Alexandria & the Red Sea Mediterranean Coast P.19 Stella Di Mare Resort,P.6 Four Seasons Health & Spa Ain SukhnaP.7 Porto Marina Resort & Spa P.20 Mövenpick Resort, El GounaP.8 Charm Life Hotel P.21 Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel, HurghadaP.9 Exploring the region: Things to do and see around P.22 Les Thermes Marins des Cascades, Soma Bay P.23 Menaville Resort, Safaga P.24 Porto Ghalib, Marsa Alam Cairo & surroundings P.25 Exploring the region: Things to see and do aroundP.10 Intercontinental City StarsP.11 JW Marriott HotelP.12 Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort SinaiP.13 Exploring the region: P.26 Grand Rotana, Things to do and see around Sharm el-Sheikh P.27 Savoy, Sharm el-Sheikh P.28 Reef Blue Bay Hotel Oasis, Upper Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa P.29 Maritim Jolie Ville Resort &P.14 Casino, Na’ama BayP.15 Sofitel Karnak P.30 Exploring the region:P.16 Sonesta St. Georges Hotel Things to see and do aroundP.17 Exploring the region: Things to see and do around Western Desert P.31 Al Tarfa Luxury Lodge & Spa, Dakhla P.32 Exploring the region: Things to see and do around P.34 Egypt General Map P.35 Practical Information
Relax, be well – set your body clockto Egyptian time!Egypt has a tradition of health and healing that dates back thousands of years. The great authors of Antiquitywrote with passion of Cleopatra’s extraordinary beauty – she who mesmerised the most powerful men of her era.One of history’s most famous adepts in the cult of Beauty, the queen bathed regularly in asses’ milk strewn withfresh rose petals.The growing popularity of health therapies with holidaying tourists, the ready availability of skilled specialists andthe growing number of luxurious hotel resorts have all conspired to transform Egypt into one of the world’s mostpopular destinations for visitors in search of relaxation and recuperation.Over the past few years, specialist therapy centres have sprung up across the country, catering to overworkedtravellers who just want to get away from it all. Now you can pamper yourself anywhere in the country – you toocan take a “Cleopatra” bath before plunging into the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. Now you can visit themythic city of Alexandria on the sun-kissed coastline of the Mediterranean and savour the gentlest of exfoliationswhile gazing out across beaches of the finest white sand. Uncover the secret beauty treatments of the Bedouin asyou visit their encampments in the middle of the Sinai desert. Or rid yourself of the last vestiges of stress in thelushly languorous surroundings of Dakhla Oasis after crossing the ethereal landscapes of the White Desert. Themore adventurous can try papyrus-wrap treatments in the stunning settings of Luxor or Aswan on the banks ofthe Nile. And every visitor to Cairo is sure to enjoy a true Pharaoh’s massage in the shadow of the Great Pyramidof Cheops.You will find that taking part in the aesthetic rituals of Egypt is a profoundly satisfying way of uncovering thecountry’s true soul – because everything around you is impregnated with ancestral philosophy and traditionalculture.Your wishes are instantly translated into our commands! The therapists working in our spa resorts are highlyqualified, professional, attentive and focused on your serenity. As a result, they are famed throughout the worldfor their ability to raise your physical and spiritual health to hitherto unattained levels of wellbeing, by subtlyreawakening every one of your senses. Traditional, yet attuned to the very latest technology, we have turned thescience of relaxation into an art, ready to transport you on a sensual, visual and spiritual voyage of self-discovery.Relax in the tranquil pleasures of an Egyptian spa resort – truly the closest thing to paradise on earth…Join us and discover the spa resort of your dreams!
Montazah Palace Alexandria & the Mediterranean To Abu Quir and Rosetta a Se n San Stefano ea an Stanley err Four Seasons Medit Eastern Sporting Alexandria Sporting Club Harbour Golf Course elta Bibliotheca Alexandrina City Centre le D Pompei’s Pillar Western Graeco-Roman Museum Ni Health & Spa Harbour Tombs e of Kom al-Shuqafa Th To El Alamein Desert Highway, To Wadi El Natroun and Cairo5 kinds of massages :Balinese, Thai, Classic, Aroma,Sport & Fitness3 body treatments :Total Cleansing,Purifying & Aromatics14 luxurious treatment rooms,including two dedicatedto couplesSaunaSteam RoomWhirlpoolSeparate relaxation areasfor men & womenFull range of hairstylingservices offeredIntegrated wellness centrefeaturing 24-hour fitnessfacilities in 2 gyms (includingone for women only) Guest Rooms & Suites The hotel offers 118 guest rooms, including 31 suites. Most providing sweeping views over the Four Seasons Hotel, Alexandria – San Stefano Mediterranean and the Corniche. Restaurants A prestigious hotel that fits perfectly into its mythical setting, The hotel has 9 restaurants and lounges. the Four Seasons is ideally situated next to the Corniche on Leisure the Mediterranean coast. Its Art Deco-inspired architecture An outdoor infinity-edge pool offers guests all-embracing would not look out of place in the most chic and elegant Mediterranean views and the perfect peaceful venue for a of English residences. The building is cooled by balmy sea relaxing swim. breezes, which encourage guests to relax and take a little The hotel’s spa and fitness centre takes a contemporary, customised approach to time for themselves. The Grand Plaza shopping centre is only health and beauty – every detail counts a short stroll away, or if you’d rather enjoy a journey back in in our efforts to ensure you get the best time, don’t miss the unmatchable wonders of Alexandria. The possible results and a real boost to your impressive fort of Qait Bey, built on the foundations of the wellbeing. You’ll enjoy the aromatic scents city’s famous lighthouse – one of the seven wonders of the of our candlelit treatment rooms, as well Ancient world – is just one of the many historic sites in this area. as the delightfully smooth feel of ourContact Details luxury massage creams.P.O. Box 164, Al Saraya399 El Geish Road, San Stefano,Alexandria, EgyptTel.: +20-3-5818000Fax: +20-3-5818080www.fourseasons.com 6
a Alexandria & the Mediterranean e n S T h e M e d i t e r ra n e a To Alexandria Ras el Shaqiq Porto Marina To Marsa Matruh Taposiris Bahig El Draziya El Hammam Burg El Arab El Alamein Abu Mina Porto Marina Golf Course Resort & Spa, El Alamein 2500 m2 Spa and beauty centre 18 treatment rooms Separate sections for men and women Gym area with cardiovascular facilities Experienced international team Heated indoor seawater pool Indoor seawater jacuzzi Refreshing plunge pool All water treatments carried out with seawater from the Mediterranean Classic beauty treatments using a combination of traditional, oriental methods and exotic, natural products Guest Rooms & Suites The hotel comprises 338 rooms. All rooms are furnished to 5-star Porto Marina Resort & Spa, El Alamein standard. Restaurants This 5-star hotel complex, which adorns the Mediterranean The hotel has 15 restaurants serving a variety of international coast with a magnificent splash of colour, is sure to transport cuisines. you to another world. On-site at your disposal are the Interna- Leisure tional Yacht Marina, a pleasant golf course, and the charming 3 clay tennis courts at Fun Beach. 2 watersports stations at South Venice Canal Mall. For watersport enthusiasts, this is the perfect Beach and Fun Beach offering the following activities and facilities: venue, with water-skiing, parasailing, jet-skiing and many Our impressive spa and beauty centre – water-skiing, banana boats, pedalos, canoes, trampolines, other surprises on offer. Porto Marina Resort comprises 338 some 2,500 m in size – awaits your visit. jet-skiing, fishing, parasailing, The treatments available within are all boating, catamaran, table tennis, rooms and suites with sea views, providing a level of comfort volleyball and basketball (multi- based on ancient skills and are carried out sport court), 5-a-side football that will turn your dreams of absolute relaxation into reality. by professionals trained in all the latest pitch, windsurfing centre. Stretch out under a parasol on the resort’s private beach or techniques. If you have particular require- enjoy a fresh dip in the outdoor pool. And when it’s time to ments you can, with the help of one of the spa’s experts, put together your very own dine, you’ll find plenty to enjoy: the most refined cuisine is customised programme that will guaran- served at 15 different establishments in the complex – our tee total repose for mind and body. And to Contact Details succulent seafood specialities come highly recommended! finish off, don’t forget to try out our gym, 105 km from the north coast of jacuzzi, heated indoor swimming pool, cold Alexandria plunge pool, sauna, steam bath and more… Marsa Matruh Road, Egypt Tel.: +20-46-4452711 Fax: +20-46-44527127 www.porto-marina.com
