Sahl Hasheesh: Sanctuary on Egypt’s Red Sea

By Maha ElNabawi, Community Times Sometimes, paradise is a little closer than we think. Especially in a country like Egypt which boasts utterly pristine coastlines that rival some of the best beaches in the world. That being said, often times in Egypt, resort towns develop from quaint beachside communities into cluttered, poorly envisioned monstrosities that cater predominately to cheap tourists. Take for example Hurgada, or Sharm el Sheikh – both have fallen to the waist side of inexpensive, all-inclusive packages catered towards economical tourists from Eastern Europe. On the other end of the spectrum, resort compounds in El Gouna, Ain El Sohkna, and the North Coast provide Egypt’s privileged with exclusive, luxury developments that continue to surge in prices due to their years of established clientele. And while the environment surrounding Gouna, Sohkna and the North Coast are nothing short of fabulous, they offer little accessibility to a new local or foreign customer base. Like many Egyptians, I’m always looking for new seaside destinations. So, when the folks behind the nascent, Red Sea resort town of Sahl Hasheesh offered to send me there for a press weekend, I quickly jumped … Continue reading Sahl Hasheesh: Sanctuary on Egypt’s Red Sea