Stayed there for a couple's getaway with a lot of swimming and snorkeling.
Room was a suite (317) which was very nice but was also the farthest distance to the centrally located restaurants, reef, etc.
Great for swimming longer distances. Not just the ~50m pool but even better, the ~200m salt water lagoons that are very calm and great for swimming.
Food was so so... Often I felt sad what they did with the fresh and good ingredients... Great beef filets were cooked until they were tough as leather. Nice fish or turkey was butchered so that eating them was no fun. But besides that, there was always plenty of choice and the Egyptian dinners twice a week were a definite highlight.
They even have a don't-reserve-loungers policy... Too bad that nobody cares and so most nice loungers are "taken" by 8 AM - where the people only showed up around 3 PM... It was still possible to get a place somewhere but you had to look for a while.
On the other hand the towel-policy was strictly enforced and I got a lecture when I tried to exchange my towel one morning after using it for 3 days (and therefore saving a lot of water/detergent!), being told that I have to return my towel before 6 PM! Which makes no sense if you want to enjoy the evening sun till sunset around 7:30. This particular employee was extremely rude and wouldn't exchange my towel at all. Had to go to management to clear this up. Not very customer oriented.
But most other employees were friendly and accommodating.
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