Th e M edi ter ra n e a n Alexandria & the Mediterranean Sea Marsa Charm Life Hotel Matruh Sidi abd el rahman To Alexandria To The Great Sand Sea El Alamein Qa tta ra Dep ress ion El Alamein16 luxury cabins for bodyand facial care2 saunas and 2 steam roomsIndoor whirlpool bath – suitablefor eight, with heated sea waterReception and Sothys ParisBoutique areaFitness room and studioBeauty salon Guest Rooms & Suites 253 extra-spacious rooms and suites, all complete with sea view. Charm Life Hotel, El Alamein Restaurants A host of food and beverage outlets, featuring international, Beautifully framed by the ever-changing blue of the waves Mediterranean and speciality cuisines. and the bright white of the endless sandy beaches, a stay Leisure at the Charm Life Hotel will bring colour back into your Heated indoor freshwater pool; life, whether you’ve come to relax or to take part in various freeform outdoor freshwater pools; children’s freshwater pools. leisure activities. You’re bound to love the space, comfort and Entering this sanctuary of restful calm and brightness of the 253 rooms and suites, all with views over well-being is a revelation. Reinvigorate the Mediterranean. For those who like nothing better than a yourself by combining the dry heat of our refreshing dip, there are three outdoor pools and a heated sauna with the humidity of our steam baths. Push yourself to your limits in our fitness indoor pool at your disposal – as well as the sea, of course! room, then let our spa bath softly massage If that all seems a bit too strenuous for you, take a break on every muscle in your weary body. If you one of the deckchairs on the hotel’s own private beach, by visit one of our luxury body/facial treatment the edge of the pool or even on your own terrace. For deeper cabins you’ll be treated like royalty, with subdued lighting, scented candles and mood levels of relaxation, take a look at what’s on offer in theContact Details music. Prolong these soothing effects by hotel’s luxury 1,600 m2 spa.Alexandria Matruh Road,North Coast, placing yourself in the reliable hands of one140 – El Alamein, Egypt of our beauty salon’s trained professionals.Tel.: +20-46-4190060Fax: +20-46-4190062www.charmlifehotels.com 8
Exploring the region: things to see and do aroundEast of Alex… Alexandria and its Museums, palacesJust 65 km from Alexandria you can follow in glorious past and mosquesthe footsteps of the explorer who uncovered a Alexander the Great founded Alexandria in 331 A series of earthquakes and a correspondingpriceless stone key in the ancient city of Ro- BC. One of the last of the seven wonders of the rise in sea levels mean that very little of ancientsetta: after making his amazing discovery in Ancient world, the city’s famous lighthouse – Alexandria has survived. Visiting the Graeco-1799, French scholar Jean-François Champol- the Pharos – was utterly destroyed by a violent Roman Museum is the best way to imaginelion was able to decipher the mysteries of the earthquake in mediaeval times. Upon its founda- Graeco-Roman civilisation as it flourished inhieroglyphs. Following the decline of Alexan- tions was built the elegant fort of Qait Bey, now the city’s heyday. During the summer months,dria after the Ottoman invasion, Rosetta be- a regular attraction for sightseers as they pass you may prefer to take in a concert or a playcame the main port on Egypt’s northern coast the tiny island of Pharos. Visiting the Bibliothe- in the luxuriant gardens that surround ancient– the Ottoman architecture of the restored ca Alexandrina, opened in 2003, is almost the Montazah Palace. A perfect example of Arabichouses that characterise this part of the Nile same as experiencing the mythical atmosphere art, the tall minaret and four domes of the Abudelta is one of the area’s most charming featu- of the earlier Alexandrine library, largest in An- el-Abbas mosque give the building a positivelyres. You can also admire the magnificent palm tiquity. The modern library houses millions of imperial air.grove that gives the port its nickname: city of works in elegant surroundings that hark back toa million palm-trees. the city’s glorious Graeco-Roman era. West of Alex… The ancient coastal village of El Alamein is now a fast-developing tourist resort. Site of a famous Allied victory during the Second World War, there are plenty of historical details to be uncovered in the local military museum. Marsa Matruh also has many attractions to offer, with its expansive beaches of fine white sand, dark-blue waters and unusual rock formations. The more adventurous can take a trip to Siwa Oasis in the extreme west of Egypt, where two fascinating earthen fortresses await the bold explorer.
Cairo-Alexandria To Ismailia Cairo & surroundings Agricultural Road Amarante Golf City Cairo Intercontinental To the Pyramids Khan Heliopolis el-Khalili To Suez Giza Zamalek Bazaar Mirage City Centre Golf Course Gezira Egyptian The Citadel Sporting Museum Club Golf Nasr City Course Old Cairo To Saqqara Coptic Museum City Stars Katameya Heights Nile Golf Course Riv To Ain Sukhna and Hurghada er To Minya3 000 m2 healthand leisure clubA wide range of cardio, strength& power plate machinesFitness studio with the latestaerobic classesExtensive variety of massageand beauty treatments includingLPG treatments12 treatment rooms2 tennis courts4 squash courtsAerobics studiosSaunaJacuzziHydro pool Guest Rooms & Suites 774 guest rooms: 232 suites, 355 single rooms and 187 double rooms. 171 non-smoking rooms. Intercontinental City Stars Executive suites and Executive floors. This majestic hotel, boasting 774 rooms decorated in a Restaurants The hotel’s eight restaurants modern and luxurious style, is not to be missed. On impressive and bars will keep your dining diary fresh, no matter how long grounds covering 3,000 m2, sport and relaxation are the order you decide to stay. Cuisines on offer include Italian, Lebanese, of the day. After a fitness or sauna session, you can enjoy a Japanese and international. selection of international specialities in one of the hotel’s fine Leisure restaurants, or indulge in a spot of shopping in one of the 550 Live entertainment In this huge complex devoted to sport and Outdoor pool health, allow spa-bath bubbles to relax and boutiques at the Stars Center immediately adjacent to the hotel. Casino refresh you and the soothing fragrances of And there are so many other treasures on your doorstep – to natural oils to envelop you in the ambience mention just the Giza Pyramids, the Cairo Museum and the old of the East. town, for example.Contact DetailsOmar Ibn El Khattab Street,Nasr City,Cairo 11737, EgyptTel.: +20-2-24800100Fax: +20-2-24800200www.citystars.intercontinental.com 10
Cairo-Alexandria To Ismailia Cairo & surroundings Agricultural Road Amarante Golf City Cairo To the Pyramids Khan Heliopolis el-Khalili To Suez Giza Zamalek Bazaar Mirage City Centre Golf Course JW Marriott Hotel Gezira Egyptian The Citadel Sporting Museum Club Golf Nasr City Course Old Cairo To Saqqara Coptic Museum Katameya Heights Nile Golf Course Riv To Ain Sukhna and Hurghada er To Minya 2 500m2 wellness area with 3 double suites, 2 double rooms, 4 single rooms, 1 facial treatment room and a dedicated Thai spa Body scrubs Body wraps Fitness consultations Foot bath Lap pool Manicures/pedicures Massages Massage lessons Paraffin hand treatments Plunge pools Steam room Therapy baths Waxing JW Marriott Hotel Guest Rooms & Suites Family hotel in Cairo, with balconies offering stunning views over either the golf course or the beach. Each In an expanse of eternally blue water, the reflection of this guest room comes complete with prestigious, five-star hotel shimmers all year round. A veritable amazing vista, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe and bathroom with oasis of relaxation and wellbeing, the rooms open directly soaking tub and separate shower. onto a championship golf course, or else onto “The Beach”, Restaurants Enjoy a relaxing dinner at one the hotel’s own themed water park. Get back into shape in our of our many restaurants: there are no less than 12 restaurants in-house fitness centre, or treat yourself to a session in the The hotel’s innovative Mandara Thai spa in the hotel! Choose from a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Mandara Thai spa. Sink into one of the ridiculously comfortable takes its inspiration from techniques JW’s Steakhouse to Cucina, which specialises in homemade Italian sofas in our club house or in one of the resort’s many fine developed in the Far East, while all cuisine. restaurants, before heading out to visit some of the nearby our health and beauty products are Leisure “The Beach” water park, Cabana archaeological treasures – you’ll feel their mystical pull from sourced locally. We offer a wide range heated pool, jogging/fitness trail, of sophisticated health and beauty sauna, tennis, volleyball, “Kids the moment you arrive. Club”, golf course. treatments to soothe and regenerate worn-out visitors, including hydrotherapy, Contact Details exfoliation and body wraps, as well as Ring Road, Mirage City, many others. P.O. Box 427, 11757 Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt Tel.: +20-2 -24115588 Fax: + 20-2 -2411226611 www.marriott.com
