It’s that time of the year again, when we round up some of the best real estate offerings and hotel getaways for readers to get a head start on winter vacation planning! If you’re planning your next investment, we have gathered the most desirable developments along the coastline, and if you’re simply searching for a break, we offer you a selection of luxurious hotels for a truly relaxing escape.
Available units: With something to meet all preferences, the range of units encompasses 100 m2 two-bedroom chalets, 3 bedroom chalets from 138 m2 to 182 m2 and townhouses of 242 m2, right up to standalone villas of 400 m2. Every unit enjoys a spectacular sea view.
Outstanding features: There is a clear sea view from all units, and any unit of three bedrooms or more has a private pool. Reaching the seashore is easy, with beach access through a tunnel. The resort also has the first pulley train in Ein Sokhna. The altitude of the resort gives residents the benefit of refreshing breezes, making it a real mountain experience. In addition to three commercial areas to serve the needs of residents, Ein Hills also has several pools, a sandy beach, a crystal lagoon and a centrally located clubhouse.
Finishing specifications: Units come fully finished, with a furnished option also available. Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment with equal installments over eight years.
Delivery: First delivery in 2019. Ein Hills Every unit enjoys a spectacular sea view REAL ESTATE 34
Location: Situated at the foot of the stunning Galala mountain range, IL MONTE GALALA overlooks views of the shorelines of Ain Sokhna. Conveniently located just 30 minutes away from the new administrative capital, the resort is only an hour’s drive from Cairo. Available units: Villas, twin houses, town houses and chalets ranging from 60 m2 to 550 m2. All of IL MONTE GALALA homes enjoy views of either the crystal clear lagoons and/or the sparkling sea.
Attractive features: IL MONTE GALALA’s master plan lies in one simple rule; unobscured views for all, with unmatched mountain-top exclusivity for everyone to enjoy. Built to blend into its iconic surroundings, IL MONTE GALALA overlooks the Red Sea’s tranquil views. Residents can wake up to breathtaking views of sapphire blue or take a dip in mountaintop lagoons. Designed with comfort and nature in mind, the project is carefully planned to maximize views by dividing the mountain’s rugged landscape into Sea-Front, Mid-Level and High Altitude zones, all interconnected by flowing crystal lagoons, flora, fauna, and lush walk-ways.
Finishing specifications: Fully finished with interiors finished and designed by Mona Hussein Design House.
Payment plans and facilities: IL MONTE GALALA offers flexible payment plans over 8 years with 10% down payment.
Delivery: Phase 1 delivery – December 2019.
Available units: All units are currently sold out. Attractive features: G-Cribs is known for its modern, well-organized designs and landscaping. The clubhouse is due to open very soon and the swimming pools will be heated for year-round use.
Finishing specifications: Units come fully finished with air-conditioning and kitchen cabinets.
Delivery: Phase I is delivered; Phase II starting delivery 2019.
Location: Veranda is located in Sahl Hasheesh, 20 km from Hurghada Airport and 50 km from El Gouna.
Available units: Veranda offers a choice of one and two bedroom apartments in addition to standalone villas, with sizes ranging from 61 m2 to 232 m2.
Attractive features: Designed by the late Saleh Hamdy, his attention to detail and design in shown in every feature.The resort stands out with its vibrant landscaping and distinctive Mediterranean design, in addition to a landmark clock tower styled after Big Ben. Veranda offers a spa, a gym, a clubhouse, golf and croquet courses, housekeeping services, a private beach, and rental services.
Finishing specifications: Units come fully finished with airconditioning and kitchen cabinets.
Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment, 10% upon contract and 10-year equal installments.
Delivery: Units have already been delivered.
Plans for future expansion: There is a possibility of future expansion.
Available units: The resort offers a range of stand-alone villas, senior chalets and pool deck chalets. All units are built on three levels with a maximum distance from the sea of 150 m and a 100% water view.
Attractive features: Considered the latest boutique resort in Egypt, Kai Sokhna offers an exclusive lifestyle for a select community. 100% of the units are waterfront properties with a maximum distance from the beach of 200 m and the highest beach area per capita in the area. Also, 85% of the project is dedicated to landscaping and water features, supported by premium facilities and amenities. These include a 5-star Hilton hotel, fine dining outlets, a boutique commercial area, a gym and spa, a wind and kite surfing center, a water sports marina, outdoor infinity pools and a club house.
Finishing specifications: The units come fully finished with different finishing types available for the client to choose from. Designs and finishing are by Alchemy.
Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment with the balance over seven years.
Delivery: The first phase is due for delivery in 2021.
Location: La Vista Ray is just an hour and a half ’s drive from New Cairo and is located 10 km before the Zaafarana toll station and 15 km from the El Galala exit to the Sokhna-Zaafarana road. Available units: There is a range of twin houses, town houses and chalets to choose from, all designed in a modern architectural style. Attractive features: All units are situated to ensure that residents will have stunning views of either the sparkling azure waters of the Red Sea or pools within the landscaping.
La Vista Ray brings an Asian retreat feel by introducing the Thai Promenade, where residents will experience the true serenity of the islands of the Far East right in Ain Sokhna.
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Payment plans and facilities: La Vista Ray offers a sixyear payment plan.
Delivery: Unit delivery will take place in 2022.a
Location: Porto Sokhna was launched in 2007 as Egypt’s first-ever mountaintop resort and golf course. The 2.5 million m2 resort rises 270 meters above sea level and stretches down to the warm waters of the Red Sea. The mountain top residential and inclusive resort meets the needs of the whole family.
Available units: Porto Sokhna has 10 phases with a total of 6,153 units that are sold out and delivered on time: • The Pyramids: 1693 units • Hawaiian: 563 units • Waterfront: 545 units • Islands 1 & 2: 784 units • Hand Villas 1 & 2: 244 villas • Caribbean: 524 units • Hanging Gardens: 594 • Panorama: 1206 units • Golf Bay: 375 units • Bahamas: 360 units
Attractive features: Porto Sokhna changed Sokhna by being the first developer to open up the area for resort tourism. The resort currently accommodates more than 6000 guests and residents and enjoys unparalleled wide open mountaintop views of greenery and sea, including the distinctive three pyramids that stand out against the mountain backdrop. Few may realize that tucked away behind these pyramids lies an area of 1.5 million m2 that hosts the first and only golf course in Ain Sokhna. Just some of the family-friendly facilities, activities and amenities available for guests and residents are a golf course, a 5-star mountain top hotel, a cable car, four cinemas, over 20 swimming pools, yacht tours, a submarine, Louly Park, serviced apartments, more than 30 international restaurants and cafés, a private beach, three malls, a variety of water sports, football pitches, camping and barbeque facilities, a gym, a salt spa, safari excursions, a Roman theatre, a mosque and Papa Porto International Carnivals
Future development: Porto Group is planning to launch a new phase on the Porto Al-Sokhna mountain in the first quarter of 2019, with all units enjoying a sea view.
Location: Azha is a waterfront luxury residential resort positioned on the left side of Ein Sokhna that is strategically located 12 km from the toll station at Km 34 of the Sokhna-Suez road, just outside the Second Greater Cairo Ring Road. Available units: Azha offers apartment complexes, standalone villas, twin houses, and town houses, of which 117 have direct sea views. Most units overlook the sea or the crystal lagoon.
Attractive features: Amenities include swimmable crystal lagoons, hotels, a clubhouse (due to start operation at the end of November), a retail area, a community centre, a beach club, Club M, sports facilities, parks, kids’ areas, picnic areas, in addition to 230,000 m2 of crystal lagoons, the largest in Africa. Residents can also enjoy signature restaurants, serene facilities and community centers.
Finishing specifications: Each finished unit at Azha features top -notch kitchen cabinets and ACs to make it the perfect ready-to-move-in home.
Payment plans and facilities: 10% down payment with up to nine years of equal installments.
Delivery: Phase 1 delivery will start in the second quarter of 2019.
Available units: There is a range of chalets, penthouses, townhouses, maisonettes and standalone villas to choose from. Chalets come in 100 m2, 120 m2, 140 m2 and 160m2 options, while penthouses and townhouses are 200 m2. Maisonettes are 250 m2 and standalone villas are 320 m2. All units have various layout options and enjoy a full sea view due to a 35 m elevation.
Attractive features: Inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean architecture, Laguna Bay has a 1.5 km sandy beach, and is a perfect year-round destination for water sports. The resort boasts an array of roundthe- clock services, from a 24/7 medical clinic, to housekeeping, room service and maintenance services as well as a dedicated high standard facility management department.
Facilities and amenities: There are 19 swimming pools, two outdoor restaurants, as built islands in the middle of the pool to give you a unique dining experience, a clubhouse, a gym, two spas, two heated indoor pools, a kids’ area, a luxury boutique hotel, an infinity pier, a sports area and a strip mall, in addition to an infinite range of water sports and activities.
