Water Valley van Neverland (formerly Neverland Resort)
This new 5-star resort in Hurghada is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and the beautiful weather. The expansive resort exudes luxury and provides a relaxed atmosphere so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest. There's a lot to see and experience at Water Valley by Neverland, whether you're traveling alone or with your family. You can take a beautiful walk in the tropical garden, dine in one of the many restaurants or have an adventure in the water park!
- swimming pools
- Hotel rooms
- Facilities for children
- 15 kilometers from Hurghada International Airport
- Located next to sister hotel "Dana Beach Resort"
- 150 premium apartments
- Transfer to the beach
- Brand new Pickalbatros resort
- 2 restaurants in the market
- 2 Mediterranean restaurants
- 2 Asian restaurants
- La Casa Restaurant
- Tajine restaurant
- To the emperor
- In a cold restaurant
- candy bar
- 8 food
- 8 outdoor pools
- Aquapark with 42 slides
- Lazy river
- Sun terrace
- Sunbeds and umbrellas
- Premium Family Room with Pool View (3-5 People)
- ok. 120 m²
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 salon
- Air conditioning
- Free wifi
- 2 bathrooms
- hair dryer
- Farmland balcony
*for a fee
- Table Tennis
- Beach volleyball
- Miniature golf
- Play chess
- Computer games
- spa center*
- Water Sports*
*for a fee
- Kids club (4-12 years old)
- All inclusive stay
- breakfast (07:00-10:00)
- Late breakfast (10:00-10:30)
- Lunch (12:30-14:30)
- Dinner (18:00-21:00)
- Late dinner (22:00-00:00)
If you book now with a May-October departure, you'll receive one free Neverland Night Show per stay (November-April trips are chargeable). Imagine yourself in the atmosphere of the Middle East on this popular show. Enjoy an oriental dinner in an atmospheric setting while watching spectacular performances by artists from around the world (book in advance).
The history of the holiday resort of Hurghada dates back to ancient times. Hurghada used to be an important Roman port. For a long time, the inhabitants of this town made a living from fishing. In the 1960s, the first hotel was built, which was initially intended as a shelter for oil industry workers. Since then, Hurghada has become one of the most popular seaside resorts in Egypt and attracts tourists from all over the world. Do you also want to go to this paradise for sun seekers and water sports enthusiasts? Then book your holiday in Hurghada with Stip Reizen.
The Red Sea is an elongated inland sea between Asia and Africa and borders the eastern coast of Egypt, the so-called "Red Sea Area". The Red Sea is known worldwide for its beautiful diving spots with extensive coral reefs. This, coupled with Egyptian hospitality, has seen the Red Sea region develop as a popular tourist destination over the past few years. In addition to diving, the area is also attractive to sun worshipers, sunbathers and those seeking tranquillity. The Red Sea area also offers impressive cultural monuments.
The most famous seaside resorts in the Red Sea area areHurghadaWSharm el-Sheikh. Hurghada is a small fishing village that has developed into a bustling tourist center and one of the most important diving destinations in the world. Sharm el Sheikh is also an important dive site, but due to its southern location, it is also an ideal place to discover Egyptian culture and travel to the surrounding historic sites such as the famousSynajberg.
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When you think of a holiday in Egypt, you naturally think of the ancient, mysterious pyramids. They are the most powerful and enduring symbol of ancient Egyptian civilization. Just outside the capital of Cairo are the Pyramids of Giza, which are among the most famous and oldest structures of mankind. The largest pyramid, the Pyramid of Cheops, is the only surviving wonder among the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Pyramids are intended as tombs for kings (pharaohs) and the rich. There is a mystical atmosphere around the pyramids, as many finds about these three structures are inexplicable. How were the pyramids built, by whom and why? We'll probably never know.
Egypt has an ancient history, many traces of which are still visible today. About 20,000 years ago, Egypt slowly developed into a large dry plain. People lived scattered and depended on forests and forests. When these disappeared, people had to unite and find a fertile area along the Nile. Thus was born one of the first civilizations in the world. The presence of the arid desert became increasingly dominant, and hunters sought out not only the Nile but also oases. Egypt was divided into two areas called "the two lands". These "states" had their rulers, gods and capital.
