A Holiday in Monastir?
Monastir is a very popular holiday destination, particularly in Summer, and it’s not for no reason., with history, beautiful gardens, a glittering array of beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, and restaurants on the marina hosting unforgettable sunset-views. With said beaches comes a beautfiul clear blue sea, where you can participate in all manner of different sporting activities.
Away from the beach the options are striking. You could easily spend a day wandering through the hustle and bustle of the old medina market, finding traditional and typical tourist goods, Then, why not finish off the day by feasting on some sumptuous fresh fish, just one of the dishes with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. Then there are the much talked about desert safaris, as well as trips to the culturally-fascinating medina or even Monastir’s largest amphitheatre. Of course, you may want to spend a large chunk of your holiday relaxing by the pool, and the resort is simply bursting with luxurious accommodation to satisfy your every need.
Official currency of Tunisia is the dinar (TND), divided into 1000 millimes. American Express, Visa and Thomas Cook travellers’ cheques are also accepted in most places, although to avoid high exchange charge it is best to have them in US Dollars. There are also plenty of ATMs scattered around town, with Visa and Maestro widely accepted also.
Arabic is the official language. French is widely spoken in many parts of the country too. English is taught in all schools and is used by the younger generation with a lot of passion. German and Italian are a few of the European languages that are understood and spoken in some tourist areas.
What type of holiday can I get for my money?
Numerous holiday operators will cater for your budget through a list of different, All-Inclusive, package holidays, with options leaning towards family excursions. We have listed one example below:
- 7 nights accommodationat Royal Thalassa Monastir
- All Inclusive Hotel package including meals
- Return flights from London Stansted
- Coach transfer
- 742GP p/person
If you’re on a particularly low-budget, a tip would be to take your break during England’s freezing winter months. The period of November to February, whilst not Monastir’s peak temperatures, is still very pleasant, much cooler in fact, yet still rising up to highs of 20C. This period is considerably quieter compared to the influx of tourists that summer brings, and there are plenty of bargains to be had.
Flight + Hotel
Another option is book your flights and accommodation separately, leaving you more open and flexible to doing whatever you wish during your stay. Summer is obviously when prices will hit their peak, so booking in advance is advisable, especially as many hotels will become over-subscribed during this period. As with package deals, choosing to stay in Monastir outside of the summer will see flights and hotels become cheaper.