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Best place for chill-out, sunbathing and snorkeling

Although our hotel had a private reef, we went to El Fanar every day because this place is just... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Munich, Germany
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Great place

I have used el fanar for several years now and it just gets better. Great dive location. Good day... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Upchurch, United Kingdom
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Ras Umm Sid, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Although our hotel had a private reef, we went to El Fanar every day because this place is just amazing. Less crowded than our hotel beach with a stunning reef. The staff is friendly and always up for joking. Haven’t tried the food, but we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudia80331
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

I have used el fanar for several years now and it just gets better. Great dive location. Good day out with family and friends. But best of all good food with happy staff And excellent service. If you are in sharm this is a must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

It was great places but very crowd. Sea blurred for crowd. Have different beatiğfull fish swimming together people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tekin Ö
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Went to El Fanar beach yesterday. $6 each to get in. sun lounger Chairs poor the sofas were disgusting we would never sit on them. we went to snorkel and that was brilliant. we saw loads of fish a massive Tiran trigger fish we followed....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Private Beach with Resturant ,showers and toilets.Beach also has Massage area.Food and drinks in Resturant very good and not to pricy.We paid to get on the beach and recieved a bottle of water each and a towel each this is great had you dont have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank waterlillim
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

PROS: stunning views, amazing snorkeling/SCUBA, solid dock CONS: slow food service, not the cleanest surroundings, entry fee Best place in Sharm to enjoy the Red Sea from the shore or under the water’s surface.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KrzysioHI
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Dive master for Elite Divers suggested a night dive and we went down to El Fanar. Easy entry and a nice easy night dive with a good variety of coral and sea life.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bg564
Reviewed 21 August 2018

El Fanar beach is truly a jewel of the Red Sea. There is a small fee to access the beach at El Fanar this included a towel and was extremely good value as the beach was absolutely stunning. There was plenty of loungers with parasols...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is one of the best beaches we have been to quite relaxing stunning snorkelling good food good price I shouldn't really be telling you all this because you'll end up going there l little bit of heaven

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tony h
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

To the official .. I hope to you stop a person named Mido working in the massage This person does not fit in dealing with visitors. Because he is a fool or addict

Date of experience: May 2018
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Khaled E
25 August 2018|
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Response from tony h | Reviewed this property |
This is the private beach you have to pay I think it was about £65 Egypt and the toilets are up on top across from the showers and the restaurant
13 July 2016|
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Response from uandeye | Reviewed this property |
very cheap with a towel
13 July 2016|
Response from P3753YMchristined | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee is just a few pounds and you get a towel and water included too.