The Ultimate Red Sea Real Estate Guide

The Ultimate Red Sea Real Estate Guide

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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: Centrally located in Hurghada, at the beginning of the Touristic Promenade, a 5 minute drive from Hurghada International Airport.

Available units: The project has 4 phases, Phase 1 is completed and delivery has commenced. Units available in Phase 2 consist of studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, sizes range from 50 m2 to 173 m2.

Attractive features: Al Dau Heights features Al Dau Village Mall,  with restaurants operated by Zamalek’s Le Pacha. The mall will also include other restaurants, high-end retail shops, and a kids entertainment area. The project has 7 swimming pools, and 24-hour security.

Finishing specifications: Fully finished units with German standards, including double-glazed windows.

Payment plans and facilities: Units in Phase 2 are with a 10% deposit and a 7-year installment plan.

Plans for future expansion: Beside Al Dau Heights project, Al Dau Development is also developing Al Dau Strand project in Hurghada and will soon be launching its first mixed use project in West Cairo.

Date of delivery: Phase 1 delivery commenced, and 300 units will be handed over to the owners within the coming three months. Phase 2 is estimated to be delivered in 2 years, however there are a limited number of units available for immediate delivery in Phase 1.

Location: The hotel extends over 600  m of gorgeous, private silky-white 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 17km 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:  Meeting the needs and preferences of their 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.

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 2400 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 1300 m², including four cinemas.

The middle cluster in the Palace offers gastronomical experiences in a choice of 16 outlets, all featuring elegant and spacious layouts.

Location: The resort is handily located 18 km south of Hurghada International Airport.

Available units: Units range from studios to villas. The majority of the units enjoy a sea view.

Attractive features: 12 km beach, sea views, beautiful beach promenade, Old Town commercial center, and 5-star hotels. A 2 km pedestrian beach boardwalk offers boutique shopping, restaurants, cafés, bars and other entertainment venues with views. The beautifully designed Arrival Piazza boasts sea views with colorfully lit fountains.

Activities include diving, parasailing, water sports, nightlife, parties, sporting events, as well as a golf course that is currently under development. Amenities available include spas, beach, and an attractive down town area.

Finishing specifications: Luxurious.

Payments plans and facilities: 4 to 10 year installment plans.

Changes in prices as of 2016: Prices have increased in line with the market.

Delivery: Apartments ready to move into in 6 months, and villas in 2 years maximum.

Occupancy rate of compound: 60% to 80% occupancy.

Plans for future expansion: The existing Tawaya seaside apartments project will start phase 2 in the near future. The Sawari Marina project will soon be launched. It will be the largest marina development in the Red Sea, with a bustling commercial center with dining, nightlife and entertainment venues as well as boutique hotels, residential villas and apartments. Schools, hospitals and water sport centers are also in the development plan.

Location: Makadi Bay, south of Hurghada.

Accommodation: The hotel has 552 rooms, of which 156 enjoy sea views.

Room facilities:

Satellite TV

Hairdryer

Safe box

Mini bar

Air condition

Coffee station.

Dining: Main restaurant (free of charge) or Italian restaurant, oriental restaurant, seafood restaurant (pay à la carte).

Facilities and amenities: Spa, three adult-only pools, one children’s pool, horse-riding, mini-aqua park, discotheque, animation team,  natural lake, snorkelling.

Airport transfer: Available for an additional charge.

Location: Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is located only 45km south of Hurghada International Airport.

Accommodation: 325 Rooms and suites, 198 of which enjoy a sea view.

Room Facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and hotel public areas, 42 inch Satellite TV, complimentary access to the fitness center: gym, spa, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Dining: The View restaurant: The hotel’s main restaurant, with large outdoor terrace. It features an à la minute buffet with four live-cooking stations.

Al Mar restaurant and bar: The restaurant is ideally located by the large main pool.

Bamboo Shoot restaurant: An elegant Pan-Asian restaurant representing colonial Asia.

La Pergola restaurant: Situated in the heart of Soma Bay’s marina and inspired by Mediterranean flavors.

Laguna Club Lounge: The lounge presents five culinary delights and an array of various beverages to indulge your taste buds. Serves guests staying at Laguna Club rooms and all suites.

The Sultan Lounge bar: Offers an array of drinks, liqueurs and exotic cocktails.

Beachcomber bar: Ideally located on the beach, serving freshly squeezed juices, cocktails, beer and light snacks during the day, delivered right to your sun-bed.

