After a trying year of restrictions, beachgoers are now kicking into high gear, escaping from Cairo’s hectic life to enjoy a wealth of spectacular scenery. With a bevvy of beaches, nightspots, and resorts, Egypt’s North Coast is one of the top high-end gateways that feel like a summer wonderland during the hottest months of the year. In this article, we will round up the most recommended spots in Sahel apt to indulge visitors to the max along this 1,200km stretch of the Mediterranean Sea between Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh.
Top Sahel Beaches and Nightspots
Carlo’s RestWaurant & Lounge
With a history going back 100 years, Carlo’s has opened its doors in Sahel offering a myriad of tasty meals, ranging from regional cuisine to international food – all prepared with the finest ingredients. Presiding on Telal beach, this venue showcases captivating views and is open for, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. The restaurant is famous for its remarkable dining experience year-round, not only during summer.
There is plenty of life in this beach bar that lies at the far end of Hacienda Beach. Full to the brim with summer delights, Danos offers fully-equipped indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. There is an abundance of delicacies, such as main dishes, special Greek dips, appetizers, signature sushi rolls, gyros, as well as a full bar with remarkable cocktails and draft beer. The spot is also home to special Walkman nights when you get the chance to party hard.
Kiki’s Beach Bar
Lying over the Hacienda White Stretch, Kiki’s Beach Bar boasts a stunning beach view, cushioned lounge seats, boat-shaped sofas, exquisite food, and an integrated bar and cocktail. The spot is known for its international flavours and delights. So, before the season comes to a close, get a chance to hit this vibrant spot and get yourself a seafood dish while capturing some amazing sunset views. The top-selling bar snacks include the Icarus Wings, Kiki Vs Buba, and a dessert named KG-1 (Lotus layer cake).
Pier 88 resides over a distinguished scenery overlooking the Red Sea passing by the banks of the Nile River to the white sands of Almaza Bay. It boasts superb Mediterranean modern Italian cuisine. The spot offers amazing cocktails, signature gin, and tonics as well as other gourmet dishes, such as seafood, grilled meat, freshly baked baguette, among others.
Sachi by the Sea
If you need a spot offering lavish live entertainment to dance it off after being cooped up at home for months, Sachi at Hacienda’s compound is one of the top-fine spots that you can relish this summer. Sachi’s chefs never cease to introduce new dishes with fresh, local ingredients and Mediterranean flavours. The spot is marked by its lounge bar and gourmet cuisine that flaunts a wide range of fresh seafood with great meat dishes. Sachi hosts a plethora of funky jazz parties featuring gifted musicians.
Seacode Beach Club
The Seacode Beach Club is another magical venue that hosts private bookings, engagement dinners, and ceremonies. It is home to exquisite lineups and an ultimate electronic music experience for music fanatics. The place offers you a paradise-like ambience to disengage from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Predominately dominated by sky and sand colours, the club has few touches of white and is designed to get you into a state of tranquillity.
The Smokery Beach
Erected on an attractive lagoon next to the new port of El Gouna, The Smokery Beach is one of the best spots in Sahel offering fancy meals and a gorgeous setting. This upscale restaurant is distinguished by its sumptuous dishes, namely their signature smoked salmon. The spot is a perfect choice for weddings, engagements, New Year’s Eve parties, Opening Ceremonies, and much more.
Vikky’s Beach Club
The Vikky’s Beach Club is a spot for those who want to celebrate their special events away from the world’s jolts. Vikky’s hosts events, product launch, engagements, and weddings. It is also a place where you can party with your gang along with the best DJs. Boasting a vast Fisherman Menu, including a wide selection of sushi, char grilled to perfection, and mushroom sauce, Vikky’s sets the tone of your day with its gourmet meals that you can enjoy by the beautiful beach of Stella Sidi Abdelrahman. Vikky’s presents Friday’s barbecue live cooking events, including an open grill-and-salad buffet. You can ask for a complimentary draft beer or glass of wine.
Top Sahel Resorts
Launching Almaza Bay, Travco Properties aimed at taking the summer experience to new heights as Almaza is built with an extensive array of luxury hotels, with full-fledged infrastructure, a marina, a retail urban centre, dining venues, a sporting club, and various open space activities.
In Amwaj, you will have free rein to enjoy the azure waters and white sandy beaches of Sidi Abd el Rahman Bay. Characterized by a unique Asian ambience, Amwaj offers residents exclusive units with several recreational attractions.
This trend-setting resort is characterized by an eye-popping beachfront scenery and Spanish ambience, which renders it an ultimate gateway to serenity. BO Islands take pride in offering a wide variety of water sports as well as dining and leisure amenities.
Last summer Fouka Bay shaped the New Sahel destination with its vintage summer vibe, taking it up a notch , this summer Fouka Bay is bringing out the nostalgia of the old sahel intertwined with a variety of workshops as well as sports & recreational activities all on their sparkling blue beach granting a memorable season for every member of the Fouka Bay community.
Fouka Bay is situated at the heart of Ras El Hekma’s pristine seashore and peeks out among the aesthetically appealing Sahel lagoons. It offers a plethora of waterfront accommodation with a 360-degree view of picturesque water for those who yearn for some pampering. Fouka has been fashioned in partnership with the masterful Italian architects, Gianluca Peluffo and Partners. It features a unique natural topography so that you can immerse yourself in the most breathtaking views
Hacienda Bay is another opulent resort community that can be your best sanctuary during scorching summer days. Hacienda cares about your privacy and has established a wholesome array of luxury villas, twin houses, townhouses, and chalets with all vital amenities nearby.
La Vista is a resort for those who are attuned to the beauty of nature and wish to chill in front of the white sandy beach of Al-Alamein. La Vista is the mastermind behind many wonderful homes, swimming pools, cascading waterfalls, restaurants, cafes, medical services, sports facilities, and more.
Directly set on the turquoise water of Alamein coastline and Sidi Abdel Rahman beach, Marassi takes pride in the varied Mediterranean lifestyles it adopts. This includes Egyptian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Greek, Spanish, and Italian lifestyles. The venue is characterized by a verdant setting that offers captivating chapters of beauty.
Telal is 8 km away from Porto Marina. Developed by Roya Group, Telal provides well-equipped, air-conditioned units with stunning balconies overlooking charming scenic views. You can also be your own chef and prepare your meal at Telal’s cuisine.