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Marsa Alam holidays 2020
Positioned in south-eastern Egypt, on the western shore of the world-renowned Red Sea, Marsa Alam is a stunning destination, constantly bathed in sun. Long stretches of white golden sand overlook the Red Sea, the calming crystal clear waters hosting numerous water sport and diving opportunities for you to get involved with during your Marsa Alam holidays in 2020.
Once a small fishing village, Marsa Alam is today popular with tourists due to its very high temperatures and palm tree-strewn beaches. Egypt is known for its quirky escapes and eclectic selection of activities, from camel riding in the Eastern Desert to diving into the depths of Elphinstone Reef. Whether you’re looking to find a relaxing respite away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or would prefer a more active break – one of our cheap holidays to Marsa Alam are for you.
As one of the newest resorts on the spectacular Red Sea Riviera, Marsa Alam boasts shimmering beaches, impressive coastlines and unspoilt reefs. With its abundant sunshine and tranquil setting, this is the ideal location for holidaymakers looking for a quiet break away.
Marsa Alam at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Marsa Alam has loads of beaches for you to enjoy, including the popular Abu Dabbab Beach
Perfect for watersports
Marsa Alam is home to some of Egypt's most unspoilt coral reefs, making it perfect for scuba diving
Fine dining scene
Head to Port Ghalib marina for a high-end dining experience
Great national parks
Visit Wadi el Gamal for a range of desert activities
Must-visit historical sites
Check out Cleopatra's Mine which was known as a spot to dig for emeralds and other jewels
Fab shopping scene
Port Ghalib is also a great spot for shopping, so make sure you pick up a selection of gifts
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Things to do in Marsa Alam
Whether you fancy a dip in the sea or a cocktail by the beach, there is a wealth of opportunities when looking for things to do in Marsa Alam.
Holidays in Marsa Alam wouldn’t be complete without riding camels through the Eastern Desert, and while you do get to find forgotten pyramids jutting out from the sandy horizon, you don’t really get a sense of the vastness of these golden landscapes until you traverse the sand dunes.
The River Nile is also a must when it comes to picturesque scenery and stunning natural appeal, Aswan in particular gives you great views of the river, supplying peaceful cruises along the calming waters, while Sharm el Sheikh will introduce you to even more plentiful diving spots.
If you’re looking to discover more about the Egypt portrayed in history books, there are some great Marsa Alam attractions for you to explore. A short journey from the resort takes you to Cleopatra’s Mine, heralded as one of the oldest emerald mines in the world.
Marsa Alam has a unique position on the shore of the Red Sea and boasts untouched sands for miles. Its beaches are unparalleled. From well-trodden stretches to footprint-free sands. Many of the hotels and resorts on the coast have their own private stretches of powdery white sand, complete with restaurants, beach bars and sun loungers – what more could you want?
The popular Abu Dabbab Beach has wonderfully white sand, a variety of water sports, as well as a reef where giant turtles and dugongs are often spotted.
Within the Wadi Gemal National Park are the two secluded beaches of Honkorab and Golaan, which make the ideal spots for sunbathing on your Marsa Alam holiday. Don’t be surprised if you see a camel or two, as this is the place for beach rides. Out on the still waters are a scattering of mangroves and beneath are amazing coral reefs, just waiting to be explored.
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