Tourists love water parks, and a trip to one of the water amusement parks is a must for many in Egypt. But which one should you choose to ensure you have a wonderful and fun day? On this page we will tell you about the Sindbad water park (Sindbad) in the resort of Hurghada.
Dimensions and basic idea
The size and number of slides is the weakest aspect of Sindbad Waterpark. This park measures only 150 meters by 100 meters. There are only 10 water slides. Albatros Jungle and Makadi Water World water parks here in Hurghada are several times larger.
The creators of Sindbad Park did not focus on the size of their brainchild, but on the quality of services for visitors. On their official website, they declare that this is a “new generation water park!”
Any visitor gets a real full-fledged “all inclusive” on the territory of the Sindbad park. Unlimited snacks and drinks, including local alcoholic drinks and ice cream, which is not available in any other water park in Egypt.
We would like to remind you that all drunk injuries are not covered by insurance in Egypt. First aid and treatment in this case will be carried out at your expense. However, if the employees of the water park see that you are “under the influence”, then they will simply not be allowed on the slides.
There are also two restaurants on the territory of the “buffet” system, and lunch is included in the price of the visit. They start working at 12-00 and finish at 15-00. It is difficult to say how abundant snacks and drinks will replace the meager assortment of slides and entertainment for guests.
Another important aspect is control over the number of visitors. Only guests of Sindbad hotels and organized tourist groups are allowed here. You can’t just get into Sindbad Park “from the street” ( note: this is the situation at the time this review was updated in 2021, everything can change at the time of your holiday in Egypt ).
As a result, there are no queues as long as Albatros Jungle or Titanic Water Park. All visitors have enough circles and sun loungers, and there is no need to stand in line at the bar.
Where is it and how to get there
The water park is located in the Sindbad Club Aqua Park & Resorts near the center of Hurghada. From here it is only 1 kilometer to the airport and about 5 kilometers to the city center.
Travel time from any hotel in Hurghada is no more than 30 minutes. El Gouna Resort is about 40 minutes’ drive away. Sahl Hasheesh resort is 35 minutes away. Makadi Bay resort is about 45 minutes away. Soma Bay Resort is 50 minutes away.
If you are staying at the Sindbad hotel chain, you can count on free transport to the water park. For the rest, we recommend buying an organized trip at a nearby tour desk.
The price of the “excursion” to the Sindbad water park
Prices at different tour desks range from $ 40 to $ 60 for an adult, $ 25-30 for a child under 10 years old, and children under 3 years old are admitted to Sindbad Park for free.
Remember that the set of services is the same for all visitors. A $ 60 tour is no different from a $ 40 tour. The only thing that might be different is the comfort level of the bus you are taking. You can safely buy an excursion where it is cheaper.
From 10-00 to 17-00. If you stayed in Hurghada and bought an excursion, then at 9:30 the bus will pick you up from the hotel, at 17-00 you will leave.
Styling the Sindbad water park
As conceived by the creators, the water park should transfer tourists to the atmosphere of a tropical island. Palm trees grow throughout the territory. Both slide towers are designed accordingly.
The highlight of the water park is a special wave pool and a sandy beach. It is this pool that should give visitors the feeling of a tropical paradise.
You will not find such a pool in other water parks in Egypt – this is an exclusive from the Sindbad hotel chain.
Should you choose Sindbad Water Park just for the sake of this pool? The question is open.
There are 10 slides in this water park – 7 adults and 3 children. None of them stand out as anything special. There are open long slides, two slides with a descent at 45 degrees. There is only one slide for group descent, but quite long. One black hole slide.
As we said, slides are the weak point of Sindbad Waterpark.
We counted 3 cases when Sinbad would be the perfect choice for you:
1. If you go to the water park to eat.
2. If you want to get to the water park, but cannot relax without alcohol.
3. If you dream of a sandy beach and waves, but your hotel has problems with the beach.
In all other cases, we recommend choosing Albatros Jungle or Makadi Water World.
Postscript – is it worth buying a tour to the Sindbad Club Aqua Park & Resorts?
Relaxing in a hotel with daily and free access to the water park is a tempting prospect. But it seems so only at first glance.
In our opinion, there is not much point in buying such a tour. As we have already said, there are only 10 slides, one day in the Sindbad water park is enough “for the eyes”.
The Sindbad Club Aqua Park hotel is located on the second line and on the sea you will have to walk to the neighboring Sindbad Beach hotel.
Prices for accommodation in Sindbad Club Aqua Park correspond to a good “five”, but the quality of service has already caused a lot of negative reviews from tourists on the Internet.
It is much easier to stay in a good value for money hotel and go to the Sindbad water park for a day. $ 50 is not such a high price.