I read some of the other reviews, and in a way they're all right. Basata is not for everyone. It's for someone who wants an experience and a vacation far from the lives we live at home, whether that home is in Cairo or Freiburg or New York. A stay at Basata is unforgettable. You will learn to love and hate the sand. You will love and despair of the sun. This is, remember, the desert. You will not love the flies. You may wish it was allowed to have a cold beer with your meals in the communal Bedouin-style dining pavillion; you will eventually get to the point where it will seem more important to you that the other guests close the refrigerator door tightly so your yogurt doesn't go bad. None of this will really make sense until you check out Basata's website, because this is NOT your average hotel or vacation rental or anything. It is one family's vision of what a small paradise on earth might be, a cooperative and earth-respecting endeavor using many of the old desert-dwelling traditions of the Bedouins in a new 21st century consciousness. There is so much I could say about Basata. It is a place that will change you and calm you and give you hope. How could it not when you wake up and see the desert's morning sunshine inching between the bamboo poles that make up your sleeping hut and when you push aside the colorful rug that hangs as your door to the outside, there is the Red Sea fifty feet from your porch and under its bright blue surface the mysteries and the awesome beauty of the coral reef waiting for you?
- Also Known As:
- Basata Hotel Red Sea And Sinai
- Basata Egypt/Red Sea And Sinai