LOCATION: approx. 5 km from MIDOUN, approx. 15 km from Houmt Souk – the capital of Djerba (taxi approx. 15 TND); approx. 20 km from Djerba-Zarzis airport; bus stop approx. 15 m from the hotel (approx. 1 TND to the centre).
BEACH: Sidi Bakour - the most beautiful beach in Djerba, public, sandy, approx. 400 m long, approx. 150 m wide, gently shelving beach, approx. 200 m from the hotel, free umbrellas and sunbeds, towels at a guarantee deposit, mattresses payable, beach towels at a guarantee deposit; beach bar (only soft drinks).
HOTEL: four-star, built in 1998, renovated in 2007, 287 rooms, 2 buildings, 2 floors, spacious hall, 24h reception, La Palmeraie restaurant – buffet meals, international and local cuisine, highchairs for children available, La Belle Etoile - à la carte, international cuisine, BBQ/pizza parlour by the pool - à la carte (open: 15.06-30.09); bars: main bar La Goutte D’or in the hall, beach bar (open in the summer season), Mauritanian cafe, kiosk; conference centre for 300 people, garden; extra charges: Internet point, wireless Internet in the reception (approx. 5 TND/30 min), safety deposit box in reception (approx. 5 TND/day), hairdresser, childcare, car rental; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds for children available), approx. 22 m2, well-maintained, air-conditioned (June-September), bathroom (shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone, fridge, safety deposit box; free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony or terrace (table and chairs), sea-view at a charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pool, sweet water, approx. 750 m², depth 0.7-2.1 m, paddling pool for children, approx. 40 m², depth approx. 0.5 m, umbrellas, sunbeds and mattresses available by the pool free of charge; indoor swimming pool, sweet water; football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, aerobics, exercises; playground for children, mini-club (4-12 y.o.), amphitheatre, disco (free entry, consumption payable), animations for adults and children in Italian and French: fakir, magician shows, snake-charmers, cabaret, dance shows; extra charges: 4 tennis courts (including 2 with floodlights), archery, pool table, horse riding, quads; wellness centre: at a charge: sauna, Turkish bath, massages, needle-bath; 27-hole golf course near the hotel (external offer).
ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (6.00-10.00), buffet lunch (12.30-14.30), buffet dinner (18.30-21.30) in the main restaurant La Palmeraie; late breakfast in main bar (10.00-11.00), snacks in main bar (16.00-17.00) and beach bar (11.00-15.00), late snacks in main restaurant (22.00-24.00); soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks: vodka, liqueurs, cocktails, wine, draught beer in selected bars (8.30-24.00); wearing all inclusive bands is required.
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visas: Not required. Passport must be valid a minimum of 3 months.
Flight duration: Warsaw-Djerba approx. 3.5h
Local time: GMT
Language: Arabic, French, in tourist destinations also English, German and Italian.
Voltage: 220 V, standard sockets.
Currency: dinar (TND), 1 TND (1000 millimes) = approx. 2.25 PLN; banknotes in circulation: 5, 10, 20, 30 TND and coins: 5, 1, 0.5 TND; 100, 50, 20, 10 milimes. The dinar is an unchangeable currency and should not be taken outside the Tunisian area.
Religion: Tunisia is a Muslim country, where religious and traditional customs are alive and commonly practiced. Tourists should behave appropriately, especially in public places, outside hotels. In Tunisia, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter mosques, aside from selected ones that are for organized tourist visits.
Tips: the rule applies that you give as much as you can afford. It is custom to tip waiters (approx. 10% of the bill), porters, chambermaids, drivers and guides on local trips.
Prices in the hotel and restaurants: lunch approx. 20 TND; bottle of beer 3-5 TND; bottle of wine 7-15 TND; coffee 2-3 TND; bottle of mineral water 1.5 TND.
Beaches: free; most hotels have their own beaches where usually hotel guests do not have to pay for renting a sunbed and umbrellas (in some hotels there is a charge for a sunbed and mattress: 2-5 TND); guests from outside the hotel must expect to pay for an umbrella and sunbed: up to 10 TND.
Departure tax: as of 1.10.2014 every tourist upon departure shall be required to purchase a revenue stamp of a value of 30 TND (approx. 13 EUR); the stamp can be purchased at the airport, it is pasted into the passport and stamped by the Immigration Office.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Among those visiting the island who decide to go beyond the gardens or hotel beaches, will find interesting historical monuments. In the south of the island small Meninx ruins can be found - a settlement established in the 8th century B.C. by Phoenicians, well-prospering also in the Roman times. The wealth of Meninx's inhabitants can be seen through the levy built by them, joining the island with the mainland, making trade contacts with the African continent easier. Probably during this time, the first Jews came to Djerba and found the atmosphere here favourable for their faith. In the centre of the island there is Hara Kebira and Hara Seghira, where to this day a small Jewish community lives and a few synagogues function. The history of the most famous of them El Ghriba, meaning "the strange", dates back to 586 BC.
