Red Sea Romance

Escape to Egypt for an exotic honeymoon.

Posted: 08.03.13

Rich in culture, history, tradition and beauty, Egypt is one of the most special places in the world. Best-known for the ancient pyramids and vibrant river Nile where many tourists head to as a holiday destination, there is another side to Egypt; a secret paradise, designed for the modern Pharaoh.
The Sharm El Sheikh region in Southern Egypt, set on the picturesque Red Sea coastline, provides an ideal setting for a truly pampering and magical break. Favoured by the rich and famous, and blessed with year long sunshine, there are opportunities to bathe on the beach, soothe yourself in a spa, embark on a desert expedition, or brave a diving excursion into the deep blue sea.

While the location is simply sublime, what will make your honeymoon a complete VIP experience, is making sure you book the finest accommodation on offer; The Ritz-Carlton. Set amidst 100,000 square metres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the resort overlooks the alluring Red Sea. With a private beach, lush gardens, cascading waterfalls and river, it won’t take you long to settle in and feel at home; especially after you have experienced the warm welcome from some of the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet.

The resort offers 321 guest rooms and 35 luxury suites, they all epitomise elegance in every single detail from the marble bathrooms to the premium quality bath essentials, and as you would expect, the finest quality Egyptian cotton is used in the linen so a comfortable sleep is assured. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the sea, gardens or one of the seven swimming pools.

However as it’s your honeymoon, no expense should be spared; if you want to experience the ultimate in A’list retreats, opt for one of the Club Rooms or suites on the Ritz-Carlton Club level – an exclusive floor where you’ll experience the highest levels of privacy and be attended to by concierge staff. 

Dining at the hotel is truly world-class. The finest culinary creations are offered in a variety of dining options. The Café is famous for serving up exquisite buffet breakfasts and themed dinner nights while La Luna restaurant offers fresh, delicious Italian cuisine and Blue Ginger specialises in healthy Japanese dishes like sushi. Traditional Arabian recipes can be enjoyed inside the cosy Fayrouz or head to The Waves for light snacks and casual dining. Every evening guests can enjoy live music from the resident pianist and there are late bars where you can sip refreshing fresh fruit juices and cocktails.
Honeymooners and guests celebrating special occasions can expect to experience one of the most indulgent meals of their life. When the hotel promises private dining, it means it! Couples can enjoy a candlit lit dinner in their own dining room, without interruption, in a space that’s been decorated especially for them. The hotel prides itself in going above and beyond the type of service you would expect and it’s not unusual to find treats in your room, or have your meal finished with the delivery of a specially baked cake to mark your celebrations.

As no honeymoon would be complete without the feeling of being utterly spoilt, be sure to visit the hotel’s rejuvenating spa. The couple’s treatment room allows you to unwind together while receiving a sensuous massage; perfect before retiring for an afternoon of chilling out in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room or a soak in the spa’s signature Cleopatra Bath. One thing’s for sure, with this level of luxury, you’ll leave Egypt feeling like a real Pharaoh and his graceful Queen.

Things to do:

  1. Uncover history: Visit the nearby village of Nuweiba on a daytrip to see the picturesque port and Moses Mountains.
  2. Embark on a trek: Discover the natural beauty of the area with a long walk. The seascape environment is unlike any other in the world - remember to take your camera!
  3. Feast on fish: Fresh seafood caught from local waters is served up all along the resort and tastes divine, enjoy it for lunch.
  4. Go Snorkelling: Abundant in colourful marine life, the Red Sea attracts divers from all over the world. Join them on an exploration of the deep blue waters.

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