The Sinai Peninsula And The Red Sea
Taba Heights Travel Guide
Taba Heights © Marc Ryckaert
Surrounded by picturesque crimson mountains and azure seas lies the exotic holiday resort of Taba Heights. Ideally situated in one the most breathtaking spots on the Sinai Peninsula, on the border of Israel and Egypt, it is fast becoming one of the most sought-after destinations on the Red Sea Riviera and a much loved holiday spot.
Taba Heights offers a relaxed yet luxurious retreat thanks to its simple yet characteristic Bedouin camps boasting remarkable views of the sea and surrounding mountains, as well as clear views of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Taba Heights is truly the perfect destination for a lazy beachside holiday.
Though there are a few shops worth visiting for gifts, and it is easy to find snorkelling and beach equipment, Taba Heights doesn't offer much of an overall shopping experience for holidaymakers.
Taba offers a fairly wide variety of cuisine for visitors to enjoy, ranging from Tuscan to all sorts of Asian, with many a seafood restaurant gracing the area's selection of hotels. There are also pubs and grills.
Taba Heights does not offer diverse nightlife venues but it does have a 24-hour casino as well as nightly entertainment programmes featuring local talent.
It's uncommon to find a golf course that offers a view of three different countries (especially in the desert), but Taba Heights Golf Resort does just that. The marina also offers boat trips across the Gulf to neighbouring Jordan and Israel. Watersports include windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, canoeing and sailing, and the Gulf's extravagant and beautiful marine life provides wonderful opportunities for diving and snorkeling, as well as glass-bottom boat trips.
The beach is quite stony and it is recommended that visitors take beach shoes and dive shoes for the coral reefs in the sea. Some of the hotel shops sell them, but they tend to be overpriced.