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.