We went in October half term- weather was good everyday except for one day.
Ask to be moved to a 'Houche' by the main pool if they allocate you a room in the main hotel. Just a modern up to date version. The bungalows are for bigger family's and surround the 'quiet' pool. You will be charged if you want one of these.
The eating area by the pool was closed however there are toilets there to use (someone mentioned there wasn't any outside) and also some by the beach.
Beach was metres away, hotel has loungers there and you can pay to ride the camels or horses or hire boat equipment. There are excursions you can do with Thomas cook however we opted out of these.
Hotel staff on reception and in the restaurant were nice and their English was good- better than our Arabic!
The bar was a switch lights out by midnight style but the option to go down to the club was open every night. although most people didn't.
Food was ok- sitting indoors avoids the flys! Food was a variety but best to try everything. Book in early at the al a carte restaurant - you get one reservation included in your all incl and it made a nice change to the main restaurant.
Entertainment staff were brilliant especially for the kids, I don't know how they do it everyday.
We used the spa on our rainy day plus there is an indoor pool to keep you occupied or taxi to the nearest town but you can be hassled and may be better going to the 'fixed price' shops.
On the whole we enjoyed our stay there- don't think we would go with Thomas Cook again though, the flight and staff on board were awful- the other budget airlines are first class compared to them!
We were apprehensive at first as there were quite a few negative reviews however you get what you pay for and it's not as bad as what some people make out. Plus it's how you make your holiday at the end of the day.
Ps if you like your tea- take your own tea bags with you!
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- Also Known As:
- Vincci Helios Beach Hotel Midoun
- Venta Hotel Helios
- Venta Hotel Djerba
- Vincci Helios Beach Djerba Island, Tunisia