Sani for Beginners: A guide the world-class luxury holiday resort in Greece.

Sani is a Junior Design Award winning holiday resort located on the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki, Greece, just 80 km southeast of Thessaloniki international airport. For nearly 50 years it has set the benchmark for luxury hospitality in Europe, offering exclusive holiday trappings with an inclusive and welcoming feel. Honestly once you visit, you will want to go straight back!


Sani is nestled in a peaceful 1000-acre reserve, surrounded by pine forests, wetlands and beautiful beaches and is home to five hotels - Sani Beach, Sani Club, Sani Dunes, Porto Sani and Sani Asterias - each which its own unique features, offerings and vibe. Sani Resort also proudly embraces a multitude of sustainable initiatives under its sustainability programme, Sani Green. In 2020, it became the first carbon neutral resort in Greece and the resort has been running on 100% renewable energy since 2019.

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The Wetlands at Sani Resort

Home to 40 restaurants and bars, 7 white-sand beaches, a private marina and more pools than you will have time to dip in. The world-leading facilities include the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, the Chelsea FC Foundation, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, and an extensive childcare option including a dedicated kids and teens club (see more information below), Michelin Starred Chef dining experiences and there's even a delicious baby and child menu crafted by children’s chef and Junior fave, Annabel Karmel.

The Sani Marina is a 5* destination in its own right - and considered the heart and soul of Sani. Here you'll find over 24 luxury and designer boutiques (including the first Missoni in Greece), deli's, Sani Market, 11 restaurants and bars, a pharmacy and a port facility that can accommodate up to 215 yachts. Phew...

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Sani Marina

Let our Junior Guide to Sani help you decide which hotel is the right one for you and your family.

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Sani Beach: Lively living for the active family with varying age groups

Sani Beach views

Sani Beach is the resort’s largest hotel. It looks out upon the azure waters of Cape Sani from its beachfront location, surrounded by 7km white-sand beaches. Though a large-scale hotel experience, the thoughtful touches in each of the 389 rooms, from the Bose SoundDock to Anne Semonin products add a luxurious touch. Sani Beach is ideal for the more adventurous and outdoorsy driven family as it nearer to the extensive water sports and activities on offer at Sani.

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Bousoulas Beach at Sani Beach

Why you should stay at Sani Beach:

  • The lavish environment makes it ideal for water sports including windsurfing, catamaran and kayaking. Water-skiing, wake board and parasailing are also available. All ages and levels are welcome, including absolute beginners.
  • For those who enjoy the exhilaration of a challenge can try mountain biking at the biking academy, or the guided jogging routes. It also ideally situated for the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.
  • It also nearest to Sani Hill, ripe for exploration and hikes, suitable for both children and adults. Sani Hill is also the setting for the annual Sani Festival and Sani Gourmet.
  • Nearby is the Triathlon Academy - where you can swim in the Aegean and go running & cycling through the unique natural environment of Sani Resort.
  • The wide variety of rooms on offer will means spaces to suit all styles of family or those with varying ages of children. From double rooms to family-friendly suites with sun-drenched balconies, private gardens and floor to ceiling windows.
  • Use of the private beaches, the pine fringed Bousoulas beach which is open for all and the breath-taking Infinity pool gazing out over azure Mediterranean waters.
  • After all that activity recharge at the tranquil MySpa. Open to all the family, guests can indulge in soothing treatments designed by Anne Semonin, with ingredients tailored to each unique need.
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Junior Suite at Sani Beach
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The pool at Sani Beach
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Sani Hill at Sani Resort

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Eating at Sani Beach:

  • Ammos: Mediterranean Al-fresco dining on the beachfront terrace complemented by an exquisite selection of wines. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Bousoulas Beach Bar: International cuisine on the waterfront. Open for long lunches only.
  • Grill by the Pool: A New Orleans inspired grill house offering a heady mix of meat, fish and Cajun spices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Posiedon: International buffet style breakfast and dinners with a great selection for children. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Veranda: A open-kitchen setting offering a selection of Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Open for breakfast and dinner.
  • Pool Bar: Ideal spot grab a lunchtime snack or refreshing drink. Open all day and evening.
  • Garden Theatre Bar: Offering wines, premium beers and a selection of spirits, the bar opens half an hour prior to performances, during and after the shows. Open evenings only.
  • Sports Bar: Refreshing drinks or energy boosters located on the terrace next to the Mini Football court. Open all day.
  • Zephyros: A stylish and chilled cocktail bar located in the lobby area. Open all day and evening.
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Ammos Restaurant at Sani Beach
What it costs & inclusions:
  • Prices at SaniBeach in a Double Room start from €149 per night, on a half-board basis.
  • Children under 12 stay free.
  • A welcome bottle of Sani Land of Grace wine on arrival, a sunset cruise, and a treetop adventure.
  • Private Volvo tours for guests staying in one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Sani Club: A secluded hideaway for families detoxing from devices, or those seeking some R&R

