A stunning 4.2 million square meter resort development located on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Taba Heights offers 5km of prime beachfront with white beaches, pristine waters and stunning desert scenery and has the most luxurious 5 star hotels in the Red Sea at present. Taba Heights also features an 18-hole US-championship level golf course, its own marina, and its own village. Aside from these there are plenty of attractions to visit and enjoy at Taba Heights. There are also planned excursions which are short journeys from Taba Heights.
Taba Heights Excursions
Aside from the historical sites, Taba Heights also boasts wonderful parks and gardens as well as beaches where you can go to for a relaxing walk or swim. There are two national parks in Taba Heights, the National Park of Nabq and the National Park of Ras Abu Galum, both a wildlife preserve where you can catch a glimpse of animals such as herons, foxes, Nubian ibexes, hyraxes, ospreys and gazelles. As mentioned earlier Taba Heights has 5km of beachfront. On the beach there are plenty of things to do such as snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, sailing, canoeing, a glass bottom boat trip and even just riding a banana boat. Waterworld based at Taba heights is a 5-star Padi dive center. In addition, Taba Hilton has a 5-star PADI dive and water sports facility called Aqua Sports. For divers a trip gong to rarely visited and exquisite dive spots riding Aqua Sport’s premier boat, the Kewet Salem, is a must. The Waterworld Dive Centre is also based in Taba Heights and offers diving lessons to wannabe divers as well as advanced divers. The beachfront itself also offers its own fun like at the Marriot beach wherein you can find a cave, waterfalls, a kiddie pool, an outdoor waterslide, a Jacuzzi and a swim-up bar.
Three of the most popular excursion destinations areThe Monastery of St Catherine, The Mountain of Moses (Mount Sinai), and Pharaoh’s Island and Salah El Din Citadel. The Monastery of St Catherine is one of the oldest monasteries in the world and boasts the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican itself. Mount Sinai is of course very famous and is sacred to Jews, Christiansand Muslims alike. Try going up the Steps of Repentance, which is a total of 3000 steps, and you will understand why its name is so apt. It is best to visit Mt Sinai during sunrise or sunset to enjoy the marvelous view after the climb. Pharaoh’s Island and Salah El Din Citadel is an island fort that was built to protect pilgrims who traveled to get to the Monastery of St Catherine. A bonus to visiting this historical place is that you can dive and explore the reefs surrounding the island. Other popular excursions include the Canyon Desert Quad Safari, Castle Zaman Day Trip, Colored Canyon Hike, Petra Treasury in Jordan, Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock, Dead Sea, Cairo Metropolis, Luxor’s Ancient Temples, Alexandria’s Cosmopolitan Port, and the Sharm El Sheikh Nightlife Scene
After going on excursions and going for a swim visitors can refresh themselves at one of Taba Height’s many bars or restaurants. The famous hotel, Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, alone boasts 6 vibrant and excellent hotel restaurant and bars. Some of the other restaurants to visit are the Limoncello Mediterranean Café Restaurant, the Breeze Restaurant, Tanour Lebanese Restaurant and Castle Zaman.