In 3100 BC then Upper Egypt conquered the north of the country and founded the mighty Memphis, on the border of both lands. It was the new capital and was located near what is now Cairo. During this period, the first dynasty appeared. There is little reliable information about the Early Dynastic period. Material from the Tombs of the Kings was often burned. The reign of the pharaohs between 2686 and 2181 (Dynasty 3-6) BC is referred to as the Old Kingdom. At this time we meet one of the first pharaohs: Djoser. Its architect, Imhotep, developed the first step pyramid. In turn pharaohs who later came to power perfected this pyramid. This can be seen, among others, under the world-famous pyramids of Giza, which have been beautifully covered with limestone. It is a proof of splendor in the history of Egypt with powerful pharaohs who held central power.
Between 2498 and 2345 BC, this absolute power of the pharaohs waned. During the 6th dynasty, important officials were no longer buried with their pharaoh, but in the area from which they came. The pyramid of Unas was one of the last pyramids from this era and was more of a mess than a beautiful tomb. As it turned out much later in the history of the country, Egypt was often oppressed or conquered by external rulers. In the Middle Kingdom, it was the other way around. In 2060 BC, Mentuhotep I came to power and brought political peace to the whole country. In the previous period, there was a long struggle for power. Campaigns were organized to conquer territories, and trade flourished. Egypt's economic prosperity during this period allowed people to afford a more elaborate burial to secure their position in the afterlife. Beautiful tombs from this period have been found, including the famous Beni Hassan rock tombs at El-Minya. During the Middle Kingdom, Thebes, now Luxor, became the capital of the country. Egyptian culture and architecture continued to flourish and resulted in beautiful structures such as the Pyramid of Amenemhat III in the El-Fayoum oasis.
Time:It is 1 hour later in Egypt than in the Netherlands. However, winter and summer time start at different times than in Europe. During the transition period, there is no time difference with the Netherlands at all for about a month.
Taal:Arabic is spoken in Egypt. English and French are also spoken in tourist destinations.
Range:The voltage is 220 volts, just like in the Netherlands. It is worth taking a universal plug with you.
The main holidays (and holidays) of Egypt 2023 are:
|1st of January||New year|
|January 07||coptic holidays|
|April 25||Liberation day|
|01 house||Labour Day|
|June 18||Evacuation Day|
|July 23||Revolution Day|
|October 06||Armed Forces Day|
|December 23||Victory Day|
Most government institutions, banks and shops are closed on these days.
Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting. It is a month of penance where people fast from dawn long before sunrise until sunset. As a result, many restaurants and food stalls are closed. In tourist spots in Islamic countries, tourists can usually just go to (a few) restaurants. However, travelers are expected to be discreet. Eating heavily in public before fasting people is generally seen as disrespectful. Since Ramadan depends on the presence of the moon, the start date varies from year to year and location.
Eid-al-Fitr, the Eid of Eid, takes place at the end of Ramadan. During this period, which lasts about a week, roads, streets, tourist attractions and most hotels can be very busy. It is also possible that various attractions, restaurants and shops will be closed.
Telephone calls in Egypt
Mobile calling with a local SIM card is the most convenient and cheapest way to call in Egypt. SIM cards can be bought at almost all stalls for a few euros.
While you can also call from your own mobile number in Egypt, we advise you to keep this to a minimum. Suppliers charge high rates overseas, so check with your supplier before you go.
Internet in Egypt
Most hotels in tourist areas have Wi-Fi or high speed internet access to the hotel computer. If you want to use the Internet via your mobile phone, we recommend using Wi-Fi where possible. Always turn off data roaming to avoid high phone bills.
In Egypt, many dishes are made with fresh legumes and vegetables from the fertile valley and delta of the Nile. Egyptian cuisine has many influences from Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisine. Typically Egyptian is kofta, a stewed meatball dipped in sauce. Bamia, a goulash with vegetables and meat, is also eaten regularly. A sauce often eaten is tahini, a sesame seed sauce that is especially tasty with falafel or shawarma. As for delicacies, in Egypt you will find a lot of baklava and khosaf, a desert of almonds, fruits and nuts.
The Egyptian currency is the Egyptian pound. One euro is worth 31.94 Egyptian pounds. You can use your debit card in many places. Especially in larger cities and tourist places, there are several ATMs that accept most bank cards. Paying by credit card is becoming more and more common in Egypt as well. If you're paying by credit card, make sure the bill shows the correct amount. Euro can be paid in various tourist places in Egypt.
If you have a Dutch or Belgian debit card, please note that a "worldwide" charge/payment is activated. By default, debit cards are activated for Europe, but if you are debiting/paying outside of Europe, you must activate your debit card for debit/paying "worldwide".
For more information on border documents, visa requirements and health regulations, please click hereHere.
