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1. Re: Hotels ?

Unfortunately marsa is not going to offer you that option. The marsa area is a stretch of 100km coastline along which hotels are based. There is very limited options outside the hotel complexes even port galhib only has a few resturants or shops.

Most people go to chill, dive, snorkel, take trips to luxor , abu simbal as its less commercialised than sharm or hurgarda , maybe look at hurgarda, dahab or El Gouna which may given you more options.

Edited: 18 August 2012, 23:17
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2. Re: Hotels ?

I am just backing up the post by sg2. Marsa is for relaxing in peace and quiet, enjoying the best snorkling and diving, and just being very lazy. There is a slight option, being the Intercontinental in Port Ghalib. There are some shops, coffee places, restaurants etc there, but it is still very very quiet. Hurghada is a bit of a building site but does have a lot of places. Just watch out for the locals hassling you when off the site. With Sharm being a military area, it is different to Hurghada, El Gouna etc.

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4. Re: Hotels ?

Hilton Sharks Bay is nice, Soho Square to walk to and no hassle like Namma Bay

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We are going to Marsa Alam for 3 weeks in October, but my favorite place is Ell Gouna, a gated resort community, just approx 20 km from Hurghada, but much more relaxed and less crowded. The beaches are beautiful and plenty to do there. It is quaint with great restaurants, nightclubs, diving, snorkling, kiting, daytrips, anything you want but on a smaller scale than Sharm. Been to Sharm many times, but El Gouna is still my favorite. I was in Gouna last May and stayed at the Sheraton , it was directly on the beach, great food and just beautiful. Highly recommended.

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6. Re: Hotels ?

I understand ther isn't much coral off the beach at El Gouna so you need to do boat trips to the reef, is this correct?

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Yes, true on the reefs in El Gouna, but there are great snorkeling trips that you can take from Hurghada to all different places. Mahmaya was my favorite. Such an amazing place, private island and fairly inexpensive. There are many day trips though with plenty of reefs close by. I do have to agree that the snorkeling in Sharm is much better than that in El Gouna. Still, El Gouna has my heart....

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