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Where to say at christmas?

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Where to say at christmas?

Hi we have just got back from our first holiday in Egypt where we stayed at the BLUE BAY CORAL REEF RESORT, and we loved it, so now want to return to egypt again and have been thinking on going over christmas and or newyear, can anyone out there recomend a good place and hotel to stay at this time of year.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Where to say at christmas?


All the hotels make a great effort at Xmas; we have been 4 times over Xmas & NY & once mid Dec & I've been in Jan as well.

Here's the extract from the tips thread at the top of the forum;

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR:- My family & I have only ever been to Sharm at Xmas & New Year. The weather is usually 21-25 in the day, with low humidity & sometimes a breeze; this is often welcome in the day but can be quite cool at night. The sun is warm enough to sunbathe by about 8.30am & goes in at 4pm. It’s dark by 5.30-6pm & then you need to start putting on 1 or 2 extra layers, depending how much you feel the cold. I do, so need 2 or layers by about 9pm, but eve temps can vary. We’ve known 13-19 degrees by about 9pm. In 4 trips we’ve had about 5 partially cloudy days in total; the rest has been wall to wall sunshine. It’s bikini weather in the day, most hotels have heated pools (although folk who go in ours seem to wince as they get in!) There are people in the sea & all trips are running as normal. The resort & hotels are all beautifully decorated in festive mode & they make much of 24th & 31st Dec with Gala Dinners / buffets in the hotels. Folk tend to dress up a bit for this; especially NY eve, when the hotels really go to town with the buffets. Local restaurants have special menus too. Hotels make more of an effort with the NY entertainment on this night; normally hotel entertainment is quite dire but it’s passable on NY eve in ours! Xmas day is quiet so we usually book a trip. For earlier in Dec or later in Jan, adjust the times I’ve given slightly & maybe even the temps by a degree or so.


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