Abu Soma
Abu Soma

Abu Soma is the southern half of Kriasi Bay, with Soma Bay making up the northern half. It is approximately 45km away from Hurghada International Airport where you will be flying into. This part of the Red Sea is very beautiful with spectacular views of pretty bays or hills all around with cross shore winds making it another perfect kitesurfing holiday spot.

The Palm Royale Resort (formally known as the Intercontinental) is right on the kite sport and is an impressive place. The hotel offers tranquil courtyards and a private beach with wonderful, calm waters for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. There is a choice of restaurants offering Italian, Oriental, Mediterranean, Lebanese & Greek cuisine, along with an English style pub for your home comforts!

The hotel has become a resort in its own right, as much like its sister resort Soma Bay, it is quite hotel-centric with fine dining and hotel based options rather than being a tourist resort per se.

Palm Royale
Distance to Beach :
On site
Distance to Centre :
On site
Room Basis :
All Inclusive
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In our opinion the best accommodation in this area of Soma is the Palm Royale Hotel, formerly known as the Intercontinental Abu Soma. We visited last in November 2011 just after it was rebranded and really enjoyed the large rooms and overall space of the place. This is a great beachfront hotel and spa with a spacious complex offering attractive landscaped gardens, a lovely pool area and a long crescent shaped beach. Most of the rooms have fantastic views and the watersports facilities are on the doorstep whether kiting or windsurfing. There are two swimming pools, a children's pool and this combined with the all inclusive board basis can make it the ideal hotel for families as well as singles or couples, there’s a kids clubs and babysitting services available locally. Take your tennis racquets for a knock around on the tennis courts and enjoy the fitness club with classes or the spa with sauna, jacuzzi and steam room.
Complex Features :
Buffet & A la Carte Italian restaurant
Beach & pool restaurant/bars
Oriental Café
Free Wi-Fi on site
Tennis courts
Two Swimming pools including one Adults Only Pool
Heated Children’s pool
Fitness club and classes
Sauna, jacuzzi & steam room
Spa & wellness centre
Horseback riding nearby
All Inclusive
Room Features :
Air conditioning
Balcony or terrace
En-suite bath or shower
Satellite TV

The Spot & Conditions

Fantastic conditions 5 minutes walk from the hotel and the long established and fully stocked watersports centre. Enjoy the sand bar that makes a very user friendly beginners kite spot at high tide and at low tide a short walk out to the sand bar takes you onto beautifully flat deeper water conditions giving you what you need whatever the tide state and whatever your level.

Our partner centre  provides the latest kit for you to enjoy from Core kiteboardiing with Fanatic/JP windsurf kit and the level of expert local knowledge is amazing, they'll tell you everything you need ot know to maximimise your time on the water.

The Centre

Peter and his team have been looking after windsurfers and kiters at this spot for many years which is testament to the great condiotions you will find at Abu Soma. Everything from butter flat water in the lee of the sandbar to seemingly endless broad reaches practicing your technique and maximising your water time.  Great for most of the year, particularly good in  windy September!

Semi Private 6 Hour Beginner Course

Perfect for beginners and starts with safety, kit set up and flying skills then body dragging in the water followed by waterstarts. Maximum 2 students per instructor.


Semi Private 6 Hour Intermediate / Advanced Course

Great for those  for those who have yet to get up on the board or those who have been off the water for a while. This course revisits your kite flying skills and making those first runs on the board. Maximum 2 students per instructor and kit is not included.


Private Instruction per hour, excluding kit

Complete that move you are working on with 1:1 instruction, just you & the instructor.


7 day Core kit Rental


14 day Core kit Rental


7 day Equipment Storage and Rescue Cover


14 day Equipment Storage and Rescue Cover

As well as a fantastic spot for wind based actvities, Abu Soma is equally good as a base for day trips to Luxor or the Pyramids, diving and snorkelling boat trips in and around the bay, fishing trips, excursions into the desert, golf and if you have any energy left head to Hurghada for a big night out and shopping!
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