The Nile Delta To Cairo Airport Cairo & surroundings To Alexandria Hilton Pyramids ile N R Cairo Solaimaneyah iver Khan Golf City el-Khalili Bazaar Gezira Sporting Club Golf Course Centre Egyptian Museum Mena House Old Cairo Golf Course Coptic Giza Museum Pyramids Golf Resort of Giza Hilton Dreamland Pyramids Golf Course To El of Aboussir Minya Saqqara To El Fayoum To DahshourHydrotherm pool for neck andback treatmentMassage rooms, sauna, jacuzziand steam room Guest Rooms & Suites Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort boasts 229 spacious rooms and suites, each one overlooking the stunning championship golf course and lakes. Restaurant OB’s Bar and The Eagle’s Nest Terrace Bar, both perfectly situated for golfers. Guests will enjoy Turkish coffee and cakes. Island Bar: swim-up pool bar serving cold beer and fruit cocktails Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort The Fairway Restaurant: offering international cuisine and a nightly buffet, accompanied by live flute Those fortunate enough to experience this resort’s timeless music The T. Lounge: drinks and live setting will never forget it: the lush fairways of the golf course entertainment Jasmine Restaurant: elegant and that encircles the hotel offer guests nothing less than the romantic evenings, fine cuisine, exquisite wines Pyramids of Giza as a backdrop. The view from the balconies Leisure of the spacious rooms is one of enchanting lakes and palm Large swimming pool with wave machine Everything here is geared to prolonging trees. These extraordinary surroundings are also home to the Separate children’s pool hotel’s on-site spa, where highly trained professionals Access to tennis and squash the health benefits you will enjoy in this courts exceptional environment. You can choose dedicate themselves to boosting your health and wellbeing. Kidz Paradise children’s club Outdoor play area from anti-ageing or anti-stress treatments, Further a field, you will hear the voice of ancient, eternal as well as many others, or opt for a Egypt calling your name. As well as the pyramids, you will find package that includes special treatments, the Great Sphinx, the Saqqara necropolis and the richesContact Details meals, targeted health programmes and of Cairo just a few minutes away.Dreamland, El Wahat Road, personalised consultations.6th of October City,Cairo 2500, EgyptPhone: +20-2-3855333Fax: +20-2-38553338www.hilton.com/worldwideresorts 12
Exploring the region: things to see and do aroundCairo and its rich past Old Cairo Islamic CairoCairo really does have the power to amaze Discover Cairo’s Coptic past, starting with As one-time capital of the Islamic world, Cairoyou. From where the city stretches along the Coptic Museum. The museum nestles in a contains almost all of Egypt’s great Islamicthe banks of the Nile, it’s just a short walk to garden amid the ruins of the ancient Babylon monuments. You can venture through thethree of Egypt’s most magnificent pyramids: fort, built in Roman times – some of the fort’s doors of mosques, Koranic schools, museumsthe Great Pyramid of Cheops and its two walls are still standing. You will find all kinds of and the unmissable Jewel Palace. As you tourcompanions, the pyramids of Chephren (the artworks here, including carvings, textiles and the city, don’t overlook the lovely Al-Azharindomitable) and Mykerinos (the unfinished). manuscripts dating from the city’s lengthy Mosque, a thousand-year-old gem. In theAfter your daytime visit, return in the evening Christian period. This district is the oldest world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar, you willto enjoy the impressive sound-and-light part of town, and boasts a number of Coptic love strolling down the narrow thoroughfaresshow. Symbol of the city, the Sphinx at Giza churches. Externally they have few striking in search of souvenirs and craftwork, or simplyinvites you to fathom its mysteries. And in the architectural features, but their interiors are enjoying a glass of tea on a cafe terrace. InEgyptian Museum you will find some of the richly decorated. Discover why the oldest of the evenings, the subdued lighting confers anmost beautiful works of Ancient Egyptian art, them is known as the Hanging Church! unexpected peace and tranquillity upon theincluding the treasures of Tutankhamen and souk’s usual hustle and bustle.the fascinating Royal Mummy Room. Saqqara excursion A day trip to Saqqara, 30 km south of Cairo, is a worthwhile expedition for anyone interested in Egypt’s ancient past. Formerly the necropolis of Egypt’s ancient capital, Memphis, it still preserves some of the potent atmosphere that must have prevailed when the first pharaohs were buried here. The necropolis is best known for its stepped pyramid, the oldest in Egypt. But Saqqara also boasts another 16 pyramids, in varying states of preservation. Don’t forget to visit the burial chamber of Pharaoh Unas, where you can admire the extraordinary Pyramid Texts and well-preserved wall paintings.
To Safaga and Hurghada Valley of the Kings Upper Egypt Temple of Hilton Luxor Hatshepsut Valley of the Queens Colossi of Memnon Karnak Temple Ramasseum Royal Valley Luxor Museum Golf Course Medinet Centre Habu Luxor Temple Luxor Resort & Spa r ive Crocodile Island R ile N To Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan Guest Rooms & Suites Hilton Guest Room: spacious 28 m2 / 301 sq. ft. room with high-speed internet access. Catch up on work at the elegant desk or relax in front of the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa 32-inch LCD TV with its DVD player. Some rooms have a balcony, with partial views of the city or hotel garden. From its ideal position on the lush banks of the Nile, this Hilton Guest Room Plus : unwind hotel provides guests with a divinely unrestricted view of in this 28 m2 / 301 sq. ft. room Egypt’s sacred river. At this luxurious and refined resort, with with high-speed internet access. This modern room has a 32-inch its comfortable rooms and welcoming bars and restaurants, LCD TV and DVD player. Work in relaxed comfort at the desk, or prepare to be treated as if you were one of the ancient kings enjoy views over the river from your balcony. There are numerous treatments available or queens – although even the royal pharaohs didn’t get to Restaurants at the hotel’s ultra-modern Nayara Spa, enjoy a refreshing mid-swim drink at the sunken counter of Choose from 7 stylish bars and restaurants. such as its relaxing steam bath. The fitness the Oasis Pool Bar! Away from the hotel, you might perhaps Leisure room offers unique views over the Valley choose to drift down the soothing waters of the Nile in a Fitness room Pool of the Kings, while the stunning infinity felucca and watch the sun melt into the river at dusk. Or you Sight-seeing tours pool gives the impression of flowing into might take a night trip out to the magnificent temple complex the Nile. at Karnak, where the former glories of Ancient Egypt areContact Details brought to life by a spectacular sound-and-light show.New KarnakP.O. Box 13,Luxor, EgyptTel.: +20-95-2374033Fax: +20-95-2376571www.hilton.com/wordldwideresort 14
