We stayed at the Makadi spa for a week and got home 22nd June 2013! The only bad thing I have to say is that we had to come back home. :( The whole week was a complete dream come true. A relaxing break in the sun in a luxurious hotel. It was 38-43 degrees the week we were there and loved every minute of it. The room was spacious, extremely clean and contemporary modern. Lots of lighting and nice living room area to relax in. We went on two trips. One was 'Paradise' snorkelling in the Red sea and a trip to a paradise island. The other was 'Badaywa' a full day of activities including quad bikes, buggies, horse, camel and donkey rides. Both trips were amazing.
The food was brilliant lots of choice we ate at the Asian where the portions are the biggest, Thai, Chinese, Spanish and Fish restaurants were all delicious. The world food and Shimmers were great too with so much choice. Also enjoyed Infinity bar for grilled chicken and burgers. Yummy. Our favourite drinks were Red Sea special and Tango cocktails which you can also get as takeaways to have on the beach just ask for a 'one way.' Didn't get holiday belly once although I did last year after staying at the Palace and Grand but the rest of my family were ok.
The service was second to none and all hotel staff that we met provided excellent customer service and we were always greeted with a huge smile. I was happy to tip people but I never felt forced. I did it as and when I felt to and wasn't constantly walking round with tips.
I stayed in the Infinity pool most of the time as I just loved the view but the other pool looked amazing too. It felt ice cold the first time I got in but after about 3 seconds I was glad for it.
If you want to pay extra you can further improve your holiday by opting for one of the rooms it's pool or jacuzzi. You could also add finer foods to yor meal fom the menu such as lobster. However I was quite satisfied with the caviar, Seabass served on the standard all inclusive menu at some restaurants.
I have stayed at the Palace and Grand Makadi before and the Spa tops them all by far. However, I do miss Mohammed's smiley face from the Grand Makadis Reception but Abdul at the Spa was just as friendly. The scenery and splendour of all 3 hotels are amazing but for me the rooms and the standard of food at the Spa is what your paying extra for and it's worth every penny.
With the Spa being more of a relaxing retreat there's beach parties and themed nights for all ages at the Palace and Grand. However people seemed to be getting bitten by mosquitoes while sat around the pool of the Palace at night so don't forget your repellent if going over there.
I'll definitely be back next year when the Spa is completely finished. Met some lovely people from Uk and also locals. See you soon Makadi Spa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oasis of peace, relaxation and tranquility. The Makadi Spa*is the Red Sea’s largest custom-built Wellness resort. Recently opened, it focuses firmly on all aspects of wellness, with its accommodation,and dining tailored specifically to the needs of the most discerning of its adult-only clientele. *The Spa is as yet not in operation, awaiting construction completion within the next months to come. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makadi Hotel Makadi Bay