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Soma Bay holidays 2021
In the country with such a fascinating history, Soma Bay can’t claim much in the way of heritage. But this purpose-built resort has found itself one of the best spots on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera and has the luxury accommodation to make the most of it.
In fact, if you go searching away from the resorts you’ll find a millennia’s worth of history, including the famous desert monasteries along with some of Egypt’s most well-known ancient sites.
It’s the timeless waters – and the reefs underneath them – that bring many visitors to the Red Sea Riviera these days. It’s one of the world’s best diving destinations, with plenty of other water sports on the side. Just up the road, an international clientele throng the clubs, shops and restaurants of Hurghada - the coast’s main resort.
With sunshine all-but guaranteed, Soma Bay is excellent value for your 2021 holiday, particularly if you’ve got a taste for unforgettable all inclusive trips.
Why book Soma Bay holidays
Amazing all inclusive resorts
There's nothing better than spending your days in Soma Bay with all inclusive benefits
Discover the best beaches
Sink your toes into Soma Bay's soft sands and lap up the waves
Perfect for watersports
Egypt's Red Sea is perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling, so give it a go and see what lies beneath
How about a camel ride in the desert with the whole family?
Rest & relaxation
Sunny weather, large beaches and relaxing swimming pools to boot... Soma Bay is all about getting away from it all
Go on a road trip
Explore Egypt's big historical cities like Caira, Aswan or Luxor
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You might not even see the area’s top attraction when you arrive on the coast for your Soma Bay holiday. The area’s extraordinary undersea life is now protected by an Underwater National Park, which helps protect the marine life that clusters around coral reefs and islands off-shore.
Alongside diving centres you’ll also find lots of water sports lessons and hire businesses, with boat trips to the nearby islands – some of them also internationally important wildlife sites – a popular diversion. The best beaches tend to be privately owned, so check out your hotel’s access to the sea before you travel.
You can go inland as well as out to sea, with some important Christian monasteries not far away in the desert, and the astounding sights of the ancient city of Luxor a popular day trip.
More earthly pleasures can be found to the north in Hurghada, the biggest resort on Soma Bay’s side of the Red sea. Alongside busy shopping, dining, and clubbing, there are a load of family attractions like water parks and a whole host of other trips and activities.
With a name like that you’ll expect a good beach when you book a holiday in Soma Bay. That will depend very much on the accommodation you pick. Most hotels boast private beaches – as well as major league pool and water features, and they’re usually excellent in this relatively unspoiled part of the Red Sea coast. And if somewhere else, like beautiful Sharm El Naga, for example, takes your fancy you can usually pay for day access.
The sea is as more of an attraction than the sands for a lot of visitors, and most hotels host their own diving clubs and water sports facilities. At Soma Bay there’s a big emphasis on wind-power as well as undersea exploration, but if you want to sit on the side-lines with a drink in your hand observing the action no-one will blame you!
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Prices last checked at 00:57 12 April 2021