This Egyptian beach city sits alongside the Red Sea. Enjoying year-round warmth it’s a beautiful spot for swimming and diving with colourful coral reefs. Divided into three distinct areas – El Daha, the Old Town suits history buffs with its mosque and souks. Sakala, the palm-lined south, appeals to those wanting brand-new glitz – here superyachts come and go from the upscale marina, watched by diners in the sleek waterfront restaurants. But the busy central area is the place to be for lively nights out and a slice of authentic Egyptian life. Read on to find out where to stay, to enjoy Hurghada in style.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Sahl Hasheesh
Spanning 48 acres of prime Red Sea shoreline, The Oberoi Beach Resort features a mixture of traditional, neoclassical and contemporary design. It first opened in 2001 and provides guests with plenty of activities. An action-packed kids club programme means parents get time to enjoy the likes of onsite cooking classes, clay pot and handmade carpet making sessions, yoga, pilates sessions and a diving introduction. The hotel has four restaurants, including a Middle Eastern eatery, bar, pool, spa and movie theatre (open during the summer months). Recognised at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, the five-star resort provides attentive service from a staff that’s over 250 strong.
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