Facilities and amenities: Main pool, family pool, two children’s pools, lazy river, open-air Jacuzzi and 400 m of pristine sandy beach. There is also a state-of the-art fitness center, where guests enjoy complimentary access to a gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and an outdoor swimming pool, in addition to an array of massages and beauty and body treatments in the spa. KIMO Kids Club offers a daily activities program for little ones. In addition, there are 4 floodlit tennis courts, a squash court, and an entertainment room offering table football and table tennis.

Water Sports and activities:

The hotel offers scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and kite surfing, sunset boat trips, desert safaris, a bicycle station and scooter service. (Offered at an extra charge)

*Airport transfer is offered at an extra charge.

Location: Located at km 34 on the Sokhna-Suez Road covering 1.6 million m2. A wide beachfront stretching approximately 700 meters, only 20 minutes away from the New Capital.

Available units:

Standalone villas, twin houses, town houses, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom chalets, ranging in area from 100 m2 to 500 m2.

Almost 30% of the units have a sea view, while most of the units overlook the crystal lagoon.

Attractive features:

Spacious and inspiring residential villas, a thoughtfully designed modern resort, signature restaurants, a serene spa and community centers. Amenities include a 275,000m2 swimmable lagoon and over 20,000 m2 of greenery between entry and central park.

Downtown AZHA: a mixed-used village including retail, residential and hospitality.

AZHA Hotels: 2 beach hotels and 3 boutique hotels, and a state-of-the-art Beach Clubhouse and sports facility, branded villas, serviced apartments and villas.

Finishing specifications: Fully finished with kitchen and ACs.

Payment plans and facilities: Installments over 8 years.

Date of delivery: Delivery starts by end of 2018.

Location: Bluebay Asia is  only 140 km away from Cairo, on the Cairo-Ain Sokhna Road.

Available units: The project is spread over 58 acres and includes villas and chalets designed in an Asian architectural theme. Areas range from 65 m2 to 320 m2. The village is directly on the sea, so it allows most units to enjoy a full sea view with the mountains of Sinai in the distance.

Attractive features: The resort draws on Asian themes with a unique adventure jungle that leads to an exciting journey in the forest, with a fish pool and lake, in addition to a marine walkway over water. Blue Bay Asia hosts many facilities and amenities, such as a water fountain, hotel apartments, a shopping mall, an aqua park, a gym and health club, a concert area, restaurants, swimming pools, kids’ area and a sports area.

Finishing specifications: The project is designed in an Asian style, with exteriors constructed in weatherproof materials. The interiors are finished to a luxurious standard.

Payment plans and facilities: 5% down payment and installments over 6 years.

Date of delivery:  Phase 1 delivery has been completed, while Phase 2 will be delivered in April 2020.

Mountain View is a luxury residential resort community, designed in a tropical style, bringing  you a slice of Hawaiian paradise on the Red Sea coast. Hidden behind the unforgettable natural beauty of the Sinai Peninsula, amidst coconut palms, bamboo plants, exotic flowers and lush tropical gardens, is a luxury residential community that combines Hawaiian influences and modern living in one breathtaking location. Residents of this community are provided with a true resort experience in one of the most stunning areas of the country. Comfortable yet sophisticated – designed with modern amenities and offering an array of quality recreational activities and facilities for residents to enjoy, this is the ideal place to unwind and forget your worries.

Location:

Sokhna 1

Nestled in the mountains of Ain El Sokhna, and just 30 km from Porto Sokhna and 55 km from the Sokhna gates, the commute between the city and this beach town is only a 1.5 hour’s drive – less than the time you spend in traffic in the city; making it the perfect weekend getaway or permanent home address.

Sokhna 2

Nestled in the mountains of Ain El Sokhna, and just 25 km from Porto Sokhna and 50 km from the Sokhna gates, this beach town is also within easy reach of Cairo.

Occupancy rate: Occupancy in both projects is almost 75%.

Location: Adjacent to El Gouna’s Abu Tig Marina. Half an hour drive from Hurghada Airport.

Available units: 60 apartments 75m2  to 120m2, 70 townhouses and villas. Townhouses are 140m2. Villas range from 130 m2, 155m2, and 200m2. All units enjoy a lake view.

Attractive features: Tawila is located three minutes away from the Marina, allowing easy access to dining and entertainment. There is also a clubhouse and an 18 acre seawater lake. Comprised of five residential islands connected to one another by six El Gouna signature bridges. Three islands are dedicated to hosting trendy outdoor activities, including barbecue and fitness areas.

Changes in prices as of 2016: 

25%-30% increase in unit prices.

