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Re: Hurghada Egypt Sucks

Postby xfact » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:42 am

Been to EG more than 8 times. In the past to El Gouna, but lately in Soma Bay only. All trips for a week. Usually end of spring (mid-end of April). Changed a few hotels until I find the perfect location. Deep for foiling, flat for freestyle and boosting. Hurghada sucks with all the crowded resorts. So as Toby said, this forum is very useful for planning such stays, especially if it is longer as yin your case (I envy you a bit here :) )
Anyway, Soma Bay. That is the only spot for me, and wind are good in spring/summer. For OCT-MAR, not really. NOV, well want to go to Brazil. :) My 2C.

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Re: Hurghada Egypt Sucks

Postby SolarSet » Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:40 am

xfact wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:42 am
Been to EG more than 8 times. In the past to El Gouna, but lately in Soma Bay only. All trips for a week. Usually end of spring (mid-end of April). Changed a few hotels until I find the perfect location. Deep for foiling, flat for freestyle and boosting. Hurghada sucks with all the crowded resorts. So as Toby said, this forum is very useful for planning such stays, especially if it is longer as yin your case (I envy you a bit here :) )
Anyway, Soma Bay. That is the only spot for me, and wind are good in spring/summer. For OCT-MAR, not really. NOV, well want to go to Brazil. :) My 2C.
What's your favor hotel in Soma bay? I stayed once in Sentido Palm Royale which was okay but overpriced a bit, if this wasn't for a kitespot probably none stayed there or they would have to improve quality/price ratio. Almost everyone we spoke in hotel came with someone who kite/windsurfed.
I went there last week of Oct and first Nov last week last year and it was great. 5 days of 40+kts, no students allowed on water, 2 days wind was shit, should bring foil.
Good thing about going there in autumn is that water is very warm yet sun doesn't burn as much in spring, only used sun screen for first few days and later didn't bothered.

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Re: Hurghada Egypt Sucks

Postby xfact » Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:54 am

SolarSet wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:40 am
xfact wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:42 am
Been to EG more than 8 times. In the past to El Gouna, but lately in Soma Bay only. All trips for a week. Usually end of spring (mid-end of April). Changed a few hotels until I find the perfect location. Deep for foiling, flat for freestyle and boosting. Hurghada sucks with all the crowded resorts. So as Toby said, this forum is very useful for planning such stays, especially if it is longer as yin your case (I envy you a bit here :) )
Anyway, Soma Bay. That is the only spot for me, and wind are good in spring/summer. For OCT-MAR, not really. NOV, well want to go to Brazil. :) My 2C.
What's your favor hotel in Soma bay? I stayed once in Sentido Palm Royale which was okay but overpriced a bit, if this wasn't for a kitespot probably none stayed there or they would have to improve quality/price ratio. Almost everyone we spoke in hotel came with someone who kite/windsurfed.
I went there last week of Oct and first Nov last week last year and it was great. 5 days of 40+kts, no students allowed on water, 2 days wind was shit, should bring foil.
Good thing about going there in autumn is that water is very warm yet sun doesn't burn as much in spring, only used sun screen for first few days and later didn't bothered.
Well, thats it. All in One. Shallow, flat, deep for foiling. Hotel and food is OK for me. Stayed in Movenpick two times, but it is too far away from the non broken wind by the palms of Palm Royale. Had to ride by boat. Or walk. Basically staying in Palm Royale, lets you have access to the whole bay.
We have a tourist agency here, that buys out a god number of rooms and price is fair. me, wife and daughter + flight in all inclusive around 1800 euros.


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