If you consider yourself an avid skier, winter is the perfect time to hit the slopes. For some, a winter vacation involves heading off to a ski lodge and spending time on snowy peaks. Others prefer to head for warmer shores, especially in the Middle East and North Africa where the winter climate is especially temperate. This is prime beach season in that part of the world and there are quite a few spectacular beach resorts to choose from. The Four Seasons in Sharm El Sheikh is undoubtedly one of the finest and is easily on the top of our list.
Located on the southern tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh is a popular seaside town that attracts travelers from all over the world. The location is the key factor here, as Sharm El Sheikh sits directly between Africa and Asia, effectively serving as a bridge between East and West. Because of this, the area is home to a number of renowned global hospitality brands.
The Four Seasons at Sharm El Sheikh, which is the fourth Four Seasons property in Egypt, opened its doors in 2002 and has since grown to be the region’s most popular resort. Modeling itself after an Egyptian village, the Four Seasons combines a traditional architectural style with modern interior design. The resort offers 143 guest villas that are divided into clusters on a beautiful hilltop. Each villa features elaborate wooden screens and window detailing with a typically Middle Eastern design aesthetic. The furnishings are very contemporary, using a mix of neutral tones and bold hues to create a lovely sense of contrast. The villas also feature large decks and terraces, enjoying breathtaking views of the Red Sea’s glistening waters.
At present, the Four Seasons at Sharm El Sheikh is in the process of expanding, adding more hotel rooms and building on its beautiful collection of Private Residences. As part of the expansion, 25 villas and 44 chalets will be added to the resort, forming a private residential enclave. On completion, this will be the largest Four Seasons property in the world and LuxuryProperty.com is the exclusive global marketing partner for this project.
The resort has a strong emphasis on health and wellness and features a Daniela Steiner spa. Other key amenities include four swimming pools, fitness and recreational facilities, and nine restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. One of the most popular facilities at the resort is its PADI dive centre, where guests can learn the basics of scuba diving and can also schedule diving trips.
The town of Sharm El Sheikh is a key diving destination, offering more than 70 prime dive spots within a day’s boat ride from the coast. These include two shipwrecks from WWII and Ras Muhammad National Park, a marine reserve that is famous for its coral formations and diverse marine life. The Four Seasons also offers tours of the Sinai Desert, which stretches out from the outer boundaries of the resort, as well as barbecues and evening entertainment along the hotel’s private beach.
LuxuryProperty.com is a dynamic digital destination for all things real estate and has built a strong presence in the Middle East with its Dubai portfolio. The firm is already marketing high-end properties in areas such as Dubai Hills Estate, Palm Jumeirah and Emirates Hills, and the Four Seasons at Sharm El Sheikh will be an excellent addition to its ever-expanding international stock.
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