With its stunning location in the north of the Red Sea Riviera, golden sands, beautiful coral reefs and sparkling seas are very much the order of the day for people on Taba holidays. Taba is a fantastic scuba diving destination, although underwater exploration isn’t the only delight of this Egyptian paradise as Brits can also discover the ancient and modern cultures of this fascinating county.
Enjoying a typical Red Sea Riviera climate, Taba is dry and warm, with many months passing by with no sign of rain. Nights can be chilly, as is the case in the desert, with the summer months of June to September seeing temperatures around 34ºC and July and August often exceeding 40ºC.
Taba is a wonderful place to base yourself to explore Egypt, from the ancient and nearby city of Giza to the capital, Cairo, and its rich tapestry of history. Naturally too, many holidaymakers head for Taba to venture further afield to the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the other ancient monuments of the Pharaohs.
Closer to hand is the Taba Heights area, which includes a host of activities, restaurants, hotels and other amenities in keeping with a modern holiday destination. Another must-visit is the local market, where you can fully appreciate local life.
Other, more adventurous types would also enjoy the great access to a taste of adrenaline, with activities such as hiking, mountain climbing and quad biking in the desert all easily accessible from here. Those really wanting to experience a change of pace may fancy joining up with a Bedouin tribe, while a visit to St Catherine’s Monastery is a stunning experience.
If you have just come to relax and make the most of the climate, then laze your day away on one of the fabulous beaches it hosts whilst taking in the breathtaking views of Mount Sinai.
A sun lover’s paradise, a diver’s idyll and a cultural explorer’s utopia, Taba is not the place for all-night partying, but there are some wonderful restaurants. Additionally, the excellent hotels from major chains here put on some great shows through the evenings, embracing international and local influences in their entertainment.
There are various opportunities for gastronomes in Taba, with the restaurants in the Taba Heights hotels offering an array of dishes from across the globe. Outside of the hotels, many locally run restaurants receive rave reviews, with popular eateries here including the Flying Carpet restaurant and its traditional Egyptian and Mediterranean food, and El Fuego, with its commanding position and menu.
A myriad of hotels awaits anyone booking cheap Taba holidays, with many enjoying their own private beaches, others offering a family atmosphere, and more with activities aplenty. No matter how you want to stay in Taba, your perfect hotel will not be hard to find.