Sun drenched and sprinkled with palm trees, Skanes is a popular beach resort in the Tunisian port town of Monastir. Located on the North East coast of Tunisia in the Sahel region, Skanes borders the Mediterranean Sea making it a great destination for watersports or a relaxing beach holiday.
With great monthly and annual weather forecasts Skanes is a year round holiday destination. Temperatures at the height of summer reach a sweltering 33°C with over 12 hours of sunshine a day, whilst the winter months still see peak temperatures of 18°C and little rainfall.
Skanes’ long stretch of beach is tidy and gently shelving, with soft, white sand. Most hotels in the resort have claimed their own private section of the beach, filling it invitingly with sun loungers and straw parasols – a great place to top up a sun tan in privacy. With clear, gentle waters lapping at the shoreline, youngsters and weaker swimmers can also bathe safely.
Highly regarded for its wide selection of top quality beachfront hotels, Skanes is the main tourist district of busy Monastir. In addition to its selection of high class tourist accommodation, visitors can expect to find superb restaurants offering authentic Tunisian cuisine, traditional Tunisian entertainment and vibrant bazaars peddling locally produced wares.
Aside from anything else, Skanes is a great base for touring the rest of historic Tunisia. Located between the ancient towns of Monastir and Sousse, Skanes allows convenient access to Tunisia’s busy Souks, revered mosques, picturesque marinas and imposing fortresses. Transport links in the area are good, with buses, trains and taxis operating throughout.
Skanes is serviced by the Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport with direct UK flights arriving from a number of airports including Manchester, East Midlands and London Gatwick. Located around 3 hours and 15 minutes from the UK, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Jet2 and Monarch operate charter flights to the resort all year round.