Perhaps nowhere on Earth is the traveler presented with such an array of stark beauty, cultural significance and a vast wealth of history. Egypt has been a destination of wonders for millennia and each successive generation finds new things to appreciate in this old and glorious land.
Here are five of the most luxurious hotels and resorts that cater to guests while paying tribute to Egypt’s historical wonders.
• Four Seasons Resort, Sharm El Sheikh
Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula creates the stunning backdrop for this five-star resort. The Four Seasons four swimming pools help visitors to stay cool and refreshed, while camel safaris into the nearby dunes give guests an insight into Egypt’s natural beauty. The deep blue waters of the Red Sea reflect the desert sky and provide some of the most haunting underwater seascapes to explore.
• Club Med Egypt, Sinai Bay
A private beach on the Red Sea is the focal point of this all inclusive resort. Lush gardens provide contrast with the desert sands and the resort’s master chef treats visitors to exquisite cuisine in the many restaurants and bars. Snorkeling and scuba diving are available to savor the Red Sea’s impressive array of coral reefs and unusual fish. Enjoy the long history of this iconic location with excursions to the nearby St. Catherine’s Monastery or to the rose-colored sandstone city of Petra in Jordan.
• Le Meridien Pyramids, Cairo
Each exquisitely appointed room of this sumptuous hotel only serves as a backdrop for the breathtaking view of the pyramids on the Giza Plateau. Enjoy every luxury in this resort nestled near the bustling city of Cairo and walking distance from Egypt’s unparalleled Sphinx and Giza pyramids. A fitness center, outdoor pool and tennis courts provide tempting diversions for those looking to relax after their explorations.
• Sofitel Karnak Luxor, Luxor
This resort lies in a resplendent location on the east bank of the Nile River, near the ancient Temple of Karnak. With its views of the Nile and the convenient location just minutes from the center of Luxor, visitors will enjoy the very best of modern amenities as they explore a location steeped in historic significance.
• Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, Hurghada
Moorish architecture characterizes this beautiful resort located on the shores of the Red Sea. Known for its healing mineral waters for centuries, this location offers lovely views over the water, desert landscapes and a place for visitors to truly unwind with healing spa treatments.