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Where do we head for when the days get a little shorter, the temperatures ease to a comfortable level, and city life becomes a bit humdrum? South, we say, to the glorious beaches and sparkling waters of the Red Sea. Cairo West Magazine has rounded up some of the most desirable real estate developments along the coastline, and if you really can’t wait, we bring you a great selection of superb hotels for a really indulgent escape.

Location: Located on the Red Sea coastline at the start of the touristic promenade, ALDAU Strand is just a short walk to ALDAU Village Mall surrounded by all its facilities and amenities.

Close to Hurghada’s Marina and an 8 minute drive from Hurghada International airport, ALDAU Strand’s proximity to eateries, restaurants, bars and nightlife entertainment allows you to maximize enjoyment of your leisure time.

Available units: Residential units are built over 24,000 m2. With a total of 384 units, they range through a wide variety of units from studios, one, two, three bedroom apartments to penthouses. The majority of the units enjoy a direct sea, pool and plaza view.

Attractive features: The Purohotel will also be operating a 34 room, boutique property in ALDAU Strand, ensuring a thrilling bohemian luxury in this stunning new development. ALDAU Strand homeowners will have a membership to access this heavenly resort for life. The famous Purobeach from Spain will be exclusively managing ALDAU Strand beach club. Purobeach is operating in Palma, Barcelona, Marbella, Vilamoura, UAE and soon at ALDAU Strand.

ALDAU Strand’s accessible proximity to eateries, restaurants, bars and nightlife entertainment allows you to spend your time as you desire. The latest chapter in Puro’s story will see it become the newest hot spot on the Red Sea’s social scene. Relaxed vibes rule during the day, where guests can unwind under the sun’s glorious gaze while enjoying a Puro massage. As the sun sets, the atmosphere exhilarates as the DJs play superb Puro music, creating a unique experience for the guests. Besides the beach club, Puro Hotel also includes a restaurant and bar called Oios Tapas.  ALDAU Strand also includes facilities and amenities such as 24 hour security, pest control, jogging track, swimming pools, reception and concierge, underground parking, housekeeping and more.

Finishing specifications: The fully finished units feature contemporary modern and practical designs. Each unit is fully finished to high-end standards, ensuring durability and attention to the smallest of details.

Payment plans: 10% down, payment for up to 8 years, immediate delivery.

ALDAU Heights

Location: ALDAU Heights is in close proximity to Hurghada Marina and is 8 minutes away from the Hurghada International Airport. It offers its residents a wide array of services and facilities that cater to all lifestyle preferences and activities. The unparalleled climate of the Red Sea nearby is deployed to enhance the flourishing green landscape and amplify the pleasurable atmosphere.

Available units: Residential units feature contemporary modern and practical designs, all fully finished to a high quality standard, and come furnished and serviced. Units range from studios, one, two, and three bedroom apartments as well as penthouses, all of which include kitchen cabinets, concealed ACs and intercom. All of the units enjoy a breathtaking view, whether of the sea, pool and/or the promenade.

Attractive features: ALDAU Heights is designed with more than 60% open spaces of greenery, water features and walkaways. Every aspect of the site is linked by elements of water and vast gardens. With the connections between water elements and earthy features, ALDAU Heights is truly an enviable place to live. Building 1 luxuriates with it is private tanning pool, Jacuzzi, lounge, and BBQ area all on the rooftop. This inventively dynamic residential line is also conveniently connected to boutique shops, cafes and restaurants at everyone’s reach in ALDAU Village Mall. ALDAU Village Mall is designed by renowned international retail consultants, Global Retail Strategies Incorporated, and includes services such as a kids’ area, banks, pharmacies and more. Zamalek’s Le Pacha 1901 will also be opening soon.

Facilities and amenities: ALDAU Heights also includes facilities and amenities such as 24 hour security, PEST control, jogging track, swimming pools, reception and concierge, underground parking, housekeeping and more.

Finishing specifications: The fully finished units feature contemporary modern and practical designs. Each unit is fully finished to high-end standards, ensuring durability and attention to the smallest of details.

Payment plans: 10% down, payment for up to 8 years, immediate delivery

Location: Baron Resort is located in Ras Nasrani, Sharm El Sheikh.

Rooms and suites: The hotel has 357 rooms and suites, with 210 rooms and 13 suites enjoying a sea view.

Room amenities:  

  • 32 inch Flat-screen TVs; satellite and music channels.
  • Pillow menu, hypo-allergenic pillow upon on request.

Dining:

  • Sinai World Class Cuisine
  • Bella Vista Italian Restaurant
  • Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
  • Al Sakia Seafood Restaurant
  • The Oasis BBQ Restaurant & Grill

Hotel facilities: The hotel has an Olympic-size sweet water swimming pool, kids’ pool (both heated December through April) and an only-for-adults partially-covered seawater whirlpool with jets overlooking the sea. There is also a Leisure Center which includes boat rentals, as well as quad runners, safari excursions, sightseeing trips, camel trips, and horseback riding.

Guests can enjoy a Wellness & Relaxation Center including gym, spa, steam rooms, a variety of massages, with beauty treatment rooms separate for men and women, and a beach massage tent overlooking the Red Sea.