The welcoming lobby at Sani Club

At the very far end of the resort surrounded by lush nature and nestled in ancient olive groves, sits Sani Club. With 253 stylish rooms and suites with light and airy interiors, some with their own personal pools and gardens. The panoramic views of the Aegean Sea make the secluded Sani Club your private escape between sea and sky. This hotel is accessed by road and golf carts.

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The beach at Sani Club

Why you should stay at Sani Club:

  • Privacy is paramount at Sani Club - guests can opt for a suite with a private pool for the ultimate in luxurious seclusion and Beachfront bungalows (we defy you not to fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore).
  • Wildlife lovers will be in the prime position to explore the riches of the environment and take peaceful walks through the surrounding forest and admire the impressive array of birds.
  • The private beach offers irresistible soft white sands and crystal-clear waters, there is also a sprawling heated pool with its own separate children’s area.
  • Sani Club’s tranquil ambience is echoed in The Club Spa. With a tranquil private garden providing a soothing backdrop, you'll inhale aromas of lemon, grapefruit and mint and completely surrender to the immersive healing and spiritual spa experiences.
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Grand balcony at Sani Beach
A two-bedroom family suite with a private garden at Sani Club
A classic bathroom at Sani Club
The infinity pool at Sani Club
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The Club Spa at Sani Club
The pool at The Club spa at Sani Club

Eating at Sani Club:

  • Cabana: This classy Mediterranean restaurant draws on the flavours of the Cote D’Azur, with our renowned carpaccio and ceviche dishes prepared with the very freshest ingredients and created to be shared al fresco. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Olympos: A casual dining spot with hot and cold breakfast buffets and themed evening buffets. Open for breakfast and dinner.
  • Club Lounge: The laid-back ambience of these beach dining spot is a relaxed space in which to enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired menu or simply sip on a sundowner, while you'll take in the stunning views of the Aegean, Sani Bay, Sani Hill and Mount Olympus. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Ouzerie: Serving traditional Greek fare and the freshest seafood platters, perfect for sharing, all whilst taking in the best sea views. Open for lunch and dinner.
  • Pines: Modern Greek “farm to table” menu using only fresh and mainly organic produce from within 100km of Sani Resort. Open for breakfast and dinner.
  • Main Bar: A great place to catch a fabulous sunset or to unwind after dinner with a cocktail or two. Open all day and evening.
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Pines Restaurant at Sani Club
What it costs & inclusions:
  • Prices at Sani Club in a Double Room start from €178 per night on a half-board basis.
  • Children under 12 stay free.
  • A welcome bottle of Sani Land of Grace wine on arrival, a sunset cruise, and a treetop adventure.
  • Private Volvo tours for guests staying in one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Sani Dunes: A sleek and sophisticated hotel for the cosmopolitan family with grown up children, or couples

The modern lobby at Sani Dunes

The epitome of elegance, Sani Dunes contemporary architectural style makes for a modern, yet chilled hotel. With an immaculate private beach on the doorstep, Michelin-starred restaurants, and close to the hub of boutiques, bars and nightlife. The 136 rooms and suites at Sani Dunes are ideal for grown-ups looking for elegant nights out and sophisticated Ibiza-style beach days.

