Sharm el Sheikh was once a small fishing village but has now grown into one of the most popular travel destinations in Egypt. The resort stretches for more than 20 miles along the Red Sea coast and has a National Marine Park at either end. The resort has an area to suit everyone, from the lively Naama Bay to the Old Town which offers authentic souks and bazaars. The resort offers mainly all-inclusive accommodation but if you are looking for budget accommodation, this can be found in the Hadaba area and Shark’s Bay. The hotels in Sharm offer an array of facilities including health and fitness centres, gyms and spas. Check out this website for some unmissable offers to Sharm el Sheikh resorts. Read more »
If you want to discover the real Egypt then Aswan is the place to visit. Aswan is the southern-most of the three major cities on the Nile in Egypt and is totally different from the northerly cities of Luxor and Cairo as it has a more relaxed atmosphere with a distinct African feel. This is
mainly because Aswan has a large Nubian population who have their own language and traditions. The Nile gently meanders through the hot desert and palm-lined islands and is a sight to behold. From Elephantine Island to the Tombs of the Nobles on the west bank of the Nile, Aswan offers a wealth of history and culture for visitors to discover. Mausoleums, tombs and monasteries are among the many sights to be visited when in Aswan. Aswan is not as busy as the resorts in Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada therefore accommodation is available for all budgets and you will be able to find a cheap hotel at any time of the year. Read more »
Hadaba is peaceful resort located just ten minutes from Naama Bay. It is the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday but still within easy reach of the livelier resorts of the area. One of the six main areas that make up Sharm el Sheikh, Hadaba (meaning ‘the cliff’ in Arabic) is a much quieter resort than nearby Naama Bay. Sitting on an elevated area on the Ras Um Sid, or Om El Sid as it is also known, the resort offers spectacular
views of the mountains and the sea. Hadaba has a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops and also the
enormous Alf Leila Wa Leila (meaning fantasia in Arabic) complex. Scuba diving, snorkelling, submarine rides, water sports, swimming pools, tennis, volleyball, go-carting and bowling are also available in Hadaba. Strolling round the town visitors will be treated to authentic Egyptian culture, don’t miss the local markets where you practice your bartering skills! Read more »
Coral Beach is a friendly, laid-back resort in the popular Egyptian region of Sharm el Sheikh. The resort has beautiful beaches, great all-inclusive hotels, amazing views across the Red Sea to Tiran Island, is close to Naama Bay and is just a ten minute drive from Sharm el Sheikh Airport. Inland from the resort you will find the Sinai Desert with its stunning mountains and sand dunes.
There is a great choice of hotels in Coral Beach of every category. Many of these luxury hotels offer a private beach, relaxing spa facilities, multiple swimming pools and restaurants serving a variety of cuisine. All of the best hotels provide activity programmes for the children, plenty of family activities and entertainment and a variety of sports facilities.
With warm waters and cooling sea breezes, Coral Beach is ideal for relaxing on the beach and enjoying a dip in the crystal clear sea. Read more »
Swiss archaeologists with Switzerland’s University of Basel have discovered a 1,000 year old tomb of a female singer in the Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in Luxor. The tomb was found by accident close to another tomb that was discovered 100 years ago. This is the only tomb of a woman who is not related to the ancient Egyptian Royal families ever found here. The singer was named Nehmes Bastet which indicates that she was
protected by the feline God Bastet. At the time of the singer’s death, Egypt was ruled by Libyan kings, but because Thebes (now within the city of Luxor) was ruled by the high priests, they had the authority to bury family members in the royal cemetery which would explain how the singer came to be buried there.
This is the 64th tomb to be unearthed in the major tourist attraction of the Valley of the Kings. Way back in 1922 the golden funeral mask of Tutankhamen was discovered along with other amazing objects in the tomb of the king who ruled over 3000 years ago.