To Safaga and Hurghada Upper Egypt Valley of the Kings Temple of Hatshepsut Valley of the Queens Colossi of Memnon Karnak Temple Sofitel Karnak Ramasseum Royal Valley Luxor Museum Golf Course Medinet Centre Habu Luxor Temple Luxor r ive Crocodile Island R ile N To Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan Jacuzzis Massages Heated outdoor pool Alternative unheated outdoor pool Fitness room Sauna Guest Rooms & Suites The 351 rooms and 22 suites are all decorated in the Moorish style. They boast garden views and are fully equipped with air conditioning, heating, telephone, satellite television, mini-bar and bathroom (including dressing gown, shower et hairdryer). Sofitel Karnak Restaurants The hotel’s restaurants and bars, while fulfilling their main function The ultimate luxury resort, situated on the east bank of the as providers of traditional, sumptuous French cuisine as majestic Nile. In one of the most beautiful and intriguing well as the very latest trends in international fusion cooking, settings in the world, centuries of history surround you; Luxor, also serve as pleasant gathering Karnak and their respective relics and museums are but a places, where friendliness and social grace have been turned into few minutes away. The hotel’s comfortable, spacious rooms an art form. and family suites, elegantly decorated in the exotic, Moorish Leisure A row of majestic palm trees surrounds the Beach and water sports; boat trips style of Luxor, will exceed your highest expectations. Savour heated pool, creating an atmosphere which available Tennis (clay court available) Middle Eastern cuisine as well as international delicacies in invites you to relax while you contemplate Other sporting options include billiards / snooker, football, our welcoming restaurants around the swimming pool area, the gentle, never-ending flow of the Nile. table tennis and squash (court available) overlooking the Nile. You can also tend to your body’s needs with a session in the gym, sauna or Jacuzzi – our fitness centre is always at your disposal. Contact Details El Zinia Gebly Street, Luxor, Egypt Tel.: +20-95-2378025 Fax: +20-95-2378021 www.accor.com15
To Safaga and Hurghada Valley of the Kings Upper Egypt Temple of Hatshepsut Sonesta Valley of the Queens Colossi of Memnon Karnak Temple Ramasseum Royal Valley Luxor Museum Golf Course Medinet Centre Habu Luxor Temple Luxor St. Georges Hotel r ive Crocodile Island R ile N To Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and AswanFree weightsExercise machinesStrength-training machinesStationary exercise bikeTreadmillSaunaSteam bathJacuzziSwedish massage Guest Rooms & Suites 224 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Sonesta St. Georges Hotel Restaurants Choose from 9 stylish bars and This magnificent building perched on the banks of the Nile will restaurants. take your breath away, and staying in one of its 224 spacious and tranquil rooms and suites is an unforgettable experience. Leisure Pool available on site. Modernity meets tradition in an idyllic setting – spa, sports facilities, lounge and numerous restaurants are all at your Wellbeing comes in a variety of forms at disposal. A luxury shopping arcade is also located in the hotel the hotel’s spa and fitness centre. If you’d offering a wide selection of gifts and treasures, including local like to mix fitness and repose, the on-site handicrafts and jewellery. If you would like to see a little of the exercise machines and sauna and spa bath surrounding region, why not turn back the clock to ancient will allow you to do so. Or if you’d like to times by taking an organised trip to the Valley of the Kings or combine pleasure with relaxation, try a enjoying a cruise in a traditional sailboat on the mythical Nile? Swedish massage.Contact DetailsCorniche El Nile Street,Luxor, EgyptTel.: +20-95-2382575Fax: +20-95-2382571www.sonesta.com 16
Exploring the region: things to see and do aroundLuxor Luxor viewed from above AswanLuxor is in fact the ancient Egyptian city of A flight in a hot-air balloon is one of the best Aswan is Egypt’s most southerly city, andThebes. The river Nile cleaves it neatly in two ways to admire Luxor and appreciate just how stands on the original frontier between the– on the East Bank stands the modern city, as vast these ancient sites really are. Visit the famous kingdom of the Ancient Egyptianswell as the temple complex of Karnak, while West Bank and enjoy a captivating flight above and the mysterious nations south of Egypt,on the West Bank you will find the ancient some of the most popular archaeological with their roots deep in the heart of Africa.necropolis. Luxor is often referred to as the wonders in the world: the Valleys of the Kings Its people have preserved their Nubianworld’s greatest open-air museum, and here and Queens, along with other exceptional culture and traditions, and you can discoveryou can marvel at works of art and architecture historical monuments. A hot-air balloon flight for yourself the characteristic charm thatthat will leave a profound and unforgettable will give you a clear idea of the sprawling scope pervades the thoroughfares of the bustlingimpression. Don’t miss the Valley of the Kings, of the temple complexes that form Karnak and souks and the alleyways of the colourfulwhere you can view the tombs of Ramses the Luxor. Savour the moment: then take time out villages. Inaugurated in 1997, the NubianGreat and Tutankhamen. to enjoy the delicious mid-air refreshments Museum exhibits statues and other antiquities offered by the crew! dating from the pharaonic era, rescued from the floodwaters that now form the great dam. Aswan and the Nile From its position on the right bank of the Nile, Aswan exudes a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere, and is best appreciated from the river – ideally from the deck of a traditional Felucca.These ancient vessels with their elegant white sails are very much part of the scenery around Aswan. And in the absence of a bridge, they are also indispensable: without them, you would be unable to visit the islands or cross over to the left bank. Boat trips are best taken in the afternoon, when the light is at its best, the river breezes rock you gently, and the noise and hurly-burly of city life are submerged beneath the peaceful tranquillity of the rippling water. Experience true happiness in its purest state!
To Ismailia Sue and Port Said Red Sea z Canal Suez To Cairo Stella di Mare resort Sinai Ataka Mountain Gul f o To Cairo fS Ain Sukhna ue Stella Di Mare z Golf Course Galala To Sharm Mountain Area of el-Sheikh Ain Sukhna To El Gouna and Hurghada 3,600 m2, right on the sea, with private beach Seawater hydromassage indoor and outdoor (34 °C) pools with 4 aqua beds, 4 leg jets, neck jets, 4 shoulder and back jets, bubbling area, 5 foot jets 2 steam baths with showers and relaxation room 2 saunas with showers, bath and relaxation room Fully-equipped gym (cardio and strength machines) and fitness classes Thalasso-wet treatment rooms Thalasso-dry treatment rooms Guest Rooms & Suites Wherever you end up staying, each hotel provides rooms Stella Di Mare Resort suitable for all needs, whether you simply require a standard room, or wish to spend a night in one of The Stella Di Mare Resort complex brings together three superb our luxury suites. Each room is carefully crafted by our vision of establishments: Stella Golf Hotel, Stella Grand Hotel and the Sea warmth and comfort. Club Hotel. Wherever you choose to stay, you certainly won’t be Restaurants Each hotel offers a range of bored – diving in the turquoise waters of the Red Sea, playing restaurants to suit all tastes. a round of golf on lovely, well-maintained fairways or enjoying Leisure Archery, dance classes, Latino the wonderful health and beauty sessions in the Thalasso Stella The centre has a multitude of à la carte dancing, Aqua Aerobics and Di Mare “temple” are just some of the many activities that treatments on offer. All the secrets of gymnasium. oriental beauty will be revealed to you For children: sand games, baby await you. When you visit the spa, you’ll feel as if you’ve been through baths, exfoliating techniques, facial football, baby disco classes, face- painting sessions etc. transported back to the time of the pharaohs, as you gaze upon masks and body wraps. Whether you opt for Golf course, water sports, minigolf, billiards, badminton, impressive lotiform columns, obelisks, paintings and sculptures. one of our “Basic” or “Sublime” massage squash, tennis, diving centre. options, the result will be the same – our It won’t take you long to appreciate the benefits of the various highly-trained staff will pamper every inch of sea-inspired treatments such as seaweed wraps, mud masks and your body, using 100% naturally perfumed exfoliating sand-scrubs. Immerse your entire body in seawater, oils. The only thing left for you to decide is whether you’d like to try one of the other full of essential nutrients that will slow down the effects of Contact Details types of massage on the menu, be it of the relaxing, anti-stress, slimming or toning Km 46, Suez, Hurghada Road, ageing, eliminate fatigue, and protect you against stress. Ain Sukhna, Egypt variety. Phone: +20-62-3250100 Fax: +20-62-325000119 www.stelladimare.com