Finishing specifications: Fully finished

Delivery: November of 2018

Payment plans and facilities: 15% down payment, 10% upon delivery, 75% to be paid over equal installments.

Plans for future expansion: Launching a new phase soon.

Occupancy rate of compound: 90% of units released for sale, about 45% of the whole project.

Locations: Porto South Beach, Porto Sokhna, located on the beachfront in Ain Sokhna.

Porto Sharm, located a short distance from airport beach and the main down town area of Sharm El Sheikh.

Available units: Porto Vacation Club offers units that range from a 65 m2 to  250 m2 unit. All units at PV Club have attractive views based on the local landscapes, while approximately 20% have direct sea views.

Attractive features: Porto South Beach boasts a new on-the-sea water fun area, at Porto Sharm the activities include go-carting, fun fairs and a wide range of other activities. All PV Club Resorts offer various swimming pools for families and adults, along with dedicated children’s play areas, and a newly incorporated unique “food train” experience into Porto South Beach and Porto Sharm.

Finishing specifications: Full kitchen facilities, tea and coffee making equipment, pull-out beds and cots, en-suite bathrooms and separate toilet facilities. Towels are provided for members, and all units are fully air-conditioned with TV and stereos provided.

Price changes from 2016: The prices have changed through this period as the Club has grown and the products on offer have also changed significantly.

Payment plans: This will vary by resort and unit type. PV Club offers various payment plans.

Date of delivery: All units for sale are available for occupancy today.

Future expansions: There are very exciting future expansion plans, including International destinations as the resort continues to expand the membership offering.

Occupancy rate:  All PV Club Resorts enjoy extremely high occupancy.

Royal Savoy (Adults Only)

Location: SOHO Square, Sharm El Sheikh

Accommodation: 79 rooms and suites, all with either a partial sea view or pool view.

Room facilities:

Private balcony with two armchairs and small table

Individually controlled 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): Buffet-style, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Rosmarino (Italian): Open for dinner.

Eest (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

Savoy

Location: SOHO Square, Sharm El Sheikh

Accommodation: 416 rooms, 136 of these boast a sea view.

Room facilities:

Individually controlled A/C

LED TV screens

Satellite television

In-room safe

Mini-bar (filled on guest’s request)

Hairdryer

IDD phones with voice mail

Tea and coffee station

Kettle facilities

Bathrobes and slippers

Free Internet browsing

High-speed service Internet

(extra charge)

Dining: Outlets are as shown for the Royal Savoy, with the exception of the Royal Morning Room.

Activities and amenities: The hotel boasts three adult swimming pools, two children’s swimming pools, 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 pick-up for an extra charge except when the booking is made through the official website.

Sierra

Location: SOHO Square, Sharm El Sheikh

Accommodation: 392 rooms, no sea view.

Room facilities:

Individually controlled A/C

Satellite television

In-room safe

Tea and coffee facilities

Mini-bar (extra charge)

Hairdryer

IDD phones with voicemail

Internet (extra charge)

Dining:

Mountain View (Main Restaurant):

Buffet-style, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Activities and amenities: The hotel boasts five adult swimming pools, three mixed children ad adult swimming pools, 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 pick up for extra charge except when the booking is made through the official website.

Location: Sheraton Sharm El Sheikh is located at Al Pasha Coast, a short ride from Na’ama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh’s bustling center, and just 10 minutes from Sharm El Sheikh International airport.

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 terrace with spectacular views of the beach and sea.

Sheraton Sharm Resort: 423 standard guestrooms with pool or garden view.

Sheraton Sharm Villas: 112 standard guestrooms with garden or sea view.

Room features:

Room with sitting area

Balcony

Non-smoking room

Connecting rooms available

 Private terrace

In-room electronic safe

Satellite channels

24-hour room service

Wi-Fi – at a charge

Restaurants and bars: Sheraton Sharm has an array of inspiring restaurants and bars featuring International, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood and Oriental cuisines.

White Cruiser restaurant:  Main hotel restaurant – International cuisine with theme nights,  buffet style all day dining

Lobby bar: Drinks and snacks.

Pool bar: Cocktails and snacks.

Hugo’s Bar: Cocktails and snacks.

Layalina Oriental Café: Oriental beverage and shisha café.

Facilities and amenities:

800 m beach, heated pool, three spectacular swimming pools including a diving pool and 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 and diving center and animation team.

Water sports and diving: Water ski, knee-board and windsurfing, snorkeling, banana boat, the tube, parasailing, pedal boats, kayak and catamaran, sightseeing, boat trips, quad runners, sunset camel riding, tour/excursion service, diving courses, equipment rental, activity center with boat rental, and safaris.

