LOCATION: in the north-eastern district of SHARM EL SHEIKH, over Nabq Bay, approx. 21 km from the entertainment centre in Naama Bay; approx. 500 m from shopping arcade; approx. 3 km from the entertainment centre La Strada with restaurants, bars and shops; approx. 8 km from the airport in Sharm El Sheikh; hotel bus to Naama Bay (payable); takes up a vast area - approx. 120 thousand m2, air-route near the hotel - airplanes audible but not inconvenient.
BEACH: private, sand and shingle, rocky sea access, protection footwear recommended, separate section with gently shelving beach for children, so-called Relaxing Area, coral reef, pier 120 m long, right next to the hotel (distance depends on the location of the room), free umbrellas, sunbeds and beach towels.
HOTEL: five-star, elegant, opened in 2006, renovated every year, 547 rooms, 6 buildings, 3 floors; takes up a vast area; consists of a section situated by the beach with rooms that have a sea-view and superior, as well as a section with standard and family rooms, a few hundred meters away from the beach, spacious and elegant hall, 24h reception, 2 main restaurants: Riviera and Palmera - buffet meals, international cuisine, children's highchairs and menu available, vegetarian dishes (Palmera closed until further notice), 3 à la carte restaurants (not included in all inclusive): Portofino - Italian cuisine, Star Fish - seafood, Falafel - Oriental cuisine, lobby bar (not in all inclusive), 2 pool bars: Luna and Nino, beach bar, Ice Cream Parlour by the beach - ice-cream (not included in all inclusive), money exchange, ATM, small shopping arcade: souvenirs, spices, jeweller, boutique; conference centre Aida for 550 people, terrace with a garden and pool-view, large, well-maintained garden; extra charges: Internet cafe, wireless Internet in the lobby, 24h room service, hairdresser, chemist's, on-call doctor; floor height differences occur; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (for max. 3 people: 2 adults plus child - sleeps in bed with parents, 2 large beds, not typical extra beds), approx. 37 m2, cosy and comfortably furnished, individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (bath or shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, Polish channel, telephone, fridge, safety deposit box, mini-bar (payable, filled up upon request); free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony or terrace (table and chairs).; family: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), approx. 42 m2, 1 large room, standard room furnishing, additionally 2-person unfolding sofa; family room and sea-view on order at a charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pools complex: free-form, sweet water, main swimming pool, approx. 500 m2, depth 0.4-1.5 m, heated in the winter, swimming pool with artificial wave, approx. 550 m2, depth 0.4-1.5 m, heated in the winter, 3 children's pools: with 3 slides, approx. 500 m2, paddling pool, approx. 155 m2, paddling pool, approx. 40 m2, depth 0.3-0.6 m, swim-up pool, approx. 200 m2, children's pool, depth 0.4 m, swimming pool next to aquapark, approx. 80 m2, depth 0.3-0.9 m, aquapark (7 slides, lazy river, artificial wave, boomerang, kamikaze, space bowl, inner tube), umbrellas, sunbeds, mattresses and towels available by the pool free of charge; football, beach volleyball, pool table, table tennis; playground for children, mini-club (4-12 y.o.), animations for adults and children: sport animations, live music in the evening; wellness centre: free: gym; payable: sauna, care treatments, manicure, pedicure, massages; extra charges: pool table, watersports on the beach.
ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (7.00-10.00), buffet lunch (13.00-15.00), buffet dinner (19.00-22.00) in the main restaurants; snacks in indicated bars (11.00-12.00; 16.00-17.00); soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks with meals and in indicated bars (10.00-23.00); for children: lunch, dinner and ice-cream at the children's club; free entry to disco included in the package (drinks payable 23.00-2.00).
CONTACT: 0020/693710640, www.sharmgrandplaza.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visas: required in the case of participating in local trips: Cairo, Coloured Canyon, Ras Mohamed National Park. Buying approx. 25 USD at the airport in Egypt is obligatory. Passport (with an empty page) must be valid a minimum of 6 months (from the date of return to Poland).
Flight duration: Poland-Sharm El Sheikh-4 h.
Local time: GMT+1
Language: Arabic; communication in English also possible.
Capital city: Cairo.
Voltage: 220 V.
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP), 1 EGP divides into 100 PT (piastra), 1 EUR = approx. 7 EGP, 1 USD = approx. 6 EGP.
Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – approx. 50 EGP, water 1.5 l – approx. 10 EGP, beer – approx. 20 EGP, coffee, tea – approx. 15 EGP.
Transport: taxi - approx. 35 EGP.
Beaches: free entry.
Tips: baksheesh (share your wealth), customary, and even required!
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Emerald sea, magical coral gardens, golden desert sand, the mystical Sinai, African sun, fun and leisure - this is Sharm El Sheikh, the most famous resort by the Red Sea. Until recently exotic and far-away, now a popular and gladly visited by tourists from Poland, who love this destination for its excellent leisure conditions.
Located by the Golden Bay of the Red Sea Riviera, it stretches along the particularly scenic coast, from Ras Muhammad National Park to Nabq Bay. The most famous districts of Sharm El Sheikh are: Old Market - the oldest part of the city with a famous bazaar, Naama Bay - the entertainment centre with many local and cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, discos, shops and of course terrific hotels, Nabq - the farthest to the north, famous for its luxurious, modern hotels built by a bay of the same name. All the districts a terrifically connected. Sharm El Sheikh is ideally prepared to take in Tourists of the 21st century: most hotels have Internet points or Wi-Fi access, the fantastic SPA and fitness centres let you keep in shape, and groups of professional animators ensure great fun. The perfect conditions have made Sharm El Sheikh a world-famous diving centre - there are approx. 250 reefs here, during seaside trips you can admire more than 1000 species of fish of gorgeous colours. The mysterious world stands open for everyone - numerous diving centres offer trial dives for beginners and the services of experts for advanced divers. With those in mind who love the sun and sea, wonderful swimming pool complexes have been built, and the golden beaches have been terrifically equipped, from where extends an unforgettable view of the Red Sea. Holidays in Sharm El Sheikh are a fantastic opportunity to get to know the fascinating historical places and wonderful nature, as well as great fun in Egyptian style.
