Charmillion Sea Life Resort
Right on the beach at Nabq Bay in the resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, this hotel is characteristic of Egyptian setting with its Nubian style exterior and terracotta floor tiles. Navigating your way around the complex is easy with pretty pathways surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens.
When it comes to days in the sun you have two options, guests can either head for the good-sized swimming pool where a collection of cushioned loungers await, or there’s a fully-equipped beach if you prefer dips in the Red Sea. Should you want to uncover what’s lying beneath the ocean’s surface, guests can always take advantage of the diving centre at the property’s sister hotel Charmillion Club Resort. There’s also a choice of dining spots when you start to feel peckish.
Rooms designed for relaxation
When your first step foot in your accommodation, you can expect a modern stay with some traditional touches. From the authentic red and beige colour scheme to its dark wood bed frame and tiled floors, the decor has a Middle Eastern feel throughout. With twin and double options alongside interconnecting stays, family holidays are encouraged here.
In terms of amenities, you can benefit from a LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, mini bar, hairdryer as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There’s a choice of view too with balconies and terraces overlooking either the gardens, pool or sea.
24-hour All Inclusive
Offering a 24-hour All Inclusive service and a dine-around concept allowing guests to eat and drink at its sister hotels, you certainly won’t be stuck for options when it comes to indulging.
Main buffet restaurant: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of cuisines on offer, you can always rely on this well-placed restaurant when you want a fuss-free meal. It also comes with a choice of kid’s options, which is perfect for anyone travelling with small guests. This area has been clearly marked with a colourful Nemo backdrop.
El Diwania Restaurant: This restaurant’s elevated terrace setting gazes on the hotel’s manicured grounds with views stretching all the way to the sea. As for food, gorge on the tastiest Egyptian and Lebanese fare with grilled meats and warm pittas whetting your appetite. Head here from 6.30pm to 10pm.
Teppanyaki Restaurant: Open from 6pm to 10pm, this spot specialises in Asian food with talented chefs whipping up Japanese favourites right in front of your eyes. Your options come in the form of a set menu.
Lobby Bar: Whether you choose to relax on cushioned chairs inside or take advantage of those balmy Egyptian nights from its outdoor seating area, this swanky venue serves a good selection of cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks daily.
Pool Bar: If you don’t fancy moving too far from your sunlounger for a refreshing beverage or a light bite, then this waterside bar has you covered from 10am until sunset.
Beach Bar: You can’t get much closer to the Red Sea than this handy shoreside hangout Open from 10am to sunset, there’s no better place to take in Egypt’s low-key beach vibes. Snacks are also available between 1pm and 5pm.
*Please note – you can visit the hotel’s speciality restaurants once during your 7-night stay as part of your All Inclusive programme and prior reservations will be required.
Sports and water-based activities
With its roomy size most people tend to congregate around the pool area for that dose of Vitamin D, while others prefer to stay on their feet. From dance classes to aqua aerobics and water polo, there’s plenty of ways to stay active. Over on the beach, if you’re not getting competitive with a game of beach volleyball, there’s a diving centre where you can discover the area’s amazing reefs and marine life.
If you fancy something a little more upbeat, why not try windsurfing with instructors on hand to teach you a few techniques? You’ll also find two flood-lit tennis courts and grass pitch if you’re the sporty kind. Those travelling with little ones will be happy to learn that there’s a kids’ club onsite, allowing parents to relax while their children enjoy some supervised fun. You can also look forward to some pampering with massage huts located by the pool alongside more traditional offerings with its authentic Turkish bath treatments, which will leave your skin feeling super soft.
Gently sloping sand at your feet
In a prime position in Nabq Bay, a natural setting in the resort of Sharm El Sheikh, you’re in a great spot for relaxing thanks to the hotel’s cut-off feel. Not only can you take advantage of your own stretch of beach, but you can also benefit from a private jetty.
It’s also a great base for exploring the authentic side of Egypt with plenty of reasons to venture a little further afield. Closeby you’ll find a number of attractions such as the Monastery of Saint Catherine and the National Park of Ras Mohamed, while the surrounding desert makes for some fantastic excursions including camel rides, star-gazing and quad bike adventures.