Red Sea To Ain Sukhna To Ain Sukhna and Cairo and Cairo Th T El Gouna El Gouna Re e e Golf Course Golf Course d S Mövenpick Resort El Gouna El Gouna ea Daha Daha Ferry to Ferry to Sharm el-Sheikh Sharm el-Sheikh Hurghada Sakkala Sakkala El Gouna City Giftun Giftun Islands Islands To Safaga To Safaga and Luxor and Luxor2 single treatment suites4 single facial therapy suites6 double treatment suites2 deluxe double treatmentsuitesManicure and pedicure areasArray of specially designedhot whirlpool bathsAngsana Gallery, offeringa wide range of lifestyleand spa-related products Guest Rooms & Suites 554 spacious rooms and suites distributed in 8 clusters, all enjoying fabulous views over the lush gardens, the lagoons or the sea. All rooms offer modern conveniences. Rooms with connecting doors, non- smoking rooms and rooms for the physically challenged are available on request. Restaurants A wide variety of culinary delights is available: from the sumptuous buffets at our Palavrion Restaurant to the oriental and seafood specialities on offer at El Sayadin Restaurant, which opens Mövenpick Resort onto the beach. Alternatively, enjoy a fine dining experience at our Mediterranean Restaurant, il Nestled on a peninsula with an exclusive beachfront presenting limone, or try the exotic dishes at the Bua Khao Thai Restaurant. The a spectacular view over the Red Sea, this resort has everything Oasis and Lagoon pool restaurants you need for a delightful stay. Comprising 554 spacious rooms and bars are there to take care of you during the day. In the evening, with balconies, divided into attractive, colourful 3-storey units, enjoy a relaxing drink at the Galley Bar or Café Vienna, while listening the architectural style and abundant flora and fauna give this to our musicians. On offer at the hotel’s Angsana spa is a resort the look of a pleasant, compact holiday village. Two Leisure 4 swimming pools (3 heated in combination treatment: the body massage large on-site pools – bearing the evocative names “Oasis” and the winter months) with separate child pools, 2 tennis courts, of your choice together with a facial. In no “Lagoon” – provide the perfect environment for a pleasant swim 1 squash court, 2 fitness rooms time at all your head will be clear and you’ll or a refreshing siesta in the sun. Let your taste buds explore the and an international entertainment team organising be feeling full of energy. To completely rid daytime games and activities, yourself of any traces of tension, try our wonders of Egyptian cuisine in the warm, welcoming El Sayadin as well as water sports restaurant, or try out our delicious seafood, freshly caught the (diving, snorkelling, kitesurfing) traditional Ayurvedic massage treatment, and an 18-hole USPGA golf course. with warm Shirodhara oil trickling gently same day. In these enlightened times, you’ll be sure to appreciate over your forehead. Another treatment the resort’s policy of environmental preservation – our ongoingContact Details you mustn’t miss is our signature Angsana massage, renowned for the mysterious efforts have earned us a ‘green’ award.P.O. Box 72,El Gouna, Egypt Euphoria Oil we use…Phone: +20-65-3544501Fax: +20-65-3545160www.moevenpick-hotels.com 20
Red Sea To Ain Sukhna and Cairo Th Re e El Gouna d S Steigenberger Al Dau ea Ferry to Sharm El Sheikh Steigenberger Al Dau Dahar Golf Course Hurghada Sakkala Beach Hotel, Hurghada City Giftun Islands To Safaga and Luxor Heated salt-water indoor / outdoor swimming pool Turkish bath and hammam Saunas Fun shower 10 treatment rooms, including six double cabins, all with showers Relaxation rooms Tea lounge Shop with gift certificates Aerobics room with daily classes Cardio training area Guest Rooms & Suites The rooms offered to guests by the Steigenberger Al Dau Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel Beach Hotel all have spectacular views – 388 spacious, beautifully appointed rooms, suites, and Perfectly positioned on the white sands of the Red Sea shore, two private villas with four bedrooms each, overlooking the this five-star establishment boasts 338 bright, spacious rooms pool, gardens, golf course, sea or mountains, all featuring large housed in a majestic, white, wave-shaped structure. Where private balconies or terraces else could you lie back in a hammock on a private beach that Restaurants With eight dining venues to choose stretches for 400 metres, or let yourself be carried along by from, even the most discerning a “lazy river”, part of a gigantic swimming pool? You’ll just palate is sure to find something It would be remiss of you not to pay a visit to rejoice in. In addition, our room love to relax at our charming pool bar, where cocktails flow service is available 24 hours a day to the hotel’s amazing health and wellness and lunch boxes are prepared to like the surrounding waters. Restaurants abound here. There area, which covers an impressive 1000 m2. order for your excursions. are seven in total, all serving top-quality cuisine throughout Depending on your mood, treat yourself to Leisure Private beach, “lazy river”, the day – on terraces, beneath thoughtfully-placed parasols – a steam bath, Jacuzzi, sauna or spa bath, swimming pool, golf course, tennis, bike rides, minigolf, and night, beneath a canopy of glinting stars. Part of a chain before placing yourself in expert hands for billiards, air hockey, table football a therapeutic massage. and table tennis. renowned throughout the world for its hospitality, all-round comfort and first-class facilities, the hotel does full justice to this reputation. Contact Details Youssif Afifi Road, Hurghada, Egypt Tel.: +20-65-3465400/09 Fax: +20-65-346541021 www.steigenbergeraldaubeach.com
To El Gouna, to Ain Sukhna and Cairo Hurghada City Daha Sakkala Giftun Red Sea Islands Sahl Hasheesh Makadi Bay Th e R ed Sea Les Thermes Marins Soma Bay Cascades Golf Course Soma Bay To Safaga and Luxor Tobia Island des Cascades, Soma Bay3 000m2 of treatment areas,including:23 massage and cosmetictreatment cabins5 Royal Thai massage cabins22 hydrotherapytreatment cabins2 jet shower cabins6 dynamic affusion cabins6 underwater massage cabins8 bubble bath cabins13 algotherapy /seaweed-wrap cabins750m2 Aquatonic Pool®180 m Aquagym and lap poolExercise pool with jets2 gyms for stretching,yoga & aerobicsSauna / steam room(hammam) / mist room Les Thermes Marins des Cascades Guest Rooms and Suites Boasting breath-taking views of the desert mountains as well La Résidence des Cascades has 216 comfortable guest rooms as the most beautiful beaches that the Red Sea has to offer, plus 39 luxury suites, all with Soma Bay Resort offers the visitor no less than three dream views of the sea and the Cascades Championship Golf Course. hotels: the Sheraton, the Robinson Club and La Résidence des Restaurants Cascades. In this little corner of paradise, there are so many La Résidence offers a variety of dining experiences. In addition to à The centre offers a selection of special things to enjoy that you’ll be spoilt for choice – between golf, la carte selections, all restaurants offer dietetic menus, designed treatments, including a surprisingly relaxing diving and any number of exciting water sports. Just a short especially for those undergoing underwater massage as well as every sort nutritional programmes at Les of body treatment and facial care. Young distance away the region’s largest thalassotherapy spa awaits, Thermes Marins des Cascades. mums can take advantage of the post-natal ready to lift your sense of wellbeing to a whole new level – be Leisure treatments on offer – there’s no better, swifter Golf, water sports, diving, scuba- it through high-quality health treatments, sports and fitness way to recover and get back into shape after diving, snorkelling, kite-surfing, racquet sports & fitness. childbirth. And why not be one of the first to training, or expert nutritional advice. The relaxing, elegantly benefit from Acthyderm, an innovative, non- designed spa is based on decades of experience: fitted out invasive new beauty treatment that stimulates the skin, visibly rehydrating it and giving it a with the latest high-tech equipment, we use a number ofContact Details smoother, more youthful look. With Acthyderm, revolutionary techniques – and our team of professionals isP.O. Box 403, face-lifts and liposuction could well become aSoma Bay, Egypt thing of the past… looking forward to welcoming you!Tel.: +20-65-3542333Fax: +20-65-3542933www.somabay.com 22
