With its unspoiled natural beauty peppered with glamorous nightspots and modern accommodation, Taba really is the best of both worlds for a stunning and secluded beach holiday in comfort and style.
The resort is spread over two main areas, with the original village and the newer Taba Heights around 20km away.
No matter which you choose, you’ll find all the comforts and conveniences you could want from a modern day getaway; easy access to soft sands and blue seas, as well as chances to get out and experience some adventure in the rugged landscape around you.
Evenings can be spent at high quality local restaurants tasting the day’s fresh catches from the sea, before dancing the night away at a club, relaxing at a quiet bar or playing some games at a casino.
Taba has many attractions that make it a great holiday destination, particularly if relaxation is your main goal.
Formerly a place where hippies and backpackers would congregate in the 1970s, its tourism industry was built on this escapism and natural beauty.
A day trip to Pharoah’s Island will give you the chance to see this picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site with its citadel and rugged landscapes. The canyons around Taba are impressive and worth exploring to appreciate the way rain has shaped this dry region.
If you’re a keen golfer, you’ll find a course waiting for you at Taba Heights Golf Course with a longer championship hole than any you’ll find in Europe.
Fancy a flutter during your holiday in Taba? You’ll find several impressive casinos where you can try to win some more spending money for your trip while enjoying yourself at the same time.
Like the rest of Egypt, Taba has some delicious local cuisine on offer that you may already have sampled in some form at home; it’s made its way around the world thanks to its exotic but universally popular flavours.
Falafel, hummus and tahini are all widely available back home, but there’s nothing like the real thing, so be sure to try some while you’re here.
Being by the sea, many restaurants specialise in fish based menus, with other seafood also available, and you’ll find fish markets and food stalls where fish is also served to tourists and to locals alike.
The cuisine and local specialities in Egypt date back more than 5000 years, so you can bet that ancient local recipes have got it right by now. Even if you haven’t tried aish bread, bram rice, baba ghanoush or any other Egyptian dishes before, make it your mission to taste as many as you can.
If it’s a relaxed family holiday in Taba you’re looking for, you’ll find yourself and your family very well served. Children are more than welcome in the hotels of Taba, and there’s no beach getaway more fun than one where they can play in the soft sands of an unspoiled natural paradise, while you sunbathe and gaze out over the glittering sea.
Kids will love exploring the landscape and spotting some of the exotic wildlife of the region on day trips where you can all enjoy the natural beauty of your destination.
The vast majority of hotels in Taba offer play areas and kids clubs meaning you can also enjoy all the adult luxuries provided by a holiday here, including all the spa treatments, beautiful meals in high quality restaurants, and sessions in the local casinos.
Action & Adventure
For the adventurous traveller on a holiday to Taba, you’ll find plenty to do to satisfy your craving for an adrenaline rush.
Thanks to the natural beauty of your surroundings, there are lots of exciting and memorable options for getting out onto the sea or into the landscape in fast-paced style.
Try water sports in the perfect blue sea, or go diving to see some of the incredible underwater life that this part of the world is famous for, such as the coral reefs.
If you don’t want to get quite as wet, you can also go sailing, and there are several options for hiring boats or joining boat trips nearby.
More into exploration on land? Climb the mountains and dunes you can see around you, or conquer them on a quad bike or jeep if you prefer.
The beaches in Taba are one of the main reasons you might want to visit this glorious part of the world on holiday.
Soft and sandy, and framed by the bluest seas, they’re also plentiful, and you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere you can relax and spend entire days by the sea in peace and comfort.
Many of the best spots on Taba’s beaches are in front of hotels, but there are also plenty of places you can find secluded spots in little bays and coves on the sand away from the bustle of resorts, so you can swim, eat picnics and enjoy some alone time.
Popular beach camps include Bir Sweir, where you’ll find bamboo huts on the beach with various levels of luxury to choose from. There’s also White Sand Beach, with its impressive sands, and Aquarium Beach where you can see the most marine life. Bob Diana Beach often has late night parties, and Basata is completely eco friendly.
The nightlife in Taba is glamorous and fun, and you’ll feel like a film star while you’re out and about in the evenings.
First you should dine in one of the many splendid restaurants around Taba, where you’ll normally finish dinner any time between 9pm and midnight.
Then you can go on to one of the many bars or pubs around the resort. Live music is easy to find in some of the venues around Taba, and you can also find lots of DJs and the multitude of clubs where you can dance until dawn if you want to.
If you’re not into clubbing, don’t worry, there are theatres, cinemas and bars by the beach where you can have a much more relaxed evening if that’s what you prefer.
Many hotels put on their own evening entertainment, including performances by local dancers and DJs, and of course there are the casinos you can visit if you’re feeling lucky.
Taba makes the perfect holiday destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway, because of its idyllic setting in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
Spend all day with your significant other, just laying in the soft sand of one of the secluded coves or bays, or swimming in the sparkling blue sea, feeling as though you’re happily shipwrecked on your own private island. When the day is done, you can head back to your luxurious hotel where all modern conveniences are provided for you, get pampered, and then head out for a wonderful dinner where you’ll enjoy some of the fresh fish caught that day. Wander the village in the evening and find a quiet bar to have a drink or two, and round it off by seeing if you can win enough in one of the casinos to have another holiday in Taba very soon.
With its history of appealing to foreign travellers including backpackers and hippies, Taba has always been the kind of place that serves tourists well, whilst keeping all of the authentic elements that first brought those kinds of travellers along in the first place. This makes Taba a completely different prospect to the busy resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
This means that, while you will find casinos and clubs here, you’ll also find plenty of places that are untouched and just as naturally beautiful as they always have been, including the canyons and most of the beaches around the region.
A visit to the citadel of Pharoah’s Island is a must to soak up some of the ancient history of the region, and to get a taste of the local culture there’s a weekly El Wekala Street Festival which includes live music, entertainment and food specific to Taba.