There are several resorts in the area offering luxury accommodation, water sports and in some cases, golf. A popular choice is the Palmera Beach Resort (tel: (062) 341-0816/24). Egyptians and foreign residents can expect to pay about LE 350 for a double room, including breakfast and dinner. The upscale Stella di Mare incorporates two hotels, the Plan Hotel (tel: (062) 325-0200), where a double room with half board is in the range of LE 610; and the Swiss Inn (tel: (062) 325-0100). At the Swiss Inn, where Egyptian and resident rates for a garden view room with breakfast and dinner are about LE 590 per night, you can enjoy the Thalasso Spa, which offers various treatments and massages for face and body. The Swiss Inn also has an enormous and magnificently landscaped pool sure to thrill the under-12 crowd.
If you’re taking the entire family, consider renting a four-bedroom villa at the Ramada Ain Sokhna (tel: (062) 329-0510) for LE 265 per person per night, half board. Dining options are limited mostly to the hotels. If you’re staying in one of the resorts, you will probably want to remain in the relaxing compounds, anyway. Try to steer clear of Sham El-Nessim and Eid holidays, which many families now spend every year in Ain Sokhna.