Ain El Sokhna Holidays
Ain Sokhna ("hot spring" in Arabic) takes its name from the nearby sulphur springs that originate at Gebel Ataka, the most northerly peak of the Eastern Desert. It’s still known as a spa destination for the therapeutic properties of the waters. Ain El Sokhna is only about a two-hour drive from Cairo and is a popular weekend retreat for people to enjoy its fine beaches, coral reefs, fishing and water sports.
Ain Sokhna weather is mild & sunny all year round, smooth sandy beaches and marvelous clear blue waters rich in marine life and spectacular coral reefs. There is still plenty to do if lounging on the beach or diving isn’t your idea of a holiday in Egypt. Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort provides is labeled as the best of El Sokhna hotels & Resorts, with a wealth of restaurants, bars and a shopping arcade as well as an International standard golf course; making it on top of El Ain El Sokhna hotels.
Desert safaris to nearby oasis and mountain canyons will satisfy those that seek an adventure holiday in Egypt. It is also the ideal base to explore Cairo, the bustling metropolitan heart of Egypt and the Middle East. You can experience Cairo’s blend of modernity and antiquity and spectacular sites such as the Great pyramids of Giza, Memphis and Saqqara and still return to the relative calm and tranquility of lush greenery, crystal clear sea and excellent amenities.
The Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort in Ain El Sokhna headlines with a stunning five-star golfing holiday to Egypt but has many more facilities and attractions to offer the non-golfer. Guests have access to a pristine beach as well as an international standard 9-hole golf course. Ain El Sokhna an attractive resort for both international visitors and holidaying Egyptians alike, partly due to its proximity to Cairo. It’s also a great base for visiting sites in and around Cairo and Luxor as well as being extremely convenient for the Red Sea.
Other attractions like the Suez Canal are within easy reach, while a ninety minute drive will take you to the Eastern Desert Monasteries. A well organised tour from Ain El Sokhna could allow a visit to the Suez Canal and the Eastern Desert Monasteries in the same amount of time required to visit only St. Catherine's Monastery if you left from Sharm el-Sheikh and there would still be time left to enjoy the beach at the end of the day. Aside from the golf facilities, the Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort can also offer a variety of attractions in the hotel itself to keep almost anyone occupied and happy, such as swimming pools, a gymnasium and live entertainment, music shows and cabaret performances.
Water Sports & Snorkelling in Ain El Sokhna
Being a fairly recent development on the Gulf of Suez, Ain El Sokhna is not a highly developed Scuba diving centre yet, but it does feature some excellent reefs and crystal clear waters that are ideal for snorkelling. A variety of water sports are available including water skiing and kite surfing. The resort of Ain El-Sokhna extends along the Red Sea shoreline for about 60 km from the southern borders of Ras El Adebbya in the north to Ras El Zaafarana in the south and is well geared up for deep sea fishing. Its turquoise waters are rich in marine life and coral reefs, perfect for snorkelers and with a constant breeze, windsurfing too is becoming increasingly popular. Ain El Sokhna is renowned for the unspoilt and pristine nature of its beaches, which are broad, clean and sandy and less crowded than those of the more southerly resorts of Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh.
Desert Adventures & Excursion from Ain El Sokhna
Desert safaris to the nearby oasis and mountain canyons of the Western Desert add to the list of attractions in Ain El Sokhna. Trips to the Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert and the Valley of the Golden Mummies are growing in popularity. The site dates to Greco-Roman Egypt, where the ruins of a temple to Alexander the Great can be found. The Siwa Oasis can also be found in the Western desert. It was the Greeks, Alexander the Great in particular, who made the Siwa Oasis famous by discovering and telling the world about the Oracle of Amun located there. Ain El Sokhna is also very convenient for excursions to the sights of the desert just outside Cairo, including The Pyramids of Cheops, Chechen and Mykerinus and the Great Sphinx.
Golfing in Ain El Sokhna
With direct access to Ain El Sokhna's beautiful beach, this 5-star resort offers spacious and modern accommodation with breakfast included and a shuttle service from Cairo International Airport so you won’t even need to carry your clubs! The lush new International standard 9-hole golf course at the Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort , due to open by end of 2010, will offer challenging greens, fairways and bunkers to suit experienced golfers without putting off the novice. Tee-ing off and driving on lovingly maintained greens against the backdrop of clear blue skies and crystal clear waters will exceed your expectations. The delightful climate throughout summer and winter means this plush resort can also be enjoyed and played all year round.
Km 36, Ain El Sokhna Port Suez Road, Red Sea Riveria, Egypt