Heading off to the sun-filled shores of Egypt recently, our personal travel adviser Melissa got to discover everything this incredible holiday destination holds. Read on for everything she got up to and her low-down on some of the spots you shouldn’t miss.
A country rich in culture with beautiful desert landscapes complete with guaranteed year-round sun! With a mid-haul flight Egypt is perfect for a late getaway or simply a well-earned break in the sun.
On a whirlwind 4-day trip to Egypt I’ve visited some of the most amazing hotels and tried out a range of activities then handpicked the best bits to share!
I stayed within The Makadi Bay Resort which completely exceeded all my expectations from the abundance of activities on offer to the range of mouthwatering restaurants to choose from right down to the variety of hotels and room categories to suit every traveller’s wishes!
My Personal favourite is the luxurious Makadi Spa hotel. The 5* adults only Makadi Spa is one of four hotels within Makadi Bay which also includes The Sunwing Makadi Hotel, The Grand Makadi and The Makadi Palace. All hotels in the Makadi Bay have direct access to the beach within a short stroll out of the hotel.
The plunge pool room at the Makadi Spa makes for an extra special getaway or to mark an occasion. All rooms at the Makadi Spa have a light and stylish décor giving the rooms a chilled vibe especially with your own private plunge pool and sun terrace to take in the views of the Red Sea!
The Makadi Spa offers 7 A la Carte and 2 buffet dining options onsite along with access to the all- inclusive restaurants at the Makadi Mall, The Makadi Palace Hotel, Grand Makadi and The Sunwing Makadi Hotel so you can eat and dine to your hearts content!
Another hotel which captured my heart is The Breakers which is located within Soma Bay. The hotels concept is simple yet captivating. The hotel is described as diving and surfing lodge. Whether you are seeking total relaxation or adventure the hotel has plenty on offer with a focus on wellness and sports.
Guests can head down to SomaBay on the shuttle service from the hotel which takes around 5 minutes or stroll along the beach to Soma Bay for some of the best water sports on offer in Egypt. Keep it relaxed by taking a yoga class in the yoga pavilion which is located on the roof top terrace at the hotel or head over to the Cascades Golf & Country Club which has been voted by international golf magazine as one of the best golf courses outside of Europe.
The hotel offers only two room types Golf/Pool View Rooms or Sea View and over 75% of the rooms offer an Ocean View! The Breakers hotel is half board but has the most amazing food on offer with the General Manager even hosting his own barbecue night once a week under the stars for all guests to enjoy.
With guaranteed year-round sun and a range of incredible resorts, Egypt is the perfect escape no matter what your budget. Ready to get the ball rolling? Click the button below to take a look at our collection of Egypt holidays or get in touch with one of our personal travel advisers to find out more.