Egypt is one of the sunniest places in the world, the sun shines 365 days a year. The country's most popular seaside resort, Hurghada, receives only 3 millimeters of rainfall annually. Egypt has hot summers and mild winters. That's why Egypt is a great place to enjoy the winter sun. The best time to travel to northern Egypt is April, May, September and October, and to southern Egypt from December to February.
No less than 96% of Egypt consists of a desert: the Sahara. The Sahara is the largest and warmest desert in the world. Although the temperature during the day can rise to 55 degrees, it cools down significantly at night and the temperature can drop below freezing. Although dunes are typical of the Sahara, only 20% of the desert consists of sand. The rest of the area is rocky and arid, with the exception of a few oases, there is no vegetation in the desert.
The country's lifeline is formed by the Nile River, which flows through the center of the country. The Delta but also the coastal area of the Red Sea has beautiful flora and fauna. The Red Sea is one of the largest and most impressive diving sites in the world, with a 500-year-old coral reef about 800 kilometers long. Egypt has many kilometers of beaches. Especially on the eastern coast of the Red Sea there are many sandy beaches.
You have to be in Egypt's major cities to see screaming drivers, honking vans and traffic jams criss-crossing each other. Cairo is a city of chaos. Traffic regulations are an unknown phenomenon here. Egyptians going against the flow, stray cattle and traffic jams are the order of the day.
Egypt has a very extensive bus network for long distances or a short city trip. The bus is much more convenient than the train.
Most taxis in Egypt are poorly maintained and run without a meter. Therefore, before you get in, determine how much the ride will cost. More expensive taxis are usually found in tourist hotels and have drivers who speak slightly better English.
A minimum age of 25 and an international driving license are required to rent a car. In most cases, it is not advisable to rent a car, as you are probably not used to the chaos on the road, and the bus ticket is very cheap.
When police raided Neverland in 2003, following allegations that Jackson had molested teenage cancer victim Gavin Arvizo, they found a hidden room connected to the back of a closet in the star's bedroom. Pictures revealed creepy dolls lining a small staircase down into the clandestine chamber.Who owns the Neverland Ranch now? ›
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is getting a facelift. The 2,700-acre property at 5225 Figueroa Mountain Road that was home to Michael Jackson from 1988 to 2005 now belongs to billionaire Ron Burkle, SFGate reported.Why was Neverland closed? ›
The dream of Neverland came to a quick end on Nov. 18, 2003, when 70 officers from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office searched the main residence, based on accusations that Jackson had molested several children (the People of the State of California vs. Michael Joe Jackson) on the property.What happened to the rides at Neverland Ranch? ›
In October 2010, reports claimed that Michael Jackson's children intended to buy the property. However, the neglected ranch fell into disrepair. The amusement rides and animals were gone by 2013, and replaced with a meditative zen garden and a section decorated with Peter Pan.What was inside Neverland Ranch? ›
The price included the 12,598-square-foot (1,170.4 m2) six bedroom Normandy-style mansion, the four-acre lake with waterfall, a pool house, three guest houses, a tennis court, and a 5,500-square-foot (510 m2) movie theater and stage. The train station and railway tracks were also included.Are there still animals at the Neverland Ranch? ›
After his death, Michael Jackson's animals at Neverland Ranch became dispersed to new locations and owners. His two tigers, Thriller and Sabu, are now at Shambala. Shambala is a wild-animal preserve in Arizona, run by Melanie Griffith's mother and actress Tippi Hedren.How much money did Michael Jackson spend on Neverland Ranch? ›
According to Rolling Stone, the music legend bought the estate for US$17 million in 1988 and spent an estimated US$35 million extra on the upgrades. Jackson still owned Neverland at the time of his death, but by 2015 the property had been put up for sale with an initial asking price of US$100 million.
Unfortunately, Neverland is not open to the public (but one can buy it for some 10s of millions). While Neverland may be closed to the public, there are plenty of pictures that one can see of Michael Jackson's Neverland, plus a visit may be possible with the guided tour below.Why is it called Neverland Ranch? ›
Located in Santa Barbara County, California, the agreeably remote property is about 5 miles north from Los Olivos and 8 miles north from Santa Ynez. Originally known as the Sycamore Valley Ranch, Michael renamed it Neverland which was inspired by Peter Pan's youth and innocence –the boy who never grew up.Did anyone buy Neverland Ranch? ›
businessman Ron Burkle. Burkle views the 2,700-acre property in Los Olivos, near Santa Barbara, as a land banking opportunity, his spokesman said Thursday in an email.