Nosrani Bay is an exclusive resort offering some of the best hotels in the Sharm el Sheikh region. Noted for its beautiful sandy beach, crystal clear waters and amazing corals reefs, Nosrani Bay is the perfect choice for a quiet relaxing holiday in Egypt. The resort offers a much quieter atmosphere than the cheaper areas of Sharm like Naama Bay. Due to its reliable winter sunshine, the resort is a popular choice for December
holidays, with visitors returning year after year for their winter sun holidays. All of the best Nosrani Bay hotels offer family entertainment and children’s activities, hence why the resort is a popular choice for family holiday packages to Egypt. Nosrani Bay boasts top-class hotels with fantastic swimming pools, stylish restaurants, in-house dive centres, private beaches and beautiful tropical gardens. The areas spa hotels, where guests can enjoy whirl pools, steam rooms, Ayurvedic massages, body wraps, facials and body scrubs, are ideal for a romantic getaway. Read more »
The Hurghada resort of Soma Bay is regarded as the perfect choice for a top class beach holiday in Egypt. The resort hotels offer a blend of elegant traditional design while providing every modern convenience for cheap package holidays to Hurghada. Sitting on a scenic headland, Soma Bay offers wonderful panoramic mountain views and a beautiful sandy beach lapped by the Red Sea. Soma Bay is popular with water
sports enthusiasts, families and couples looking for a romantic getaway. Ideal as a base for Red Sea diving holidays and golf holidays, Soma Bay offers a range of accommodation including top class five star hotels with spa centres, spectacular swimming pools, stylish restaurants, beautiful gardens and private beaches. Soma Bay is home to one of the largest thalasso spas in the Middle East. Thanks to the natural healing properties of the sea you can relax and rejuvenate as well as enjoying invigorating pools, whirlpools and saunas along with a whole range of beauty and health treatments. Read more »
The River Nile in Egypt conjures up a world of magic and mystery. A cruise along the Nile will take you through a land of ancient civilisations and is one of the best ways to see all the historic sites located along the river’s banks. Attractions include the temples of the Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs and obelisks.
Cruising up the Nile from lower to upper Egypt will leave you in awe of this amazing country. Apart from the fascinating attractions that line the Nile river banks Nile cruise passengers will also get an insight into rural Egypt. Many people who visit Egypt don’t get to see life outside the major city’s and tourist areas but on a cruise you will see how life in rural Egypt has changed very little over thousands of years.
The Valley of the Kings is the one site not to miss on your bargain holidays to Egypt. This is an eerie site with more than 600 royal tombs, including the Tomb of Tutankhamen that will remain in your memory for the rest of your life. It is in these royal tombs that mummified pharaohs were sealed to begin their journey to the ‘afterlife’. You will also be able to visit the Colossi of Memnon, a gigantic pair of enthroned statues that once guarded the entrance to a long lost temple. Read more »
When you think of Egypt what springs to mind? Like most people you probably know Egypt as the land of the pyramids where you can relax on beautiful beaches in glorious sunshine, explore the many ancient sites that the country is so famous and cruising along the Nile for but there is much more to this amazing country.
Combining water sports and leisure, the Jungle Aqua Park near Hurghada is something different that has something for all family to enjoy on their package holidays to Egypt. Located on the Red Sea just 25 minutes from Hurghada on the road to Safaga, the park offers swimming pools, water slides and a multitude of sports and activities for all ages.
Hurghada is a popular Red Sea resort well known for its hot climate, beaches, scuba diving and snorkelling, water sports and nightlife. With temperatures around the 30˚C mark for most of the year Hurghada is a popular year round holiday destination, including Christmas and the New Year. The resort is divided into three main parts; the modern El Memsha, the city centre Sekalla and the old part El Dahar. Read more »
Since its formation in 2007, the Green Star Hotel Initiative has awarded its Green Star Certificate to 16 hotels in El Gouna and 4 hotels in Taba Heights. These hotels have been recognised for their dedication to sustainability and for their commitment to protecting the local environment. Local hotels, businesses, residents and visitors to El Gouna and Taba Heights all work together to minimise any negative impact the resort’s ever expanding tourist industry may have on the local environment.
El Gouna is a popular destination for last minute holidays and is officially recognised as Egypt’s most environmentally-friendly holiday destination. The resort was chosen as the first location for the initiative because of its sustainable development concept, internal recycling and water treatment plants and its authentic architecture. Read more »