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Exploring Egypt: Sahl Hasheesh, a couples' paradise

Updated: May 15, 2020

The beautiful Red Sea resort is a great fit for honeymooners, couples, & families alike

As Egyptians plan their escapes from jam-packed Cairo during weekends, or for the lucky ones, extended weekends, more and more are looking to head to new locations that put serenity and peace at the heart of the trip.

And many are planning to escape to their country’s own beauty spots, in order to remind themselves that Egypt is more than just soul-crushing, overpopulated streets.

Sahl Hasheesh, a private resort-complex just outside Hurghada, is just that – a newer resort that is hoping to attract locals and well as foreign beach-lovers.

The resort features six hotels with different themes and 12.5 kilometres of sandy beaches. It will also feature activities ranging from diving to golf to horse riding on the beach, some of which are available now and some of which are coming soon.

It’s also becoming known as a perfect resort for young honeymooners who are looking for a tranquil getaway spot.

Sahl Hasheesh is a mere 12-minute drive from Hurghada’s international airport, so flying is an easy option.

Travelling by car from Cairo is also straightforward, and takes around five to six hours. It’s a bit of a dull trip; the maximum entertainment is a brief stop for coffee at the overcrowded Ain Sokhna petrol station.

The 32-million square mile complex is home to six different hotels, each with a different style: Baron, Old Palace, Pyramisa, Premier Le Reve, Premier Romance, and Tropitel.

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