Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera: five luxurious Somabay hotels


The sun pretty much usually shines on the Somabay peninsula, a welcoming sub-tropical finger bathing in the warmth of the Red Sea. Even in the depths of the cold and dark European winter guests nonetheless choose-up a tan on the shores of the Red Sea.

Hurghada’s contemporary airport rapidly sends guests on their way on a dual carriageway heading south. Typically it is a mere 40-minute transfer to the collection of luxurious hotels dotted along the Somabay coastline.

The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa &amp Thalasso

Surrounded by emerald green fairways and greens this hotel offers impeccable five* service. The Moorish architecture of ochre walkways, lit by Arabic lamps, is provided a colonial twist by wicker furnishings on the verandas.

The star attraction is The Cascades Spa &amp Thalasso, named right after the sea god, which presents a variety of water-primarily based treatment options. An hour lengthy Aquatonic remedy, with a succession of warm water jets – moving up the physique from toes to head – plus floating along lazy rivers – is blissfully relaxing. Also, on present is an astounding variety of indulgent pampering massage treatment options in the centre’s 65 remedy rooms.

Sipping a cocktail, appear out from the Eagles’ Nest bar, more than the fairways major up to the Clubhouse, as the sunsets. The Cascades Championship Golf Course, developed by Gary Player, is a testing 18-hole hyperlinks course operating along the breezy and gorgeous Red Sea coastline.

The Academy with 3 coaching pros, the 18-hole course and a Par three nine-hole course for honing the brief game, offers the excellent base for a golfing vacation.

The Kempinski Hotel Somabay

This is a supremely sophisticated five* Hotel, a regal paean to the greatest of Moorish and Spanish architecture. There’s a palatial grandeur to the decor with two-metre higher original oil paintings, of conventional Arabic scenes, gracing the ivy draped walls.

Curving tributaries lead off from the most important pool permitting guests to swim about the generously proportioned website, sloping down to an idyllic beach.

As properly as a restaurant supplying a assortment of international buffets and a beachside restaurant for lunch, there is also Bamboo Shoots, an oriental restaurant, and Pergola with an Italian menu.

Guests booking a suite appreciate a tranquil Club Lounge which offers in depth buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cocktails are served at sunset.

The Sheraton Somabay Resort

Two Sphinx-like stone statues guard the entrance to the resort, followed by a lengthy guard of honour of however additional lions. Architecture is primarily based on the style of Luxor and the temples found in The Valley of the Kings.

Perfect for households, the welcoming hotel functions the Somasplash waterpark. The most daring ride is the Wacky Boomerang for brave adrenaline junkies while there is a gentler trip on present by way of the Rain Fortress.

Somabay hotels’ dine-about idea, backed by a network of shuttle buses, permits guests to choose and pick from the 5 hotels’ restaurants. Fans of Egyptian cuisine will be capable to discover many Egyptian nights, typically with music and belly-dancing, to maintain them entertained.

The Breakers Surfing and Diving Resort

With a laid-back surfer culture, the four* hotel below the genial leadership of charismatic Stefan Reichl offers a exceptional definition of luxury: freedom for guests to do what they want, when they want.

Featuring the Orca Dive Centre, lots of of the guests head out along the jetty to either dive or snorkel more than the coral reef. Boats depart frequently for prime diving and snorkelling web sites while guests can also attempt their hand at Deep Sea fishing.

A standard shuttle bus serves the Kite Home. Most days, at 4pm, guests to Somabay can appreciate a no cost Kite Surfing lesson to see if this is their sport. Even though they are unlikely to break Somabay’s speed record of 64 kmph.

Robinson Club Somabay

This hotel with children’s pool, complete-board selections and inter-connecting rooms is a well-liked loved ones option, specifically with German vacationers looking for winter sun. For most guests the beach is the focal point with the beach bar at the hub of the action. An esoteric collection of bean bags, hammocks and beach furnishings invites guests to kick-back as the DJ plays a chilled set. Borrow a backgammon set from the bar to maintain the brain ticking more than.

There’s an Ibiza-like club vibe about and an aroma of coconut sun-oil drifting on the warm Red Sea breeze. As the blood orange sun drops down behind the jagged peaks of the Red Sea Mountains, more than the DJ’s left shoulder, there is a golden Instagram chance.


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