Amphoras Beach (ex Shores Amphora)
Experts in hospitality for over 20 years, the Amphoras Beach (ex Shores Amphora) is one of three other hotels in Sharm El Sheikh. Impressing guest with its 110,000 square metres of landscape and a 300-metre beachfront made up of colourful coral reefs and sun-kissed sands, this immense complex is bursting with premium facilities.
Perfectly positioned on the tip of Um-Seid cliff, rooms will overlook the beauty of the Red Sea which provides direct access to some of Egypt’s most prestigious diving spots. Get lost among the hotel’s shopping arcade, eight bars and six swimming pools – it’s safe to say they don’t do things by halves at this swanky property.
Room options galore
Who needs to opt for the most basic options when you’ve got suites and apartments at your disposal? However, even its most standard numbers come with a modern flare thanks to its contemporary Islamic décor and architecture. With access to a TV with international channels, a mini bar, air conditioning and coffee making machine – everything you need for a comfortable stay is completely free of charge.
Better yet, you’ll instantly reach for your camera once you step out onto your balcony and witness the natural marvels below. From sweeping panoramas of its exotic gardens to azure Red Sea ripples and vistas of the pool, picturesque is the perfect way to describe your escape.
We highly recommend upgrading to a suite if you wish to benefit from a spacious king-size bed, complimentary bathroom amenities and LCD TVs throughout. This option also includes a large living area, floor-to-ceiling windows and a huge private terrace. Meanwhile, families may find the apartments more alluring with up to two bedrooms.
It’s impossible to go hungry with three delicious restaurants to call its own and six bars serving fruity concoctions. Travelling with kids? The buffet will make those dining hours stress free, while the a la cartes will offer sophisticated nights.
Amphoras Restaurant: As the main restaurant, this spot is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the morning the aromas of pastries, breads and scrambled eggs will welcome you in, while dinner will be barbecued meats and a combinations of Italian, Asian and French fare.
Bella Vista: Whipping up the finest stonebaked pizzas and saucy pastas, this a la carte specialises in world-famous Italian cuisine. From its carefully drizzled garlic bruschetta to its cheese infused carbonara, keep an eye on the ever-changing menu.
Orient Beachside: This laid-back joint is where you come to kick back and relax under the Egyptian sun. Serving late breakfast, light bites at lunch and al fresco dinners under the stars, you won’t be able to resist this showstopper.
Vitamin: Situated on the cliff edge, you’ll feel like you’re floating above the resort. It’s also perfectly positioned next to the kids’ club for parents who naturally want to keep an eye on their tiny tots. Do all this and more with a refreshing smoothie in hand.
Panorama Café: The name states the obvious as this rooftop bar boasts some of the most fantastic views of your surroundings. Catch the sunset over a cocktail or indulge in afternoon tea while gazing out onto the horizon.
Layalina Café: This oriental inspired bar is where you’ll sample herbal teas, rich Arabic coffee and exotic cocktails. Lounge on cushions sprawled along the floor with a shisha (water pipe) taking centre stage, this authentic café is a true slice of Egypt.
Splash Bar: Operating until sunset, this is one of the pool options when you need to quench that thirst after riding the slides.
Palm Bar: Offering snacks during the hottest hours of the day, you won’t need to leave your sunlounger thanks to this handy bar.
Built with families in mind
You won’t be able to ignore its six pools which dominate the complex and feature hot tubs, a dedicated kids areas and an aquapark for added fun. There’s almost a water spot for each day of the week, leaving you with ample sunbathing opportunities. And with your own private beach you have direct access to the shipwrecks of the Red Sea. Looking to keep active? Head straight to the volleyball or tennis court. Alternatively, rejuvenation lies in the wellness centre with its never-ending list of local treatments.
Entertainment is in no shortage either, from its kids’ clubs to its nightly belly dancing and folklore shows – join in with the excitement. Shopaholics, on the other hand, will be located at the shopping arcade where clothes, beach gear and souvenirs can be purchased onsite. This is also where you’ll find excursion outlets and most importantly the dive centre.
Surrounded by highlights
Although there’s a wealth of activities in the hotel, exploring Sharm El Sheikh is a must. The airport is located only 8.8 miles away meaning fuss-free travel. But most importantly, the lively Naama Bay which is home to Pacha nightclub and the Hard Rock Café is only three miles down the road. Here, you’ll get lost down windy cobbles of quirky bars, boutiques and shisha stops.
SOHO Square is for the elite and sits just 20 minutes from your property with its designer outlets drawing in the rich and famous. As for excursions, it wouldn’t be a trip to Egypt without tackling its sand dunes by quad bike.