There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about Egypt that draws us to the country in spite of news we hear. Now, with the air clearing up and Egypt slowly climbing to one of the top spots on the luxury traveller’s radar, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts is offering ‘The Best of Egypt’, literally. By Radhika Sikaria
Whether it is the ancient land of the pharaohs that interests you, or scuba diving in the Red Sea, with The Best of Egypt offer you can explore it all. It requires you to book a minimum of 11 nights (combined) stay between The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh and the Luxury Nile Cruisers, The Oberoi Philae and The Oberoi Zahra.
Begin your Egyptian adventure with The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, an exclusive all-suite resort perched on the shore of the Red Sea. The 40-acre hotel is one of the finest in the country and offers uninterrupted views of the hotel’s verdant garden and the vast sea. The Royal Suite here features a traditional, canopied pavilion for private, poolside dining. The certified PADI dive centre at the hotel offers snorkelling, diving, and deep-sea fishing courses, open-water diver courses, adventure diver courses, rescue diver and dive master instruction courses for adventurous guests. Take to the pristine coral reefs and explore the rich with colourful marine life. As you reach the private beach at sunset, watch the sky change colours over the sea. Relish Mediterranean and Far East cuisines at Pergola, the world class restaurant, with the view of the vast coast for company. Following the stay here, you can embark on either of the Oberoi’s two Luxury Nile Cruisers.
The first, is The Oberoi Zahra-Luxury Nile Cruiser, that offers a seven-night cruise between Luxor to Aswan. The journey takes you through the magnificent temples pf Egypt including the Karnak temple, the twin temples of Komombo, and the Philae Temple. When in the mood for exclusive indulgence, book a signature Oberoi treatment at the spa and feel the stress leave your body. On your final night on the cruiser, dress up for an entertaining cocktail reception and dance the night away to live music at the club lounge.
Alternatively, you can opt for a four or six night cruise on the spacious cruiser, The Oberoi Philae. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Nile from the comforts of your suite, or savour the finest Western, Indian, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisines, at the indoor restaurant, lounge or poolside dining area. In your downtime, take a dip in the temperature-controlled outdoor pool or watch a movie at the theatre in-house. The four- or six-day itinerary allows to you explore Egypt at a leisurely pace.