If you’re looking for a theme for a luxury holiday to Egypt, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From spa resorts in Sharm El Sheikh to championship golf courses in Hurghada, diving in the Red Sea or cruising down the Nile, there are a huge variety of luxury experiences on offer – whatever your idea of a perfect luxury holiday is, it is likely you’ll find something to suit your tastes. Here are five ideas for a holiday in Egypt…
Go diving in Sharm El Sheikh
Holidays to Egypt are hugely popular with experienced scuba divers and with very good reason – it has some of the very best dive sites in the world. Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh are the most popular places to go diving, with spectacular underwater vistas and a huge range of tropical wildlife to be seen at the various dive sites in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. If you’ve never been diving, an Egypt holiday is the perfect time to learn – there are plenty of courses out here that can get you qualified in a few days.
Take a luxury cruise down the Nile
A luxury cruise down the Nile, taking in the best sights of the country while enjoying the comforts of a top quality cruise liner, is an outstanding way to go on holiday in Egypt. Most cruises depart from Luxor or Aswan, and visit highlights such as the Valley of the Kings, the Necropolis, and numerous ancient temples on their way up or down the Nile. Most cruise ships come fully equipped with numerous luxury facilities, ranging from gyms and fitness centres to superb restaurants and small boutique shopping centres.
Play a round of golf in Hurghada
It may not be the first country that springs to mind when you are thinking of taking a luxury golf holiday, but Egypt has a superb selection of top quality courses. The best of them are in Hurghada – El Gouna and Cascades are delightful beach side courses that combine stunning views with challenging holes – but some other good golf courses can be found near Cairo and Luxor.
Be pampered at a luxury spa hotel
If you truly want to be spoilt and pampered on your luxury holiday to Egypt, a stay at a spa hotel is one of the most relaxing ways to travel. Many of the larger resort hotels on the coast (such as La Residence des Cascades in Hurghada and the Sheraton Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh) have outstanding spa facilities, offering a range of thalasso, sauna, and massage treatments.
Take a city break in Cairo
With the Pyramids and the Sphinx as two of the most famous and extraordinary sights in the world, a trip to Cairo has some very obvious attractions. But there is more to Cairo than just these two big sights – with its bustling markets, stunning architecture and fine dining, Cairo is a great place to visit on a luxury holiday to Egypt. The city has numerous outstanding five star hotels, giving you a luxurious base from which to explore one of North Africa’s most vibrant cities.
Joanne Hensman is an Egypt holiday expert for key2holidays, an online tour operator specialising in luxury holidays to Egypt, as well as trips to Australia, Cuba, the Caribbean, Europe, the Far East, the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles, Dubai and the Arabian Gulf. Key2holidays has a dedicated team of experienced travel consultants to share their knowledge and help you to plan and book your ideal holiday.