The Red Sea coastline provides a stunning backdrop for your Egypt villa holiday. The fantastic climate, dramatic desert scenery and beautiful, crystal clear waters make this a wonderful destination for relaxing or active holidays at any time of year under the perennial African sunshine. With the excellent combination of golf, water sports and sporting activities on offer, there is plenty to keep you occupied from our villas in Egypt, or why not simply unwind on one of the beautiful beaches, or in one of the wonderful resort spas? Here you will find all the facilities you could wish for within just a short distance of your villa accommodation. We will even book your transport from the airport, to help you arrive relaxed and ready for your Egypt experience.
Villas in Egypt provide a great base to explore the action packed offerings and leisure facilities available. Enjoying year round sunshine, it's the ideal place to holiday whatever the season, whether you head to the beach or try out the exceptional scuba diving.
Your Egypt Villa Holiday
Sparkling seas, bright white sand and pleasant, temperate Red Sea air are just some of the exceptional features offered by a James Villa holiday in Egypt. The unforgettably exotic desert location and the ease and comfort of your own villa will combine to create a seamless trip of a lifetime. You’ll never tire of looking at the photos when you get back!
With luxury villa rentals in Egypt, you’re certain to experience a truly relaxing break. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the superb locations and unparalleled facilities offered by James Villa properties. Opt for a leisurely swim in the villa pool, a refreshing dip in the nearby crystal clear sea, or perhaps play a few games of tennis before winding down again with an indulgent spa treatment.
Enjoy the option of self-catering and cook delicious meals from the local delicacies you’ll find while strolling through the bustling Egyptian markets.
There are a wealth of beautiful villas to choose from in Egypt, and equally as many reasons to visit this stunning country.
Spanning both the continents of Africa and Asia, Egypt is a country that offers fascinating history, incredible ancient architecture and awe-inspiring landscapes.
Sharm el-Sheikh, or the ‘City of Peace’, is the darling of savvy holidaymakers. It has a hot, desert climate with virtually no rain, making it perfect for sun-seekers. One of the highlights of Sharm el-Sheikh is its marine life; it has around 250 coral reefs and hundreds upon hundreds of species of fish, making it perfect for snorkelling.
Hurghada is a 20th century city on the Red Sea coastline, surrounded by idyllic resorts and stunning beach scenery. Its quirky shisha cafes and lively bazaars are as much of an attraction as its naturally beautiful beaches and striking landscape. Seafood and rich North African cuisine are its tantalising culinary highlights.
When to go to Egypt
The perennial subtropical climate means that the best time to go to Egypt is - any time! Most of the minimal rainfall occurs in the winter months, so if it’s uninterrupted sun you’re after, aim for the summer months. However, if you’d rather avoid the intense heat, the weather is gorgeous in December, January and February too.
When planning a James Villa holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, be sure to factor in paying a visit to nearby Mount Sinai. Sinai is the Biblical name of the mountain on which Moses received the Ten Commandments, and it’s unsurprisingly a staggering sight. At the foot of the mountain is the St Catherine Monastery - one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002, this is a true Egyptian treasure and an unmissable treat for art and culture buffs.
If you choose to rent a villa in Hurghada, why not enjoy a scenic horse ride along the sand dunes of the desert, or along the rare lush green forestry of the city. But, don’t worry if you’re not confident with your riding, plenty of stables offer guests an opportunity to learn all the basics, from how to kit out your horse to jumping.
Egypt Holidays - Points of Interest
Don’t miss your chance to snorkel in the colourful depths of the Red Sea. The beauty of the coral and the multitudes of vibrant fish will blow you away.
Watch the sunset on Mount Sinai. The combination of the gorgeous colours and the Biblical setting make this an incredibly powerful experience that will far exceed your already high expectations.
Experience the epic vistas of the Sahara desert. Take a quad to the Bedouin encampments, and enjoy a memorably bumpy camel ride.
See Egypt’s marine life up close at the Hurghada Aquarium. Go before you try your hand at snorkelling and you’ll know what to look for!
Absorb the beauty and drama of ancient history at Luxor, the largest religious site on earth. Built on the city of Thebes, this is a must for anyone fascinated by the distant past.
Our Egypt villas in El Gouna are perfect for a relaxing beach holiday or an active getaway. Unwind beside a glittering swimming pool or on a golden sandy beach, play a round of golf, or even snorkel in the warm waters of the Red Sea. Shop in the bustling resort bazaars or visit a charming shisha café in nearby Hurghada.
You’ve already decided on your destination, now you need to choose a resort you’ll love just as much. It's all about finding somewhere with everything you need for your perfect holiday. Whether that's in arm's reach or a just little further away from the action - it's all up to you. Here are our popular picks to help you decide.
Need some inspiration to help choose your perfect villa? Looking for a pool with a view, a villa in the centre of the action, or a property that sleeps a large group? James can recommend villas to suit you. Browse through our villas that have that specific something you're looking for.
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Scores 9.0 out of 10based on 11 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10
Christchurch Family (with only pre-school children)
Safe (a lot of security!). Clean and friendly. Lots of restaurants with good food, though limited variety.
Not much entertainment and very little for children. No play park or safe play area.
Confirmed stay: 09 October 2019 Published on: 14 October 2019
8 out of 10
Norfolk Family 3 generations
Very safe area. Easy to get around by tuk tuk or on foot.
Construction work taking place at time of our stay. Noisy and dusty.
Confirmed stay: 01 October 2019 Published on: 02 October 2019
10 out of 10
Banbury Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great location with lots to do and very well organized
Local Restaurants could be better.
Confirmed stay: 10 August 2019 Published on: 11 August 2019
10 out of 10
Good location. Great villa with lovely pool.
No bad points
Confirmed stay: 06 July 2019 Published on: 07 July 2019
10 out of 10
Strathaven Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great area and lots to do Very safe in my opinion It is very easy to get around using the tuk tuks or taxis and its very cheap Lots of restaurants and very good choice of food
Its not the best for walking as the pavements are very uneven so Im not sure it would be ideal for people with mobility issues although there were plenty of people in wheelchairs in the main areas.
Confirmed stay: 04 July 2019 Published on: 05 July 2019
10 out of 10
Worcestershire Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa location on West Golf was good. Taxis were prompt. All the people we met across the whole resort were very friendly. The restaurants were fab.
The supermarket in downtown was a little cramped, which might give a feeling of claustrophobia when busy.
Confirmed stay: 22 February 2019 Published on: 26 February 2019
10 out of 10
Spacious, relaxing and quiet. Well supported by management company. Easy links everywhere by tuk-tuk. The perfect holiday for us.
Confirmed stay: 24 November 2018 Published on: 27 November 2018
7 out of 10
Livingston Family (the eldest child is at school)
Tuck Tuck into either the marina or downtown where cheap (25LE ) and you could Book one from phoning 0 in the house. Best way supermarket down town best to buy supplies along with the Butchery and the fruit and veg shop.You can also get fish from the fish market restaurant to cook on the BBQ but not cheap ? Good restaurants with lots of choice, Orca Dive at the marina was fantastic and very organised and collected us from the villa.
El Gouna is a quiet resort and safe with no hassle and is great for families. It is far quieter than Sharm and feels like one big resort.
It was a little sterile and you could not get good Egyptian food but you can get all other nationalities even fondue!
It is not bad but not really authentic depends what you want from a holiday. Not very adventurous.
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2018 Published on: 28 October 2018
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