Holiday Village Red Sea

This year-round hotel offers up a huge pool, a week’s worth of restaurants, and an Aerial Adventure course that sits right on the beach.

This place is pulled up next to the Red Sea – the giant pool overlooks the water, and you’ll find restaurants and an Aerial Adventure course parked on the sand.

There are loads of activities and kids’ clubs for little ones, plus an impressive line-up of evening shows, parties and games.

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  • 14Buildings
  • 3Floors
  • 476Rooms
  • 1Lift

The ultimate family holiday

  • Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
  • Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
  • Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
  • Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
  • Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
  • 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. 1 visit per week to each of the 3 à la carte restaurants and once per stay to the Village Diner. VIP breakfast for adults only. Afternoon mini-buffet tea 16.00-18.00. Snacks 11.00-16.00. Ice-cream 11.00-16.00.


Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by the glass including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, cocktails, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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First Choice Kids' Club April-October

This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.

Kids' pool

With aqua tower.

Evening entertainment programme

Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, children’s entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.

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family suite

Family suite sleeps up to 4 with a king-size bed and twin beds in a separate lounge area. You'll have bathrobes, slippers, DVD player, safe and minibar at a charge.

interconnecting double room

Interconnecting double room sleeps up to 3. You'll need to book 2 of these room types to get 2 rooms with a connecting door. Minibar at a charge. Safe on request.

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Not many previous reviews have said much about the snorkelling at the coral sea holiday village. As with most of the hotels in Nabq there is a jetty that takes you over the shallow waters to the reef. But the one at this hotel ends long before you get to the reef wall, leaving you with a long swim and then you can't get over the reef to be able to see the coral wall. There are some very nice rocky outcrops if you swim to a metal fishing seat set out to sea. You can walk out at low tide as its sand all the way out. We booked a swim up room, which was huge and had a lovely private sun bathing area. The water in the pool was very cold (18c!) the sea temp was 22c. The room was kept spotless by the house keepers. With 2 large bottles of water provided each day. Tea and coffee making facilities. The food was nice and varied although typically for hotels was lacking spice. I would say that it's not quite as good as that of Club Magic Life Hotel a few doors away. I don't think the speciality restaurants were sufficiently different from the food served in the main restaurant. Cocktails are included but ones that contain cream or coconut milk aren't! But they still do the job 😊 The house white and red wines are very drinkable with dinner. The staff throughout the hotel have been excellent and really can't do enough to help you. While we were there, the hotel was undergoing major restoration of the main pool and hotel rooms, which meant it was a bit noisy. If you're in block 11 or 12 you will hear the guard dogs barking all night! And the music from the bars on the Main Street can sometimes be heard. Ear plugs solved these issues. I just wish that Thomson holidays had informed us of the extent of works that are being done. The swimming pools when complete will be excellent and very good for kids. If you need a pharmacy, the one at the hotel entrance will overcharge you, find a different one or haggle hard! Still an enjoyable holiday and very good value. More

Steve F, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Mr Peter Mielke

This was an excellent holiday the staff where very attentive and could not do enough. The hotel was clean the rooms very large. If I had one complaint it would be that being not very mobile the lift being out of order did cause problems now and again and there was a lot more building work going on that we where told off.More

Peter M, Heywood, England, United Kingdom

we were not told of building work going on at the hotel plus we were not told there was no kids club running

We have just returned and we were not informed that there would be a lot of building work going on from early morning till late at night we were also not informed that there would be no kids clubs running while we were there . Also kids have to pay £5 to play pool for one hour on a table that is really old also kids have to pay to use the PlayStation which is also £5 each time which I think is very unfair . My husband also had his iPod stolen from his sunbed on the beach plus two people also had there mobile phones stolen .also my son got a nasty electric shock from a plug socket in our room . Also all the food in the self service restaurant is Luke warm or cold . The only thing that was good was the bar staff. It was our 4th visit to sharm and our 2nd visit to this hotel but will not be returning :(More

tracy o, Southampton, United Kingdom

I5Live team make the holiday!

