Egypt Spa and Wellness
Relax and rejuvenate with Pharaonic treatments
Egypt’s sun drenched dry climate, therapeutic hot springs and mineral rich waters have been a draw for visitors since ancient times. Egypt’s health and healing tradition is based on the curative qualities of the destination’s desert sands and sulphuric springs which have been proven to ease arthritic or rheumatic pain, psoriasis, as well as treat a number of other conditions and complaints for centuries.
Today, Egypt harnesses invigorating and curative natural therapies such as healing hot sand baths, Salt Cave therapy and Climotherapy, whilst also providing spa seekers with a sophisticated, comprehensive and world-class network of spa and wellness centres to restore, revive and rejuvenate body and mind.
The growing popularity of health therapies with holidaying tourists, availability of skilled specialists and the ever-increasing number of luxurious hotel resorts or specialist therapy centres conspire to transform Egypt into one of the world’s most popular destinations for visitors in search of relaxation and recuperation.
Just a five hour flight from London and with a year round warm climate, Egypt is the ideal destination for anyone looking to relax or revitalise. Whether visiting to enjoy Egypt’s superb beaches, pristine coral reefs, fascinating ancient sites or outstanding golf, experiencing the destination’s first rate wellness offering is a must for any itinerary.
Although located throughout Egypt, some of the country’s most superior spas can be found in Cairo and in the Red Sea Riviera resorts, offering locally made natural products and treatments that build on centuries of health and wellness practices.
Wellness holidays are bountiful in the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh, home to Egypt’s most reputable and lavish spas including the Savoy Aqua Spa, Grand Rotana Zen Spa, and Reef Blue Bay Resort & Spa. Holidaymakers here can lie back and be swept away by local hibiscus infused treatments and techniques that were once enjoyed by Cleopatra herself.
Egypt Spas by region
Alexandria & the Mediterranean
A prestigious hotel that fits perfectly into its mythical setting, the Four Seasons is ideally situated next to the Corniche on the Mediterranean coast. The building is cooled by balmy sea breezes, which encourage guests to relax and take a little time for themselves.
The hotel’s spa and fitness centre takes a contemporary, customised approach to health and beauty and has 14 luxurious treatment rooms including two dedicated couples’ rooms.
Porto Marina resort & Spa, El Alamein
This 5-star hotel complex, which adorns the Mediterranean coast, has a 2,300m² spa and beauty centre. The treatments available are all based on ancient skills and are carried out by professionals trained in the latest techniques.
Charm Life Hotel El Alamein
The hotel’s luxury 1,600m² spa is a sanctuary of restful calm and wellbeing. Guests can reinvigorate themselves by combining the dry heat of the sauna with the humidity of the steam bath. There are 16 luxury cabins for body and facial care offering a variety of treatments.
Cairo & Surroundings
Intercontinental City Stars
The 3,000 m² health and leisure club – part of the majestic 774 room Intercontinental Hotel – offers an extensive variety of massage and beauty treatments, a wide range of cardio, strength and power plate machines plus a fitness studio with the latest aerobic classes.
The hotel’s innovative Mandara Thai spa takes its inspiration from techniques developed in the Far East, while all the health and beauty products are sourced locally. They offer a wide range of sophisticated health and beauty treatments to sooth and regenerate guests, including hydrotherapy, exfoliation and body wraps, as well as many others.
Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort
The hotel’s on-site spa offers treatments geared to prolonging the health benefits enjoyed in this exceptional environment. Guests can choose from anti-ageing or anti-stress treatments as well as many others, or opt for a package that includes special treatments, meals, targeted health programmes and professional consultations.
There are numerous treatments available in the hotel’s ultra-modern Nayara Spa, including its relaxing steam baths. The fitness room offers unique views over the Valley of the Kings, while the stunning infinity pool gives the impression that it flows right into the Nile.
The ultimate luxury resort is situated on the east bank of the majestic Nile. A row of majestic palm trees surrounds the heated pool, creating an atmosphere that invites guests to relax while they contemplate the gentle never-ending flow of the Nile. The hotel also has a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness centre.
