Ain El Sokhna Travel Guide

Travel to Ain El Sokhna

Ain El Sokhna “hot springs” is an oasis of white sand, lush gardens and the blue-green sea – where swaggering date palms sway to the rhythm of your holiday foray. It’s named for the nearby hot springs at Gebel Ataka, but there’s a lot more percolating under the surface here than mineral-rich waters. Get ready for a beach escape to remember.

With clear skies and mild temps throughout the year, you’ll feel like you’re walking on sunshine at Ain El Sokhna. The sand is smooth as a chill summer groove, perfect for sitting back, stretching and soaking up the view.

When you’re ready to move, you’ve got a full roster of water sports to enjoy. The coral reefs are teeming with life, and dolphins are a common sight. Swimming, diving and thriving in this desert oasis.

And there’s more than sun, sand and surf to appreciate. Join a desert safari and go oasis-hoppin’, or admire the stark, mountainous canyons. Golfing, shopping, dining and drinking – they’re all part of a day’s play in Ain Sokhna. And all of this within two-hours’ drive of Cairo.

Ain El Sokhna is a fairly new resort destination but is it gaining a reputation as one of the best and most-adventurous spots for diving, kitesurfing along many other beach and water activities and sports. What it lacks in infrastructure, it more than makes up for in virtually untouched underwater arenas. Crystal clear waters, colourful reefs and a virtuoso of marine life turn something as simple as snorkelling into a phenomenal experience.

A variety of water sports are available, from water skiing to wind surfing and kite surfing. This region is also well-equipped for deep-sea fishing, and charter boats with full gear and a crew easily arranged. 

Ain El Sokhna has a reputation for stellar golfing thanks to the nine-hole course at Jaz Little Venice Golf resort. If golfing tops your list of activities, you won’t find a better place to base your escape. Guests of the resort enjoy easy access to this lush, international-standard course, which opened in 2010. Tee off any time of year – the weather’s always great for a round of golf. And the combination of fairways, bunkers and challenging greens means golfers of any background can enjoy a round.