Guardian, 10th July 2010
Live like a pharaoh: Fabulous places to stay in Egypt
Dahab Paradise, Dahab
Dahab Paradise offers easy style, a cool pool, guaranteed sun
excellent value for money.
a friendly place which stands 10 paces from the sea with views across
the Gulf of Aqaba. There is a dive school attached to the hotel, so
arrange a trip to Blue Hole or pick up some flippers and go snorkelling.
• Yoga and diving packages are also available
The Guardian, 17th August 2010
Top 10 Autumn Sunshine Holidays
Average maximum temperature: 31C
this small Bedouin coastal resort in summer and you'll face unbearably
high temperatures of up to 38C; by late September, they've dropped - to
the low 30s - and unlike in winter, nights are not too cool.
Located 100km north of its more commercial neighbour, Sharm el-Sheikh, it has a chilled backpacker vibe and is renowned for its diving, thanks to its diversity of reefs, and also its windsurfing (the resort has about 270 days a year of wind a year).
Now's also the time to visit stunning locations nearby – doable as day trips – such as the Coloured Canyon, with its dramatic rock formations, and St Catherine's Monastery, situated at the foot of Mount Sinai.
Stay: Dahab Paradise, on the Red Sea, is right among the action. It has 35 bedrooms with high ceilings, terracotta tiles and handcrafted reclaimed furniture. The hotel also works in conjunction with one of the diving schools. Doubles from €58 per night, including breakfast.
Get there: Easyjet flies from London Gatwick, Luton and Manchester to Sharm El Sheikh from £190 return.
The Independent, 4th September 2010
The Big Six: Luxury Egyptian Escapes
By Sophie Lam
Dahab Paradise, Dahab
On the south-east Sinai coast, Dahab is
prized among divers and backpackers.
Adding indulgent appeal is Dahab Paradise, a low-key resort of just 35 tasteful rooms (beaded lamps, carved wooden bedsteads) that overlook a palm-fringed pool and the Red Sea.
The hotel has the requisite dive centre and also works with local Bedouin guides to provide insightful excursions to sites such as the National Nature Reserve of Ras Abu Galum.
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