Now that Ramadan is coming to an end, summer is really getting started. If you’re getting ready to begin your break, here are all the places in Egypt you need to have on your bucket list this Eid. Be sure to hit all these spots while the weather’s still warm!
With pristine beaches overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, Nuweiba is the best place to experience serene waters and a touch of the true Bedoin lifestyle. We recommend Dayra camp, a space that runs on simplicity and good vibes. If you want a minimalist camp, this is it. In this place, you can cook for yourself and sleep under the stars. What makes this place so cool is the fact that the owner actually lives on camp and is attentive to the space and customer satisfaction 24/7. It also happens to be pet friendly so be sure to meet and befriend their resident dog Zeus!
Arguably the most beautiful stretch of beach located in the Red Sea, Dahab is the hipster hot spot this year. We still can’t get enough of Dahab, even in the summer. If you’re looking for a place to stay be sure to hit Ghazala Hotel where they offer daily yoga classes for those of you who truly want to unwind this Eid.
If you’re not feeling Like the Red Sea this summer, why not spend your Eid at Hacienda Bay where you can still get that sun, sand and surf you crave and be surrounded by the crowds of people you know and love. You cannot deny the fact that nothing beats the white sands of Sa7el especially during the high season.
4- Soma Bay
Advertised as Egypt’s best kept secret, Soma Bay is becoming a huge power player in the luxury vacation market. If you want a truly unparalleled experience, you should definitely head to the Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay where they host a lot of activities this Eid including one free round of golf, one-time free use of the aqua tonic pool at the Cascades Spa & Thalasso and free introduction to kitesurfing, diving and golfing. Well, What’re you waiting for?
Nothing can beat Gouna, the smooth waters of the lagoon, the peaceful waters of the Marina with the yachts at port in the early morning and the warmth of its atmosphere both in the morning and at night. Why not spend this Eid in the delightful Egyptian architecture themed Sheraton Miramar Resort in Gouna? The hotel has its own private beach if you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the beaches in Gouna.
6- Sahl Hasheesh
We don’t know about you, but we are absolutely in love with Sahl Hasheesh. This is the place to go if you want to experience all the things you love about the Red Sea without the huge Eid crowds. We also can’t get enough of their arabesque designed structures; we’re sure this will become a cornerstone vacation area in years to come.
7- Ras Sudr
Ras Sudr is one of the best sites for water sports, specifically kite boarding. If you’re a seasoned kite boarder or just a beginner then La Hacienda Resort is the place for you. The winds are just enough for you to get some good airtime without straying too far from the beach.
I am one of those people who believe that Sharm is past its heyday, but what warrants several visits in the area is the Protectorate of Nabq where the main attraction is the Mangrove forest. The protectorate is also home to diverse wildlife from gazelles to ibexes as well as authentic Bedouin tribe settlements.
We’re not going to give you the usual talk about Hurghada; we believe you already know its worth. But if you haven’t made it a point to visit Mahmya on Giftun Island, you are truly missing out. White sands and virgin beaches await you there so be sure to pay this place a visit.
10- Marsa Allam
Another well known place that still doesn’t get the exposure it deserves! If you find yourself gravitating towards Marsa Allam this Eid, make sure to visit Wadi El Gemal where you can see flocks of camels roaming the wild! And if that’s not enough then head on over to Qulaan Islands where you can find dolphins and rare wildlife under the sea, along with mangrove trees perched in the middle of the sea.
Your ultimate summer vacation awaits! Happy Eid travels everyone!