Finishing specifications: Units are delivered fully-finished, designed by Eklego. Payment plans and facilities: Laguna Bay Sokhna offers a nineyear payment plan.
Delivery: Unit delivery will start from 2019. REAL ESTATE
Available units: Tides by La Hacienda is the new phase that is currently open for homeowners. Its units vary from 35 m2 up to 90m2: The Surfer’s Studio of 35-41 m2 is ideal for a solo surfer or a young couple. The Surfer’s Loft of 52 m2 combines the practicality of a studio with the privacy of a bedroom. There are also one and two bedroom units that offer even more space and privacy for families and groups of friends. The six phases are all built on different levels, ensuring a sea view for all units. Outstanding features: The development overlooks more than 5,500 m2 of crystal-clear waters with access to a 1200 m sandy beach. La Hacienda incorporates the natural surroundings within its unique architectural design with Mexican, Mediterranean and modern architecture. The resort boasts seven pools, a gym, a main restaurant, a beach bar, Fade coffee shop, Fade Hotel, SOUL Kitesurfing and Yoga Center, a kids’ area, an Aqua Park, tennis courts and a football field.
Finishing specifications: Semifinished, with a fully finished option available upon request.
Payment plans and facilities: 0% down payment with equal installments over six years.
Delivery: Apartments will be ready to move into in up to six months and villas in two years.
Available units: Telal Ain Sokhna encomp asses 3,000 sea view villas and chalets within a project area of 2,500,000 m2. A limited number of chalet units are still available for sale.
Attractive features:: The resort enjoys 90% greenery and open spaces, with future expansion plans including a yacht marina.
Delivery: 1,700 units have already been
The essence of a perfect getaway, Club M embodies a sense of ultimate perfection. Whether it’s serenity and tranquility you’re looking for or simply a fun beach day with family and friends, Club M is the place to be. It is located in Azha, Ain Sokhna, which is less than an hour away from Tagamoa. Cairo West Magazine caught up with G’nk owners, the company behind KiKi’s beach bar- sahel, Ahmed El Ganzoury and Kareem Nabil for further insights.
Club M has put Sokhna back on the grid, offering the first private service beach that can only be accessed through membership cards. The restaurant, however, is open for everyone throughout the day, whereas at night kids are not allowed. With an international menu, created by one of the most renowned kitchens in Beirut, Club M offers exquisite food. Club M, designed by one of the top designers in the world, is the perfect venue for all events. With beautiful scenery, it’s perfect for outdoor weddings, engagements and corporate events. The venue can hold up to 750 people making it the ideal location for special occasions.
Location: The Madinat Makadi resort area is located about 30 km south of Hurghada International Airport, and hosts nine superb Jaz hotels, each with its own distinctive character. Altogether, the resort extends across 250 luxurious hectares, home to upscale accommodation, world-class golf courses and an inviting mix of leisure and recreation facilities.
Accommodation: Jaz hotels in Madinat Makadi include three properties situated directly on the bay. With a choice of hotels such as Jaz Aquaviva, Jaz Makadi Oasis, Club, Jaz Makadi Oasis Resort, Jaz Makadi Saraya Palms, Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort, Jaz Makadi Star & Spa, Jaz Makadina, Iberotel Makadi Beach and TUI Sensimar Makadi Hotel; there is a perfect vacation property for everyone.
Hotel features: Complimentary tea and coffee tray daily, WiFi, some hotels include separate bedrooms and sofa beds for families.
Restaurants and bars: There is no shortage of great dining options, with a diverse selection of cuisines to tempt the taste buds. The Beach Restaurant offers great Mediterranean cuisine, while Amaya serves up authentic Indian food. Lovers of Asian fusion food can head to Makai Tukai, and anyone craving Italian will feel at home in Nino’s. Sofra offers a rich menu of Oriental dishes, and The Grill is known for its barbequed specialties. Aqua Restaurant & Bar is a perfect place to spend a relaxed evening with a cool drink and appetizing food.
Facilities and amenities: There is a world-class golf course for golfing enthusiasts, in addition to Souk Makadi shopping complex. Guests can also stay fit and buffed with Mividaspa health club and beauty salon.
Water sports and diving: Water lovers will be thrilled by Makadi Water World Aqua Park, as well as the excellent conditions for windsurfing that attract people from all over the globe. The Watersports Center also offers diving, deep-sea fishing, and snorkeling.
