On the shores of the Red Sea, lies the resort of Somabay. Great for snorkelling and diving, it also provides easy access to safari trips and some of Egypt’s most notable historic points of interest, including Luxor. This unique self-contained community comprises a number of distinct areas including Soma Breeze, Mesca, Reef Town, Wadi Jebal, Bay West, and Bay Central, all of which are under 30 miles from the nearest airport. The sunsets are famous in this region – and these are the finest hotels in Somabay to watch them from…
Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
A sprawling, low rise resort, the Kempinski is made up of 325 bedrooms, with six restaurants and bars, The Cascades Spa and Thalasso. Tennis, squash, snorkelling and kids activities are all provided onsite. The hotel’s own stretch of sandy beach is strewn with amber bean bags that reflect the colour of those red-gold sunsets. Here guests can get comfy with a cocktail in hand and watch the changing hues of the horizon. Interiors are a blend of classic European and North African style and even the standard grade of bedroom comes with a furnished balcony and sitting area.
Steigenberger Resort Ras Soma
This hotel opened its doors in April 2021, a 409 room, five-star property with five restaurants, a shisha bar and a state of the art spa. It comes from the Deutsche Hospitality brand and features an enormous pool at its centre, surrounded by chic cabanas and floating day beds. Guests can try cover diving, kite-surfing, stand up paddleboarding and sailing at the private beach, or play tennis, work out in the gym and swim in the pool within the grounds. Suite options include villas with multiple bedrooms, kitchens and a beachfront position housing two or three bedrooms, a kitchen and a private pool.