The idea of an all inclusive holiday in the scorching sun for October half term was just what we needed after a crazy year of long working hours for Gary aka Daddy! For absolute guaranteed sun we headed to the very hot and sunny Egypt for our first experience as a family of an all inclusive holiday. Even at the end of October it was around 38 degrees!

We stayed in the Aqua Blu hotel in Sharm el Sheikh which is a hotel with a waterpark that has around 44 slides!


The Aqua Blu is a great family hotel. We had a large room with twin beds and bunk beds. The top bunk was very high but the staff were very obliging in getting us another single bed. The terrace looked on to a swimming pool and the water park beyond.


For our water-mad children it was like a dream come true! The water park was fantastic for families and we spent lots of time by the pools and slides. The lifeguards were brilliant with the kids and we had really good fun. N was too small for the big slides but the smaller pools and slides were perfect for him and E had a great time on slides I was too scared to go on!


The beach was around a 10 minute walk from the hotel (or there was an hourly bus ride) and fantastic though you had to be there early to get a decent sun lounger. The sea was full of beautiful fish, even in the very shallow water. Don’t forget your snorkel!


We didn’t leave the hotel complex other than to go to the beach and the local shops but there were lots of trips on offer. If we had been there longer we may have done some of these trips to explore a bit more of the area but for a week we were very happy with all that we managed to see and do.


We had an amazing holiday and made lots of memories that will stay with the boys for a long time I hope. They already say this is their best holiday ever.

It was a shame to visit Egypt and not see its most famous highlights, the pyramids but, it was really nice to relax and unwind as a family without the daily chores to get in the way.


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6 Responses to Winter sun: Egypt and the Red Sea #family

  1. […] how much they will love the pool and slides at Center Parcs, especially after our holiday in Egypt. There are stacks of activities that take place in the pool such as mini jet skies, snorkelling and […]

  2. Mums do travel says:

    It sounds lovely. Did you worry about your safety there with everything that’s been going on in Egypt?

    • Louise says:

      Yes to be honest I did before we went but I had been reassured by others who had been recently that it was fine. The Foreign Office advises against travel to anywhere in Egypt apart from Sharm and a few other beach tourist destinations. I wouldn’t have taken any risks especially with children and we stayed mainly at the hotel only venturing across the road to the beach a couple of times although lots of people we spoke to did trips around (none outside of Sharm though) and had lots of fun. It was a big decision and one we didn’t make lightly though. x

  3. 44 slides – our children would love going on every single one! How idyllic and something for all the family, no wonder the boys said it was their best holiday yet, great family time together making happy lasting memories. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  4. Karen says:

    Wow sounds amazing and lovely photos 🙂

  5. Granny says:

    Sounds divine! Glad you had such a good time xxxx

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