Yachting in Egypt: the surroundings of the Taba resort
Denis Korablev
  • 01.03.2021
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Yachting in Egypt: the surroundings of the Taba resort

The Egyptian resort of Taba is a modern developing tourist center that attracts yachtsmen with an abundance of luxury hotels, enchanting landscapes and a magnificent underwater world in terms of wealth and beauty (visibility under water sometimes exceeds 30 m). The city is surrounded by mountains that offer breathtaking views of four countries - Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. Therefore, you can safely rent a yacht in Egypt and go on an introductory excursion to neighboring Jordan or Israel.

The average air temperature in the region does not drop below 22-23 degrees Celsius, thanks to which the swimming season is open all year round, in summer the sea water temperature reaches 24-26 degrees.

On the territory of the city there are hotels of leading chains, for example: Marriott, Sofitel, Radisson SAS, etc., offering vacationers the highest level of service.

The resort has excellent conditions for a pleasant time, both relaxing and active recreation. Here picturesque mountains open up to your eyes, beautiful sandy beaches are located on the coast, and swimming pools, playgrounds and playrooms are always open at hotels.

What to see

Taba is the closest Egyptian resort to Israel. And the coast from Taba to Nuweiba among tourists is considered one of the most beautiful locations on the Sinai Peninsula. To relax after a long sea voyage, you should plunge into the atmosphere of the Crusader period; for this purpose, it is worth visiting the ancient 12th century fortress Salah El Din. Recently, there have been bright sound and light shows, during which the fortress is illuminated with lights and looks mesmerizing against the backdrop of the calm waters of the bay. In the evening, you can sail on a yacht to a neighboring island, where you can enjoy the garland of evening lights of Jordan and Israeli Eilat on the opposite side of the bay.

The resort is ideal for a romantic pastime; all conditions for a fruitful family vacation are also created here. The city stretches for many kilometers along the coast of the Red Sea and hotels are often significantly distant from each other, which should also be taken into account when planning a vacation in Taba.

Located at the crossroads of three countries, the small resort town of Taba unobtrusively performs the function of a kind of "border guard" in Egypt. In the city you will not see defensive structures and ramparts blocking the way, but instead you will see magnificent landscapes of nature. Having visited these places, it will be difficult for you to take your eyes off the lilac fog of the mountain ranges, the azure of the sea and the charm of the divine tents. The Taba resort is perfect for a relaxed holiday with the whole family, including children, as there is not even the beginnings of a noisy entertainment industry here.

The neighborhood of the town with Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel has a huge impact on the development of tourism in this unusually beautiful place in Egypt with chaste nature.

It will not be difficult to overnight change a quiet vacation in Taba for a fascinating excursion around the centuries-old city of Petra, climb Mount Moses, visit the monastery of St. Catherine or walk around the Israeli city of Eilat. In Petra, the main attraction is the Amphitheater, which in time immemorial can accommodate up to 3000 spectators.

Currently, a series of luxury hotels with a high level of service have been built in the resort city to ensure comfortable rest and accommodation for tourists. Fenced with green spaces, beaches lure vacationers, and inimitable in their beauty underwater coral polyps make divers quite anxious - here they are one of the most beautiful on the planet. In terms of its splendor, Taba's coral reefs are on a par with the underwater gardens in Dahab and Sharm el-Sheikh.

The main "highlight" of Taba is the epochal Pharaonic Island. This island, amazing in its natural beauty, once served as a port for the Phoenicians, still keeps the mystery of the existence of the former ruler of Egypt - the talented commander Salah El Din. You can learn a lot of interesting things about that period by visiting the museum complex. The museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. And you can watch the underwater life by ordering a yacht excursion for $ 50.

To enjoy all the beauties of nature, do not rush to say goodbye to the backwater. It is with the arrival of twilight that the nature of the coast begins to play with unimaginable colors and create unique landscapes. At this time, you are guaranteed a stunning photo session.

It is recommended to spend some time visiting a kind of Red Sea Riviera resort, located on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, on the territory of the Sinai Peninsula. You can use a taxi to get to your destination.

While in Taba, do not miss the chance to visit the sanctuary of St. Catherine, known as the smallest archbishop's estate in the world. The main attraction is the chapel of the Temple of the Burning Bush. On church holidays, guests have access to all 12 chapels intended to serve the patron saints and the Queen of Heaven. Heading to the sanctuary, do not forget about the appearance, clothes should be closed.

Outdoor activities

The local infrastructure allows you to effectively spend time for active sports, all conditions for diving, fishing, windsurfing and yachting are created here. To this end, it is worth visiting the Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve, where you will be surprised by the richness and diversity of the underwater world. Divers should surely enjoy swimming among flocks of colorful fish, turtles, stingrays and moray eels.

If necessary, you can rent a scuba or wetsuit, and spend a unforgettable time on a rented yacht by participating in a diving safari. For fans of extreme sports, a stunning jeep ride along the Tsvetnoy Canyon awaits for only a few tens of dollars.

If you wish to rent a yacht of the selected size, but doubt your own abilities, you can always contact the specialists 2yachts. The company has all the conditions and opportunities for a careful selection of the most profitable and relevant offers from the yacht market. With 2yachts you will find your dream yacht!