A popular travel destination thanks to its warm weather and coral-reef filled seas, Sharm El Sheikh is a resort town in the southern part of Egypt. Equally popular for couples and families, some hotels in the city are often more appropriate for one. For travelers with families, it’s best to look for hotels that have kid-friendly amenities like kiddy pools, kids’ clubs, and a variety of on-site activities to keep little ones busy. Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Sharm El Sheikh and start planning your getaway!
The 212-room Coral Sea Aqua Club Resort provides an upscale family-friendly beach vacation, with plenty of fun activities: four pools, multi-lane slides, a wave rider, and a lazy lake. There are also a spa, a kids’ club, on-site shops, casual buffet dining, and 24-hour cocktails. Sleek, modern rooms have flat-screen TVs and balconies or terraces; some have private pools. Beach access, however, is a bit of a trek through the sister hotel.
The 484-room Coral Sea Holiday Village is an upscale, all-inclusive resort located in the newly developed Nabq Bay area of Sharm El Sheikh. Its numerous bars, restaurants, and pools are set in extensive tropical gardens that lead to a wide (although coarse-sand) beach. Guest rooms are spacious and outfitted with air-conditioning, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and furnished outdoor spaces. There are a dizzying array of facilities and activities, and the hotel's all-inclusive plan is one of the better. Despite occasional overcrowding, its a solid choice for families with kids while also providing plenty of opportunities for more adult-oriented fun.
The 302-room Sea Club Aqua Park is geared toward families seeking an upscale, all-inclusive vacation with nearby beach access and poolside fun. The property has a water park with multiple slides and a wave pool, and guests can drink and dine at three restaurants and three bars -- including one that's open 24 hours. The spa, spacious gym, and discotheque appeal to younger couples and vacationing friends. Guest rooms are bright and modern with balconies or terraces; Family rooms are available. However, it’s a long trek, or a short shuttle ride, to the sands.
As expected of this luxury brand, the 136-room Four Seasons Resort has all the hallmarks of a five-pearl hotel -- plentiful quality dining, lovely swimming pools, and beautiful sea views. Spacious, elegant rooms all have private outdoor balconies or terraces, most with lovely sea views, and lots of tech amenities can be rented for a fee, such as iPads and game consoles. The private beach, though a bit small, offers excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities as well as two yachts available for guests' use. There are also a spa, tennis center, and a kids' club.
The 376-room Coral Sea Waterworld Resort is an upscale, all-inclusive vacation complex located in the Nabq Bay area of Sharm El Sheikh. The impressive water park is the main event, though there are plenty of other facilities, including pools, sports, restaurants, and activities, to keep busy. While rooms are generally clean and modern, some of the resort looks dated and quality of food and entertainment can be inconsistent. Overall, this is one of the best upscale kid-friendly options for the price.
The 180-room Sea Gardens offers a relaxing beach retreat for families, with all-inclusive dining and nearby sandy shores with coral reefs for snorkeling. Guests have access to features at two sister properties, and on-site amenities include a lagoon pool with kiddy pool, buffet restaurant and 24-hour bar, and kids' club with disco. Guest rooms are spacious and bright, with separate bedrooms for kids, and balconies or terraces with pool views -- although bathrooms are a bit of a letdown. While the quiet setting may not offer enough live entertainment for some adult guests, there is plenty on offer at the sister hotels. Wi-Fi, however, is inconsistent.
The 382-room Hotel Novotel Sharm El-Sheikh is an upscale, family-friendly resort located in Sharm El-Sheikh's tourist hub of Naama Bay and a short walk from its buzzing nightlife. Although the complex is bisected by a road, the grounds are lush and attractive with a private beach that's better than most (it's possible to wade into the water from the shore; most beaches in Sharm El-Sheikh have coral right up to the sand). Rooms are spacious and clean with minibars, tea/coffee facilities, and free Wi-Fi (which is unusual for hotels in the area). There's also enough to keep the kids happy, including indoor play areas and a kids' club, and plenty of pools and water sports on-site.
The 680-room Royal Albatros Moderna is an expansive and lively luxury resort with direct beach access, a water park, and all-inclusive dining and drinking at multiple international restaurants and bars. Families are well-catered to with a kids' club and live entertainment, while the spa with whirlpool tubs, and pools lined with cushioned beds help everyone relax. Guest rooms are clean and stylish with flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning, and many have balconies with sea views. However, the free Wi-Fi in public areas can be slow, and the pool decks can be noisy and crowded.
The 370-room Laguna Vista Beach Resort provides a fully equipped luxury vacation on Nabq Bay’s shores, with plenty of activities and dining options for couples and families seeking a fun-filled beach vacation. The 370 guest rooms are casually stylish, with natural fabrics, rattan furnishings, and balconies. Features include poolside cocktails and beachside dining, a spa with heated pool, and four outdoor pools, including a kiddy pool. There are also a Bedouin tent and entertainment amphitheater. Furnishings, however, are somewhat outdated, and there’s a Wi-Fi fee.
The 331-room Radisson Blu Resort, Sharm El Sheikh is an upscale haven on a private beach, with features suited to families and couples. The resort offers all-inclusive options and a slew of amenities, including a diving center, three pools, a spa with grotto hot tub, and a kids' club. There are five international restaurants and bars with beachside dining, plus nightly entertainment. Guest rooms are clean and charmingly decorated, if not up to advertised five-star standards; some have balconies and sea views. However, service can be slow in the restaurants, and, as is the case with many nearby properties, there is Wi-Fi in the lobby but not in all rooms.