Housed in a prime location between sandy mountains and deepest blue sea, the Blue House Hotel Marsa Alam is just 2 km away from the city of Marsa Alam and 60 km from its international airport, which opened in 2001 and used by an increasing number of direct flights from major European destinations. Marsa Alam is located near the Tropic and Cancer where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea. A tropical paradise with its palm trees, mangroves and seacoasts fringed with a barrier coral reefs. Holidaymakers are attracted to the resort's undisturbed tranquility. Marsa Alam's relatively remote location makes it the ideal destination for a peaceful, relaxing vacation; it has also some inland attraction, such as the Emerald Mines and the Temple of Seti I at Khanais.