If you're booked to go to HV Sharm in the next few weeks be warned for a building site. We were told by Thomson that the main pool was closed for maintenance prior to flying however we were not made aware that they had closed the main entrance to the resort also for work as well as the work being done throughout the hotel (mostly near the main restaurant). Advised by Thomson that I had to speak to resort rep who to be fair was dealing with a lot of stick and I felt sorry for the girl until I heard her slagging off people who had complained about the work. Was told something would be chased up but heard nothing back. No hot water one day also and was just told it was 'one of those things'. Spoke to rep also about noise from music being played by the builders working on site and was told it would stop (I'm not a killjoy honest my 4yo was ill throughout the trip and it was impossible for her to sleep due to the high level of music) but it didn't which annoyed me all the more. Asked about excursions to water park and what is pushed on you is the sister hotel just across the road (coral sea aqua park) however it is £39.50 per adult and £25 per child. I thought that was an absolutely ridiculous 'excursion' as the main pool is closed the HV and the kids pool is freezing! The activity pool is heated however no activities were applicable to our 4yo and she got pretty bored. The quiet pool is heated however there were a few people unhappy about kids being in there. We enquired again about waterparks towards the end of the holiday and was told a different price for the Coral Sea which we reluctantly paid as we were running out of things to keep little one happy. Well worth the money! Fantastic water park, staff vfriendly and had great fun with the reps having a water balloon fight.. We paid for the kids den room and the room itself is huge but the kids room not so big. Also kids tv consists of Cartoon Network so no real applicable channel for Uk kids. The room was very clean and apart from some of the power sockets not working (we called reception and it was sorted immediately) the room was fab. That part of the hotel is is in the shade however so rooms can get a bit chilly especially in the evenings. The cleaners are fab there and will do anything you ask of them. So friendly. Our little girl loved our little towel surprises they would make whilst we were at breakfast. Food isn't great. Same stuff every day and really not much choice for the kids however i liked the fact they had a little kids restaurant within the main restaurant. We only tried the one A la carte restaurant (village diner) and it was lovely. Use your vouchers! The daytime entertainment team didnt do much for the kids, but the stars of the whole holiday for me were the Evening entertainment team. Polly, Nathan, Charley, Paige and Rich were fantastic. They are SO SO good at their jobs and First Choice should be proud to have them representing the company. As the sun went down my daughter would ask is it 'showtime yet' and I have the Fox song ringing in my ears. Not just child orientated they keep the adults in the loop. Huge well done and thank you to those guys. Last but not least going out of resort: visit Soho Square, its beautiful. Take your passport. was told on flight out that duty free in Sharm airport is closed but they didn't say they'd opened up a duty free store in Soho Square. You can only buy alcohol within two days of arriving at the dutyfree shops. This is a hassle free area because its meant to be fixed price but you can get them lower. Outside the resort is a bit of a pain for people calling you but stick to your guns. If someone asks you if you want a photo sat on a camel say no because they then get the camel standing and take you for a walk and try to charge you 250 egyptian pounds (roughly £25). Slightly disappointed in this holiday as it was recommended in good faith by family but feel stitched by Thomson as they didn't notify us of the work being done.More

dema15, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Even better than last time!

This is my third visit and it did not disappoint. The staff are fantastic, especially our room cleaner (we were in room 10213) and Akmed at the heated pool. But all the staff need to be congratulated. Improvements they are doing are exciting and we can't wait to go back to see them finished. The food again was good especially the Chinese! HOWEVER, the only thing that lets this hotel done is a very small minority of people - like the northern family group who got in the heated pool with lots of small children around and one lady (and I use that term in the loosest possible way) lost the plot when her husband splashed her in the face - I have never heard such bad language screamed at the top of someones voice. Can I just say to that lady - no class!!! The nappies they left on the floor was also disgusting especially as every sun brolly has a bin at the side of it - there is not excuse for that behavior. Also, the Eastern Europeans tend not to have heard about ear phones and play there music loudly whilst at the quiet pool. The hotel needs to address this and ask them to turn it off. BUT, don't let that put you off, it really is a great hotel with 7 resuturants and all the facilities you could want for a great holiday. We will be returning.More

lisacw, Exeter, United Kingdom

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The kids' club, swim academy and football academy operate April to October, and the stage academy operates July and August.

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