If you’re interested in a beach vacation with a difference, check out some of our options in Ras Sudr – a fantastic winter getaway spot 2-3 hours from Cairo!
Take three friends with a shared passion for sea, sand, sport and sun, throw in a stunning location a short drive from Cairo, and you have Matarma Bay. Set in Ras Sudr in Sinai, the area is known for turquoise waters, pristine beaches and amazing scenery. No wonder then that it is on the map as a top windsurfing and water activity destination.
Buddies and business partners Sherif El Samra, Ali El Awadi and Ismail Farid knew what was needed when they built their 44 room hotel on an idyllic stretch of beach just 75 km from Ahmed Hamdy tunnel. The result is breath-taking.
Accommodation: With a comfortable mix of standard rooms, luxury rooms and family accommodation, the décor is fresh, minimalist and seashore chic. All the amenities you need are there, from air-conditioning, Wifi, mini bar and satellite TV to great international dining options. The cuisine is a source of pride to the team, and is worth the trip for that alone. Situated directly on the shore, each room boasts spectacular views and is only a few steps away from the sparkling waters.
Activities: With everything needed for an action-packed day on the water, The Surf Hub water activities center offers a variety of activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle- boarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. You, your friends and even your kids can fly through the flying tube, get on the knee board or even the wake-board for a great water experience.
There is no shortage of land-based recreation as well. Hours can be idled away pleasantly with a game of billiards, and guests can keep in shape in the workout area. The arena area often plays host to entertainment and events, and excursions to local points of interest like the hot springs and Sarabit El Khadem Pharaonic temple are easily arranged.
And of course, for those who just want to chill and relax, what could beat a patch of golden sand, a cool drink and a good book?
Tel: 0102 507 5888
Tel: The Surf Hub – 0100 506 1515
Fade Hotel Ras Sudr at La Hacienda Beach offers a perfect chill-out experience with an eclectic vibe, a mere two and a half hours’ drive from Cairo.
Fade Hotel Ras Sudr is an idyllic retreat, with private nature-connected bungalows and earthy-colored elements to offer the perfect balance between privacy and connectedness. Smooth linens and soft cotton beddings guarantee you a good night’s sleep, while the naturally airy architectural designs keep the room refreshed at all times. Spa-like bathrooms and a stunning sea view add a finishing touch. Fade Hotel Ras Sudr offers exceptional meals that fuse the traditional and the contemporary with wellbeing and health in mind.
For an exceptional foray into an eclectic Mediterranean-style menu, just delve into the palate tempting delights at Figs & Olives. Experience natural flavors, bursting with nutritional goodness, exquisitely presented.
Events: When it comes to making your most special day extra special, why not plan for a beach wedding? What could be a better venue than the natural splendour of the Red Sea, with long stretches of sand set against a vista of distant mountains. Treat your guests to amazing cuisine, with your choice of entertainment, all expertly handled by the Fade team.
Burn off some of that energy and soak up the sun and oxygen with a few beach workouts. Ignite has it all, with truly motivational trainers who will inspire you to new levels of fitness.
Oyun Musa hot springs are only a stone’s throw away from Fade Hotel Ras Sudr, with atmospheric Bedouin tents, aromatic shishas and traditional tea to greet you. Kayaking, canoeing, fishing and dune walking are some of the exhilarating experiences that shouldn’t be missed.
With a team of professional IKO-certified instructors who are eager to help you learn one of the most exhilarating water sports out there, SOUL Kitesurfing enjoys a sandy beach, shallow waters and a constantly favourable wind. For rare days without a breeze there are always paddleboards and kayaks to ensure a great day on the water. For total relaxation and serenity you can join in the regular yoga sessions or candlelight meditation. And lest you forget, when hunger pangs set in, Soul Food offers some of the tastiest bites and snacks around.
Tel: 0100 117 7900/500/200
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Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0106 668 3092
Strategically located on the Red Sea Coastline overlooking one of the unique spots in South Sinai, Ras Al Matarm, Green Sudr Hotel is located 76 km south of Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel and only a two hour drive from Cairo. It offers a relaxed lifestyle, ample entertainment, and tempting dining with a welcome escape from the crowds of the city.
Accommodation: Choose from one, two, or three-bedroom guestrooms or suites, perfect for couples, families or friends to have a memorable break in a breath-taking location. The beachfront resort features 130 stylish and spacious rooms and suites, all offering space and comfort in an incredible location. In-room amenities include a mini-bar, air-conditioning, TV and a room safe. The hotel also has a main restaurant, two snack bars, a banquet room, conference and meeting facilities, as well as a spa.
Activities: Green Sudr Hotel boasts an entertainment area and swimming pools for children and adults.
Fly Kite Surfing: Fly Kite Surfing is an IKO certified center for kitesurfing. The deep and shallow lagoons are perfect for beginners to kick off their kiting and for experienced riders to hone their skills. Other activities include stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and beach volley ball.
Address: Ras Almatarma 76 km from Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel, Ras Sudr
Tel: 0102 507 3888
Facebook: Green Sudr Hotel
Fly Kite Surfing
Tel: 0121 113 3925
Facebook Instagram: @flykitesurfing
Accommodation: Paradise Hotel contains 50 rooms and suites that have been designed for maximum comfort and privacy. Facilities include a main restaurant, a lounge bar, a sun terrace, a beach bar, and an Oriental café, in addition to a multipurpose ballroom ideal for conferences, company meetings, and retreats.
Activities: Apart from the great water activities available through The Kite Buzz, the beach is ideal for yoga and meditation. You can sign up for yoga classes with the best instructors and get center your energy.
The Kite Buzz: The Kite Buzz is a chilled out kitesurfing center with a team of IKO certified instructors, focusing on highly professional services and lessons. The unique location and wind conditions make Kite Buzz a haven for beginners and advanced riders. During high tides, riders can enjoy the wide open space and the exciting kicker waves. The wind conditions are friendly and consistent and the 2 km of waist-deep water with constant side on-shore wind creates the safest and largest kite surfing destination at Ras Sudr. It is pet-friendly, too!
Tel: 0112 554 5616
The Kite Buzz
Tel: 0112 554 5616
Accommodation: Journey to the exotic Borabora lagoon from your own luxury hut. Each of the 26 rooms sits on stilts above its own private lagoon beach, and is complete with a bathroom, air conditioner, flat screen LCD TV with satellite cable, and a mini bar. With swimming rooms, an infinity pool and room service from the restaurant, leisure should be top of your list.
Activities: Swim, chill, and swim some more. Then you can hang out with friends or do a spot of yoga.
Tel: 0103 018 2358 / 0103 018 2348