Map of Taba
Situated in the north of the Sinai peninsular, Taba is one of the most picturesque regions on the Red Sea, with azure blue waters and stretches of sandy beach laid out before the breathtaking Sinai mountain range.
1 Hilton Taba
2 Movenpick Taba
A religious site, Mount Sinai is of great importance to all religions as it is where it is believed that Moses received the Ten Commandments. Mount Sinai is best visited by hiking up the mountain overnight to get to the 2285m summit of the mountain by the break of dawn to watch the beautiful sunrise over the breathtaking view of the Sinai Mountains. A truly mystical and spiritual experience, Mount Sinai is one of the holiest historical sites. The hike takes three hours and there is a special route with steps all the way up.
St. Catherine's Monastery
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. Catherine's Monastery is a very popular excursion for Taba and Sinai visitors. The monastery is located at the foot of Mount Sinai and was built in honour of the burning bush depicted in the Old Testament. Today it is run by the Greek Orthodox Church and houses the world's second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican and also has beautiful doors, wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments.
Pharaohs Island & Saladin Fortress
Pharaohs Island, also known as Coral Island, is reached by a short boat ride from Taba. If sailing from Taba Heights, take the De Monfried sailing boat to the Island where you can visit the Fortress of Saladin, the UNESCO listed citadel built by the Crusaders and later captured and rebuilt by Saladin in the 12th century, and also snorkel and dive in superb dive spots around the island. The most famous of the dive sites is the Picasso Reef, an underwater mountain where you can see a variety of bright coloured fish including the unique Picasso Triggerfish.
Sinai is known for its majestic Sinai Mountains and its colourful coloured canyon. Go quad biking if you're adventurous or go camel trekking for a more relaxing experience into Sinai's coloured canyon where you will be amazed by intriguing rock formations where sandstone rocks are tinged in hues of yellow, purple, red and magenta, making it hard to believe that these are natural and weren't painted.
One of the landmarks and most beautiful spots in Taba is The Fjord, a gorgeous bay between the dramatic Sinai Mountains known for its dazzling snorkelling and tranquil atmosphere. For experienced divers, there is The Fjord Hole which house amazing marine life and for less experience divers there is the Fjord Banana, a site shaped like a banana.
Diving & Water Sports
It goes without saying that the Red Sea is one of the world's best diving and water sport destinations. Taba and Taba Heights are blessed with amazing diving and Taba Heights is home to a 5-star state of the art water sports and dive centre called Waterworld. Taba Heights coral reefs house mimic octopuses and pygmy pipe horses, which are quite rare to see in other parts of the world. Waterskiing, windsurfing and parasailing are also popular as well as deep-sea fishing for groupers, snappers, rudderfish, and tuna.
Only 10 minutes away from Taba Heights stands the beautiful Castle Zaman, a medieval-style castle on a desert cliff top overlooking the Red Sea. This castle is open to any guest and is best known for its restaurant which serves stone-oven slow cooked delicious traditional Bedouin meals. The castle is also home to a bar, swimming pool with magnificent views of the sea, and a hidden museum with artefacts and fossils found in Sinai.
Taba Heights Salt Cave
The first of its kind in the Egypt, Taba Heights Salt Cave is the latest spa and wellness facility to the resort. It is an artificial manmade salt cave made entirely out of salt from the Dead Sea and Siwa Oasis. It is a natural healing facility with sun beds for you to lounge on as your body and skin takes in the minerals of the salts known to protect against certain disorders and diseases. A 45-minute session in the Salt Cave is a truly rejuvenating experience.
Eights Street Festival
Taba Heights hosts a weekly street festival in its town centre called El Wekala Street Festival which gathers guests and residents together for an evening of local entertainment, music and good food free of charge!
Day trips to Petra and Eilat
Taba Heights ideal location makes it a great starting point for visits to nearby sites such as Petra in Jordan and Jerusalem. Due to the neighbouring cities close proximity, tours are arranged from Taba Heights to go to Petra by ferry and Eilat by car for the day to see the sites and go shopping and then come back to your resort in Taba to relax and unwind. You essentially get three holidays in one!
Located at the northern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Taba is a virtually unspoilt diving destination, the pristine coral reefs are close to the shore and the conditions are perfect for learners and intermediate divers.
This prestigious 18 hole, par 72 course provides golfers with breath-taking views. Situated in the middle of a desert it lays between the incredible Sinai Mountains and the azure blue waters of the Red Sea.
This course is suitable for golfers of all levels and there are many target fairways and approach shots over lakes.
Golf Course Information
Holes: 18-hole Championship course
Rating: Par 72
Length: 6450 metres
Tees: 5 tee locations on each hole
Handicap: Maximum 45
Grass: Seashore Paspalum
Course Type: Desert style
Design: John Sanford
Challenges: Target fairways and approach shots over lakes, flood canals or well-surrounded desert green complexes.
Opening Times Opens 365 days a year at 7am, closes at sunset daily (5pm in winter).
Pre-booking your golf with Peltours means not only peace of mind but also specially negotiated green fees.
To book golf with your holidays, call our Golf Team on: 0844 770 9960
For more information or pre-booking, please contact our local partner Tarot:
phone: ++202 37613680
1 day Cairo by plane
Travel by the River Nile, Citadel and City of the Dead. Visit the breathtaking Pyramids of Giza - last surviving remnant of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Sphinx and Valley Temple, before lunch (included).
US$380 + Visa fees (approx US$17) & border tax (approx US$14)
St Catherine's Monastery
The 1 day tour crosses into the Sinai Desert at Taba and passes by Pharaoh's Island before driving through some of the most amazing desert scenery, passing small Bedouin tents and villages to the Monastery of Santa Katarina.
Here you will see the church, the Burning Bush Chapel, the Well of Jethro and the famous Chamber of the Skulls with explanations from your guide.
Coloured Canyon Jeep Safari
Experience the feeling of a timeless world, free of daily stress and see the wonders of the desert, coloured rock, rare fauna and fascinating geological structures.
Drive through impressive desert scenery, led by a guide, into the granite and Sandstone Mountains, passing an occasional water spring. Arriving at the Coloured Canyon, walk past the different rock colours after which the canyon is named. Then on to Nuweiba, a fishing village on the coast, for lunch and leisure time before returning to your hotel.
1 Day Petra by Ferry
Begin your Jordanian adventure travelling along the Kings Highway to Petra. Visit the Treasury and Amphitheatre and wander around the ancient rock tombs and burial places, accompanied by a knowledgeable Jordanian guide.
Return through the canyon for a buffet lunch, before driving south back to Aqaba, Jordan's only seaport, for the return ferry journey and onward transfer to your hotel.
US$249 + border/port fees (approx US$8)
Eilat Fun Day
Spend a day in Eilat, Israel's cosmopolitan Red Sea city and enjoy Coral World complex, where you can view up close the underwater life of the Red Sea, Dolphin Reef and the Sea Mall shopping centre
US$99 + border fees (approx US$40)
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