Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh – Jewel of the Sinai Peninsula
November 12, 2018
For some, a winter vacation involves heading off to a ski lodge and spending time on snowy peaks. Others prefer to avoid the winter chill altogether by heading for warmer climates. In certain parts of the world, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region, this is the perfect season for a beach vacation. There are a number of excellent beach resorts to consider for your next family trip, of which the Four Seasons Resort in Sharm El Sheikh is undoubtedly one of the finest.
Sharm El Sheikh is situated on the south tip of Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and is effectively a bridge between Africa and Asia, making it a very prime location. Enjoying direct frontage on the Red Sea, it is home to several exceptional hotels and resorts. The Four Seasons, which was first opened 2002, has quickly grown to be the best among them and is widely considered to be the region’s best beachfront hotel. Modeling itself after an Egyptian village, the Four Seasons combines a traditional architectural style with modern interior design.
The resort offers 143 guest villas that are spread out in clusters on a lush hilltop. Ornate woodwork is a common motif in Middle Eastern design and these classical touches can be seen in the wooden screens, doors and elaborate window frames of each villa. The furnishings are very contemporary, using a mix of neutral tones and bold hues to create a lovely sense of contrast. The villas also feature large decks and terraces, with most of them overlooking the glistening waters of the Red Sea.
Wellness is a key aspect of the resort, which features a spa under the famous Daniela Steiner brand. Guests can also avail of four swimming pools, fitness and recreational facilities, and nine restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. One of the most popular facilities at the resort is its PADi dive centre, where guests can learn the basics of scuba diving and can also schedule diving trips.
As one of the world’s top destinations for divers, Sharm El Sheikh offers plenty to explore. There are in fact more than 70 dive spots near the coast, including two World War ii-era shipwrecks and Ras Muhammad National park, a renowned marine reserve best known for its beautiful coral reefs and diverse marine life. The Four Seasons also offers tours of the Sinai Desert, which stretches out from the outer boundaries of the resort, as well as barbecues and evening entertainment along the hotel’s private beach.
Owing to its immense popularity, Four Seasons at Sharm El Sheikh is expanding, adding even more hotel rooms and a limited collection of Private Residences, effectively making it the largest Four Seasons in the world. Prospective homebuyers will be able to choose between gorgeous villas and elegant chalets set in a tranquil green space, with each home designed in a way that helps maximize panoramic views of the Red Sea. At the heart of the expansion will be The Village, a segmented facility offering more dining and leisure options.
The Four Seasons Private Residences will be the hospitality brand’s third residential project in the MENA region and is expected to be its very finest.