Cities of Egypt: Soma Bay
Soma Bay is a small resort in the Bay on the Red Sea coast, which is between Hurghada and Safagoy. Soma-Bay and Makadi-Bay resorts make up the tourist area wearing the name Abu Makadi.
Hotels here are not lower than 4 *, guests are provided with all conceivable services, plus a great world-class golf club and a wonderful thalassotherapy center. Beaches owned by hotels are perfectly well maintained and equipped with everything necessary. Over the territory of hotels – deserted shore almost without any infrastructure. Resting here people valuable comfort and good service, but wishing to be away from the city bustle.
Geography and History
Soma Bay is located in a small cozy Cove 40 km south of Hurghada. This is a completely young resort that appeared only in the mid-1990s. Therefore, in contrast to the nearest neighbor – Hurghada, here is quiet and calm.
Hotels and infrastructure
Rest in Soma Bay is suitable for those who arrived with children. Here you can relax away from urban noise and enjoy the sea and the sun. Near this resort there are no settlements, so all bars, restaurants, shops and discos are located only in hotels.
Unlike Hurghada, where you can find hotels in any price category, the resort of Soma Bay is designed for high-class vacation. Here are hotels of such networks like Le Meridien, Iberotel, Sheraton, Swiss Inn. All hotels are answered by the international customer service level.
The resort has a golf club consisting of 18 fields. There are not so many golf clubs on the territory of Egypt, and it gives Soma-Bay a certain originality. Here is the SPA-center – one of the largest in the Middle East.
Beaches in Soma-Bay cleaner than in Hurghada, because hotels and guests are smaller here. Most sandy beaches, well suitable for children’s holidays.
Diving and surfing
In Soma-Bay will find a lesson for the soul and fans of scuba diving. Not far from here is the coral reef Ras-Ababu Soma. Reef descends to a depth of 25 m with a steep wall, and if you dive even lower, 35 m, then you can get into the underwater cave, the walls of which are covered with soft corals.
In coastal waters, it is possible to engage in windsurfing and kaitsorfing.
Best time for travel
In summer, the air temperature in Soma-Bay can rise to + 35 ° C, and in the winter hesitates in the area of + 20 ° C, but it can be descended to + 14 ° C. At the same time, the water temperature never falls below + 20 ° C.