We stayed at the Hotel Sofitel, Taba Heights, Egypt during Christmas 2006. Why not take a look at some holiday photos from around the resort…
|The pool, late in the afternoon|
|On the beach||Courtyard off reception|
Panorama from the front of the hotel
|Nativity scene on Christmas Eve||Santa parasailing in to the hotel|
|Santa arriving on a camel||Guess who!|
On Christmas Eve the hotel held a gala dinner. The food was excellent, with some fantastic buffet displays by the restaurant staff. Outside the restaurant, the hotel had an extra surprise – a nativity scene with real shepherds, camels and donkeys!
Christmas Day was livened up by the arrival of Father Christmas, parasailing in to the beach. He made his way up to the hotel pool by camel, before giving out presents to all of the kids.
Panorama from the “Three Corners” hotel down towards the beach
|Charlotte waiting for the shuttle bus|
Charlotte at the ‘Three Corners’
It’s about a mile to the ‘Three Corners’ hotel and shops – you can walk it in about 15 minutes. The free shuttle bus provided by ‘Waterworld’ runs every 30 minutes. Nothing special about the hotel – a busy swimming pool in a central courtyard, and the usual bars and dining rooms. The shopping centre immediately behind the hotel was interesting though. Lots of restaurants, shops selling various souvenirs, clothes, jewellery, carpets etc. and a supermarket.
Outside Red Sea Waterworld
Deborah and Matthew had a go at scuba diving at the Red Sea Waterworld. The half-day beginner’s introduction cost around £60 each. For that, they had three dives and got to see plenty of fish. Later in the week, we all went back to Waterworld and went on the glass bottomed boat. Don’t think the boat was expensive – maybe a fiver each?
Panorama of the pool, with the hotel in the background
The pool, with the Lotus Restaurant behind
Panorama view from our balcony down to the sea
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