Taba Heights, Egypt

Just back from a supremely chilled week of sunshine and relaxation in Egypt. We stayed again at the Sofitel on the Red Sea in the Sinai region of Egypt. If you’re looking for a week of winter sun where there’s nothing to think about other than which book to read or which cocktail to try from the bar, I can think of nothing better.

All the Deanos were in attendance along with a couple of friends to keep Josh and Georgia occupied. We opted for all inclusive, as these places can get very expensive when there’s six of you. The hotel sells itself as 5 star but in truth it’s more like a 4 star and certainly there’s not a lot to complain about. The service is excellent and the Egyptian staff really do go the extra mile not being able to do enough for everyone.

From a food perspective, the all inclusive is pretty straightforward buffet fayre for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It would definitely get repetitive after a week but for 7 days it works out fine. I wouldn’t describe it as a gastronomic experience but the food is fresh (particularly the excellent salads) and each evening there’s a themed dinner thing which keeps it interesting. The hotel has lots of french guests and I didn’t see any of them complaining, which says something. Our usual high standards weren’t compromised

All in all a rather lovely way to spend a pre Easter week after an incredibly hectic first three months of the year. Highly recommended – and we’re already considering going again next year!

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