Hi. We are considering visiting Marsa Alam next year. Last year we visited the Maldives and I fell in love with a place!!!! Budget wise we cant afford the Maldives for another year or so but looking at Marsa Alam photos for some reason seems to me the nearest we will get to the scenery of the Maldives. Has anyone ever visited both places and if so how are they similar? PS I dont snorkel or dive so that aspect doesnt bother me. Just would love to visit somwhere quiet and peacful with lovely scenery.