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9 Ways to Make the Most of Winter in Somabay

Here are nine outings to ensure you get to explore all there is to see at this coastal destination...

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9 Ways to Make the Most of Winter in Somabay

As winter descends upon Egypt, the shores of the Red Sea offer a temperate escape from the cold concrete jungles of the city. Few are as rich as Somabay, which has set up a variety of activities to help you make the most of your winter migration. Here are nine outings to ensure you get to explore all there is to see at this coastal destination...


Somabay's panoramic jetty stretches 420 metre long, allowing divers - whether experienced or otherwise - to immerse themselves in the Red Sea, and interact with such natural wonders as fish, turtles, barracudas and rays.


From fresh-air dining to blissful sea-side views, The Marina is an opportunity to relax at gastronomic destinations like Seven Fortunes, Bake Away, Pizza Thomas, The Burger Factory, Sobar Rooftop and Baladina while watching the yachts float by in the distance.


Surrender yourself to the luxury treatments at Cascades Spa and Thalasso, where you can unwind in a tonic pool or a saltwater pool, and get pampered with a variety of massages and hydro-therapies.


Is there any escape better than S. Cape? Puns aside, this beach club lets you cut loose in front of the mesmerising waters of the Red Sea amidst a selection of beach food, snacks and cocktails.


Chase the thrill of adventure on this 700 metre track in the Somabay Marina. If you like to put the pedal to the metal, this is for you.


Rain fortress, giant buckets, and the boomerang with its famous drop - Soma Splash is the water park giving us a chance to ride high on a wild water experience.


If there's anything more magical than a horseback ride as the sun sets upon the beach, we don't want to hear it. The Jasmine Horse Stable offers adventure trips in the desert or along the Red Sea's glistening beaches - for beginners or professionals alike.


If you're still developing your sea legs or are an unparalleled master of the dive, Orca Diving Center is an opportunity to explore the Red Sea and its vibrant sea life amidst coral reefs and dramatic wrecks. Their IANTO and NRC facilities also offer training sessions for anyone who wants to learn technical diving skills or needs a refresher.


If there is one thing Somabay is known for above all else, it's its rich kitesurfing culture. Considered one of the top three kitesurfing spots in the world, you'll be able to take advantage of its fantastic flat waters and perfect wind conditions. (And on the days where there's no wind with which to kitesurf, you can always hang out at the 7 Bft KiteHouse for even more activities).