To El Gouna Red Sea Hurghada The R Menaville Resort Easte Sahl Hasheesh d e Se Makadi bay rn a De se rt Soma bay Safaga Mons Claudianus Safaga To El Quseir To Luxor 800 m2 spa surrounded by 1 000 m2 of lush grounds 2 jacuzzis 2 saunas (male / female) 2 hydrotherapy rooms Electrotherapy rooms Gymnasium Massage rooms The spa’s treatments include : - electrotherapy – mineral water-based therapy – massage – physiotherapy – inhalation therapy - oxygen therapy – paraffin treatments – geriatric physical therapy – treatment for indigestion - weight management Guest Rooms & Suites Menaville resort consists of Menaville Resort 301 rooms and suites, designed to provide a comfortable and luxurious stay. Looking out onto the charming island of Safaga, this hotel’s close Restaurants The main restaurant in the main proximity to beautiful coral reefs, combined with the exceptional building serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (open buffet) and local weather conditions, make it a real favourite with amateur offers an impressive selection of world cuisine. scuba-divers, kitesurfers and windsurfers. With 301 rooms and suites housed in attractive, bright buildings, the hotel’s intertwined Leisure Private beach, swimming pool, pathways lead you directly to a long, sandy beach. During the day, organised activities, tennis courts, If you are looking for somewhere to gymnasium, discotheque, speed let our on-site professionals introduce you to all kinds of cultural and de-stress, the hotel spa is for you – the ball, giant chess, TV lounge, table tennis, billiards / snooker, beach sporting activities. And at night, why not take in a show? But not till benefits of hydrotherapy combined with games. aromatherapy and underwater massage you’ve enjoyed a delicious seafood platter at the Palm restaurant will astound you. Whether you suffer from – the sound of waves lapping around you makes this a very special back, neck or muscle pain, the spa’s expert experience indeed. The resort is known for its climatotherapy team can offer you instantly soothing electrotherapy treatment, or if you are services, overseen by a specialised medical team – studies have looking to lose weight and get fit, we’ll put shown that this treatment can be of therapeutic benefit to sufferers together a complete programme to suit you: of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. With this in mind, Menaville nutritional regimes, spa baths, gym and Contact Details sauna sessions, massages… and much more. Safaga Tourist Center provides a solarium area and natural black sand for patients to use. Egypt Tel.: +20-65-3260064/65/66/67 Fax: +20-65-326006823 www.menaville.com
To El Quseir Porto Ghalib Red Sea (Marina) The Porto Ghalib East Re ern d Se a De er s Marsa Alam t Marsa Alam To Edfu, Luxor, Aswan To Wadi El Gemal NP, Berenice1000 m222 Treatment roomsHammam area7 Steam rooms3 Sauna roomsWater features Guest Rooms & Suites Port Ghalib has one 4-star and three 5-star hotels. The Intercontinental Palace Port Ghalib Resort is a 5-star hotel inspired by the history of the area and has 309 premier rooms, including 13 Royal Suites. The Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands Port Ghalib Resort is a 5-star hotel in the Bedouin style, sporting 347 rooms. The Crowne Plaza Sahara Oasis Port Ghalib Resort is a 5-star Arabian-style hotel with 292 rooms. Finally, the Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib is a 4-star hotel which provides its guests with a wide variety of adventurous activities and boasts 98 rooms. Leisure Activities for the adventurous include kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, wake boarding, sailing, catamaran, jet boats, Porto Ghalib, Marsa Alam jet skis, water-skiing, diving, underwater photography, snorkelling, dolphin “safaris”, This truly beautiful hotel complex extends along a 20-kilometre horseback riding, camel riding, desert safaris, quad bikes, on and stretch of the Red Sea’s sandy coastline, offering visitors outstanding off-road go-carting, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, rock climbing, views of the desert mountains. Four top-of-the-range establishments, abseiling, deep sea fishing, boat- complete with magnificent Arabian- and Bedouin-inspired drawn banana and doughnut rides. architecture, are ready to welcome you. In this tranquil ambience Available sporting activities and facilities include a state-of-the-art Overlooking the Red Sea, the complex’s “Six you’ll find yourself in perfect harmony with nature: at last, you can gym and lap pool, tennis courts, athletics power track, kiting, aqua Senses” spa is open to any guest in search indulge in total relaxation! If you’re more interested in seeing the riding and cycling. There are plenty of activities for of lasting calm and harmony. Aromatherapy local sights, then the Marsa Alam region is bursting with options. children of all ages, including will bring your sense of smell to life, dis- treasure hunts, jungle gyms, mini- solving all your stresses and strains. Your Why not try an incredible dolphin “safari”, enjoy a shopping trip golf, trampolines, bumper boats, bowling, games arcade, bubble sense of touch is also catered for, as the ex- round a traditional Egyptian bazaar, admire the local scenery from diving and an animal farm. pert hands of our on-site masseurs – using the back of a camel or – definitely not to be missed – experience the a selection of top-quality natural products – delights of underwater photography? As night falls and the waves lap take charge of your body. Make the most ofContact Details these moments of peace by spending time softly against the hull of your chosen boat, let yourself fall under the56 km north of Marsa Alam in our hammam, sauna or steam bath, be- spell of a magical Egyptian sunset. Alternatively, take in a wonderful4 km south of Marsa Alam fore ending your voyage of the senses with beach show or dance the night away to the beat of the entrancingInternational Airport, Egypt a well-earned beauty treatment session.Tel.: +20-65-3360000 local music.Fax: +20-65-3360025www.portghalib.com 24
Exploring the region: things to see and doDiving One desert, but Monasteries in the desertThe Red Sea boasts some of the most so many things to do Just 55 km from the Suez Canal, Ain Sukhnaspectacular diving sites in the world. is the ideal point of departure for exploring The great desert expanses along the shoresAn extraordinary range of activities and the Western Desert and viewing its historic of the Red Sea are anything but dull. Fromadventures awaits you in the tourist resorts monasteries. While not so well known as St. tourist resorts such as Hurghada, Makadi Bayalong the western coast. Here you will find El Catherine’s monastery on the Sinai Peninsula, and Soma Bay you can travel out on day tripsGouna – a diver’s paradise, with 30 well-known they remain fascinating places to visit, with an or half-day excursions. Make an on-the-spotsites that include coral reefs and famous impressive historical heritage. St. Anthony’s decision – choose a camel trek, or a cross-wrecks such as the Thistlegorm. The amazing monastery is thought to be the oldest in the country adventure on quad bike. Opt for high-variety of sealife offers you opportunities to world, and yet monks still live, work and pray speed thrills on a sand yacht, or a safari in aadmire gardens of coral, swim in the company there. Not far from St. Paul’s monastery you 4x4. Or visit a Bedouin encampment and finishof giant gorgonians, butterfly fish, turtles, will have plenty of opportunities to admire the your adventure by tucking into a sumptuousponderous Napoleon fish and many other many subtle shades of pink that colour the banquet beneath the stars, after watchinggaudy sea creatures… gorgeous mountain landscapes. another magnificent desert sunset unfold. Tour of the islands Travel on a voyage of discovery around the is- lands of the Red Sea; watch the setting sun melt into the waves as you enjoy a delicious meal of freshly grilled fish. Embark at Hur- ghada for a journey to Giftun, an archipelago that has been turned into a magnificent Na- tional Park. Your captain will drop you off on an isolated beach so you can sunbathe, swim, or indulge in some free diving. Add a romantic touch to your escapade by renting a sailing boat, in which you can explore the beautiful creeks that abound along the shoreline.
