Al Kharga Oasis
Blooming in the Western Desert, Al Kharga is the closest Oasis to the Nile River Valley. Historically, it was often used as a site of banishment – a fertile refuge within the desert where those in exile could live the rest of their lives in isolation.
In today’s globalised world, its seclusion is one of Al Kharga’s most attractive assets. Rather than being cut off from the world, those who visit the four star Sol Y Mar Pioneers in the oasis can step away from the hurry of modern life and embrace the slower, more deliberate rhythms of the desert.
The resort is only 10 minutes’ transfer from Al Kharga Airport, and only three hours’ drive from the historic city of Luxor. Given its proximity to more populous areas of Egypt, this is an ideal base from which to launch a tour of the Western Desert. Key attractions including the Temple of Hibis, the Necropolis of Al Baqawat and the housing the Temple of Dush are all easily explored from here.
Above all, Sol Y Mar Pioneers is a one-of-a-kind resort that caters especially for travellers eager to explore nature and embark on an Old-World adventure. With the warmth, comfort and commitment to hospitality of Sol Y Mar, your experience at the Al Kharga Oasis can be warm and rejuvenating.
Sol Y Mar Pioneers offers 96 comfortably appointed rooms and suites in the following categories:
Each room features individual air-conditioning units for ultimate comfort, and the suites also include a private balcony or terrace. Safety deposit boxes are available at reception. The following amenities come standard in all rooms:
This is the main restaurant at the resort, offering a variety of international buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with live cooking stations in the mix. The restaurant fully caters for half-board customers.
This open-air barbecue area offers snacks, refreshments and incredible views out over the oasis.
Guests lounging by the pool can enjoy refreshments and tropical cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere.
At Sol Y Mar Pioneers, you can enjoy an active lifestyle fuelled by on-site activities and the chance to plan desert excursions and safaris. But there’s also ample opportunity to slow it down and drink in the ambience. On-site leisure facilities include the resort swimming pool, outdoor wedding and event area that takes up to 600 guests, live music and entertainment to help you get in the groove, free limited Wi-Fi internet( 150 MB), a conference room that takes up to 100 people and is fully equipped, volleyball, table tennis and a tennis court. A kids’ playground is also located on the resort.
When you’re ready to explore the desert surrounding the resort, continue visiting the following attractions:
The resort is also close enough to the historic city of Luxor to arrange daytrip. However, the real pleasure of visiting Al Kharga Oasis is the chance to escape cities and crowds and revel in the majesty of the desert.
Sol Y Mar Pioneers