Habiba is the best beach lodge I have ever been to! I was there for over a month, so I know - you too, will have an exceptional stay! As both a single-guest and farm volunteer, I was pleased, safe, and had the time of my life!!
My room was clean, cozy, and steps from the shore. The adored owners, Maged and Lorena, treated me like family, as did the rest of their long-time talented, warm, and dedicated staff.
The food was ex-quis-ite. Your taste buds will dance to their traditional Egyptian meals, and your mouth will water with their homemade pizza and French fries too! All the while you'll be seduced by the singing birds, beach breeze, and moonlit waves...
Habiba arranged various must-do excursions: romantic camel ride on the beach, overnighter in the desert with delicious fire-cooked dinner (by native Bedouins), guided trek to White Canyon, St Catherine Mountain and Monastery tour, dinner and dancing in dreamy Dahab, etc.
Additionally I enjoyed good books in their library, blazing bonfires, flavorful sheesha, Bedouin handcrafts (jewelry, purses, and stones), a friend's birthday dance party, on and off-site yoga classes, authentic Egyptian music, games with neighboring children, community gatherings, etc.
Also, I was wowed by the snorkeling at Habiba's three nearby coral reefs! I saw an abundant rainbow of fish and coral. Scuba and boating are offered as well.
At Habiba Organic Farm nearby, I volunteered as a "WWOOF'er", after my mix of relaxation and play at the camp. I learned a lot about cultivating fruits and vegetables, eco-sustainability, healthy tasty cooking...even about myself and life! I befriended a fantastic group of international volunteers and farmers, and I will never forget the vibrance and vivacity of Mervat or "Vito", the Farm Manager.
In addition there's a school that Lorena runs for local children; volunteers can help too. I highly recommend you take a tour of this farm and bring your children, especially! Maged welcomes you anytime.
At both the hotel and farm we enjoyed Habiba's garden fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, etc. Also, it was delightful and unique to sell our produce and tantalizing homemade fruit jams at the Bedouin Festival and weekly outdoor markets in Dahab. I was kindly welcomed by all the different communities. The philanthropic work Maged and his wife are doing with the residents and agrotourists is touching and life changing.
Conveniently, Habiba's driver took me safely to and from the Sharm Airport and at a great rate! It was easy to get transportation to the nearby markets, shops, and cafes. Sometimes in the evenings I wanted to walk to town or to the farm, and it was safe and also refreshing.
Now, can you imagine an unforgettable and magical WEDDING at Disneyland?! That's what it was like for me getting to even attend their son's marriage celebration!! I've never seen a more beautiful wedding. By day, we graced the gulf on a "Glass (bottom) Boat"; by night, we were bewitched and bedazzled by bellydancers, flame throwers, and musicians. Habiba is 'the place' to get hitched!
I will indeed return to both their Lodge and Farm. Habiba is well worth a visit, with excellent rates too.
I wish you a stupendous stay! ❤
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a sandy beach overlooking Habiba Bay, this hotel features an open-air restaurant. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and air-conditioned rooms.Rooms at Habiba Village have simple furnishings and traditional décor. Each room has it's own private bathroom with a shower.Guests can relax on the beach and enjoy grilled seafood, and meals from our organic farm (fresh everyday) and views of the Red Sea. The indoor restaurant serves breakfast and European cuisine.Habiba Village is a 3-minute drive from the coastal town Nuweiba and is 64 km from Taba International Airport. Free private parking is possible on site. Leisure activities include camel rides, hiking, snorkeling, diving, mountain climbing and tours in a glass-bottom boat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Habiba Village Nuweiba
- Habiba Village Hotel Nuweiba