Welcome to Villa Prana, your peaceful holiday home away from home in the heart of the bedouin village of Assalah in Dahab. It is the ideal space for yogis, freedivers and peace and nature-loving travellers to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
It sleeps up to four, with two double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, with a huge, utterly romantic four-poster bed. The second bedroom has an incredible arched ceiling, with feature window, and adjoining bathroom.
The open plan living space includes a fully equipped kitchen, drinking water cooler, and opens out onto the shaded courtyard garden, perfect for lazy afternoons with a cup of tea and a great book. The roof terrace is great for sunbathing or sun-downer drinks, overlooking the mountains and the ocean in the distance.
Self-catering gives my yogi and freediving guests the option to eat what you want, when you want. I welcome all of my guests with a basket of fresh seasonal fruit, bread, tea, coffee and all the essentials for your stay. My pets can also be provided for cuddles and love – Twinkle-Toes, Poppy and Max are particularly good at guest relations.
Welcome to the real Dahab – Bedouin kids playing bare-foot on the streets, goats wandering in the streets, and camels tethered in back gardens.
You don't have to go far to experience authentic local food; just around the corner Hamdi makes his infamous breakfast Tameyah (falafel and salad sandwiches) and in the evenings the Basbousa man, with his huge tray on wheels full of Egyptian sticky sweet treats, passes our front door. The market, where you can buy everything you could possibly need during your stay, including a German bakery, pharmacy, health food shop and incredible fruit and vegetable stores, is a five minute walk away at the bottom or our street. There is also a small local supermarket right next door for basic groceries, open until late. Villa Prana is a little oasis of calm within the laid-back craziness of Bedouin life. We look forward to welcoming you.
Prices (per night)
Single Occupancy £35 ✻ 2-4 people £45
Final cleaning fee £20 ✻ Twice-monthly cleaning fee (stays 3 weeks or more) £20
Airport transfers £35 one-way ✻ £60 return (subject to change)
✻ Coming to train, practice yoga, or take a career break in Dahab for whatever reason?
We offer discounted rates for stays of between one to three months. Please contact us for details.
I completely understand that when on holiday, sometimes you want someone to do the shopping, the cooking and the cleaning for you! I offer my guests two hotel options, either on or very close to the beach, Eel Garden, and the best of Dahab's cafes, restaurants and snorkelling spots!
Coral Coast Hotel
Coral Coast Hotel is a stone’s throw away from Eel Garden and boasts its own freshwater pool, and not one, but two yoga and meditation spaces. The rooms are bright, colourful, fresh and modern, most of them with sea views.
The hotel has a large restaurant and a comfy arisha for relaxing, dining or having a beer, fresh juice or coffee during the day, as well as it's own beach with hammocks and sun-beds.
My twice-weekly yoga classes are held at Coral Coast, so if you want to simply roll out of bed to practice, this is the place to stay.
Prices (per night)
Single Occupancy €40/€46 ✻ Double Room €48/€54
* low/high season - including B&B
Alf Leila Boutique Hotel
Alf Leila is the original and only boutique hotel in Dahab. The name means, A Thousand Nights, and the classical Arabic interiors do indeed transport you back to a time of Arabian princes, and nights of endless story-telling.
The rooms and suites are set around an inner courtyard complete with Bedouin seating corner and pool. The suites also have private balconies, and a lounge area.
Situated slightly off the beach, you are a 5-minute walk to Dahab's main bay. Our guests enjoy special discounted rates here – well worth spoiling yourself next time you come to Dahab!
Prices (per night)
Single Occupancy €25/€33 ✻ Double €36/€47
* room/suite - including B&B
If your stay includes a desert trip, we will plan the itinerary together to ensure just the right balance of adventure and comfort for you.
One of my favourites is a Bedouin ecolodge, a four hour hike into the mountains behind St Catherine’s village, where most of the food is home-grown, and they even make their own honey. Lighting at night is from candles, oil lamps and the open fires, and warm showers are provided courtesy of solar panels powered by our very reliable sun.
Alternatively, we might choose to stay in a camp in St Catherine’s itself which gives us excellent access to all of the amazing treks and sites in and around this historic village at the base of Mount Sinai.
For the real romantics out there, there is always the thousand star hotel of the desert – there is nothing more peaceful or beautiful than sleeping beneath the velvet canopy of the Sinai sky.