On the way to Sawa we saw other beach camps along the way and were a little worried. When we arrived though, any worries were quashed.
You first enter the large living area where you eat or just relax. It’s lovely with a thatched roof, vines hanging down and areas with cushions on the floor around low tables. If you don’t want to eat down low there are also cane tables and chairs.
Each hut is built of cane with a wooden frame on a thick concrete slab and thatched or cane roof. The floor of the portico and inside are covered with colourful rag rugs. Each hut has a hammock out the front on the porch/portico and inside is a mattress on the floor with a mosquito net to cover it. The mosquito net is necessary – just make sure that you don’t let any mossies inside the net when you're getting in or you'll spend the night searching for them! There is also a side window and a clothesline on the porch for your wet clothes or towels. The huts are quite large and fuss free and it makes you wonder why you would even need more room or furniture than that.
The food was delicious and the service fantastic. The majority of huts don’t have power points but there is a ‘power tree’ in the eating area. You are best to wait until later in the morning for a shower as they are solar heated. The toilets are western style and kept extremely clean.
You are best to bring your own alcohol if that’s what you want as they don’t have it readily available. But if you ask they might go and get it for you.
There is snorkelling off the beach which we didn’t do but others in our tour group did and they said it was wonderful. There is also scuba diving which they can organise. There is nothing really close by so make sure you take what you need. I’m sure it wouldn’t be a problem though to organise going into Nuweiba if need be.
Sawa Beach Camp is a wonderful quiet place to just relax and do nothing – except maybe eat the great food. I want to go back!
- Also Known As:
- Sawa Camp Hotel Nuweiba
- Sawa Camp Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a beach camp. We have simple wooden huts on the beach. You will be provided with a mattress, and mosquito net. Blankets are available upon request. We are located on the shores of the beautiful Red Sea. Access to the coral reefs is from in front of our beach huts. We have snorkeling equipment for hire and we can organise scuba diving trips for you also. We organise day trips to St Katherine/ Mt Sinai,Dahab, Israel, Jordan and Desert safaris.We can organise pick ups from Sharm el Sheikh, Taba border, Nuweiba port and help with transport from anywhere in Egypt. ... more less