Soma BayEgypt / Red Sea
This exclusive holiday resort destination is a jewel in the crown of the Red Sea coast. In addition to its variety of diverse luxury hotels, world-famous spa and golf course, it offers pristine and varied diving away from the crowds. Welcome to the Red Sea’s most peaceful and luxurious holiday destination.
Soma Bay offers an unparalleled opportunity for beginners and advanced divers alike to enjoy the iconic sea life and dive sites. Its renowned House Reef, stretching over a kilometre, is accessible from a 420m long jetty. From Soma Bay Marina, a fleet of dive boats access the many dive sites in the Safaga region, which include coral gardens, walls, drop-offs and wrecks suitable for all levels of experience; Tubya Arbaa, Panorama Reef, Abu Kafan, Shaab Shehr and the huge wreck of the Salem Express.
Here there’s something for just about every taste; from cooking shows for the culinary enthusiast to live music performances. State-of-the-art cocktail bars and dancing venues add to the night life. At Marina Centre, enjoy a fine dining experience with a range of restaurants serving menus of the world. All Soma Bay hotels are connected by a complimentary shuttle bus.
Guests on half board or all-inclusive have a choice of a wider selection of dining options thanks to the ‘dine around’ service in selected hotels. Here you can transfer the meal plan from your hotel to any of the Soma Bay restaurants listed below*.
Lunch: Al Mar – Kempinski; Beachcomber – Kempinski; Copper Crescent Grill & Pizza – Sheraton; Sea Shell Bar – La Residence des Cascades; Spikes Bar – La Residence des Cascades; Reef Bar – The Breakers
Dinner: Lemporio – Sheraton; Bamboo Shoot – Kempinski (closed on Fridays); L’Albatross – La Residence des Cascades; The View – Kempinski
* Redeemable against vouchers, valued at your hotel meal plan rate, available for exchange on daily basis. You can exceed the voucher value and just pay the difference. Advanced reservations are required. Please note; this option is subject to availability at participating hotels. Contact the Guest Relations desk to collect the ‘dine around’ voucher and to discover more about terms & conditions.[/tooltip]
Flights & Transfers
Hurghada, the closest international airport to Soma Bay, has several weekly UK flights on three airlines: Thomas Cook (East Midlands, Gatwick, Manchester), Thomson (Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester) and easyJet (Gatwick). Flight time from the UK is approximately 5 hours. Transfer time from Hurghada Airport to your hotel is about 30 minutes.
Orca Dive Clubs’ large, purpose-built dive centre is well-equipped and affords an almost effortless diving experience. The centre has an in-house photo and video facility with skilled photo pros on staff, spacious changing facilities and showers, classrooms with AV equipment, a bar and personal lockers.
Don’t dive? There’s still plenty to entertain you with a choice of snorkelling sites, most of which are easily accessible straight from shore or from the jetty where you can snorkel south to the tip of Bay Point and watch plenty of marine life and beautiful multi-coloured coral. Other shore-based snorkelling routes include a crescent-shaped string of coral clusters from the eastern tip of Robinson Club’s beach to Bay Point. There are also a number of snorkelling sites that can also be reached by a short boat trip.