Location: Somabay’s 10 million m2 multi-award-winning resort peninsula is situated on the eastern shores of Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. The renowned peninsula is just 20 minutes by car from Hurghada International Airport and only a 4-hour flight from Central Europe. The resort location boasts some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and panoramic views of desert mountains. With Luxor only 240 kilometers away by road, same day excursions to the Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor Temples and all that the ancient city has to offer are easily done by car or bus.
Accommodation: Somabay has a total of 1,338 rooms, shared by the leading hotels that form a part of the resort. Properties include The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa &Thalasso, Kempinski Hotel Somabay, Robinson Club Somabay, Sheraton Somabay Resort and The Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge.
Available Units: In line with its standing as a desirable Red Sea boutique destination, properties on offer at Somabay range from waterfront studios to apartments and seaside villas. Soma Breeze features waterfront apartments, and Abu Soma Reef offers a choice of villas, terrace villas and terrace chalets. Spectacular views come with the selection of villas, patio villas and lodges in Wadi Jebal. Situated on the cliffs of the peninsula, the exceptional location affords residents privacy and an enviable modern lifestyle. Bay West is perfectly geared to family relaxation, while Surf Village combines all the best that seaside luxury living can provide.
Facilities: Just a few of the accolades scooped up by Somabay include The Cascades Spa & Thalasso -Winner of the World Luxury SPA Awards in 2016, in addition to the stunning signature 18-hole, par 72 golf course at The Cascades Golf Course designed by Gary Player, which has been ranked by The Golf Journal as the best golf course outside of Europe. It has also been recognized by CNN Travel as one of the top 10 golf courses in Africa. Water sport facilities are a vital part of Somabay and guests can enjoy a variety of activities, including kite surfing at 7Bft Kite House, which due to its unique location, is ranked as one of the top kitesurfing spots worldwide. Its flat-water conditions, spectacular views and pristine environment with over 300 days of ideal winds make it a top international destination for kitesurfing. Guests and visitors can head to the Orca Dive Center to enjoy diving and snorkeling in a renowned house reef that is accessible via a 420-meter-long jetty and recognized as the Number One House Reef by Tauchen magazine.
Dining: Somabay offers a wide range of restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining. A variety of cuisines is represented, offering something for all tastes. Guests can choose from Farina, Burger & Shrimp, SOBAR, Bamboo Shoot, Spikes, Sea Shell, The View, L’Emporio Ristorante, Dunes, Copper Crescent, La Pergola, L’Abydos Brasserie, Beachcomber Bar and Al Mar.
Location: The hotel extends over 600 m of gorgeous, private silkywhite sand beaches. It is a landmark at the heart of Sahl Hasheesh Bay on the Red Sea shores, and offers breathtaking diving and snorkeling opportunities. The hotel is situated 17 km from Hurghada International Airport and 20 km from downtown Hurghada.
Accommodation: There are 615 modern appointed spacious rooms and suites, 380 of them are sea view.
Hotel features: To suit the preferences of guests, the Palace is divided into three clusters, three hotels in one. There are 6 pools with designated areas for adults only, and for families. The children’s pool is heated year round. One cluster is dedicated to adults and couples only, for more privacy. It features a meditation pool, designated areas for adults around the pool and on the beach, including cabanas, swim-up suites with private pools offering relaxing moments, in addition to a spa and wellness center of over 2,400 m² and Club Lounge with exclusive services. Another cluster, dedicated to families, is located more than half a kilometer away from the adults’ cluster, with spacious family rooms, pool with interactive water parks, and kids’ clubs of over 1,300 m², including four cinemas. There are designated non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for special-needs guests. The middle cluster in the Palace offers gastronomical experiences in a choice of 16 outlets, all featuring elegant and spacious layouts.
Accommodation: The adults-only Royal Savoy hotel offers 79 rooms and suites, all with either a partial sea view or pool view.
Room facilities: • Private balcony with two armchairs and small table • Individual air temperature control A/C • Fully stocked mini bar with charge • Tea and coffee station • Ice-box and kettle • Personal safe deposit box • Ironing board with iron • Luggage rack • Jacuzzi (available in some suites) • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet with 24-hour connectivity • LED TV • IDD telephone with voice mail • Satellite TV channels • Fully stocked exclusive bathroom amenities • Bathrobes & slippers • Make-up mirror and hairdryer Dining: Royal Morning Room: The Royal Savoy’s exclusive breakfast area. Tirana (Main Restaurant): Buffetstyle, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rosmarino (Italian): Open for dinner. East (Pan-Asian): Open for dinner.
