Planning a long weekend away – or even looking further ahead to an extended Eid vacation? It’s the ideal time to visit Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea.
Nestled on majestic limestone cliffs with the Sinai Desert Mountains as a cinematic backdrop and the vibrant corals of the Red Sea for shimmering drama, the hotel is an enchanting vacation spot offering dramatic terrain and coral reefs, a secluded beach, a pleasant climate, cooling sea breezes, and a friendly welcome.
Open since May, 2002, the hotel offers a vacation experience of unlimited variety, and the highly personalised, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. To provide guests with utmost security, the hotel has substantially increased its security force from eight officers per shift to 18. No vehicles, other than the hotel’s own limousines are allowed on the resort premises and arriving guests are brought to the main entrance by golf cart. The resort has also installed entrance barriers as additional safety and security measures.
The Four Seasons Boulevard leading to the resort immediately gives a hint of the greenery which awaits at this Red Sea haven. Lush, tropical gardens, peppered with rainbow colours, alive with 1,800 swaying palms and grasses offer secluded spots where guests and wildlife alike can wander in seclusion.
The resort’s expansive Spa and Wellness Centre offers an extensive menu of treatments, inspired by desert and sea. Here guests are pampered, surrounded by the sights, sounds and aromas of nature at one of the private outdoor treatment rooms. Sauna and steam rooms are also available.
Scuba enthusiasts and snorkellers from around the world come to Sharm El Sheikh’s underwater paradise for its unspoiled reefs, teeming with exotic marine life and fascinating wrecks. For those who have never taken the plunge, the resort offers private lessons and equipment rental. Guests can also cool off at one of the Resort’s many pools, including an outdoor whirlpool while the children can splash around in their own pool with its nearby kids’ club.
Talking of kids, the resort has the Kids For All Seasons programme, which is offered daily from 9am to 5pm and is designed for five to 12 year olds. The kids can enjoy exciting indoor and outdoor activities for either half a day or the entire day and the pursuits available include kite-flying, arts and crafts, movies, tennis clinic, pool games, mini boules, mini soccer, basketball and mini croquet. In addition to an extensive ‘Kids Menu’ offered in all restaurants and through room service, children are invited to join a complimentary lunch which is subject to availability.
Dining is a worldly venture at the resort’s many restaurants and lounges. Arabesque, a Mediterranean-style café, features Middle Eastern delights both buffet-style and à la carte, while authentic Italian dishes are served at Il Frantoio where elegant terraces overlooking the Red Sea provide an intimate setting. The Reef Grill offers casual fare by the beach from lunch until sunset. Poolside dining is fun and easy at the Waha Pool Bar. Snacks and refreshments are available all day at the Citadel Lounge in the main lobby and in The Observatory Lounge, the latter offering a cosy atmosphere during cooler months and a sunny ambience during summer. In-room dining is also available around the clock.
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