Marsa Alam, the underwater paradise



Thu, 20 Jul 2017 - 08:47 GMT


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 - 08:47 GMT

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - 20 July 2017: If you are planning to spend a summer break away from the jellyfish, feel free to choose Marsa Alam on the Red Sea coast. It is a very charming and beautiful city, very suitable for relaxation. You can go swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing and on safari. Watching fish and dolphins is a part of everyday life there. You will feel that there is an unending love that is born within you from the magic of the Red Sea and its creative people.

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Marsa Alam is located 274 km south of Hurghada on the west coast of the Red Sea, specifically at the confluence of the Hurghada-Halaib Coastal Road with the Marsa Alam-Edfu Road.

Means of transportation

All Marsa Alam hotels offer air-conditioned buses that take guests free of charge to any place within Marsa Alam during specific working hours. You can ask your hotel about it. You can also take 24-hour public transportation or rent a private car, and all forms of internal transportation are at very reasonable prices.

Marsa Alam International Airport is 67 km north of the city. It allows reception of charter flights and regular flights. It serves the entire southern Red Sea area, not only the city of Marsa Alam. It is of great benefit in shortening the time between Egypt and the Gulf states.

The bus journey from Cairo takes approximately 7 hours to approximately 639 km, and there are organized trips to Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Safaga, and Ras Ghareb, as well as safari trips.

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Marsa Alam is full of bazaars and shopping places where you can buy gifts and souvenirs, from Bedouin clothes, ornaments, pottery utensils, carpets, and perfumes made locally from the finest Egyptian essential oils.

You find most of the bazaars in the hotels and resorts, as well as in the market in the nearby city of Qusair. There are also four supermarkets to provide you with the best of necessities for you and your family, and at reasonable prices.

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The restaurants offer a great variety of design and artistic decorations. This group offers the resort guests the option of enjoying the most delicious international, Moroccan, Arabic, Mediterranean and modern cuisine. Do not forget their special menus for children.


Many foreign tourists described Marsa Alam as a piece of paradise in their comments on the TripAdvisor website, which specializes in travel and tourism around the world.

Others described it as the most beautiful beach in the world. Among its most famous beaches, Sharm El Louly was ranked 3rd out the most beautiful 25 beaches in the world by TripAdvisor in 2016.

You can rent a yacht or a boat to watch dolphins and sharks or to visit one of the nature reserves for diving; take a day-long fishing trip, cooking what you catch and eating on board; spend a day practicing snorkeling and then enjoying a Bedouin night; and go on a safari on the back of a camel or on a motorcycle. You can also exercise in Marsa Alam daily through its extensive football fields at the hotels, volleyball courts on the beach and golf courses.

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Dive, sail and catch

You can dive with the most beautiful sea creatures, where about 5,000 dolphins live by the beaches of Marsa Alam, especially the Dolphin House area. For new diving enthusiasts, you will find six diving instruction centers and coral reef areas.

Yacht harbor and boats

One of the most beautiful places to enjoy in Marsa Alam is the view of about 1,000 yachts with lengths of up to 150 feet along the international port. The piers are about 3,200 meters long and accommodate 500 yachts of various sizes. Some of them can be rented for great cruises.

Samadi Reef

Samadi Reef is a beautiful and rare spot on the Red Sea coast, 14 km from Marsa Alam and 4 km from the sea. It has an inverted “U” shape and more than 5,000 dolphins swimming in groups of 5 to 200. The dolphins like to sleep during the daytime among Samadi’s reefs, and they swim and are active at night, grabbing attention as they rotate seven times in the air before diving again into the water.

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Hamata Reserve

Six km south of Marsa Alam, with an area of about 7,450 sq km, the Hamata Reserve includes mangroves, coral reefs, sea grasses, and rare species of flora and fauna.

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Jebel Elba Reserve

The regions of Jebel Elba, Daiyab, Al-Abraq and the coastal mangrove forest islands are representative of the Red Sea and are abundant in valleys and plains where there are many rare wild animals, plants and seabirds.

Diving in the reef

Elphinstone Reef, located 20 km from the beach of Marsa Alam, is a great diving spot. The reef is 300 meters long and stretches to an incredible depth of more than 100 meters. The strong currents from the reef area are ideal for diving with the current; however, it is only for experienced divers due to the depth of the location (from 20 to 40 meters).

Soft coral covers a large underwater area. Marine life varies from barracuda, angelic fish, grouper fish and moray eels. White fin sharks, gray coral sharks and hammerhead sharks are also known to visit the place for a limited time.

The reef can be reached through Marsa Alam by boat, or even by the same dive boats in the Red Sea.

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Wadi Lahmy Resort

At Wadi Lahami Bay, 140 km south of Marsa Alam, novice water-skiers will find the perfect place to learn kiteboarding, and with a depth of up to 70 cm, the lake provides ideal conditions for long distances. The lake separates the outer coral reef from the open sea, allowing professionals and speed enthusiasts to enjoy the strong winds and have an exciting kiteboarding experience.

Daedalus Reef

Daedalus Reef, also known as “Abu el-Kizal”, is 80 km from Marsa Alam’s beach, making it the lowest area for diving. Some large fish can be seen, including the hammer shark, various types of migratory tuna, colored eels and spotted fish.

Daedalus Reef can be reached by dive boats in the Red Sea; the nearest port is Marsa Alam.

Port Ghalib Resort

Port Ghalib Resort is a magnificent tourist example of design, creativity, environmental preservation, culture, and diversity of entertainment in harmony with the pristine nature.

Located 70 km from Marsa Alam on the Red Sea coast and only 5 minutes from Marsa Alam International Airport, it has an international marina, four international tourist hotels, golf courses, yacht clubs, commercial complexes, facilities, services, and an integrated residential and recreational community.

It also includes international hotels specializing in diving, fishing and summer sports. The region is characterized by coral reefs, soft sand and clear blue waters, with unlimited space and a calm and moderate climate throughout the year.

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