The estate rights currently belong to the survivors of the Jackson family, including the late singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children, Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson, and Blanket Jackson. John Branca, an attorney, and John McClain, an accountant, administer the estate.What is the meaning of Neverland? ›
an imaginary place where everything is pleasant or perfect in a way that is impossible to achieve in real life: If he thinks we can get this done by next week, he's living in never-never land.How much is Neverland worth? ›
Neverland Ranch Is Sold for $22 Million - The New York Times.Who inherited Neverland Ranch? ›
In California, the next best thing to fame is infamy. Both sell, eventually. At long last, Michael Jackson's notorious Neverland Ranch found a willing buyer. Investment billionaire Ron Burkle, a friend of the late pop star, purchased the notorious 2,700-acre property in Santa Ynez Valley for a $22 million bargain.How many kids visited Neverland Ranch? ›
An ebullient Michael Jackson greeted some 200 children who were brought to his Neverland Ranch on Friday to play in its amusement park.How many bathrooms are in Neverland Ranch? ›
The main house has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, including a two-story master suite with two attached baths and private loft.Did kids go to Neverland Ranch? ›
Over the years Jackson opened up his Neverland ranch gates to allow a number of children in. The kids were given almost free reign of the park, and were allowed to enjoy all of the delights of the theme park.What was Michael Jackson favorite food? ›
He showed his true American spirit by gorging on Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). He also loved Mexican food, especially cheese quesadilla, Japanese sushi, pizzas, fish, popcorn, frosted flakes with milk.Where is Michael Jackson's elephant? ›
Jackson donated the elephant which had been living at his Neverland Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley to the Florida zoo in 1997.What happened to Neverland zoo? ›
The ranch fell into disrepair. In 2008, the pop star sold a portion of the ranch and the amusement park rides were removed. He died of cardiac arrest in 2009, aged 50. It is unclear what happened to the animals when Neverland closed down, but this is what Kemp attempts to uncover in the new documentary.
Beyond 'Leaving Neverland': Michael Jackson's $20 Million Settlement With a 13-Year-Old Boy. Jordan Chandler accused the King of Pop of sexual battery, seduction, willful misconduct, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He settled with the boy for a hefty sum.What is the most money Michael Jackson ever had? ›
At the time of his death in 2009, Jackson reportedly had a net worth of about $500 million, though this amount has been disputed over the years. Due to his lavish lifestyle, he also is believed to have spent more than every penny he earned.How much money did Michael Jackson really have? ›
Besides having a big name, the singer also had a big fortune through his albums. Upon his death, Michael's net worth was estimated to be around $500 million.Why is Neverland not open to the public? ›
Its location and the applicable zoning regulations prohibit opening it up to the public. During his lifetime, Michael explored this possibility and was faced with the fact that it could not be done.Can adults go to Neverland? ›
Given the presence of adults, there is apparently no age restriction for coming to or staying in Neverland, as long as one believes in it.Was anything found at Neverland Ranch? ›
Jacko's secret bedroom
Investigators found a dark bedroom adorned with Peter Pan pillow cases and stuffed dolls. Nude pictures of men and women were also found in the hidden room, which cops believe was used to “desensitise” the kids who Jackson allegedly abused.
Michael Jackson Left Millions To His Children
According to Michael's will, his three children — Prince, Paris, and Blanket — will receive $33 million each. They each received allowances until they turned 21 and will gain access to one-third of their trust fund at age 30.
Altogether, the combined revenue from Jackson's masters and publishing adds up to about $47.2 million. If trading at a 25-times multiple, that adds up to a nearly $1.2 billion valuation. At the ultra-megastar rate of 30 times, the valuation would be nearly $1.42 billion.Who owned Neverland Ranch before Michael? ›
The history of Neverland Ranch – Before it became Michael Jackson's house. Originally known as the Zaca Laderas Ranch, the massive spread of land spanning across 2,700 acres was purchased by William Boone in 1977.Who is the oldest Jackson 5? ›
The oldest member of the Jackson 5, Jackie was born in 1951. He has also released a couple of solo albums.
He reveals that Jackson's last words were: "Let me have some milk" before adding: "He was pleading, and begging me, to please, please, let him have some milk." Murray then stated: "That was the only thing that would work. He really could not sleep.Who is the richest Jackson family member? ›
Net Worth: $100 Million
The matriarch of the Jackson family, Katherine Jackson, was the only one to receive a portion of the Michael Jackson estate when he passed away. As a result, her net worth (per Celebrity Net Worth) is $100 million.
