Where is Soma Bay? I’m quite ashamed to say that I can point to where Montenegro or the Faroe Islands are located on the map, but I do not know how to get to Soma Bay in Egypt.
While I was in a taxi on the 60km drive from Hurghada Airport to Soma Bay, I thought to myself: “why haven’t I come here before?”
Soma Bay is considered the new face of Hurghada and promises something different when compared to other popular areas, such as El Gouna and Sahl Hasheesh.
Once you enter Soma Bay, you will see how it stands out from among the other famous places in Hurghada. Surrounded by high walls, the gate opens to a private city, which represents more of a tourist complex than a city. Various hotel chains are linked by a network of roads, the Red Sea beach, and a golf course designed by the legend Gary Player, one of the most important golfers in the history of the sport.
Some of my German friends told me that they fly into Hurghada to play golf for a long-weekend during the winter period. Winters are mild on the Red Sea, especially compared to the chilly weather in Europe.
However, I didn’t come here to play golf. I came to see the Dire Straits Experience in concert. The band—comprised of original member Chris White and six fantastic musicians—was actually staying in the same hotel as me: the Westin Hotel, the first of this chain in Egypt. Staying at the Westin was a completely different experience compared to other hotels I have stayed at.
The “lifestyle” in the hotel revolves around the idea of having a healthy, enjoyable environment, and improving your well-being .The fresh air in Soma Bay and the ebb and flow of the Red Sea will make you feel healthier after just a couple of days.