Last year we did a trip to El Gouna Egypt, which turned out great. A bit choppy conditions but warm and windy most days.
This year we are planning a trip to Soma Bay to try something different. As far as I can Read most kiters choose to stay at The Breakers and then take the shuttlebus to the kitebeach.
In El Gouna we stayed at Mövenpick where we could kite straight of the hotel beach, thus avoiding taking the shuttle back and forth. We loved this kind setup, as we could do other things during the day and be able to kite in 15 minutes if it got windy. I am not sure if this kind of setup is possible in Soma Bay. As far as I can see both Sheraton and Mövenpick in Soma bay seems to have their own kiting beaches and maybe other hotels too?
There is just not a lot of information around regarding kiting from other beaches than the main kitebeach. This might be down to that these spots aren’t really that good in which case we will use the shuttle as kiting is our main goal with the trip. But if on the other some of you have experience with hotels in Soma Bay without having to take a shuttle, I would love to hear about it.
Also in El Gouna we did a boat trip an Island called Tawila, which was like the perfect flatwater spot. I have Idea that there might be Islands like that around Soma Bay too. So if any of you know of boat trips like this and where too book, I would love to hear about this too.