Mangroves in the Sinaii
There are several areas in the South Sinaii where Mangroves thrive. The coast of Nabq is one such place. They grow in saline and mixed fresh and saline water -particularly where flood water pours into the sea. The shipwreck off the coast is why the locals call this area 'al-Ghara'na', - 'the drowned'.
"Nabq Bay Nr Sharm el Sheik"
Our hotel was called the Golden Resort. Typical all inc hotel , all you needed and more.
To get to the beach you had to cross a main road but there was always a security man to help you across. We could also catch the mini bus if we so wanted.
We had a ground floor room with views of the pools.
The grounds were nicely kept.
The beach was nice although the sand was gritty.
To snorkle you had to climb down a ladder off the end of the jetty. I did this once but it didnt appeal to me.
You could stand on the jetty and see numerous fish, so you didnt need to snorkle.
Nabq in the Sinaii
Nabq was declared a nature reserve in 1922. This wild exquisite landscape north of Sharm el Sheik is not often visited. The stark interior and the wild beach which houses unique mangove forests growing on salt water are dramatically beautiful. Two important ecological systems -the mountain and desert environment -sit side by side and Bedouin commmunities living traditional ways of life camp in the Wadis (Wadi Sid mostly) and near the coast where they fish.
"Girl from Nabq"
Young girl in the desert in Nabq