To Dahab and Nuweiba, To Nabq St. Catherine’s Monastery Sinai National Nabq and Taba Park Maritim Sinai Jolie Ville Golf Course Grand Rotana Mountain Na’ama Bay Old City Centre Sharm El Abada El Hadaba Sharm el-Sheikh Harbour Ferry to Hurghada To El Tur a Sharm el-Sheikh and Cairo Se via tunnel Re d Ras Mohammed e National Park ThHammamPlunge poolSauna, steam room and beachmassageState-of-the-art BodylinesFitness Centre Guest Rooms & Suites 526 luxurious, spacious guest rooms, including 62 Club Rotana Rooms & 54 Club Rotana Suites, 2 Grand Suites and 9 Royal Villas with four and five bedrooms each. Grand Rotana Resort & Spa – Sharm el-Sheikh Restaurants The restaurants of Sharm el- Poised between the turquoise-blue waters of the Red Sea and the Sheikh offer dishes to suit every palate, 24 hours a day. golden dunes of the desert, this charming five-star hotel opens its Leisure doors to you. Its colourful, modern decoration is the starting point 450-metre stretch of private beach for your journey to a higher state of wellbeing. The hotel grounds Magnificent lagoon-style pool, equivalent to 3 Olympic pools are almost tropical in appearance, adorned by some two thousand Tennis court palm trees, gorgeous fountains and extravagant waterfalls that Children’s pool and Kids Club The hotel’s Zen Spa offers tailor-made Diving centre operated by the treatments, conceived with your physical and provide a splash of necessary freshness. Why not explore the award-winning “Camel Dive Club”, helping guests to dive safely spiritual serenity in mind. The treatments here depths of the hotel’s lovely “lagoon” – the size of three Olympic amidst the pristine, take inspiration from the holistic philosophies world-renowned coral reefs of Asia – appealing to all five senses in order swimming pools? Or gaze dreamily at the coastal scenery from of Sharm el-Sheikh Games room, including billiards to achieve more exquisite self-awareness. You the comfort of your deckchair on the resort’s private beach? When and table tennis will learn more about this approach while you it comes to dining, the eight restaurants in the hotel complex enjoy an exquisite Thai massage delivered will leave you feeling spoilt for choice, but make sure you try our by one of the spa’s expert masseurs. For a truly memorable session, try one of our VIP magnificent buffet of assorted Mediterranean specialities – evenContact Details “romantic” treatments, available in specially- tastier when eaten overlooking the sea! Around the hotel there isSharm el-Sheikh,South Sinai, Egypt designed private suites for couples, filled with a multitude of activities for you to experience, not least a uniquePhone: +20-69-3602700 candlelight and oriental fragrances.Fax: +20-69-3602711 camel-back ride…www.rotana.com 26
To Dahab and Nuweiba, To Nabq Sinai St. Catherine’s Monastery National Nabq and Taba Park Maritim Sinai Jolie Ville Savoy Golf Course Mountain Na’ama Bay Old City Centre Sharm El Abada El Hadaba Sharm el-Sheikh Harbour Ferry to Hurghada Sharm el-Sheikh To El Tur a and Cairo Se via tunnel Re d Ras Mohammed e National Park Th Fitness room Sauna Steam room Jacuzzi Spa packages tailored to various needs: “Cleopatra’s Indulgence” is a popular choice Special honeymoon packages, designed with couples in mind Aromatherapy massages to hot-oil masks Traditional Egyptian products, incorporating natural herbs and special oils Guest Rooms & Suites With more than 456 rooms of superior design, ranging from single, double and triple rooms to the lavish Royal Suite, your every need is catered for. Restaurants At the Savoy, guests are invited to experience exquisite cuisines and fine wines and beverages Savoy – Sharm el-Sheikh that have been carefully selected from around the globe. Talented chefs will create an impressive selection of dishes, presented This hotel is situated at the heart of the world-famous Ras to you by an impeccable service Mohammed National Park, home to stunning coral reefs; for its team. There are many dining options, from formal to casual, ever-returning guests, it represents a little corner of paradise. Asian to American. You will delight in the rich variety of flavours from You can choose between exceedingly comfortable rooms, spacious around the world. suites and divine villas, with amazing views of the lush grounds, Leisure The hotel is situated in the Ras large pool or sea shore. You’ll find yourself unable to avoid relaxing If you ask nicely, we will reveal all that we Mohammed National Park, a true paradise for divers and lovers of in this magnificent setting that blends so perfectly with the local know about beauty – secrets well-kept water sports. since the time of the sublime Cleopatra. It is also very close to a Egyptian scenery and culture. Even more irresistible is the exquisite championship golf course. You’ll learn about the benefits of typical Inside the hotel itself, there is an cuisine served here every day, prepared with care and attention by Egyptian products such as natural herbs excellent gym and games room. a team of first-class chefs who select the best flavours from From a leisurely game of billiards and nigella oil. After an aromatherapy- to a strenuous workout with a all over the world every day. The friendly staff are always available based massage or a hot-oil mask, continue personal fitness trainer, the level to the sauna in pursuit of complete of activity is always at your pace. to impart useful advice on what to see and do in the area – playing relaxation, or to the steam bath and the a game of golf, for example, on an outstanding course that hosts refreshing effervescence of the Jacuzzi. To round off this extraordinary body-and- Contact Details international-standard competitions every year. mind experience, a fitness room awaits P.O. Box 169, White Knight Beach Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt your pleasure. Phone: +20-69-3602500/1 Fax: +20-69-360277727 www.savoy-sharm.com
To Dahab and Nuweiba, To Nabq Sinai St. Catherine’s Monastery National Nabq and Taba Park Maritim Sinai Jolie Ville Reef Blue Bay Hotel Golf Course Mountain Na’ama Bay Old City Centre Sharm El Abada El Hadaba Sharm el-Sheikh Harbour Ferry to Hurghada Oasis, Sharm el-Sheikh To El Tur a and Cairo Se via tunnel Re d Ras Mohammed e National Park ThZen aromatherapy massageEgyptian massageTraditional Thai massageIndian head massageOriental foot massage(reflexology)Hot-stone therapyAnti-cellulite massageNatural facial treatmentWaxingManicure and pedicuretreatmentsOne-day sauna + steam+ Jacuzzi option (free with anymassage or body treatment)Holiday packages Guest Rooms & Suites 2-storey buildings with 718 rooms, including 17 king-size beds, 12 triple beds, 306 twin beds, 4 handicapped and 91 family rooms, as well as 44 junior suites. All rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking gardens, pool or mountains. Restaurants Reef Blue Bay Hotel Oasis - Sharm el-Sheikh The resort offers an extensive range of restaurants. Our main restaurant, Le Petit, offers This elegant five-star hotel, sporting 718 rooms complete with breakfast and dinner buffets along with 3 theme nights per week, balconies and terraces, dominates the Red Sea shoreline. The including Mediterranean, Gala and Egyptian nights. unwritten rule is clearly understood: whether you choose to For an outstanding lunchtime take your siesta in a hammock on the resort’s private beach, or buffet, try Oceano, overlooking the beach with a spectacular view prefer to recline in a comfortable deckchair by one of the four of the Red Sea. The Bistro is open 24 hours a day. hotel pools (including a heated pool and Jacuzzi), relaxation is The resort also offers 3 à la carte restaurants: the Italian menu of Entering the hotel spa is like plunging into the order of the day. You can even order a drink while dipping Al Dente, daily fresh fish at the another world: a world of great warmth your toes in the water, thanks to the handily-placed pool bar. Mulate, and French cuisine at Le Romantique. and intimate, filtered lighting. There is During the day, the hotel’s entertainment team will keep you Leisure a wide range of massage types on offer, including Indian head massage and amused with a variety of activities, while at night their shows will Beach volleyball, table tennis, tennis, football, aqua gym, oriental foot massage. If you’re here to transport you into a world straight out of One Thousand and One aerobics, billiards, archery, de-stress, our Zen aromatherapy massage darts and paddle boats. Nightly Nights, full of traditional music and dance. With eight restaurants professional shows, dancing and is the one for you: this ancient art will live music, Mini club, teenage purify your body and spirit, leaving you in in the complex, there is a plethora of dining options available to club with daily activities, Fitness you. Since you must choose, make sure you pay at least one visit centre, Water slides, Diving a state of extreme relaxation. Later, spend some time in the sauna or steam bath, or to the delicious “Egyptian Nights” buffet, as well as the hotel’sContact Details stay on a while longer for a spot of beauty convivial bar lounge, where you can take part in the traditionalHadabet Om El sied , Sharm el-Sheikh, treatment: facials and hand and footSouth Sinai, Egypt treatments are all available. Arab pastime of smoking a shisha pipe…Phone: +20-69-3662111Fax: +20-69-3662121www.reefoasis.com.eg 28