*Airport transfer is included at a charge.

Location: Nestled at the heart of the stunning Galala mountain range, overlooking views of the shorelines of Ain Sokhna. Conveniently located just 30 minutes away from the new administrative capital, it is only an hour’s drive from Cairo.

Available units: Villas, twin houses, town houses and chalets ranging from 72 m2 to 500 m2. All units of IL Monte Galala enjoy views of the Red Sea and Crystal Lagoons.           

Attractive features: Situated over five levels of the Galala Mountain, the development will offer three distinctive zones that focus on providing unique leisure and entertainment experiences yet to be offered in Egypt. At the base of the development, the Seafront area will focus on the Six Senses Wellness Retreat, beach and water sport activities, dining options and cafés . At the peak of the development, the high-altitude level will feature the first Mountain Park in Egypt with a quaint mountain lodge, a range of high-adrenaline mountain sports and activities, a charming boutique hotel, a sky summit restaurant, a commercial area including several restaurants and cafes and luxurious boutiques.

Finishing specifications: Fully finished and designed by Mona Hussein Design House.

Payment plans & facilities: IL Monte Galala offers flexible payment plans over 10 years.

Changes in prices as of 2016: Prices have increased by 25% – 30% according to precedent set by market.

Delivery: Phase 1 delivery will start at the end of 2019.

Mada

Location:

Mada is conveniently located on the new road of Zaafarana, in the Galala Ain Sokhna area, 22 km from the end of Kattameya Road, an easy hour’s drive from Cairo.

Available units:

Phase 1:

491 chalets, 9 types 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom chalets.

Areas ranging from 98 m² – 232 m²

Phase 2: To be launched soon

957 Units

Attractive features: 

Mada boasts distinctively designed houses with a full sea view for all units. All Phase 1 units are only 100 steps away from the sea. Mada offers a relaxed lifestyle with amenities that include a beach wide pool, private and public green areas, a gym with a full sea view, cafeterias with their own garden and terrace, retail shops and a 50-room hotel.

Finishing specifications:  All units are delivered fully finished with high quality materials and interior design.

Payment plans and facilities: 5% down payment, installments over 6 Years

Delivery date phase 1: 2020

Murano

Location: Murano is located on the Ain Sokhna beachfront, only 5 km away from the end of Katameya road; it’s the closest resort to Cairo.

Available units:  Separate villas, attached villas, duplexes, and chalets.

Separate villas – Areas vary from 238 to 266 m² (ground + first)

Attached villas – Areas vary from 238 to 248 m² (ground + first)

Duplex – Areas vary from 173 to 178 m² (ground+ first + second)

Type C chalet – Areas vary from 123 to 136 m² (ground+ first + second)

Type R chalet – Areas vary from 90 to 95 m² (ground+ first + second)

Attractive features: Murano is a distinctive opportunity to own a world-class luxury holiday home within easy reach of Cairo. The water flowing from the actual hot spring that Ain Sokhna is named after flows through the resort, offering natural healing properties to ensure relaxation. Murano features a retail area of 8,500 m², with favorite retail brands and restaurants.

The beachfront is 750 m long, and the resort has 6 pools. Residents and guests can also relax and energize at the luxurious spa and a 4-star hotel, which consists of 110 rooms.

Finishing specifications: All units are delivered fully finished with high quality materials and interior design.

Delivery date: 

Phase 1: 2018

Phase 2: 2019

Phase 3: 2020

Payment plans and facilities: 10% down-payment, installments over 6 years.

 

 

Blumar El Sokhna

Location: Blumar El Sokhna is positioned on the Red Sea coast along the Gulf of Suez at Km 32 of the Sokhna-Suez Road.

Available units: Chalets, duplexes and penthouses

Chalet: 130 m² & 140 m²

Duplex: 190 m²

Penthouse: 175 m²

Attractive features: At Blumar El Sokhna every detail has been taken into consideration in terms of landscaping to provide residents with a surrounding green area. Depending on home type, there is access to a private garden or a roof garden. The resort has a beach club that offers you indoor and outdoor gyms, swimming pools, spas, kids club, a mini aqua park, a retail area, a theme park and a hotel. The shuttle service connects the beach to all blocks with stops distributed throughout the whole resort.

Finishing specifications: All units are delivered fully finished with high quality materials and interior design.

Date of delivery: Phase 1: 2018

Phases 2 & 3: 2020

Phase 4: 2021

Phase 5: 2022

Payment plans: 5% down payment, and installment plans of up to 6 years.