IL MONTE GALALA nestled between the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Suez and the soaring Galala mountain range , Il Monte Galala Sokhna offers the perfect getaway for the whole family. More than just a tourist resort , the 2.5 million square meter mega development offers internationally acclaimed hotel accommodation , luxury residences and an unparalleled range of sporting and leisure facilities , a mix that will be unique to Egypt. Sprawling over 1.2 km of sandy beach , the breathtaking Il Monte Galala Sokhna provides a year round destination with endless possibilities for life , luxury and relaxation.
The site also has a religious significance since it has for long called on Christian hermits seeking seclusion to share the wilderness with Bedouin tribes , establishing some of the oldest monasteries in the world like St. Anthony the Great and St. Paul in the Eastern Desert.
The crags and limestone wadis of the Eastern Desert remain relatively unexplored , home to herds of ibex and gazelle. But the Red Sea itself , dotted with coral reefs , fringed by ancient ports , teeming with underwater life , has a rich maritime history which stretches back to Pharaonic times. The thermal winds that once sped clippers to the East still bring thousands of migrating birds to the shores of the Red Sea , making it a paradise for bird-watchers.
Today , the ancient ports are better known as some of the best diving and fishing resorts in the world. Snorkelers can explore the underwater wonders of the Red Sea , which remain a living tapestry of vibrant corals and exotic marine life , awaiting exploration. With mild temperatures all year round , oil loungers can relax while watching out for dolphins taking IL Galala Mountain as their home sites