The Dunes Golf & Spa Resort
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Dunes Golf & Spa Resort, a luxurious and contemporary resort within easy reach of the tourist centre of Port El Kantaoui, features self catering apartments surrounding a large swimming pool and set amongst tropical gardens. The Dunes apartments has full access to a private beach which is just 300m away.
This Studio apartment on the top floor of the complex with stunning pool and sea views, comprises of an open plan living area with fold out sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen including hot plates and oven, and an outdoor living area with a balcony overlooking the magnificent pool setting. The apartment also features satellite TV and reverse cycle air conditioning so you can be comfortable all year round. The apartment is fully equipped with all linen, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Pantry packs are available upon request, just mention it with your booking. You are renting directly from the owner and not from a management company, so you know that the property is well maintained.
The Dunes Golf & Spa Resort is just 300m away from a private sandy beach and is an easy 30 minute stroll, or 5 min drive from the marina area of Port El Kantaoui brimming with tourist friendly restaurants, chic boutiques and the 36 hole championship golf club. The historic port city of Sousse with it's bustling medina is 10km away.
An English/French/Arabic speaking driver can provide private and comfortable transport for you to the local attractions or if you'd prefer a day trip to see the Roman ruins at El Jem or Dougga, a city trip to Tunis, or to experience the awe of the mosques at Kairouan my driver is just a phonecall away! I can also arrange custom itineraries for you.
Transfers from Enfidha, Monastir and Tunis airports can be arranged with my driver. Welcome packs are available upon request for basic pantry items right through to wine & cheese packs ! Just mention with your booking if you'd like to be contacted about these options.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Central Tunisia/The Sahel region
Port El Kantaoui
Purpose built around a stunning marina which now attracts luxury yachts from around the world, Port El Kantaoui is Tunisia's most popular and successful tourist destinations. With it's cobblestone streets and Moorish-Andalusian architecture, the area is popular with first time visitors to Tunisia, families, and returning guests.
The marina area hosts a variety of restaurants, boutiques, banks, a hairdresser, jewellers and souvenir shops.
Golf enthusiasts are drawn to the several golf courses in the area including the beautifully manicured 36 hole PGA approved championship course.
Sporting activities at the marina include paragliding, glass-bottom cruisers, fishing expeditions, diving trips, water skiing as well as horse and camel riding at the nearby stables.
10kms from Port El Kantaoui is the historic port city of Sousse. Sousse was one of the ancient Phoenicians' three great coastal cities (along with Cathage and Utique) which fell to the Arabs in the 7th century AD and there are still many remnants of the past that can be visited today. Make a day trip to the city to view the Grande Mosque built in 851, the medina and the ribat (fortified monastery). The bustling medina is still surrounded by the original walls built in the 9th century. The local souks provide plenty of opportunity to buy local handicrafts.
Central Tunisia / Sahel region
Within easy day tripping distance the holy city of Kairouan is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is an important center for Islamic and Quranic learning and is the third most important site to Muslims after Mecca and Medina. As such, the city is home to many mosques that can be visited between prayer times. The city is also home to Tunisia's carpet making industry and no visit is complete without viewing some of the beautiful handmade carpets available.
An hour from Sousse is the ancient Roman amphitheatre of El Jem. Similar to the Colosseum in Rome, but without the crowds, the amphitheatre dominates the small town and can easily be seen from the road. For an 8 dinar entrance fee you'll have full access to the entire site with no areas off limits.
The capital of Tunisia, Tunis makes an easy day trip from Port El Kantaoui. Visit Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the "Champs 'Elysees" of Tunis for a late afternoon coffee with the rest of the Tunisians. The city itself has a very European style feel to it with tree lined streets and elegant buildings. Home to the Bardo Museum which houses collections of Cathaginian, Roman, Phoenician and Christian artifacts, the site of Carthage, and the beautiful Jemaa ez Zitouna (the Great Mosque) as well as plenty of souks to keep the keenest shopaholic happy.
Stop by the clifftop city of Sidi Bou Said and take in the magnificent views over the ocean and the stunning blue and white houses on the way back to the apartment.
For the history buffs a day trip to Dougga is well worth it. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city provides the best preserved Roman city in North Africa in a dramatic hillside locale with breathtaking 360 degrees views over the surrounding countryside. Guided tours are available onsite and are helpful to understand the history of the site that was home to the Numidian, Berber, Punic, Roman and Byzantine people. The site houses numerous temples, theaters, shops, private houses, public latrines and even a brothel !
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