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Situated on the eastern coast of Tunisia
, you'd be ideally placed to soak up the North African sunshine with a Skanes holiday. Golden sands stretch for miles, giving you the perfect opportunity to chill out and let your troubles slip away. Indulge yourself in all that Skanes has to offer and take the chance to truly unwind and forget about the stresses of home.
Watersports are in abundance here, from parasailing to jetskiing, perfect for anyone wishing to get out on the Med and show their family what they're made of! If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, the shopping facilities in Skanes are second to none, with some fabulous modern shopping centres available within the resort, in which you could easily spend a few Dinar. The resorts of Sousse
and Monastir are both nearby and steeped in history and sights galore. As a resort that's suitable for families, couples and singles alike, your adventure in Tunisia starts here.apes.
A tribute to the first president of independent Tunisia, the Bouguiba Mausoleum is a real sight to behold. From the twin minarets and imposing golden dome to the interior delights, this mausoleum is an awe-inspiring sight, particularly after dark when the domes are tastefully lit to allow for some fabulous photo opportunities. During the day, entry is free, giving you the chance to appreciate the inner beauty of this spectacular sight.
The old heart of this historic town continues to remain authentic and rustic, despite its popularity with holidaymakers. It boasts a certain Arabic charm, particularly the walled old town complete with ancient fort. Just six miles away from Skanes, a trip to Monastir will allow you to inject a little more liveliness into your low-key Tunisian break, with several shops, bars and restaurants at your fingertips.
As the home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in Africa, El Djem is a must-see for anyone with a love and appreciation of history. It's particularly renowned for its huge Roman coliseum that was declared a World Heritage site in 1979.
Practice your Swing on the Fairway
The resort of Skanes is home to the Palm Links 18-hole golf course, while you can also find the Flamingo course in neighbouring Monastir. If you feel at home on the fairway and would like to improve your handicap, the golfing opportunities are waiting for you.
As a city that has existed for over 3000 years, you can imagine the history that it possesses. The ancient city includes Byrsa Hill, which contains a number of ruins, as well as the National Museum, providing a superb, insightful alternative to a day on the beach.
Enjoy a Camel Ride
A trip to Tunisia wouldn't be complete without a ride on the humble 'ship of the desert'. Embark on an adventure as part of a camel caravan and explore the desert surroundings from the dizzy heights of a camel.
With Moorish inspired hotels and beautiful landscapes in which you can truly relax, Skanes is a perfect spot for a holiday in Africa, whether you wish to explore or simply sit back and recharge your batteries.
Overlooking the beautiful waters of the gulf of Hammamet, Sousse is jam-packed with local culture and steeped with diverse sights to appreciate. Visit Medina where you can pick up some authentic trinkets while browsing the bijou stalls within this maze of covered alleyways, or just relax on the beach overlooking the sapphire waters as part of your blissful break. Once you have spent some time on a holiday to Skanes, you'll be checking your calendar for when you can make a return visit. Plenty of package holidays are available from Direct Holidays to take the stress out of your travel plans, meaning all you have to do is figure out what to pack!of a camel.