Pickalbatros Citadel Resort Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt

The Citadel Azur Resort conjures up the atmosphere of ports in the South of France or the Amalfi Coast, with architecture brought to life from natural coral stone. With stunning views of the Red Sea, this hotel offers guests the chance to experience one of the most beautiful locations Egypt has to offer.

There’s plenty on offer to do here, whatever your interests. Three swimming pools (including one large infinity pool) are just with beginning, with a ‘Royal Lagoon’ that offers a sandy entrance to the sea, a 1.6km long coral reef, a kitted out games room, and a daily activity programme that rotates activities including water gymnastics, dance lessons, water polo and beach volleyball.

Foodies won’t be disappointed with the selection of restaurants at the Citadel Azur, which includes the Citadel buffet restaurant, the international Harbor Inn, La Gondola, which services Italian cuisine, and Blue Marlin, the seafood restaurant. There’s also a shisha bar that guests can visit to immerse themselves in local shisha culture.