Marsa Alam Egypt Holidays

Marsa Alam Holidays – Spectacular diving and desert safaris

Situated on the Red Sea coast in south-eastern Egypt, the former fishing village of Marsa Alam is fast developing into one of Egypt’s most up-and-coming resorts. The holiday scene here is very much focused on the seafront, with a small harbour and quay bustling with bars, restaurants and shops, and the majority of hotels looking out across the sea. Marsa Alam has something of a tropical paradise feel – think palm trees swaying in warm sea breezes, tangled mangroves and coral reefs. The resort has a reputation of having some of the best dive sites in Egypt - Elphinstone Reef in particular is legendary amongst divers -  with dolphins, dugongs and hammerhead sharks regularly spotted, as well as crocodilefish and octopi.

Accommodation here ranges from budget 3-star options to full blown 5-star all-inclusive luxury. The nightlife is an eclectic mix, ranging from frenetic Mexican disco to shisha pipes and oriental drinks in Bedouin tents on the beach. Popular activities include deep sea fishing, kite surfing at the Wadi Lahami lagoon, quad bike and jeep safaris that explore mountain valleys and Bedouin villages, and relaxing camel safaris to witness spectacular desert sunsets.

Marsa Alam is a great spot for those looking to enjoy watersports activities, diving, desert excursions or just lazing on the beach. For a more cultural experience exploring Egypt’s ancient monuments, try Luxor or Aswan.