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Sonesta Beach Resort, Taba

Taba goes back centuries to when it was an important stop on the caravan route from Aquaba to Egypt. The hotel sits right on the shore of the Gulf of Aquaba against the rugged backdrop of the Sinai mountains. Across the Gulf you can see the lights of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel shimmer as the sun sets behind the mountains. Just 60km from Taba International Airport is the hotel, a veritable oasis surrounded by lush landscape having its own private sand beach, swimming pool, various restaurants and 440 modern and fully equipped rooms each with a private balcony or terrace. Accommodation There are 440 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Most of the rooms are sea view (the other views being pool and mountain) featuring a private balcony or terrace, electronic door locks, individual climate control, 21” Nokia televisions with satellite programming, mini bar, hair dryer, safety deposit box with digital personal code and direct-dial telephone. All guest rooms are equipped with fire alarm system. Baby cots are available on request and will count as 1 person in the room and not in addition to the maximum occupancy. Food & Beverage At Sonesta, Food is Art - you are sure to enjoy the numerous restaurants at the resort. In all the Sonesta Beach Resort features one dining room, three restaurants, one bar restaurant, a piano bar, a coffee shop and a discotheque. The “Palmira Dining Room” is the sea view main dining room with terrace located at the lobby level, serving live cooking buffet breakfast and theme nights buffet dinner, offering International and Egyptian cuisine. The “Scallini” is an A la Carte Italian restaurant overlooking the Red Sea, serving Italian cuisine amidst a romantic atmosphere. Then there is the “Blue Fish”, a seafood restaurant with a view of the Red Sea, offering a wide range of fresh seafood selection. Also “Fatoush”, the indoor and outdoor traditional oriental and Lebanese specialties restaurant with a magnificent view of the Red Sea, features grilled delights and oriental specialties. Alternatively in the casual atmosphere of the “Oasis Restaurant and Bar” delightful lunch, beverages and refreshing tropical cocktails are served as you look across the Red Sea and main pool. Before or after dinner be sure to enjoy the piano bar, an authentic English lounge, serving an extensive choice of cocktails and beverages accompanied with live music. For a light meal of fresh pastries and beverages you can visit the coffee shop “Bistro” 24 hours a day. Last, but certainly not least, the “Ramsis Club”. A pharaonic styled discotheque located near the beach, offering great music and a wide range of cocktails and snacks. All Inclusive Food & Drinks The AI programme consists of breakfast (07:00-10:30), lunch (12:30-14:30) and dinner (19:00-22:00), all buffet style, served in the main restaurant. During meals soft drinks, local beer & local wine are offered. Snacks such as seasonal fruits, Danish pastries & croissants are available between 11:00 & noon at the Oasis A la Carte restaurant as well as from 22:00-23:00 at the food counter in Palmira A la Carte restaurant. Tea time is at 16:30. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks like soft drinks, juices, hot beverages, beer and spirits are served at the Pacific Bar till 23:00. Sport & Leisure Sonesta Beach Resort Taba offers two fresh water swimming pools including one heated pool during winter time and a children’s pool, two tennis courts and beach volley. The health club features sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, fitness room and massage treatments. Stop by the fitness centre where you will find all the equippment you will need. You can enjoy water sports and activities. The diving centre offers scuba diving and snorkelling with all the necessary equippment and training. The recreation centre offers a variety of activities including sea and desert excursions. There is also live entertainment. Additionally there is a complimentary program for children aged 5-12 years. It is called Just Us Kids where supervised children activities are offered. All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment Sport facilities at the hotel include tennis courts during daylight, darts, badminton, table tennis & the use of gym, as well as entertainment with belly dancer, live shows & oriental folkloric shows. Facilities & Services Sonesta Beach Resort also offers 24-hour in-room dining, car rental, laundry and valet services. On the grounds there are shops, Internet access and a clinic. The Hotel Concierge will be happy to assist you for any request on transportation or sight-seeing. Books and souvenirs are available on the hotel lobby level. A shopping arcade located adjacent to the hotel lobby, includes local handicrafts, souvenir and gift shop, jewellery store, bookshop and boutique. Conference Facilities Meeting & Banquet Facilities are available in the resort. A fully equipped meeting and function space can accommodate up to 1000 persons. All banquet rooms can be set according to your needs. Nearby Point of interest in the area include St. Catherine’s Monastery, Colored Canyon, Pharaoh Island, Mount Sinai and Ras Mohamed National Park renowned for having the most exquisite coral reefs in the world, Eilat city and Petra. There is of course the city of Taba itself. You should also take an excursion to Cairo; to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza and enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids, a fabulous 45-minute show at the foot of the pyramids of Giza, held every evening (English language shows are held Monday-Saturday, French shows are featured Sunday-Wednesday and on Friday, German shows are on Sunday, and Arabic shows are on Thursday); to the Citadel and Khan El Khalili and to the magnificent Egyptian Museum. The magnificent five star Sonesta Beach Resort Taba is situated 60 Kilometres (37 miles) south of Taba on the booming Egyptian Riviera with easy access to four major airports: Taba, Aqaba Gulf, Sharm El Sheikh and Eilat. Sonesta Beach Resort Taba is accessible by: air, by direct flight from major European International Airports to Taba International Airport; daily, buses from different cities in Egypt to and from Taba; car (150 Km from Sharm El Sheikh, 48 Km from Eilat and 430 Km. (256 miles) from Cairo. Entry Requirements On entry into Egypt, you must obtain a visitors visa at the port of entry, the fee is £10 (subject to change). Sharm El Sheikh is considered a free zone, due to being located in the Sinai Peninsula. Travel on excursions outside the peninsula, the visitor’s visa is a requirement. We recommend that you see your Medhotels rep on arrival, and they will assist you with obtaining the visa.   Board Types

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