Cairo (6.00 -20.00) - a plane trip to Cairo, the largest city of Africa, constituting the political and cultural centre of the Arabian world. Sightseeing: The Museum of Egypt - a unique repository of one of the oldest and most powerful civilizations on earth; the pyramids in Giza - the Great Pyramid of Giza, Khafra, Menkaure and the mysterious Sphinx; entry to the pyramid optional: large: approx. 27 USD, medium: approx. 10 USD. Felucca cruise on the Nile. Price – approx. 300 USD (includes lunch; drinks payable); Visa with stamp required.
Jerusalem (23.00-23.30) – day trip to Israel. The route runs through the Negev Desert and Dead Sea to the Holy City - Jerusalem. Sightseeing: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa (Road of the Cross) - fifth station, Golgotha, Mount of Olives, travel to Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity. Bathing in the Dead Sea. Price – approx. 140 USD, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 130 USD (the price includes lunch).
Petra in Jordan (1.00-23.30) – day trip to the city forged in rock, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passage through the Siq narrow gorge to the dramatic site - the city of Petra and Al Kazneh. Passage via the Street of Facades to the market with a Roman theatre, while admiring the royal tombs on the way. Price – approx. 270 USD, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 210 USD (the price includes lunch and border fees).
Tiran Island (8.00-17.00) – ship cruise towards Tiran island, located between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Time for relaxation on the ship deck, swimming in the sea and snorkelling or diving, discovering the charms of the underwater world of an intact coral reef. Price of snorkelling – approx. 45 USD, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 25 USD. Equipment rental for snorkelling available: mask approx. 4 USD, flippers approx. 4 USD. Price of snorkelling: 1 intro (descend underwater) – approx. 55 USD, 2 intros (2 descends underwater) – approx. 75 USD. The price includes lunch and drinks. One instructor per participant, there is a Polish instructor on the boat.
Ras Muhammad (8.00-17.00) - a boat trip to Ras Muhammad National Park. Relaxing on the ship deck, bathing, snorkelling or diving, discovering the charms of the underwater world of an intact coral reef. Price of snorkelling – approx. 50 USD, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 25 USD. Equipment rental for snorkelling available: mask approx. 4 USD, flippers approx. 4 USD. Price of snorkelling: 1 intro (descend underwater) – approx. 55 USD, 2 intros (2 descends underwater) – approx. 75 USD. The price includes lunch and drinks. Additionally, entry to Ras Muhammad National Park payable – approx. 7 USD. One instructor per participant. There is a Polish instructor on the boat; Visa with stamp required.
Sea Scope (boat with glass side walls) – 1-hour cruise by boat with a deck that is partly immersed under water and admiring the most beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea without going into the water. Price – approx. 50 USD, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 28 USD.
Mount Sinai and St Catherine's monastery (22.00-14.00) - night trip (on foot, part of the road can be covered on camels - approx. 20 USD) to Mount Sinai - 2285 m a.s.l, where Moses received the tablet with the Ten Commandments from God. Welcoming a unique sunrise and climbing down the mountain hill to St. Catherine's monastery, which was erected in about 530 B.C. It belongs to the Greek Orthodox church and has valuable collections: Bizantine mosaics from the 6th century, a collection of icons of St John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary. You should take with you comfortable sport shoes and warm clothing. Price – approx. 42 USD, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 27 USD.
Safari adventure - Nabq National Park (no Visa required only with us) - a Jeep expedition through the Sinai desert to two gorges - a wide and narrow one. Camel ride. Jeep ride to lunch in a Bedouin tent on the beach. Visiting a mangrove forest. Bathing in the Red Sea in the heart of the Nabq National Park. Price – approx. 55 USD, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 35 USD.
Colourful Canyon in Jeeps - depart in the morning in Jeeps and drive through the desert to the heart of the Sinai Peninsula - the Colourful Canyon, third largest in the world. Approx. 1.5h walk and admiring the rock formations. Transfer to lunch in Dahab and free time for shopping. Price – approx. 60 USD, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 35 USD (the price includes lunch, drinks additionally payable). Sport clothes and footwear required. Visa with a stamp required.
City Tour - evening trip around Sharm El Sheikh. Sightseeing: mosque (from the outside), the Coptic church, free time for shopping in the Old Market - an Oriental district of Sharm El Sheikh in true Egyptian style. A visit to the Salt Grotto, a visit to Soho Square in Naama Bay - the most popular district of the city with numerous shisha restaurants, bazaars, discos. Price – approx. 20 USD, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 12 USD.
OWD diving course for beginners - in 3 or 4 days, under the supervision of a Polish instructor you can take an OWD diving course, with PADI certificate. Price approx. 300 USD, plus PADI OWD certificate – approx. 40 USD, book – 40 USD. For those who have a license also Advanced Water Course - approx. 300 USD, Scuba Diver - approx. 150 USD, night diving – approx. 35 USD. We cooperate with a diving centre that has 5* in PADI scale.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.