Sunday, November 21, 2010

Paradise Resort Ras Sidr.

We have just returned from another fabulous week in Ras Sidr.
We have our own apartment, so stay there when we go but we spent a few days roaming around the various resorts in Ras Sidr to give you an update for anyone wishing to take a trip there to spend a couple of weeks or a few days by the beach.

All of the usual resorts have good beaches, but some have better facilities than others.

The best that we saw was the Paradise Beach resort.

Paradise Beach Resort is around 10 KM from Ras Sidr town heading south on the Sharm Road. Once you pass the village of Abu Suweir after about 5 KM you will see a sign on your left pointing down towards the coast. Follow that road all the way down to the T junction (about 2KM), then at the junction turn left at the sign for Paradise Resort.
A little way along you will come to Paradise entrance.

It is divided into 2 sections.
A beautiful compound of villas and apartments for rental and sale, and the Hotel.

The Compound.
The compound has beautiful gardens, a few swimming pools with bars and snack available, nice lawns with little water features and all of it facing the sea.
The apartments and villas are of a high standard and all are fully equipped. All have rooftop barbecues .
It is Christian owned and only 'Western' style swimwear is allowed.  It is not a place where you will see the beach filled with women covered from head to toe in Summer heat. More what you would see in a foreign beach.
The villas and apartments can be rented and hotel can be booked:

The Hotel.

The Paradise Hotel is to the right as you enter the resort. It has a childrens playpark nearby, and a tennis and a basketball court. The foyer is clean and inviting and has billiards, a large fireplace and bar. Breakfast and Dinner is served in the restaurant for guests. The self catering apartment renters can also dine in the restaurant.
The nearest grocers or take aways are 10KM in Ras Sidr. 

The Kite Surfing Centre.

Club Nathalie Simon is a very well equipped Kite surfing, wind surfing centre. It has all the latest equipments for hire. 
It is busy with surfers and has a seated shaded area where you can relax and chat with fellow surfers. It's a very friendly atmosphere where first timers would feel very welcome. The owners are French and German and both speak English also. They also have staff who speak Arabic. 
The lagoon is perfect for surfing with kites or wind surfers with a steady breeze year round. Clean sandy beach, with some rock pools and some areas which have stones and shells and water like all of Ras Sidr is mainly shallow. Very safe for children. It has a lifeguard in high season and a dinghy patrol when surfers or canoes are in the water.
Definitely one of the best Kite Surfing Centres in Ras Sidr. 
It is advisable to buy diving booties due to the stones and shells in some parts of the beach. You can buy them at the Kite hire centre on the beach or you can buy them like I did in one of the many beach supply stores in Ras Sidr town. They range between 30 and 40le a pair.
Beach inflatables, swimwear, teeshirts, shorts, fishing gear, buckets and spades and small dinghys can also be bought in the shops in Ras Sidr if you forget to bring yours.

The Marina.

At the opposite end of the beach to the Kite Centre ( about a 5 mins walk away ) is a small marina and jetty.
There are private boats and launches and boats and canoes for rent here.

For further details contact:

Tel: +2 0 1013870102 +2 0 105413332 +2 0 693870100 

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