Detailed review by TheEnglishman
A great place to chill out.
First. There is NO beach to swim from because the edge is a magnificent coral reef.
HOWEVER,,this is simply a jewel in the crown if you can swim.
There is a top quality pontoon that leads you to deep water and the edge of the reef.
The beauty here is stunning. I was in the water at least three times a day with a good mask and snorkel.
There is a truly excellent dive school ON THE PREMISES.
If you want to scuba,,these guys are good. German run with German effeciency.
The staff at the hotel trip over themselves to be happy and look after you,,( a couple of miseries,,but thats to be expected)
The room was spacious,,clean and kept clean. EVERYTHING worked..taps toilet,,shower,,air con. Excellent.
Temperatures around 40,,(104),,,but not stiffling heat..you can breath easily,,unlike Greece or Italy when it hits those high temps.
Water was clear and warm.
No Bugs..no one has seen a scorpion,,the flies are few and a few ants,,but not a problem.
Health,,,let me say,,,don't use the swimming pools. I never use them because I have found these to be the main factors in tummy problems wherever its hot.
On the whole..no real problems found with people getting ill. (Yes,,it did happen,,but this is Arabia remember)
The airport is close,,but rarely do you hear a jet..(15 mins..so short transfer)
A good tip.....If you decide to visit the towns,,Sharm el Sheikh or the bay..Take a local guy with you...believe me ..you don't get hassled by the shop keepers..they see an Arab,,and keep quiet..if they don't,,he deals with it.
We did this on the second trip,,,the difference was just bliss and he got the taxi cheaper.
If you need to get about and see places on your holiday..ruins,,museums and the like..I'm sure there is a lot to see..check it out.
Luxor is £175 by air...approx if you want to see the Valley of the Kings.
If your into scuba diving..go to Ras Mohamed..its a park..I'm told its fabulous by the divers there.
All in all..brilliant holiday.