As great as the diving is – and it is superb – perhaps the only thing that can rival it is the wonderful accommodation.

A property like no other on the Red Sea, Wadi Sabarah surrounds people with tranquility, nature and inspiration. Connect with Egypt – and your mind, body & soul – like never before.

Wadi Sabarah Botanical Lodge & Gardens

A hotel built with repurposed, fossilised coral limestone and designed to be in harmony with nature, Wadi Sabarah is a beautiful retreat offering tranquility in stunning surroundings as it is right on the Red Sea and also borders the Eastern Desert.

Each room is unique, has a view of the sea, is super-comfy and immaculately maintained. They range in category from Standard, Superior, Premium and Junior Suite depending on their size, view and access to amenities. You can find out more or book directly with the Lodge.

A solar plant onsite, near-zero plastic, waste water used in the botanical garden, low lighting and natural cooling methods mean a very light footprint and a clear conscience.

Our dive centre is in the grounds and sits on a coastline that boasts 700 metres of pristine fringe reef meaning you can experience the unique, thriving habitat of the Red Sea just metres from your bedroom.

Star Rating: Not applied for
Number of Rooms: 46 and 3 suites
Location: Wadi Sabarah
Distance to Emperor Divers: 0.1 km
Distance to Airport: 43 km (40 minutes drive)

There is much to explore both in the hotel and the surrounding area where, with desert and sea in such close proximity, you see Earth in its most primordial state.

You could take a Jeep safari and explore the local desert, and all the geological wonders it displays, or take a trip Wadi el Gemal (the Valley of the Camels) with its fantastic landscapes and spectacular archaeological sites. These are scenic trips in traditional open jeeps, focused on the nature and authentic local sites, unlike anything else in the region.

For those wanting something a little more sedate Wadi Sabarah has a library stocked with great literature and local artefacts as well as an Egyptian art to peruse.

The infinity pool can help refresh and clear the mind while for anyone wanting to relax even more there are yoga and meditation sessions.

A stroll around the botanical gardens – which contain over 2000 native plants – can both educate and inspire before finishing the day in the beautiful Tamarisk restaurant and bar with a menu of delicious food that changes daily along and a view to behold.

Finally, night time at Wadi Sabarah is just magical. A zero animation policy, plus low-level lighting, means a night sky bursting with stars and just the sounds of the waves breaking on the reef. A walk or rest on the beach at night sets you up for a perfect night’s sleep in your very comfortable bed!

Learn to Dive Guarantee

Love it or your money back! When having a go at something new it’s essential that you feel confident and comfortable with the idea. The Emperor team is so certain that you’ll love learning to dive with us that, at the end of the first day of tuition if you decide not to proceed, we’ll give you your money back.

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