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January - Get over Christmas on the Red Sea
In need of a break after the Christmas festivities? The Red Sea is the perfect place for some winter sunshine and relaxation, without your wallet taking too much of a strain. Just a 5 hour flight away, the various resorts offer excellent accommodation at excellent prices - the perfect post-Christmas break!

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Suggested Places to Stay. . .
This hotel is rated '5' by our preferred Tour Operator, although this rating may vary between operatorsMOVENPICK
El Gouna
  This hotel is rated '5' by our preferred Tour Operator, although this rating may vary between operatorsGRAND MAKADI
Makadi Bay
  This hotel is rated '5' by our preferred Tour Operator, although this rating may vary between operatorsHYATT REGENCY
Taba Heights
One of the best properties in El Gouna, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa offers excellent quality and service in a beautiful setting.   Situated in tranquil gardens, the Grand Makadi has an intimate relaxed atmosphere despite its size. The fantastic pool area with sun deck, abundance of sporting activities and diverse range of restaurants makes it an ideal base.   This beautiful hotel is situated between the impressive mountains of the Sinai and the sapphire waters of the Red Sea. Designed in the style of a new Nubian village, the Hyatt Regency sets standards in Taba Heights.
Movenpick El Gouna, Egypt   Grand Makadi, Makadi Bay Egypt   Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, Egypt
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Location: On the shores of the Red Sea, overlooking the lagoon and just a short distance from the Resort’s main facilities.

Facilities: 4 freshwater swimming pools and 2 children’s pools plus a water sports and diving centre with various activities (pay locally). Other leisure facilities include squash, table tennis and floodlit tennis courts plus kite surfing (all payable locally).The health club (pay locally for all facilities apart from the gymnasium) includes a gymnasium, Jacuzzi, massage, sauna and steam bath, as well as the Angsana Spa, which includes 12 treatment rooms (pay locally for treatments). An 18-hole international golf course is close to the Hotel (pay locally). Live music and folklore shows are provided

Cuisine The Palavrion buffet restaurant serves the famous Mövenpick breakfast and a range of international cuisines for evening meals. El Savadin restaurant serves seafood and Oriental delicacies, whilst the Oasis bar and Lagoon Pool restaurant and bar offer light snacks, lunch and drinks. Additionaly, the Il Limone restaurant serving mediterranean specialities offers an à la carte menu, the Bua Khao restaurnat provides Thai cuisine and Café Vienna with a cosy lounge and terrace offers pastries, bakery products, sandwiches and the famous Mövenpick ice cream. Children’s club with daily entertainment programme (minimum age 5). 24-hour room service, shops, internet club, bank and beauty salon with coiffeur. Free golf shuttle bus service

Accommodation: 553 air-conditioned rooms, all with balcony or terrace, and sea, lagoon or garden view plus satellite TV with radio channel, telephone, mini bar and hairdryer. Family rooms are also available, and offer an additional two beds on an upper level.

  Location Located on a secluded and unspoilt coral beach, with direct access to the sea, the Grand Makadi is 25 km from the airport and approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Hurghada, the nearest major resort. There is a small shopping area in Makadi Bay offering a variety of shops including a mini market and shops selling souvenirs, gold and leather goods.

Facilities Live daytime and evening entertainment. Heated swimming pool with sun loungers, towels, parasols and garden area. Separate children’s pool. Massage* at the beach massage centre. Internet cafe* Aerobics, Beach volleyball, Tennis* Makadi Fitness Club* Custom-built 5-a-side football pitch* Billiards* Table Tennis.

Cuisine 3 restaurants offering International, Italian, Caribbean and Oriental cuisine plus 2 snack bars. 3 bars including 24 hour Lobby Bar*. Children’s swimming pool - supervised. Mini-disco and kids movies. Maxi Kinder Club and playground suitable for 4 to 12 year olds. Children’s menus offered at all restaurants, on-site Cots and high chairs. Baby Service.

Accommodation Set across three floors in a number of adjacent buildings, the Grand Makadi’s 81 standard rooms and 189 junior suites, are fully equipped with bath and shower, WC, air conditioning, satellite TV, safety deposit box and hairdryer. Use of the telephone and mini-bar is payable locally. Junior suites are available with garden or sea view. Standard rooms offer a variety of views including partial or direct sea view, pool view or garden view. All rooms have a balcony or terrace. Please note: not all floors are accessible by lift..
  Location Overlooking the Red Sea and backed by the mountains, directly on an impressive 500m stretch of secluded sandy beach in Taba Heights.

Facilities 3 freshwater pools and a saltwater lagoon are available, including a lap pool for the more sporty plus 2 children’s pools. Guests have access to the largest diving and water sports centre on the Red Sea, with diving, snorkelling, catamarans and more. Health club (pay locally) offering a gym, Thai massage and aromatherapy rooms, sauna, steam baths and whirlpool. Billiards, a games centre and tennis complete the options. The Hotel offers an all day animation programme and evening entertainment. Children’s club (minimum age 5) with a full range of activities. Internet facility.

Cuisine Dining options include the main Limoncello restaurant serving buffet-style meals with views of the Red Sea from indoors or on the terrace, Tanour restaurant where authentic Lebanese cuisine can be sampled, optional Bedouin night once a week, El Fresco Italian restaurant, the Breeze restaurant at the main pool for charcoal grilled snacks, sandwiches and refreshments during the day time and sea food specialities during the evening, the Palm Court serving refreshments, the beach bar and On The Rocks bar.

426 air-conditioned rooms and suites spread around 44 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and water areas .All rooms have private facilities, balcony, satellite TV, radio, safe, mini bar, high speed internet access plus hairdryer, and offer stunning views of the sea, pool or mountains.
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