So after a lot of thinking, missing on a great last minute deal for a nice hotel in Hurghada I have now booked an 8 day trip to Naama Bay next week. I cannot wait to get there, as I enjoyed my trip two years ago. Not expecting too much of the hotel as long the pool and beach is nice - and if the food isn't at least the area seems to have plenty of restaurants.... As long I can relax after a tough year, my last holiday a year ago, I will be happy.
I have a few questions though. My last trip was a dive holiday, diving every day except the last one. This time I might dive two days, but I would also love to see a bit of the area.
One reason I was disappointed by missing out the deal on Hurghada was the ability to easily travel to Luxor. From Sharm I understand you need to fly. Is the day trip actually worth the money (seems to be around $150), or is it far too rushed?
An alternative place that I am interested in is Mount Sinai and St. Catherine monastery. I read the ascent can be quite tough. Despite this, is it really one of the highlights in that region?
Or are there any other trips I should consider (like the desert trips with evening bbq)?
And a final question, are there any nice restaurants on the east part of Naama Bay (staying at the Oriental Rivol Hotel) in case I want to eat outside the hotel?
Thanks for your help in advance.