Introducing holidays to Sahl Hasheesh 2019
Stunningly set on Egypt’s Red Sea, Sahl Hasheesh is a purpose-built resort that oozes luxury and enchantment. World-famous for its superb diving and snorkelling, its biggest attraction is the Sunken City, which attracts myriad species of underwater life and is perfect for novice divers. The resort also has miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, and offers a host of other water sports, plus great shops, restaurants and cafés. Whatever your interests, you name it and Sahl Hasheesh will offer it: from spas to golf, and from horse-riding to quad-biking, this is a town that really knows how to look after its visitors. Also, the resort is handily located just 15 miles from Hurghada International Airport and 10 miles from the city of Hurghada.
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Sahl Hasheesh, Red Sea
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 5h 30m
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Sahl Hasheesh is an elegant, modern resort on the stunning Red Sea in Egypt. Its gorgeous beaches offer a host of amenities, including a breathtaking array of water sports. The most popular of these are diving and snorkelling, particularly around the amazing Sunken City, which is located just off shore and attracts a huge variety of marine life. There are more than 8 miles of glorious beaches, where you’ll find lots of stylish beach clubs with sun loungers, parasols and bar service. As a purpose-built resort, it offers activities for all holiday-makers, whether you fancy a day at the spa or on the golf course or want to buzz over sand dunes on a quad bike.
You’ll find every imaginable cuisine in Sahl Hasheesh, whether you fancy some beautifully fresh seafood or just want to tuck into some pizza. There are lots of upmarket dining options in the resort’s many smart hotels, but otherwise you’ll find the greatest concentration of eateries in the Old Town and along the seafront. The Old Town – not old at all, but built in a traditional style – has scores of bars, cafés and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and is the main hub of the resort’s social life. You could also try some classic Egyptian dishes such as kashari, a comforting concoction of tomatoes, onions, lentils and chick peas and if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss halava, made with sesame paste and pistachios or pine nuts.
Sahl Hasheesh is a great option for families, thanks to its fabulous beaches, huge range of water sports and activities, and great choice of family-friendly eateries. Many of the hotels in Sahl Hasheesh offer a special programme for kids, including mini clubs and other entertainment. Otherwise, kids will be more than happy with the endless beaches and (for older kids) the water sports, including the world-class snorkelling and diving. If you’re travelling with older kids and teens, they may also enjoy horseback treks or a go in a dune buggy. There’s a fun water park, with slides and pools, that will keep kids happy if they ever get bored of the beach, and you can also take dolphin-watching trips from the marina.
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Snorkelling and scuba diving are the biggest activities on the Red Sea, and Sahl Hasheesh offers some of the best sites to be found. Most of the hotels have their own diving centres, which run courses and rent out equipment. The Sunken City, handily located just a few metres off shore, is a beautiful underwater maze of temples and columns which was built in order to attract aquatic life. It’s a fantastic place to explore with a snorkel. There are lots of other water sports on offer, including for kite-surfing, wind-surfing and parasailing, and, if you just want a bit of fun, you could head out on a donut or a banana boat. There are lots of actitivies in the deserts and mountains behind the resort, including horse treks and excursions on quad bikes.
Sahl Hasheesh boasts more than 8 miles of stunning beaches, which offer a huge array of water sports and dozens of luxurious beach clubs. Snorkelling and scuba diving are the biggest attractions across the Red Sea, and Sahl Hasheesh is no exception. It has a fabulous Sunken City, located just off shore, which attracts all kinds of colourful marine life. The water is sheltered and comparatively shallow, making it perfect for people of all levels, including beginners. And, if you want to do other water sports, you’ll find facilities for kite-surfing, wind-surfing, and parasailing, as well as fun activities such as donuts and banana boats.
You can spend the balmy nights in Sahl Hasheesh enjoying a whole range of nightlife. If you fancy just chilling by the sea, there are scores of elegant beach clubs where you can relax on a beach bed as cocktails are served to you. The resort’s luxurious hotels also offer provide some glamorous evening entertainment. For a relaxed, yet upbeat vibe, head to the Old Town, which is the main hub of the resort’s entertainment district. You’ll find everything from mellow cafés where you can people-watch from the terrace to fun-filled nightclubs, as well as cinemas and live music venues.
Sahl Hasheesh is a beautiful, purpose-built resort that has a huge choice of activities and gorgeous beaches. Complementing the endless sandy beaches are spas, golf courses, a dazzling choice of water sports and other activities – everything you could possibly need, in other words, to enjoy a fabulously romantic holiday! Work on your tan on the beach, perhaps snorkel around the amazing Sunken City, and then enjoy a fabulous beach on the water front. You could go star-gazing or horse riding in the desert, have a couples massage in a fancy spa, or take a sunset boat trip along the coast. And in the evenings, scores of romantic restaurants and cocktail bars await.
Sahl Hasheesh is a modern, purpose-built resort, which features cinemas, live music and performing arts venues, but no historic attractions. Its ‘Old Town’, while elegantly built in traditional style, is also modern. However, you’ll have plenty of chance to soak up some of the local culture if you take a tour to one of the Bedouin settlements in the area. Many of these tours include a traditional Bedouin meal, eaten while reclining on cushions in a Bedouin tent, or the chance to ride a camel. You could also enjoy a star-gazing tour in the desert, with a guide who will explain the astonishing constellations visible in the night sky.