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Sandy shores near historical sites

Skanes is a custom-built resort on Tunisia’s east coast, close to the historic cities of Sousse and Monastir. It’s popular with families, and brags a lovely sandy beach washed by the calm waves of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Most of the action on holidays to Skanes takes place in the hotels, where top pool scenes and lively entertainment programmes are par-for-the-course. The resort has a few odd souvenir shops and restaurants, plus a miniature mall if retail therapy is on the cards.

Sousse and Monastir are both less than a 10-minute drive away, and offer a window into a Tunisia of days gone by. We’re talking spice-scented markets cocooned by ancient walls, and spindly alleyways lined with centuries-old buildings. Sousse, especially, has a great line-up of nightspots, including super-chic clubs and underground shisha dens.

 

Your Skanes questions, answered

Anyone looking for a seaside break with a North African flavour – families and couples alike.
There are watersports centres on the beach, plus an 18-hole golf course called Palm Links. Countryside treks can be arranged, too.
Skanes is a custom-built resort where holidays revolve around the beach, but head for Monastir and Sousse for plenty of ancient history.

Best things to do in Skanes

Relax on the beach

Skanes’ beach is a beauty, with milky sands freckled with palm trees. Lots of the resort’s hotels have a plum setting right on the shore.

Explore the desert landscape

There’s lots of ways to experience the Sahara’s rolling sand dunes, from thrilling quad bike safaris dreamy sunset camel rides.

Discover ancient sites

Nearby Sousse and Monastir have centuries-old medinas to discover. Haggle in the souks and chow down on local dishes in authentic, family-run cafés.