Sonesta St Georges Hotel
Wellness comes in a variety of forms at the hotel’s spa and fitness centre. The on-site centre has exercise machines, sauna, spa bath, Jacuzzi as well as offering Swedish massage treatments.
Stella di Mare Resort Ain Sokhna
The resort’s 3,600m² spa is situated right on the sea front with its own private beach, offering various sea-inspired treatments such as seaweed wraps, mud masks and exfoliating sand scrubs, amongst other treatments. The spa also has seawater hydrotherapy indoor and outdoor pools, two steam baths, two saunas, a fully equipped gym and Thalasso wet and dry treatment rooms.
Movenpick Resort El Gouna
Nestled on a peninsula with an exclusive beachfront presenting spectacular views over the Red Sea, this 554 room resort boasts two single treatment suites, four single facial therapy suits, six double treatment suites and two deluxe double treatment suites. In addition there is a manicure and pedicure area, array of specially designed hot whirlpool baths and the Angsana Gallery offering a wide range of lifestyle and spa related products.
The resort’s 1,000m² health and wellness area has a Turkish bath and hammam, saunas, 10 treatments rooms including six double cabins, relaxation rooms, aerobic room with daily classes and a cardio training area.
Les Thermes Marins des Cascades, Soma Bay
Soma Bay’s three hotel resort has a spa centre that spans 3,000m² offering a selection of special treatments including a relaxing underwater massage as well as every single sort of body treatment and facial care. Young mums can also take advantage of the post-natal treatments on offer.
Within the spa area there are 23 massage and cosmetic treatments rooms, five Royal Thai massage cabins, 22 hydrotherapy treatment cabins, two jet shower cabins, six dynamic affusion cabins, six underwater massage cabins, eight bubble bath cabins, 23 algotherapy / seaweed-wrap cabins, pools, a gym and sauna / steam room.
Menaville Resort Safaga
This hotel spa is surrounded by lush grounds and has two Jacuzzis, two saunas, two hydrotherapy rooms, a gym and massage rooms. Treatments on offer include electrotherapy, mineral water based therapies, inhalation therapy, oxygen therapy, paraffin treatments and many more.
Port Ghalib Marsa Alam
Overlooking the Red Sea, the complex’s ‘Six Senses’ spa is open to any guest in search of lasting calm and harmony. On-site masseurs use a selection of top-quality natural products and guests can enjoy the hammam, sauna and steam room.
Grand Rotana Sharm el Sheikh
The hotel’s Zen Spa offers tailor-made treatments taking inspiration from the holistic philosophies of Asia. As well as the hotel’s ‘lagoon’, which is the size of three Olympic sized swimming pools, guests have use of the Hammam, plunge pool, sauna, steam room and state-of-the-art Bodylines Fitness Centre.
This hotel is situated at the heart of the world-famous Ras Mohammed National Park and has a fitness room, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Spa packages are tailored to individual needs and include the popular ‘Cleopatra’s Indulgence’, honeymoon packages, aromatherapy massages and hot oil masks. Traditional Egyptian products incorporate natural herbs and special oils.
Reef Blue Bay Hotel, Oasis, Sharm el Sheikh
A wide range of massage types are on offer at this hotel spa, including Indian head massage, oriental foot massage, Zen aromatherapy massage and traditional Thai massage. One day sauna, steam and Jacuzzi options are free with any massage or body treatment.
Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino, Na’ama Bay
Located in a prime spot atop a low rocky plateau overlooking the ocean, the hotel spa has a steam room, sauna, beauty salon, barber shop and tranquil pool bar. Packages include Beauty Dream, Classic Package, De-stress & Relax and Romantic Getaway for two.
The wellness centre offers a range of treatments to relax and de-stress amongst the lushly tranquil surroundings of Dakhla Oasis. Massages are offered indoors and out on a platform overlooking the sand dunes. Guests can enjoy the use of the sauna, steam room, indoor heated pool, relaxation area, outdoor plunge pool and gym equipped with a treadmill, multi-gym and cycling machines.
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Located in the northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt is placed at a crossroad between Africa, Asia and Europe. With colossal ancient monuments, thousands of years of history, expansive desert landscapes, the world’s longest river and the stunning Red Sea Riviera resorts, Egypt offers a wealth of wonders to discover.