We stayed at the Brayka Bay for a week, and honestly found it hard to find fault with anything. The hotel would not be classed as a 5 star standard in the UK, BUT it was immaculate, the staff were attentive and friendly and the food was varied, with a different meat on the BBQ every night. The food was always piping hot and there was something to please everyone, we intend to return in August with 3 children as the food would even please 3 picky eaters.
Before we went we were aware that this hotel was isolated and that there was little much to do in the evenings, but we went prepared with playing cards and were in bed before 11.00 every night due to exhaustion having been up at 6.00am. Yes, what others have said, the sun beds do get ‘reserved’ early with towels, but we found it warm enough to go in the sea and sunbathe at 6.30 so quickly adapted our body clocks to early mornings and early nights! Hence we are unable to comment on the evening entertainment as we never got there, but others we spoke to were not that impressed.
The reef is amazing and the fish can viewed from the moment you step into the sea. We did several trips, we went to Hamata Isalnds and would defiantly go again, we went to Abu Dabbab and would defiantly go again, and we went to Port Ghalib, and although glad to have gone would not go again. Also the Super Safari, glad we did it, but would not do it again. If you are going to book any trips, book them with the Dive Centre [the guys on the beach], whilst out they were very informative and eager to make our time with them enjoyable.
The rooms were spacious and very clean, nice large balcony with a wonderful view of the gardens and beach. The room boy was friendly and left a different toel sculpture every day, along with fresh bottles of water in the fridge. Never did we have the need to use a water dispenser as there are ample bottles of water available at mealtimes and from the room boy in your fridge.
Whilst away I was ill, my partner wasn’t, and we mainly ate the same, so I suppose it was just one of those things, the Doctor on the site was very professional and I was treated quickly. I will be returning again, so don’t let this put you off; we did not meet anyone else that became ill.
Although a bit expensive, the Cleopatra Massage was quite an experience and very professional, however the staff in the Health Centre pestered us afterwards to return.
If you are looking to get away from everything, and are content to scuba/snorkel/sunbathe/drink/eat/sleep and entertain yourselves in other ways if you’re not too exhausted by the latter, this is the ideal hotel to go to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brayka Bay Resort caters for couples looking for a romantic holiday, individuals seeking a peaceful break or divers who want to focus on their favorite sport. 320 spacious and elegant rooms giving breathtaking views on the sea or the lush and tropical gardens. Soft lounge music will make you forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life. The exquisite wellbeing center offering relaxing massages and other rejuvenating treatments is the ideal place to unwind and distress. Divers take advantage of the on-site dive center that is offering courses and open water dives for professionals as well as less experienced divers. The extensive house reef will fascinate divers and snorkelers with its diversity of fishes, corals and other underwater world creatures. An easy access into the sea directly from the shore is an added value for unpracticed swimmers. Brayka Bay is one of the three resorts of Brayka Resorts Complex that is offering a new and unique holiday experience. Brayka Resorts are much more than just hotels, they are a destination within a destination where relaxation meets family time along with fun and party with friends. Beautifully nestled in the stunning bay Brayka, they range over 1.3 km of coast line offering sandy beaches, tropical gardens, excellent leisure facilities and two stunning outer coral reefs that are home to an incredible diversity of marine life. Build up your holiday. Choose whether just to relax and delight in the best conditions of privacy and tranquility, or meet new people and unwind after accumulated stress, or take fun all day long and party. Meanwhile, you are invited to enjoy wide range of dining and recreational facilities in the entire Brayka Resorts Complex. One week will never be enough to try out all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brayka Bay Reef Hotel Marsa Alam
- Hotel Brayka Bay Reef