensive). We took a taxi to port el kantoui for the day, there is a funfair (we never tried) and a small "zoo" a few birds, a camel and some goats but at 5 dinar(£2) it's worth a wander round. Just outside the hotel to the right is a souvenir shop with a boutique style shop of "genuine fake" designer clothes and just past is a bank with cash machine. To the left is a large 3 floored souvenir shop with lots of bargains and a great little engraving guy that costs peanuts to have your gifts personalised in both Arabic and English. A little further down the road is Casa del Gelato, the ice cream restaurant with great, cheap ice cream sundaes and proper coffee with the added bonus of free wifi access. All in all We loved the whole experience and highly recommend it for a cheaply priced African holiday with everything you need to make it as relaxing or as active as you would want.
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