Last year, my family and I took a trip to the Desert Rose resort in Hurghada. If you’re looking for a jam-packed holiday (rather than just a relaxing one), read on to find out what else Egypt has to offer for you and your family.
The Desert Rose hotel is a family friendly complex. When we first arrived (at around 12am English time), there was a short delay regarding our rooms, however, the staff were warm and welcoming, especially to my tired and bored younger sister. Since this hotel is All Inclusive, drinks and snacks were easily-found throughout the day (which was handy due to the heat!). We found that the hotel offers plenty of services regarding kids’ clubs and babysitting, for example, so you can still have the night without the kids that you’ve been endlessly dreaming of!
The site itself has lots to do, with a spa, gym, hair salon, pool, bar and lounge. The Red Sea laps the shores of their very own private beach, while the resort has an Olympic size pool, a heated pool, a large pool with a swim-up bar and a pool designed specifically for toddlers and children (where we spent most of our time). Additionally, there’s an aqua park with six water slides, perfect for all the family. The spa offers a wide range of treatments, including body renewal therapy, waxing, and facials. My sister took a trip to the hair salon during our stay and decided to get her hair fully braided. They cut and style hair as your average hair dressers would, so if your hair is feeling a little dead from the sun, no need to worry! They also give pedicures/manicures, they do henna art and face paints. We also attended family-friendly beach parties throughout the week, as they also have their own DJ.
There are also activities outside the hotel too! For example, they have fully trained diving instructors that will support you whilst diving, you can go snorkelling (which the kids can also do), parasailing, boat trips, desert safaris and play beach volleyball. When parasailing, you can see the shores of Egypt and all the tall, beautiful buildings that sit on those shores. You can also pay for the photographer to take photos of your experience up in the air, so the memories you make can last a lifetime. When we went snorkelling and diving as a family, we managed to take our underwater camera and captured everything below the surface. My sister and step-dad went diving but my mum and I were too scared to try it out, so we stayed snorkelling and took care of my younger sister.