The instagrammable walkway at Sani Dunes

Why you should stay at Sani Dunes:

  • The proximity to Sani Marina will undoubtedly delight shoppers, gourmets and night owls.
  • Sani Dunes boasts the largest heated lagoon- style swimming pool in Greece. It snakes across the impressive 3,500 metre squared and its perimeter hugs all its rooms giving guests direct waterside access.
  • Tasteful, contemporary style meets Mediterranean elegance: every room or suite at Sani Dunes is designed with pure relaxation and indulgence at heart. The calming presence of water is all around you - from the panoramic windows and spacious balconies overlooking the pools to the vistas of the Aegean Sea and suites that open directly on to the private beach.
  • All bars and restaurants at Sani Dunes are set with grown-ups or couples in mind – impeccable service, fine flavours and lively, convivial atmospheres.
  • Ideal location for taking a Yacht Cruises and the sailing Academy. Sani VIP services can organise your own private cruise on a boat to suit your specific needs.
  • Recline in the spacious D Spa and settle in for unbridled Parisian-inspired indulgence. With 6 private treatment rooms and a couples’ suite, you can rejuvenate with a range of Anne Semonin treatments, including the latest in advanced technology for the face and body.
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Views at Sani Dunes
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The suites at Sani Dunes
The main pool at Sani Dunes
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A junior suite with a private garden and pool view at Sani Dunes
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A one bedroom suite at Sani Dunes
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A junior suite private garden at Sani Dunes
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The pool at Sani Dunes
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A private room at the D Spa, Sani Dunes

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Eating at Sani Dunes:

  • Fresco: A Michelin-starred chef run Italian restaurant with classic fare and innovative creations using the finest meats, seafood and freshest market produce. Experienced sommeliers delight to suggest wine pairings. Open for dinner only.
  • Beach House: Serving simple yet innovative Mediterranean food, stylish beach dining with a concept reminiscent of the best Pampelonne beach bars in Saint Tropez. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Market: A relaxed, yet refined brasserie-style eatery with a seasonal farm-to-table philosophy. Open for breakfast and dinner.
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The inviting Beach House at Sani Dunes
What it costs & inclusions:
  • Prices at Sani Dunes in a Double Room with Private Garden start from €220 on a half-board basis.
  • There is an 85% off a stay for the first child under 12, and 75% off for the second under 12.
  • A welcome bottle of Sani Land of Grace wine on arrival, a sunset cruise, and a treetop adventure.
  • Private Volvo tours to guests staying in one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Porto Sani: Family freedom the ideal base for new parents or those with young children

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The lobby at Porto Sani

The newest jewel in the Sani family crown is the family-focused Porto Sani which captures Mediterranean living at its most relaxed and indulgent best. Following a recently completed 30M EUR renovation (including the spa and a brand-new restaurant, Lima) the hotel boasts 50 new suites as well as refurbished ones (148 suites total), perfectly tailored to young families and all free full board, it will be an enchanting escape for all ages.

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The main pool at Porto Sani

Why you should stay at Porto Sani:

  • The suites embody tasteful elegance - but not so fussy that you're afraid of messy little hands.
  • Porto Sani boast an impressive selection of pools ideal for babies and young children. From heated pools, two lagoons to keep little ones entertained for hours (in addition to two more pools exclusively designed for kids) to a toddler’s splash pad that will trill those pre-schoolers.
  • For little ones that prefer the sand in their toes the hotel’s very own slice of shoreline is available at a private stretch of Sea You beach.
  • Just moments away from the vibrant Sani Marina in Sani Resort, this family friendly marina is flat - ideal for pushchairs and offers shops, resultants and cafes. Plus, what child doesn't love seeing yachts and boats at sea?
  • The attention to detail at Porto Sani is not lost on only parent. The special kids and baby well-being menus by Annabel Karmel and the newly extended Kids Club and Crèche means the whole family can enjoy a relaxing break.
  • If you can escape come naptime or have a creche slot, then the Spa Suite offers total peace and quiet. With 7 private treatment rooms, and bespoke treatments by Anne Semonin, this tranquil hideaway offers a slice of calm and wellbeing for weary parents.
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A one bedroom suite with pool view at Porto Sani
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One bedroom suite lounge at Porto Sani
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One bedroom suite bedroom at Porto Sani
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A three bedroom family suite with private pool at Porto Sani
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The pool at Porto Sani
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The Kids Club at Porto Sani
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The Kids Club at Porto Sani
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The Spa Suite at Porto Sani


Eating at Porto Sani:

