We stayed in apartment A11, a 3 bed apartment which was huge and furnished to a very high standard. It was at the front of the complex overlooking the fields with 2 balconies and had access via a lift. The apartment was well stocked in the kitchen area, huge lounge, dining area and all 3 bedrooms were spacious. There was a bathroom with bath/overhead shower, toilet and also an additional toilet. The complex itself is very clean and well maintained, the pool/garden areas were immaculate and as very few apartments were occupied it felt very private. The kids had the pool to themselves as we relaxed in the garden.
The facilities aren't finished yet but everything you need is available from the many local shops/bakeries around the complex or a 10 minute walk takes you to the Miami centre which stocks a good range of products so didn't affect our stay.
The apartment is quite far out from the main marina area which was one of our reasons for booking. As we are a conservative muslim family, we didn't want to be among the hustle bustle of nightclubs or late night hotel entertainment. We never tried walking as we had young kids with us but louages(shared taxis) are easily available from outside the complex, a cheap,convenient way to travel which took around 5/10 minutes. Perhaps those seeking nightlife may find the distance an issue as transport seemed to become less readily available later on in the evening, not non existent tho!
The beach near the dunes isn't worth going to, very dirty, we used the beach area near the marina, outside the maisons de la mer, however Hayley the onsite contact did say most of the hotels wouldn't mind you using their private beach area and even gave us a contact for the Marhaba Palace. We were happy with the quiet area of beach we had found so never tried to use anybody elses facilities.
Security was 24/7 and onsite staff were excellent, especially Hayley who also helped us organise a private excursion at a very reasonable price.
We had a great time at the dunes and wouldn't hesitate to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dunes Resort is a mix of studios, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self catering apartments in a gated complex surrounding a large swimming pool and children's pool.The apartments are all individually furnished and decorated and benefit from pool or partial sea views. Fully equipped for self catering they feature kitchenettes, towels and linen and air conditioning.The main focus of the resort is the large central swimming pool and the lush gardens in the middle and future planned facilities include spa, indoor pool, restaurant and bar.Situated just 3km from the marina at Port El Kantaoui and 1km from a strip of restaurants, bars and shops the location is great. The beach is just 300m from the Dunes doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Dunes Golf And Spa Resort Tunisia/Port El Kantaoui