The Maritim Jolie Ville Luxor Island Resort occupies a prime location only 4 km from the city centre of Luxor and is the ideal starting point for discerning holiday makers wishing to experience this ancient world. The unique resort is nestled amidst spacious landscaped gardens on a 630,000 sq.m. Privately owned island in the River Nile. The Kings Island is connected to the mainland by one road and only one bridge, and is virtually free of cars. This makes the resort to an ideal location for any one seeking peace and tranquillity from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, and especially for families with kids, ensuring safety and plenty of space for play. The expansive facility consists of the main building, a large swimming pool area, and the bungalow accommodation spread throughout the gardens. Luxor is the number one choice for those wishing to experience firsthand the culture and history of Ancient Egypt. Known as the City of Palaces, no other place can lay claim to the many magnificent testaments to the thousands of years during which the Pharaohs ruled. Amongst the renowned archaeological and cultural sites are the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor. Built to honour various gods, they are the result of influences and improvements carried out by the Pharaohs over hundreds of years. The most visited sites are the temple complexes on the Niles East Bank and a number of West Bank areas such as the Tombs of the Nobles, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queen.