Seafood Island (Seafood): Open for lunch and dinner. Caligula Hot Rock: À-la-carte Hot Rock dining. Cook your own choice of the freshest cuts of meat and fish on a piece of volcanic rock. Open for dinner.
Activities and amenities: The hotel boasts three pools, a private area in the Savoy beach, a Spa & Wellness Center, in addition to tennis and squash courts. For water-sport enthusiasts there is an in-house diving center by the beach, and for day trips, there is an in-house travel agency. *Airport transfer included
Accommodation: Sheraton Soma Bay consists of 326 spacious rooms and suites, of which 150 boast a stunning sea view. All have been carefully designed with a refreshing, relaxing yet elegant décor. All 326 of the hotel’s guestrooms, including 51 suites, offer the Sheraton Sleep Experience bed.
Room facilities: In-room amenities include a tea and coffee tray, both shower and bathtub, robe and slippers, a pillow menu, hair dryer and shaving mirror, 40-channel satellite LCD TV, free WiFi, in-room safe, in-room mini bar and 24-hour in-room dining Dining: L ‘Abydos Brasserie: Main restaurant, serving breakfast and dinner buffet and an à la carte menu. L’Emporio Ristorante: Italian specialty restaurant offering a set menu and à la carte menus, open in the evenings. Sea View: Beach restaurant offering specialties from the charcoal grill and pizza from a wood-fired oven. Solar Bay Bar/Terrace: Offering a wide range of spirits, exotic cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Al Farafra Oasis Pool Bar: Offering coladas, cocktails and much more. Sea Breeze Beach Bar: Offering an array of mouth-watering cocktails and drinks.
Facilities and amenities: There are three temperature-controlled swimming pools and a separate pool for children in addition to the Orca Diving Center and a host of water based sports and activities. A gym, a spa and a golf course are also leisure options. *Airport transfer is offered at extra charge. Hurghada airport is 45 km away.
Accommodation: A total of 835 guestrooms and suites with sea view, pool view, or garden view.
Sheraton Sharm Main Hotel: 300 superior seafront guestrooms and suites. All rooms have private balconies or terraces with spectacular views of the beach and sea. Sheraton Sharm Resort: 423 standard guestrooms pool or garden view. Sheraton Sharm Villas: 112 standard guestrooms with garden or sea view. Room Features: Sitting Area, balcony, non-smoking rooms, connecting rooms, private terrace, in-room electronic safe, satellite channels, 24-hour room service. WiFi is available at an additional charge.
Restaurants and bars: White Cruiser Restaurant: Main hotel restaurant – International cuisine with theme nights, buffetstyle all day dining Lobby Bar: Drinks and snacks. Pool Bar: Cocktails and snacks.
Hugo’s Bar: Cocktails and snacks. Layalina Café: Oriental beverage and shisha café. Facilities and amenities: 800m beach, heated pool, three spectacular swimming pools including a diving pool and a children’s pool, a fully equipped fitness center and fully equipped spa with hydrotherapy pool, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, kids club, water sports activities, diving center and animation team. Water sports and diving: The resort offers a host of water sports and activities in addition to sightseeing, boat trips, quad runners, sunset camel riding, tour/excursion service, diving courses, equipment rental, an activity center with boat rental, and safaris. *Airport transfer is included at a charge.
Contact information for these desirable developments.
IL Monte Galala Sokhna
75,Road 90 – New Cairo
54 Baghat Ali St. – Zamalek
G-Cribs and Veranda
Arkan Plaza (Tower 3) 6th floor
The architect of Veranda: The late Saleh Hamdy
2, Abd el Aziz Al Hawary st.off Thawra Street – Heliopolis
La Vista Ray
12, El Newiry St. off Ammar Ibn Yasser st. Heliopolis
78, Beirut Street – Heliopolis
47, Mohy El Din Abo El Ezz – Dokki
Mall of Arabia
Azha Ein Sokhna
48, Thawra St – Heliopolis
259, North 90th Street – New Cairo
La Hacienda Ras Sudr
20 A, Mansheyet El Tayaran St. -Heliopolis
1150/3 Abdelhamid Badaway – Heliopolis
Jaz Makadi Bay
Madinat Makadi Complex Resort
Telf: 02 3854 11 11/ 2020
Telf: 02 2419 9207
SOHO Square – Sharm El Sheikh
Telf: 069 3602 500
Sheraton Soma Bay
Telf: 065 356 2584/ 0100 108 2361
Sheraton Sharm El Sheikh
Telf: 069 3602 070