  • Lima: Overflowing with Latin American spirit, this Peruvian restaurant brings a feast of heart, soul and passion to your table. Open for dinner
  • El Puerto: The Michelin-starred chef and his team offer an authentic taste of Spain with tapas at the bar, or a la carte menu on the spacious veranda. Open for dinner *Reservations recommended.
  • Artemis: A modern international restaurant in an al-fresco setting, with special children’s food stations creating exclusive dishes from world-leading food expert Annabel Karmel. Open for breakfast and dinner *Reservations required.
  • Elia: This family friendly al-fresco eatery offers the traditional flavours and aromas of Greek cuisine. Open for breakfast and dinner
  • Seabreeze: A poolside bar offering speciality coffees and wellbeing fruit juices and smoothies, along with a satisfying selection of salads and light bites. The evenings fine selection of aperitifs and cocktails is enjoyed with some live music. Open all day and evening.
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The Elia Restaurant at Porto Sani
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The Sea Breeze Bar at Porto Sani
What it costs & inclusions:
  • Prices at Porto Sani in a Junior Suite Private Garden start from €275 per night, on a half-board basis.
  • Children under 12 stay free.
  • A welcome bottle of Sani Land of Grace wine on arrival, a sunset cruise, and a treetop adventure.
  • Private Volvo tours for guests staying in one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Sani Asterias: Timeless elegance and the ultimate in seclusion for the distinguished travellers

The entrance at Sani Asterias

A new era of refined luxury can be found at Sani Asterias, the resort’s most intimate hotel (even having its own gated entrance). Following a total renovation, guests will be able to enjoy the very ultimate in sophistication come 2024 when Sani Asterias will open its doors to reveal an even more luxurious look and feel. The Sani Asterias tends to attract a more VIP clientele so custom-made and dedicated five-star care comes as standard within it 57 suites (there will be 52 after the renovation meaning even more exclusivity).

The white-sand beachfront at Sani Asterias

Why you should stay at Sani Asterias:

  • Each light-flooded, spacious and beautifully appointed suite boast a timeless style, with marina or sea views and elevated outdoor spaces.
  • These larger elegant residences withs, make it the ideal hideaway for guests and families looking to holiday under the radar.
  • Guests can opt for suites with terrace doors that open directly on to the private beach or opt for a suite complete with a private pool.
  • Bask poolside near the exclusive heated pool with 5* service at guests’ disposal,
  • Indulgent details include from in room beauty treatments to champagne on arrival, making a perfect paradise for couples and families.
  • At Sani Asterias, only the finest will do when it coming to dining. The 2 Michelin-starred chef at Water has created an exclusive menu of sophisticated and flavourful modern French plates.
  • Alternatively, guests can enjoy intimate dinners within the privacy of their own terrace, where the freshest local produce is used to concoct true gastronomic alchemy with an equally fine wine list.
  • For the ultimate the private and intimate Spa Retreat is exclusively for Sani Asterias guests. You approach through a beautiful garden to find a range of rejuvenating therapies, beauty treatments and a relaxing hammam. As well as private rooms, spa guests can share the experience and enjoy the couple’s suite.
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A marine view at Sani Asterias
A three-bedroom family suite with private pool at Sani Asterisa
A beachfront view suite at Sani Asterisa
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A private garden at Sani Asterisa

Eating at Sani Asterias:

  • Water: The gastronomic flagship of Sani Resort, Water restaurant welcomes guests to a captivating dining experience. With a distinctively Mediterranean and French focus, accompanied by a range of fine wines sourced from Greece and across the globe. A child-friendly option at Asterias. Open all day and evening.
  • Over Water: A sophisticated Mediterranean menu of elegant French cuisine with a modern twist. Exclusive to guests over the age of 12. Open for dinner. *Reservations required.
  • Water Bar: An elegant lounge bar accompanied by live jazz. Offering champagne aperitifs, signature cocktails and an extensive range of cognacs and premium spirits. Open all day.
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The Water Bar at Sani Asterias
What it costs & inclusions:
  • Prices at Sani Asterias in a Junior Suite start from €213 per night on a half-board basis.
  • At Sani Asterias, enjoy 85% off a stay for the first child under 12, and 100% off for the second under 12.
  • Private Volvo tours for guests in all suites.
  • Chilled Champagne on arrival.