Activities include a sports center including two floodlit tennis courts, beach volleyball, beach aerobics, beach games, water polo, table tennis, darts and private jogging.

Entertainment includes an International soft animation team for daily programs and nightly shows at the Roman Amphitheatre, with capacity to seat 500 guests; daily live entertainment in different venues.

Water sports:  The Water Sports Center offers water ski, laser, banana boat, canoe, parasailing, pedal, glass boat, and catamaran.

Places of interest: Baron Shopping Boulevard has more than 30 shops including a beauty salon, a hairdresser, a bookshop, jewelers, a silverware and souvenir shop, a bazaar, and a mini market.

Airport transfer: Airport transfers are included.

Location: The resort is just 4 km from Marsa Alam International Airport and 207 km from Hurghada City.

Rooms and suites: The hotel includes 364 rooms which are built in groups of bungalows, each with a terrace or balcony with garden, pool or sea view.

  • 224 Superior Rooms (30m2)
  • 133 Deluxe Rooms (34m2)
  • 7 Junior Suites (42m2)

Room amenities:  

  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Walk-in shower, hairdryer, shaver point and cosmetic mirror
  • Satellite LED TV
  • In-room safe box
  • Self-controlled A/C
  • International direct dial telephone
  • Minibar

Dining:

  • Al Maha Main Restaurant
  • Fayruz Mediterranean A La Carte Restaurant
  • Night & Day Lobby Bar
  • Margarita Pool Bar
  • Palmito Beach Bar
  • Dar El Hawa Oriental Cafe
  • Zuzu’s Billiard Bar

Hotel facilities:

  • Tennis court (floodlit), squash court and jogging track
  • Boccia, darts, billiards, table tennis, football and basketball
  • Beach volleyball, aerobics and aqua gym
  • Mividaspa
  • Gym, sauna steam and Jacuzzi
  • Private sandy beach with reefs for snorkeling or diving
  • Three swimming pools (one of which is heated during winter)
  • Aqua Coraya Water Park
  • Diving Centre

Water sports: There is a diving center offering various water sports like diving and snorkeling.

 

Location: Kai is located on the Zaafarana Road,   180 km from Cairo, 15 km from Zaafarana Station and 3 km from New Galala Road exit.

Available units: Kai offers a variety of units, from Standalone Villas and Senior Chalets to Pool Deck Chalets, with sizes ranging from 64 m2 – 365 m2. All units are close to the water, with 40% enjoying a direct sea view.

Attractive features: Residents and guests can enjoy a wide range of facilities, including a 5-star Hotel, a spa retreat, a gym and health club, and a boutique commercial area. The resort has a private beach, outdoor pools, a fully serviced club house, water sports facilities and a health and fitness facility.

Services and amenities include a beauty center, a laundry, a clinic center and pharmacy, and a supermarket.

Finishing specifications: Units come fully finished.

Date of delivery: Phase 1 is due to be delivered by the middle of 2020.

Location: La Hacienda Ras Sudr is located at 90 Km from Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel, Cairo – Sharm El Sheikh Road, Sinai, Egypt

Available units: La Hacienda offers many options, including villas of 130 m2 and 145 m2.  The new phase Tide has

  1. Surfer’s Studio 35 m2 and 41 m2
  2. Surfer’s Loft 52 m2
  3. One Bedroom 63 m2
  4. Two Bedroom 75 m2

Most units have a sea view. In the new phase, Tides by La Hacienda, every house is waterfront as all the units are surrounded by a swimmable crystal lagoon. In addition, there are some other units that have a pool view and green landscaping.

Date of delivery: Options vary from ready to deliver units to 3 years’ delivery, depending on the phase.

Attractive features: 18% of the total area is built on and the remaining 82% is dedicated to greenery and landscape.

Facilities include:

  • 7 swimming pools
  • 2 Km long sandy beach
  • Soul Kitesurfing School
  • Soul Yoga Hut
  • Fade Hotel
  • Cuba Cabana (Beach Lounge)
  • International Eatery: Figs & Olives
  • Pool Bar
  • Kids’ Area
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Roman Theater
  • Bedouin Tent

Finishing specifications: Units are delivered semi-finished, but depending on the client, there are various options for full finishing.

Payment plans: 10% down payment, with equal quarterly installments for 6 years.

Plans for future expansion: After completing and delivering all Tides units, the plan is to utilize the remaining piece of land in an exciting new beach front project.

Location: The hotel is located on the picturesque shores of Madinat Makadi and in the heart of the magnificent Makadi Golf Course, Safaga Road, Hurghada.

Rooms and suites: The hotel features 93 state-of-the art rooms including 83 Superior Rooms and 10 extravagant Executive Suites; each with its own harmonious private pool. All are well appointed and equipped with a collection of today‘s modern amenities to offer a memorable stay experience.

