Ain Sokhna Egypt Information, attractions, tours, booking
Ain Sokhna or El Ain El Sokhna located on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. The name means "hot spring" and originates from the sulfur springs in Ataqa Mountain. In fact, Ain Sokhna stretches from south of Suez down the coast for about sixty kilometers. Moreover, it consists of a port along with a series of resort complexes. Furthermore, the town comprises a few independent restaurants, gas stations and other facilities. In fact, they scattered along the coastal road. Ain Sokhna is an Egyptian retreat and only recently became an international destination.
In fact, most of the the resort complexes consist of vacation villas. The villas owned by Upper and Upper Middle Class Egyptians. Moreover, the region features some of the international 5 stars hotels. In fact, the area is popular for the Egyptian as it is only 1 hours driving from Cairo. Ain Sokhna is also popular for many of European tourists. In fact, they fly into Cairo, see some of the sights and then take a beach vacation there. Moreover, Ain El Sukhna can offer a convenient itinerary to several other nearby sites. The Suez Canal is just to the north, while a ninety minute drive takes the one to the Eastern Desert Monasteries.
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A well arranged tour around Ain Sukhna could allow a visit to the Suez Canal. It also allows to visit the Eastern Desert Monasteries. In fact, Ain Sukhna has pristine beaches and coastal waters. Only a few years ago, the area was not capable to accommodate large tour groups with good facilities. But today, there are at least two fine, large resorts with others which are under construction. Palmera Beach resort with 264 guest rooms and 18 suites is one of these. In fact, the resort offers reasonable accommodations. The area also features Stella Di Mare, with both four and five stars hotels. It is typical to the resort complexes in the fine accommodations and upscale atmosphere.
Plan Hotel and Swiss Inn together have over 500 rooms including 15 suites. Besides the hotels, there are also many fine private villas within the compound. Ain Sokhna also comprisse the common facilities such as the beach activities. In fact, it houses one of the largest and finest Spa and Therapeutic centers in the Middle East. Moreover, there are seven restaurants and about four bar. Though just outside the complex you will also note a KFC and Pizza Hut. Ain Sokhna is popular for snorkeling not scuba diving. This is due to the lack of famous dive sites found further south.
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The area has no airport like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh. In fact, there may never be because actually Ain Sokhna is just a short trip from the Cairo Airport. Finally, there is little in the way of off-premises facilities. In fact, it includes independent restaurants and shops. Most visitors must rely on the entertainment, bars and restaurants. In fact, they located within the various complexes. Though compounds such as Stella Di Mare offers a good variety of choices.
Ain Sokhna nestled between the Ataka Mountains in the North, and the Galala Mountain in the South. This amazing Red Sea getaway is accessible from Cairo.
Food: The dining options concentrated in the town’s resorts and hotels. They have international and local chefs. The chefs offer the most delicious, luxurious and enjoyable cuisine, by all standards. Depending on where you’re staying, you’ll find charming restaurants. The restaurants serve Middle Eastern, Asian, Italian and International cuisines. Moreover, they also offer Sea Food of course.
Weather: While in winter, temperatures don’t fall lower than 17 C degree. In summer they can reach highs of 30 to 32 C. In fact, it indeed is a perfect weather for a sun holiday on the Red Sea. The best time to come to is between April and September.
It is preferable to land in Cairo. In fact, Cairo International airport has recently opened a new terminal. It is now capable of handling over 22 million passengers. Moreover, many new facilities in the original 2 terminals also introduced. They are such as an Automated People Mover, the Air Mall and VIP lounges.
In fact, the Ain Sokhna is just a one hour driving from Cairo on the new highway. The highway goes through Katameya (95 km). You can also use Cairo Road which is 110 kilometer. Moreover, you also can use Kraymat-Zaafaraniya Road which is 120 kilometer. If you come from Suez city, you have to drive a 40 km distance on the Suez-Ain Sokhna Rd.
If you travel by sea, you can stop at of these maritime entry points:
Adabiya Port: at the northern edge of Ain Sokhna.
Suez Port: 40 km north of Ain Sukhna.
Hurghada Port: 320 km south of Ain Sukhna.
In fact, Ain El-Sukhna is small enough to discover it walking on the foot.