Since the 2011 revolution, US travelers have not been interested in visiting Egypt after some unrest and other incidents throughout the country. However, 2019 is looking to be a strong year for Egypt travel based on what tour operators and other travel advisors that specialize in the destination.
Many are crediting the higher interest in Egypt to the relative calm the country has experienced over the past couple years. Many avid travelers have Egypt on their bucket list of destinations but have put it off due to past issues of safety. Baby Boomers in particular avoided Egypt because of geopolitical reasons, and now want to visit while they are still able to.
This higher interest in Egypt travel is not just from the US, many large European tour operators are also seeing a surge. In the first nine months of 2018, arrivals were up 40 percent, according to the Egyptian tourism ministry.
There are plenty of incredible Egypt timeshares that you can travel to if you are in search for safe, high-end accommodations with a number of great amenities. Some of the top resorts in the country include:
Dive Inn Resort – Sharm El-Sheikh
This beautiful resort offers a year-round outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, as well as a private beach area. The accommodations feature sitting areas, private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and kitchenettes. Nearby, you’ll find many restaurants that serve authentic Egyptian cuisine, the NoosKarting Stadium, and quaint local shops.
Dana Beach Resort Hotel – Hurghada
Stay at this stunning beachfront resort in a suite with large windows, private balconies, and wood furniture. All the bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries so you can pack less. Dana Beach Resort Hotel has a lagoon-style swimming pools, piano bar, four on-site restaurants with various styles of cuisine, eight bars, a dance club, and a dive center. Guests will also enjoy the opportunity to play tennis, take diving lessons, or just lounge out on the beach.
Gardenia Plaza Resort – Sharm El-Sheikh
Gardenia Plaza Resort offers a private sandy beach, health club, horse riding, sports courts, water activities, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi tub, and much more. The accommodations come in a number of sizes and layouts from standard studios to three-bedroom family suites. They come equipped with a mini fridge, TVs, hair dryers, and views of the resort pools and gardens.
While there were travel safety concerns regarding Egypt in the past, you can now feel comfortable booking an Egypt vacation. As with any international travel, or travel in general, you want to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. If you are looking for areas to avoid, the Sinai Peninsula (except Sharm El-Sheikh) was not the safest area in 2018 so if you want to be extra careful you can stay away. Also, don’t go too deep into with desert without an escort to ensure you can find your way back.