Although it is true that the current structure dates back to the beginning of the last century, the Torah kept in its sanctuary is one of the oldest in the world. Numerous mosques of a defensive character dispersed mainly along the coast of the island are relics of the Kharijites and Ibadi - members of sects known for their fanaticism, which in the 7th century AD separated from Islam and after evoking a rebellion in North Africa, took refuge in Djerba, creating a fortress that was difficult to conquer. Turkish reign on the island began in 1560 from the capture by the Spaniards of the fortress known as Bordj Ghazi Mustafa, located between the coast and the centre of the town Houmt Souk - the administrative capital of the island.
On the north-east and east coast of Djerba are the most beautiful beaches currently belonging to the tourist zone of the island. On a more than 20 km-long strip of the coast there are tens of hotels of various standards, from club hotels to luxurious palaces, concealing wonderful thalassotherapy centres within their interiors. Accommodation on the island gives huge opportunities for playing various sports: tennis, bowling, golf, horse riding, diving, parasailing and windsurfing, as well as sand sailing. Hotel animations programmes, folklore shows, discos and the casino will provide for evening entertainment.
Monastir - Sousse - Port El Kantaoui - a trip thanks to which you can visit the city of the first president of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba - Monastir. Visiting one of the largest medinas in Tunisia - the old city in Sousse. At the end a walk in Kantoui Port, which captivated Roman Polański - the director of the movie Pirates. Trip only for guests from Sousse and Monastir. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 35 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 17.5 TND.
Hammamet - Nabeul - travel to Nabeul, the town of potters, where you can take a closer look at the process of creating ceramics at the ceramics factory. Free time at the market in Nabeul. Travel to the centre of old Hammamet and visit in the Medina - the old Arabian city. Trip only for guests from Hammamet. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 30 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 15 TND.
Sahara Explorer - 1. day. Visting El Jem with a beautifully preserved Roman amphitheatre, famous for its annual jazz concerts. Then transfer to Matmata of an astonishing lunar landscape. In the houses forged in rocks live the descendants of the Berbers - a visit to one of them. In the afternoon, transfer to Douz - "the gateway to Sahara". Optional camel ride over the dunes of the Sahara. Day 2 - an exciting jeep expedition. Passage over the largest salt lake in Tunisia - Chott el Jerid to the desert oasis of Touzer and oases located in the Atlas Mountains: Chebika and Tamerza. On the return trip to the north, visiting the holy city in Tunisia - Kairouan, with the largest mosque of northern Africa - The Great Mosque of Sidi Okba. 2-day trip. Price – approx. 185 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 87.5 TND (includes: breakfast, 2 lunches, dinner, without drinks); additionally payable: jeep ride (approx. 40 TND) and camel ride (approx. 20 TND).
Boat cruise along the coast - for enthusiasts of good fun. Among others, the programme includes animations performed by the ship crew, group fun and lunch. Price – approx. 50 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 25 TND.
Medinat Alzahra - an amazing show, perfectly prepared display, showing the history of Tunisia: beautiful music, colourful costumes and light will make this wonderful evening to be long remembered. Price – approx. 70 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 35 TND.
Tunis – Carthage - Sidi Bou Said - exploring the centre of Tunis: a stroll along the narrow streets of the medina with the characteristic architecture of the old city and local shops. Travel to Carthage - presently the suburb of Tunis, where there is the president's residence and villas owned by Tunisian elites, and in the antiquity - the centre of the Phoenician empire. Visiting the remains of the huge complex Baths of Antonius, located by the sea and
Byrsa Museum with a collection of unique works of art. Transfer to Sidi Bou Said, situated on a hill, a town of artists, which captivates with its white-blue houses that run along the cobbled streets. From here you can admire beautiful views of the sea and Bon Peninsula. Visiting a traditional Arab home. Price – approx. 90 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 45 TND (includes lunch, without drinks); visiting an Arab home - approx. 4 TND.
Cap Bon - a trip to the so-called Green Tunisia. Transfer to Nabeul and a visit to a ceramics factory, then Kelibia - a picturesque fishing port at the foot of a mountain with a fortress from Turkish times. Exploring Kerkouane - the ruins of a city from Punic times, El Haouaria - a grotto from the 2nd century AD, scenically located on the coast, from where the ancient Romans got stone to build Carthage. Trip only for guests from Hammamet. Day trip Price – approx. 80 TND (includes lunch without drinks).
Friguia Park and dolphinarium – encounter with the fauna of Black Africa. Friguia Park is inhabited by more than 60 species of exotic animals, among others, lions, elephants, giraffes and lemurs. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 80 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 40 TND.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.