Relax at the Radisson Blu Resort in Tunisia
Pack your bags for Tunisia! A new Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso has opened in Monastir. It's the second Radisson Blu in Tunisia and boasts 280 rooms on beachfront property -- facing the Gulf of Hammamet in the Mediterranean Sea. The resort has 264 guestrooms, 14 junior suites and two senior suites, all equipped with high-speed access (no fee!) and a private balcony or terrace overlooking the pool and sea.
Of course, it's nice to have a comfortable room, but when you really want to unwind, you're looking for the spa. The Radisson Blu in Monastir has a 150,000-square foot facility in the Royal Elyssa Spa Cinq Mondes & Thalasso, with a 48,000-square foot Thal'ion Thalasso center that specializes in restorative treatments using seawater. The spa facilities are set to open early next year and will also have a fitness club and salon. The saunas, hammams and treatment rooms are great, but you'll want to get to the top floor, where you'll find 20 spa suites, many of which will boast private Jacuzzis.
When it's time to eat, choose from three restaurants and six bars and lounges. Work off those meals playing tennis, beach volleyball or water polo. Or, walk to Monastir, which is only two and a half miles away (though a bus ride or private car would be faster and easier). Check out Monstir's Ribat of Harthema, one of the oldest fortresses in North Africa, which is home to the Museum of Islamic Art. You can also visit the Bourguiba Mosque, which has a prayer hall filled with 86 pink marble pillars. The medina is also worth a visit.