Sani for Beginners: what you need to know

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What makes Sani Resort stand out:

  • If you book directly at Sani and stay for 5 nights or more, you benefit from a free airport transfers from and to the international airport of Thessaloniki (SKG). Worth over €230 return (approx. £190). These free transfers can be arranged directly via the Sani Reservations team.
  • Daily boat cruises include viewing the unforgettable magic of a Mediterranean sunset aboard a complimentary cruise, departing each morning and evening from Sani Marina.
  • Private Volvo tours (in conjunction with Volvo) mean you can be driven across the Kassandra Peninsula. This adventure applies to guests staying in one, two and three-bedroom suites across Sani Resort, deluxe one bedroom and deluxe beachfront suites at Sani Dunes and all suites at Sani Asterias.
  • One thing about Sani is not matter how busy - it will never feel it! With at least 4 metres between each umbrella and plenty of pool options (including adults only) there is an abundance of space to truly relax in. Highlights include delicious refreshments served to your lounger, luxuriously soft mattresses, and an all-day towel service.
  • Wellness is encouraged. You can participate in the complimentary classes like Daily yoga, Pilates, Stretching and Aqua aerobics.
  • The Dine Around food option means you can eat at 23 restaurants and bars around the resort. You either choose from the Dine Around menus, or can order from the à la carte menu and have your meal allowance deducted from the final bill.
  • Full board is available at most of the 5* hotels and makes life easier for the entire family. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Look on the website for upgrade offers available on certain dates.
  • Download the Sani App. Whether you're already a guest at the resort, or simply planning ahead, the app will help you familiarise yourself with all the facilities, browse our calendar of events, make reservations and bookings - and keep you up to date to make the most of your stay.

Little Guests at Sani are treated like VIPs, too:

For 0-12 years old

  • Children under 12 stay for free (Porto Sani, Sani Beach and Sani Club). There is discounts offered at the other hotels.
  • Babewatch service - means you can leave little ones in the capable hands of our beach minders as you paddle out for a swim (available at 6 of the beaches).
  • The spa pools are restricted to Splash Hours (8:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 – 19:00) for children under 16 and must be supervised by an adult. (Check each hotel for details)
  • The Crèche is a fully equipped childcare facility, looked after by a qualified, in-house team, and operating to UK OFSTED standards, policies and procedures. There are 3 sessions a day, 7 days a week and prices start at 40 €. (Find them at Sani Beach, Sani Club and Port0 Sani).
  • Most restaurants offer child friendly menus crafted by children’s chef Annabel Karmel.
  • A complete range of high-end baby equipment and custom furnishings. This means you can travel without the pushchair, cot, bottle steriliser and bedding. Upon request hotels can supply white noise machines to soothe your baby to sleep and baby monitors.
  • Private nannies are on hand to take the pressure off busy parents. For a maximum of 3 hours a day (subject to availability) you can leave your little ones with a private nanny from €28 per hour for 1 child. Contact Guest Relations or the Childcare Manager for more information.
  • Evening babysitting is also available (from 18.30) priced from €15 per hour with a maximum of 3 children per sitter.
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Sani Treetop Adventure, Sani Resort

For 12-17 years old:

  • Teenagers are not forgotten at Sani. With the freedom to have fun and make new friends in a safe environment - there is plenty to keep them occupied.
  • Sani Marina has a dedicated space for children 12 years and over, Ozone Teen Club run by our Little Guest Team, is a complimentary clubhouse for teens. Its open from 10am-10pm daily.
  • From hip hop dancing to beach volleyball, or simply relaxing with new friends playing board games – it has been exclusively designed for teens to make friends and meet up, try new activities and have some independent fun. (Some activities incur a charge)
  • Tweens and teens can try scuba-diving, archery, canoeing, cooking or dance, helping them make lasting memories and expend a lot of energy. There is learning opportunities also including eco tours, birdwatching and even Lego robotics.
  • There are also unique programmes for all ages at each of academies, from developing your skills in a specific sport to learning survival techniques at the Bear Grylls Academy, Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, and the Chelsea FC Foundation.
  • The Junior Spa Menus offer a selection of spa treatments for our guests aged 12 or over. (Treatments and age restrictions vary at each hotel)
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Rafa Nadal Tennis Center at Sani Resort
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Bear Grylls Survival Academy at Sani Resort

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