Novotel Sharm El Sheikh - Red Sea

HOLIDAY PACKAGE - FROM £810

Novotel Sharm brings style and luxury to lively Naama Bay. This hotel is perfect for both couples and families with its abundance of facilities and convenient location, the team offer tailor made activities for all ages ensuring the whole family has a holiday to remember.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Twin or Double share
  • All inclusive
  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • 5-day boat diving package
KEY HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 5* Hotel with private beach
  • Close to bars, restaurants, and shops
  • Choice of Dive Centres nearby
  • Boat & Shore Diving
  • Spa, Pools & Water Sports Centre
  • Onsite Kids Club

Novotel Sharm ensures their guests experience Naama Bay in style at their luxury 5-star hotel. Located in the picturesque Naama Bay in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh overlooking the Red Sea, they are in a convenient position less than 15 minutes from the International airport and close to shops, bars, restaurants, and the local market. There is a choice of stylish rooms and suites available, all have ensuite facilities along with air conditioning, satellite TV, mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

The private beach is the perfect place to soak up the sun, while children are kept entertained at the Kids Club. Apart from the superb scuba diving there are numerous activities on offer including water sports and table tennis. The whole family can enjoy the heated pools, and the hotel boasts tailor-made activities for both grown-ups and children to ensure a memorable holiday for all, and for some serious pampering visit the spa where relaxation is guaranteed!

There are three restaurants onsite, so guests have plenty of mouth-watering options without having to leave the hotel. Take your pick from Mediterranean, Oriental, French, and Italian cuisine, either inside, or outside overlooking the ocean. The Pool Bar is just the spot for a cocktail or two whilst enjoying some live music and cabaret. Wi-Fi is available, and there is a 24-hour reception, free parking, hairdressers, and a mini market. This hotel is an excellent choice for both couples and families wanting to experience this wonderful destination and its underwater delights.

Standard Pool / Garden Room

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Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Safe

The contempory Standard Rooms come with either a double or twin beds and a pool or garden view.

Superior Pool / Garden Room

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Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Safe

The contempory Superior Rooms come with either a double or twin beds and a pool or garden view. There is free in room mineral water, complimentry bathroom products and an Illy coffee machine.

Suite

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Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Mini Fridge
  • En-suite Facilities
  • Coffee machine
  • Safe

Suites come with either a kingsize bed and a sofa bed, or a double bed and kid's corner with bunk bed, and have lovely garden or sea views. They have free in room mineral water, Illy coffee machine, mini bar with free soft drinks, and complimentry bath products. Some offer Wi-Fi internet access.

The hotel has an excellent choice of dining options to suit all tastes. The Coral Restaurant and La Palma Restaurant both offer French cuisine for their breakfast and lunch buffet, there are also themed dinner buffets throughout the week. Al Dente is an open-air restaurant overlooking the sea serving Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Al Sharqi also offers open air dining and sea views and brings guests oriental cuisine for lunch and dinner.

The Pool Bar overlooks the promenade and ocean and is a great place for light snacks, drinks, and cocktails, here guests can enjoy musical entertainment and cabaret, live music, and oriental shows. Bubbles Bar offers refreshing beverages and snacks, and the Beach Bar promises delicious mocktails and cocktails, light snacks, and finger food,

This destination has a wonderful mix of daily boat diving, shore diving and liveaboard options. There really is something for all divers with its intriguing wrecks, impressive walls, and pristine reefs. With around 30 dive sites to explore by day boat alone there is more than enough to keep divers busy, and in addition Ras Mohamed National Park offers some exciting drift dives. Add to this the world-famous SS Thistlegorm and the Straits of Tiran and this destination surely earns a place on every diver’s bucket list.

There are several excellent Dive Clubs close by. Oonas Dive Club has a wonderful house reef and also offers daily boat diving from their large day cruisers, the boats have spacious sun decks, saloon area, galley, toilets, and purpose designed dive decks. The daily itinerary alternates between a wide variety of sites in the Ras Mohammed National Park, the Straits of Tiran, and other local sites up and down the South Sinai coast. They keep groups on their boat small which creates a more intimate and friendly environment between guides, divers, and the crew. Dive guides make every attempt to avoid large numbers of boats and divers to ensure their guests enjoy a more relaxed dive with a better chance of an encounter with larger marine life.

A typical boat diving day starts between 8am and 9 am. The first dive is made in the morning, a buffet lunch is then served followed by a further dive in the afternoon. The boat generally returns at around 4pm for a spot of ‘après dive’ back at the Dive Centre. Snorkelers and non-divers are always made welcome onboard, there is plenty of space to relax, sunbathe and watch the amazing scenery of the South Sinai pass by. The dive guides are happy to make suggestions for the best snorkelling experience on the wonderful coral gardens and shallow reef plates which surround most of the dive sites. Snorkelling equipment can be rented from the dive centre if required.

Emperor Divers is a British managed dive company that has been operating for nearly 30 years and offer boat diving packages for as many diving days as the guest requires, with a 5+ day package is the best value for money. The package includes 2 dives per day with a guide, tanks, weights, and a weight belt. Unlimited unguided shore diving does not include a guide and can be booked and paid for locally.

Special trips including a full day at SS Thistlegorm or Dunraven can be booked and paid for locally, along with extras such as nights dives, additional daily dives, and lunch on the boat. Both dive centres also offer an excellent choice of PADI courses, children can start their underwater adventures with the Bubblemaker course, and beginners can do the Open Water and then move on to the Advanced Open Water if time allows. For those wanting to expand their skills one of the Specialty courses may suit, these include Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep and Drift.

Being in the southern part of Sinai the climate is subtropical desert, with very mild winters and hot summers. Sharm El Sheikh is an all-year round diving destination, the summer months of May through to September can be quite hot so some travellers prefer to visit in April, October and November as the sea is still warm and the days long and sunny. Rainfall is rare, and even in the winter the sky is usually clear.

Visibility is great all year, it varies from 20m to 60m dependant on the site and the weather. In the summer months divers can hope to see whitetip sharks, hammerheads and possibly manta ray at the reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohamed, along with beautiful soft corals, scorpionfish, lionfish, barracudas, large schools of jacks, glass fish, snappers, and other types of sharks to name but a few.

Average temperatures in Summer (May-November):
Air 26-33c / Sea 24-28c

Average temperatures in Winter (December-April):
Air 18-23c / Sea 22-25c

There are direct flights from several UK airports to Sharm El Sheikh, the flight time is around 5 and a half hours. Transfers will be included within your package and take around 15 minutes.

You do not require a Visa to enter Sharm El Sheikh unless you plan to stay longer than 15 days or travel out of the area including visits to Ras Mohammed and SS Thistlegorm.

The Egyptian Pound is the currency in Sharm El Sheikh however euros and sterling are widely accepted in small denominations.
The time difference is GMT + 2 hours
The calling code is +20
The plug type is C & F / 220v voltage
Please follow this link for up to date health advice and details of any vaccinations that are required before travel
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt

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