Situated on the Sinai Peninsula at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, the beautiful, tranquil beach resort of Taba Heights lies between cinnamon-coloured Sinai Mountains and crystal clear Red Sea waters. A picturesque year-round resort, it boasts lavish five star hotels which complement the beautiful natural setting.
This tranquil Red Sea resort features luxury hotels, white sandy beaches, a golf course and the most fabulous coral reefs.
Nestling at the crossroads of three continents with Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia just across the Red Sea, Taba Heights offers fantastic facilities for those that enjoy a wide variety of water sports including windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing and fishing, and of course diving and snorkelling.
A family oriented resort, all our featured hotels are set on the beach and offer plenty of facilities for children. A complimentary shuttle bus runs between the hotels, golf course, the beach and the water sports centre and the shopping area with a small selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and bazaars.
Jordan & Petra
Taba Heights is located so close to Jordan that a visit to explore the awe-inspiring Petra, can easily be arranged. Often described as the eighth wonder of the ancient world, Petra is Jordan’s most valuable treasure. It is a truly remarkable place with its breathtaking city of temples, tombs and buildings all carved into the sheer rock face more than 2,000 years ago by the Nabataeans, an Arab people, who settled and developed Petra into an important junction for trade from China, India, Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. The entrance to the city is through a one kilometre long narrow gorge with soaring 80m high cliffs leading to the Al-Khazneh (Treasury). This was once a royal tomb and according to local legend contained a buried pirate treasure, hence the name. Probably the most impressive of the constructions is the Monastery, the largest monument at more than 45m tall and 50m wide, which is thought to have been used as a church. The city was lost to the Western world until its re-discovery by the Swiss explorer Burckhardt when he tricked his way into the heavily guarded Petra in 1812. The area has recently been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Diving and Snorkelling
The coral reefs around Taba Heights are in pristine condition and are ideal for snorkelling. An absence of currents and with plenty of dive clubs offering courses, this is an ideal place for the novice diver to learn. The sandy seabed dotted with coral beds is home to a variety of species such as seahorses, scorpion fish and sweetlips. Among the most popular sites are the Aquarium, a dive site with a large coral garden teeming with marine life, the Fjord, famous for a deep well with bright red anemone, it is as good for snorkellers as it is for divers, and the Angel Net, with two coral gardens and an abundance of marine life such as parrot fish, moray eels and blue trigger fish.
Nestling between the clear blue waters of the Red Sea and the dramatic Sinai Mountains, with views of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel, the impressive Taba Heights Golf Resort offers an exciting 18-hole game with raised fairways and numerous bunkers. A course that is well suited to both beginners and the more advanced, there's a driving range, and a clubhouse with a Pro-Shop. A complimentary shuttle bus runs regularly between all the resort's hotels.