Marsa Alam is one of the fastest growing holiday resorts in Egypt, popular with wind surfers, divers and sun worshippers fortunate enough to have discovered the resort’s remote tranquility.
Although previously a small fishing village, the construction of an International Airport in 2001 has established Marsa Alam as an upcoming and exclusive holiday resort. With a host of tourism projects planned for the near future, Marsa Alam is set to rival the popularity of established Egyptian resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.
Here you will enjoy some of the most beautiful, secluded beaches in Egypt, surrounded by palm trees, empty coves and crystal blue waters. Spend some time sunbathing in these tropical surroundings for total relaxation.
The horseshoe shaped Samadai Reef is located just a few hundred meters off the shore of Marsa Alam. Nicknamed the ‘Dolphin House’, this shallow, turquoise lagoon is the permanent residence of over 100 spinner dolphins.
While spinner dolphins are generally shyer than their bottlenose counterparts, they are still happy to swim and play with visiting scuba divers for hours at a time.
Elphinstone Reef is considered one of the premier diving sites in the Red Sea. The reef’s underwater walls plunge deeper than 70 meters and are decorated with a plethora of red, white, brown and pink sponges, corals and fans.
Whilst diving in the Elphinstone Reef, keep your eyes peeled for white-tip sharks, barracudas and angel fish