To Dahab and Nuweiba, To Nabq Sinai St. Catherine’s Monastery and Taba National Park Nabq Maritim Sinai Jolie Ville Maritim Jolie Ville Resort Golf Course Mountain Na’ama Bay Old City Centre Sharm El Abada El Hadaba Sharm el-Sheikh Harbour Ferry to Hurghada & Casino, Na’ama Bay To El Tur a and Cairo Se via tunnel Re d Ras Mohammed e National Park Th Steam bath Sauna Beauty salon, barber shop and tranquil pool bar Packages : - beauty dream, - classic package, - DE-stress and relax, - romantic getaway for two Guest Rooms & Suites 396 rooms and 33 suites, as well as 6 luxury villas. Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino – Na’ama Bay The exclusive “Royal Wing” has especially spacious rooms and its own private swimming pool. This perfectly stunning five-star hotel is situated in Na’ama Bay, occupying a prime spot atop a low rocky plateau overlooking Restaurants For your dining pleasure, over 10 the ocean – the views are truly breath-taking. The peaceful, exquisite options ensure that your taste buds are well served at Jolie spacious rooms and luxury villas offer the perfect base for some Ville Resort. well-earned rest and recuperation. Allow yourself to daydream a Leisure little as you watch the waves from your balcony, or smile at the 30000 m2 of landscaped pool area complete with lagoons, fountains that empty into the huge seawater and freshwater pools. The resort’s temple to good health is waterfalls, grottoes and swimming Then descend into the midst of this aquatic paradise, where the certainly not to missed. Inside, our highly- pools (both fresh- and saltwater) Diving and water sports centre, 4 staff of the bar – set over the water on stilts – will be delighted trained specialists will introduce you to tennis courts Hotel-owned 18-hole PGA to serve you a tasty exotic cocktail. Feeling a little more energetic? the relaxing benefits of hydrotherapy – let championship golf course with Just a few steps away, you can partake of the joys of golf, scuba- jacuzzi bubbles dance over your body driving range, 2 putting greens, 3-hole short-game practice course diving or any number of other water sports. And when night falls, before diving into the tingling waters of the and clubhouse make yourself comfortable on the terrace outside spa bath. To finish the purification process, one of the resort’s eight restaurants, where you can savour a combine the dry heat of the sauna with delicious dinner to the spellbinding beat of Egyptian music. the humidity of the hammam. And to finish off this wonderfully relaxing session, try a Contact Details massage with soothing essential oils for an Naama Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt intense hydrating effect. Phone: +20-69-3600100 Fax: +20-69-360011129 www.maritim.com
Exploring the region: things to see and do aroundDiving and water sports Historical and natural The desertDreaming of crystal-clear water or coral reefs wonders and its dwellersblazing with colour? Sharm el-Sheikh is theperfect place for you. As Egypt’s leading It’s really easy to admire a glorious sunrise There are many Bedouin tribes living in thediving centre, the town has built up a first- from the summit of legendary Mount Sinai, deserts of the Sinai Peninsula, thanks to theclass reputation. Just 25 km away you’ll find thanks to the many excursions on offer from network of canals bringing water from thethe extraordinary Ras Mohammed National Taba Heights or Sharm el-Sheikh. While you Suez. These hospitable desert dwellers willPark – described by Jacques Cousteau as visit the ancient monastery of St. Catherine, open their tents to you when you visit theirone of the world’s greatest nature reserves. take time out to contemplate the burning bush encampments. Your desert excursion willThe Taba Heights complex offers plenty of biblical fame. A trip to the nature reserve at finish with a traditional glass of tea followed byof opportunities for snorkelling or scuba Abu Gallum is a perfect opportunity to admire a delicious repast beneath a glittering canopydiving off Pharaoh’s Island, while lovers of magnificent mountain landscapes populated of stars. Touring on camel back, strollingwindsurfing or kite-surfing will rejoice in the by the Arabian ibex, striped hyena and through captivating canyons – the choice isstrong, steady coastal breezes. even the elusive hyrax. Many other natural yours. For a more intense experience, take wonders await you, from peaceful oases to the a turn across the Sinai desert and brave the astonishing Coloured Canyon. immense expanse of golden dunes in a 4x4 or on a quad bike. Souvenirs The town of Sharm el-Sheikh has metamor- phosed into a smart, streetwise destination where shopaholics will find plenty to keep them occupied. If you prefer Egyptian silks or cottons or you’re on the lookout for onyx or gold or silver jewellery, visit the shopping centre at Na’ama Bay, where the elegant surroundings form a perfect setting for a wide variety of specialist boutiques. Don’t miss the old market in Sharm el-Sheikh where local craftsmanship abounds, from hand-woven rugs and subtle oriental perfumes to the herbs and spices you’ll need to recreate the rich tastes and scents of Egyptian cuisine...
Western Desert W es te El Qasr r nD ese Al Tarfa Luxury rt To Abu Minqar Dakhla Oasis Mut Lodge & Spa To Al Kharga Oasis, Bulaq, Baris New Val ley Al Tarfa Lodge & Spa Sauna Steam room Indoor heated pool Cosy relaxation area Massage offered indoors and out on a platform overlooking the sand dunes Outdoor plunge pool Gym equipped with a treadmill, multi-gym and cycling machine Guest Rooms & Suites The lodge has 32 rooms and 6 suites. Built using traditional techniques with local and natural materials, the 20 individually designed, furnished and decorated suites and rooms are unique, artistic models of comfortable Saharan architecture, with modern- classic furniture and a luxurious ambience. Restaurants A stylish dining room decorated with original lamps and wooden Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary – Luxury Lodge & Spa tools used during the building of the lodge. The property offers a number of secluded areas suitable Nestling in the lushly tranquil surroundings of Dakhla Oasis, for outdoor dining. Special or private dining can be arranged this serene sanctuary offers you an unforgettable welcome, amid the palm groves or out on the dunes. We also offer the option of with incredible views out over desert scenery that will take arranging Bedouin-style tented dinners in the surrounding desert. your breath away. Whether you opt for one of our spacious Leisure suites or a more conventional room, you’ll enjoy total comfort, Visitors who wish to relax may stay at the hotel and benefit from desirable décor and an intimate atmosphere. Relax in this In our temple of wellbeing, we offer a the spa’s facilities, and/or simply enjoy the sunshine and refreshing desert haven – take a delicious cocktail while reclining at the range of treatments that will relax and drinks by the pool. Meanwhile, de-stress you, carried out by the light of energetic visitors can take edge of our pool, heated by the sun’s golden rays all year long. part in the following activities, Saharan culture is never far away – you can take advantage of aromatic candles. Alternatively, why not tailor-made to suit: camel riding, trekking, 4x4 desert excursions, try out the dry heat of the sauna, the horse-back riding, and many personalised tours on camel back or in a 4x4 to destinations intense humidity of the steam room or the others. as varied as they are fascinating. It’s worth noting that – as it glistening water of the indoor swimming has been from the start – this establishment is committed to pool, which is kept heated to the ideal respecting and protecting the natural riches of its exceptional temperature. Afterwards, put your feet up desert heritage. on our delightfully shady terrace and enjoy Contact Details a refreshing beverage… delivered to you Al-Mansoura, Dakhla Oasis, New Valley, Egypt on tip-toe, so as not to disturb. Tel.: +20-92-9105007 Fax: +20-92-910500631 www.altarfalodge.com
Exploring the region: things to see and do aroundSiwa Oasis The Great Sand Sea The White DesertEgypt is 94% desert, and Siwa Oasis is the This awe-inspiring desert is alive with legends The White Desert’s extreme aridity andmost famous and the most northerly haven of and myths, stretching over Egypt from Siwa astonishing limestone sculptures have turned itpeace in the country’s vast Western Desert. Oasis to Dakhla Oasis. The living spectacle of into one of the most extraordinary landscapesThis paradise on earth is some 30 km long the great sand dunes undulating to the horizon on the planet. Centuries of erosion give theby 20 km wide, and lies in the midst of two will hold you spell-bound, as you listen to the desert a truly lunar allure. You will travelmagnificent lagoons. The oasis sports some soft, unceasing song of the constantly shifting through forests of limestone mushrooms,spectacular ruins, but the must-see is the sands. It is said that some of the fabulous endless series of wave-shaped sand dunes,temple of Zeus-Ammon, a remote sanctuary dunes of Abu Muharek stretch for more than spectacular mosaics of conical rock sculptedand former oracle that in ancient times was 140 km. Embark on an unforgettable adventure by the wind – a geological wonderland thatregularly visited by poor and powerful alike, across this mineral immensity, where the cool turns the desert into a vision of transcendence.including Alexander the Great. freshness of the oases mingles with the warm The limestone changes colour as the sun welcome of the local inhabitants… rises and sets – from blushing pink at sunup to incandescent white at noon, from delicate mauve at sunset to mysterious gold beneath the full moon. Bahariya Oasis In Arabic, El-Waha el-Bahariya means “northern oasis”, although the oasis is now also nicknamed the Valley of the Golden Mummies following recent archaeological discoveries. The many freshwater springs turn the oasis into a peaceful green island floating in the midst of a sea of sand. The sun glints from the black volcanic rock that forms a dramatic escarpment atop the encircling hills. You can also visit Bawiti, largest village in the oasis, join an expedition into the remarkable Black Desert, or enjoy a night-time bath in one of Bahariya’s many hot springs.
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