Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay: Reasonable Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Located on Sharks Bay in the Southern Sinai
city of Sharm El Sheikh, Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay is a four-star hotel of the Jaz hotel
and resort chain, which has a reputation in providing resorts
with amazing facilities and a relaxing atmosphere.
Getting There: An Egypt Air flight to Sharm El
Sheikh takes around 45 minutes with prices starting at 500LE and upwards (for a
one-way ticket) depending on the season. You can take a seven-hour bus ride,
available through various bus companies like GoBus, which provides buses every
hour at 80LE, 100LE and 125LE depending on the class – call their hotline 19567
for more information. You can book tickets and take the bus from their Abdel
Moneim Riad stop or from in front of El Seka El Hadeed Club in Nasr City.
What to Do: The hotel is located on Sharks Bay,
ten minutes away from Sharm El Sheikh Airport, ten minutes away from the breathtaking
Red Sea beach, and five minutes away from Soho Square, which is the finest spot
to hang out in with its quality dining venues and concerts.
The hotel is situated twenty minutes away from
Naama Bay, the busiest and most famous area in Sharm El Sheikh, and 30 minutes
away from El Hadaba, which has the shopping mall Mercato and local
entertainment show ‘Fantasia’ as well as many cafés such as Costa Coffee and
As it’s not directly
on the beach, Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay provides a free shuttle service to and from the beach from 8AM till 5PM
and also to and from Naama Bay from 7PM till midnight for 38LE. You can also
use the hotel’s limousine service if you want to head to El Hadaba, Soho or the
The hotel provides various leisure
and fitness facilities like jacuzzi, massage, volley ball, gymnasium, table
tennis, billiard and darts. Upon request, the hotel’s agency can arrange
activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, speed boat, paddle
boat, banana boat, water skiing and safari trips, with transportation to and from the
Where To Eat: Sol Y Mar has several dining
options; Barracuda, the main open-buffet restaurant, as well as an outdoor, à-la-carte
restaurant, a lobby bar, a snack/pool bar and 24-hour room service. Also,
the resort contains a heated swimming pool and a kid’s pool, shopping arcade
and internet café.
Accommodation: Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay has nearly 130
neat, cosy and well-furnished guest rooms, all of which have a pool-view balcony
or terrace and are fully equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning,
satellite TV, a mini-bar, a hairdryer and electric razor plug. Non-smoking
rooms are available upon request.
How Much: Prices at Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay are reasonable
for Sharm El Sheikh standards and change according to the season. For the month
of May 2011, the hotel offers a three-day all inclusive deal for 1200LE for a
double room. This cool offer makes the hotel an attractive option for a few
days of relaxation by the pool in the Southern Sinai sun.