Room amenities:  

  • Self-controlled A/C
  • Bath robes, slippers and special bathroom amenities
  • Minibar with free daily refreshments of soft drinks and water
  • Satellite LCD with music channel
  • International direct dial telephone
  • Hair dryer, shaver point and cosmetic mirror
  • In-room safe box
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Dining:

  • Eagle Main Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner
  • Nineteen à la carte restaurant serving lunch
  • Pool Bar

Hotel facilities:

  • Swimming pool (heated during winter).
  • Gym, sauna, steam and Jacuzzi.
  • Hotel spa with two massage rooms.
  • Tennis court at Jaz Makadi Star and Spa.
  • Squash court at Jaz Makadi Oasis Resort.
  • Mividaspa.
  • Golf courses.
  • Diving center.
  • 18 hole par 72 Championship Golf Course.
  • 9 hole par 3 Executive Course.
  • Driving range, club house with a pro shop.
  • Golf school offering single and group lessons with qualified golf
  • pros, coaching for advanced players and golf fashion.
  • Caddy house with free of charge golf bag store and lockers.
  • Madinat Makadi shared facilities such as souk, aqua park etc.

Water sports: There is a diving center offering various water sports like diving and snorkeling, in addition to Makadi Water World Aqua Park.

 

Location: Fanadir Marina is situated near The Fanadir neighbourhoods and La Maison Bleue, 5 minutes away from Abu El Tig marina in El Gouna.

Available units: Apartments are available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom configurations for a variety of offerings with potential to create comfortable spaces for family members or guests. All units are designed to have the living, dining and kitchen areas as well as master bedrooms overlooking breathtaking Marina views. Ground floor apartments feature gardens or patios, while the floors above offer spacious terraces.

Penthouses are available in 2, 3 and 4 bedroom configurations, with a limited number also featuring impressive double-height ceilings. The penthouses also offer large outdoor spaces with seating areas and plunge pools, making them ideal spaces for relaxing or entertaining.

Finishing specifications: Units are delivered fully finished, with two moods/styles for the apartment finishing interiors.  Earth and Minimal Sleek are suited to a variety of aesthetic preferences, as well as complementing the relaxing and vibrant El Gouna way of life.

Date of delivery: 24 months

Payment plans: 15% down-payment and 5 years installments.

Location: The Sheraton Soma Bay is located in a prime spot in Soma Bay, a few kilometers south of Hurghada.

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.

Location: Abu Soma Development Company (ASDC) was established in 1995 and began developing the peninsula of Somabay as the ultimate destination on the coast. Somabay is a 10 million square meter resort peninsula on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast with endless sandy beaches and magical coral reefs off shore. Somabay is home to five luxury resorts, a variety of residential developments, a lively city center and outlets for premium entertainment and relaxation. Somabay caters to diverse tastes with a common thread of well-being, relaxation and sheer enjoyment of life that reflected in its all hotels & facilities.

Hotels: The Sheraton Somabay’s bold Egyptian-style architecture is thanks to its unique design inspired by Luxor’s Karnak Temple. Situated directly on 800 meters of beautiful beachfront; its spacious 326 guest rooms and suites are carefully designed for a relaxing stay. Sheraton is the ideal getaway where peace and luxury are a way of life.

The Kempinski Hotel showcases an exotic harmony between the authentic architecture of Moorish fortresses with the captivating natural beauty of gardens, pools, lagoons and waterfalls. Boasting a 7,000 meter landscape of lush greenery, picturesque water elements and a 400-meter-long coastline of marvelous sand touched by the sparkling crystal-clear sea water.

The Robinson Club is home to no end of entertainment and activities for all ages with the leisure facilities starting from water sports outlets, mysterious underwater realm of the Red Sea to a safe diving experience. The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa & Thalasso is a haven of tranquil comfort and elegance, a place you can relax and renew body, mind & soul.

The Cascades Hotel has the largest Thalasso therapy spa in Africa and the Middle East, with 63 treatment rooms, underwater therapy, and natural saltwater pools. The award-winning Cascades Championship Golf Course, the first championship course in the Middle East, designed by international legend, Gary Player.

THE BREAKERS DIVING & SURFING LODGE is a modern water sports hotel by the sea. It features 173 guest rooms, more than 75% of which host unobstructed sea views and a collection of luxury “Lifestyle Rooms”. The Breakers creates the ideal ambience for water sports holidaymakers with themed nights, movies at the rooftop area, beach BBQs & inviting chill-out spots.

Facilities: Somabay hotels provide set up, catering and event entertainment with versatile rooms and venues to suit all your different needs for business, pleasure or anything that you can imagine in-between.

In addition to those five luxury hotels, Somabay has a Dive Center, operated by Orca Dive Club with a team of international and professional instructors providing top-notch training to ensure you can explore the reef with ease and safety.

Somabay’s 7BFT Kite House is rated among the top 3 kitesurfing spots worldwide due to its unique location, flat water conditions and side shore winds making it ideal for kitesurfing as it’s blessed with 300 days of wind and stunning panoramic undisturbed views. 7BFT offers activities ranging from, wakeboarding, banana rides, wakesurfing, water skiing, stand up paddling, downwinder and sunset boat trips on demand.

The Marina is where Somabay comes together to indulge in culinary treats, unique shopping, exciting nightlife and the peaceful ambience of the sea.

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