Marsa al `Alam Travel Guide
Marsa al `Alam
Marsa al `Alam
View from our room.
Great coral reef, new and high standard accomodations
Too many people are really poor...
In a nutshell
Egypt, you'll come back again !
The diving in the Red Sea is always astounding and were were not dissapointed here in El Quesir the on site Diving center at he Akassia is the German based team from Diving.de but dont worry they speak several languages and are fully qualified
Excellent diving inside the Solitaire Resort!Really great, great guys! It is a German operated diving center, but they speak fulently english and some italian. All the people working there are really very nice and helpful!We had a great time diving with them and so many...
Trip to the atolls
Reachable by bus and than by boat from any resort in Mars'Alam, they have really nothing to envy to Carrabean's and Maldives' atolls. Such atolls are very small and wild; there is nothing there besides sea and beach, so be sure that your boat can offer at least something to...
Sornkel or dive with dolphins
A boat trip to Dolphin Reef will give you a chance to see dolphins. A huge pod lives there and is protected by marine park status. The park is divided in 3 zones, one is accessible by all, one only by snorkellers and the most protected one is a no-go area for humans so the...
Dive the House reef at Marsa Shagra or Marsa Nakar
See my tip on accomodation for details of the Red Sea Diving Safari eco-camps. Both have a great house reef with two possible dives: North or South.You can choose to be dropped or picked up at the end of your dive by one of their speedboats.Lots of fish and critters to see.
Sol Y Mar Solaya
1 Review and 22 Opinions I drove this weekend from Luxor to Marsa Alam (Coraya arae). It was not that bad as i could expect....
Iberotel Samaya Beach
1 Review and 12 Opinions First of all: if you flight to Red Sea, you will be on the seaside and only theorically in Egypt. I...
Oriental Bay Resort: Oriental Bay Resort
Oriental Bay is an elegant hotel located on the Jabbal El Rosas Bay 15 KM North of Marsa Alam City and 45 KM South of Marsa Alam International Airport. Oriental Bay is on the Seaside with panoramic spectacular mountain view, the. The Resort is located in the middle of the...
Coral Beach Diving Hotel: Diving resort
I have been in this hotel for two nights. New, nice and clean hotel. Anyway wear shoes when walking around hotel area, my friend got some glass to foot after walking without shoes. There is few shops downstairs, T-shirts and diving stuff. Nothing but sand and sea to go by...
Solitaire Resort: Very relaxing and nice
Very nice Resort. Small bungalows scaterred in a manicured garden. There are two smimming-pools, one with in-water bar stools, but both with bars.The rooms are nicely furnished with functioning air-condition that you can set-up as you wish, minibar, TV (never used), bathroom...
Riff Villa: Hotel for DIVER
I ve been there last Year from 27 - 29 October . The Hotelatmosphere was very familiar . It is a low budget hotel . For Diver who wants to have not croweded beaches and small diving groupes it may be the best choice .
The Hotel or Pension is beautiful placed at the beach...
Airport duty free: Limited duty free at airport (Fall 2008)
The airport seems to be going through a refurbishment program and as a result the duty free shop is very difficult to find. Just ask for directions and follow the (small) signs.
What to buy: The selection is not very good at present. The usual cigarettes and alcohols but don't expect a wide choice.
What to pay: All prices are in USD but you can pay in euros or Egyptian pounds and by credit card.
Written Oct 24, 2008
Address: At the airort
Don't follow this local custom!
Egypt is a nice country but look more closely and you'll see garbage and in particular plastic bottles and bags absolutely everywhere: in the desert, on the beach, underwater in the coral...
What a shame.
Written Oct 27, 2008
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PAY THE VISA AT THE COUNTER AT THE AIRPORT IN DOLLARS . So the VISA costs only 15 Dollars . When you enter the Airport you ll have a couter of the bank on the left side . There you can pay the Visa in Dollars . In EURO you ll pay 20 Euros , that will be 2 times mor as in...
Excurstion to Shalateen camels market
It' a one-day excursion advised by every tour operator. it's a long journey from Mars'Alam, in fact such a place is near Sudan. The most disappointhing this was there were very few camels and people. The tour there consist in a visit where camels stayed in quaranteen...(we...
Fondest memory: Fustat Wadi El Gemal, is the most beautiful spot of the Red Sea, Enjoy green in the middle of the desert, beautiful evening with the star light.
Written Jan 24, 2009
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- National/State Park
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