Michael Jackson's glove from his 1983 performance of Billie Jean: US$420,000.What are the boys of Neverland called? ›
Lost Boys (Peter Pan)
|Distinctions||Children (usually all male)|
Neverland is a fictional island featured in the works of J. M. Barrie and those based on them. It is an imaginary faraway place where Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, the Lost Boys, and some other imaginary beings and creatures live.Does Eminem own Neverland? ›
Nope ... But Never Say Never.How much money was Michael Jackson worth when he died? ›
This birthed collaborations with top fashion companies, including Off-white and Supreme. As of 2009, when Jackson passed away, his estate worth was $500 million. However, his estate worth has bloomed since then, as it was worth about $873 million in 2020.Who got married at Neverland Ranch? ›
Meeting and marrying Elizabeth Taylor
At the time he was living in a small house in Stanton. Taylor and Fortensky were married on October 6, 1991, at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The wedding, which cost between $1.5 and $2 million, was attended by 160 guests and presided over by Marianne Williamson.
Michael Jackson's Net worth:
Michael Jackson had a $500 million net worth before dying. However, he went bankrupt after requesting a $380 million loan from Bank of America to finance his lifestyle.
The couple divorced in April 2000, and Rowe gave full custody rights of the children to Jackson. Rowe received a US$8 million settlement and a house in Beverly Hills, California.
The 2003 raid apparently enabled cops to discover a hidden room behind a false wall in his closet, and a bizarre collection of toys, books and magazines. The childlike mannequins were believed to have been dressed by Jackson in denim jackets and sneakers.What did the police find in Neverland Ranch? ›
In November 2003, police raided Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch and uncovered bizarre items that include collection of pornography, dolls, and photographs featuring naked young boys.How many rooms did Neverland have? ›
Neverland Ranch, now Sycamore Valley Ranch, is relisted for $67 million. The home has 16 bedrooms and 29 bathrooms. ABC News toured the King of Pop's famed 2,700-acre California ranch after his death in 2009.How many rooms were in Neverland? ›
Jackson's former home, a six-room, seven-bathroom luxury Normandy-style property, includes a swimming pool, a 50-seat cinema and a guest house. A total of 22 structures are scattered across the massive property.Who bought Michael Jackson's clothes? ›
Tweeting about the same soon after becoming the owner of the 55 items, Lady Gaga wrote she bought the items in the spirit of preservation. Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta turns a year older today.Who sold Michael Jackson's ranch? ›
businessman Ron Burkle.Did Michael Jackson have dolls in his house? ›
DOLLS AND BABIES
Stacy Brown, co-author of a book called "Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask," said the singer had collected dolls for years and had many at his Neverland Ranch in central California, where he also had theme park rides and a zoo.
Creepy toys and dummies
Officers found life-sized dolls of little boys during the raid, which had been dressed in denim jackets, shorts and trainers and positioned in bizarre poses.
The more time Ms McManus spent at Neverland, the more she was convinced her boss was a predator. “There was a lot of Vaseline in Michael's bedroom, it was actually all over the ranch,” Ms McManus reveals. “Sometimes it was found in the golf carts when Mr Jackson would take off with the with the boys.”What did Michael Jackson pay for Neverland Ranch? ›
Jackson purchased the 2,700-acre property in 1988 for $17 million and spent an estimated $35 million turning the estate into an amusement park complete with a zoo, Ferris wheel, a theater, a train station, go-kart track and its own fire department.
Neverland is a lot larger than Graceland and Los Angeles is a major tourist destination already,” said Roger Brooks, CEO of tourism company Destination Development International. “Neverland embodied who Michael Jackson was -- the good and the bad.Why is it called Neverland? ›
In the earliest drafts of the play, the island was called "Peter's Never Never Never Land", a name possibly influenced by the 'Never Never', a contemporary term for outback Australia. In the 1928 published version of the play's script, the name was shortened to "the Never Land".How much is Neverland worth now? ›
Neverland Ranch Is Sold for $22 Million - The New York Times.How long is a day in Neverland? ›
In the 1991 film Hook, 3 days passed in Neverland but when Pan and family returned they'd only been gone for the night, so it's like for every 2 hours that pass in this world, 1 days passes in Neverland. So 5 Years, 3 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours on Avalon is 134 Years minimum in this world.Can you go inside Neverland? ›
Unfortunately, Neverland is not open to the public (but one can buy it for some 10s of millions). While Neverland may be closed to the public, there are plenty of pictures that one can see of Michael Jackson's Neverland, plus a visit may be possible with the guided tour below.