Marsa Alam Travel Guide
The natural beauty of the Red Sea coast
Marsa Alam is a resort town located on the Red Sea coast in Egypt. It’s renowned for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. The Abu Dabab Bay is known for its sea turtles and dugongs (sea cows). Kite-surfing site El Naaba Lagoon is separated from the open sea by a coral reef. The National Park of Wadi el-Gemal, south of the town, encompasses desert, seagrass beds, reefs and islands. For diving enthusiasts, Marsa Alam’s diving sites are considered to be a glorious treasure waiting to be discovered, boasting beautiful coral reefs and an abundance of magnificently colored sea life where spinner dolphins and sea turtles swim freely.
Experience the natural beauty of the Red Sea destionation. Head to an unforgettable holiday to Marsa Alam. With its incredible beaches, jaw-dropping diving spots and unrivalled Egyptian hospitality, it’s a destination that really does tick every box. In-the-know divers have been heading to Marsa Alam for years, attracted to the seas that offer up some of Egypt’s best diving just off the wonderful coastline.
Adventure seekers have plenty of attractions to discover in the deserts near Marsa Alam. Visitors can go on quad bikes or jeep safaris off-road into the desert, and combine it with a visit to a Bedouin village, marking an unforgettable and adventurous experience. A mouthwatering barbecue dinner and a camel ride cannot be missed while visiting a Bedouin village.
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Marsa Alam International Airport ( RMF )
Things to do in Marsa Alam
50 Tours & Activties
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Where To Go - Places To Visit
Wadi Gemal, meaning the Valley of the Camels is one of the last places in Egypt where you can still find wild gazelle. Wadi El Gamal National Park. It is 7,450 km2 size. It has several entrances, but the main one is situated close to the Shams Alam resort about 30 minutes south from Marsa Alam. It has many spectacular mangrove and thorny acacia trees. .. Read More
Hamata Island is Atop an inshore reef 60km north of Berenice lies the wreck of this 65m-long cargo ship. Lying on its side in just 14m of water, Hamata is a fairly easy, extremely picturesque dive site. Depth: 6m to 14m. Rating. .. Read More!
Better known as Dolphin Reef to the international tourists, Sataya is situated at the south-eastern tip of the Fury Shoal diving area off Marsa Alam. It boasts of an interesting shape of a horseshoe and is famous for spotting friendly mammals. ..Read More!
Marsa Alam has recently experienced the surge in tourism owing to many factors such as the opening of an International Airport recently in 2003. Port Ghalib is a newly developed Marina area that houses plush hotels, happening restaurants and many bars to spend leisure time in Marsa Alam. .. Read More!
Every diver enthusiast would know Elphinstone Reef as one of the most exciting places for diving in the world. This reef is replete with gentle, vibrant corals and fish species along with the terrifying ones such as hungry barracuda, dolphins and sharks. .. Read More!
Marsa Mubarak is the largest bay that falls in the south of Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam. This place is famous for nestling various diving and snorkeling opportunities for which people get attracted to it. What makes this place more attractive is that it receives frequent visits by the green sea turtles and a dugong. . Read More!
Marsa Alam is most famous for its incredible reefs and dive sites that you can explore, just a stone’s throw away from its shores. One of the sites that’s at the top of everyone’s must-dive list is the Elphinstone Reef. .. Read More!
Sharm El Luli is a sandy beach and lagoon that falls 60 km south of Marsa Alam. It is a long stretch of shimmering beach shore with few rocky outcrops and some coral reefs. .. Read More!
Marsa Shoona bay is one of the picturesque beaches that adorn Marsa Alam. Here, apart from spending some leisure time, you can also watch turtles passing by. .. Read More!
Marsa Alam Hotels
Steigenberger Beach located on the fascinating shores of Coraya Bay, just 4 km away from Marsa Alam International Airport. And 210 km from Hurghada, lies the adults-only five stars Resort Steigenberger Coraya Beach. steigenberger.com
A family-holiday find on the ‘Red Sea Riviera’ that is just as appealing to diving daredevils. This all-inclusive resort offers overlooks a private bay, with free. access to spectacular water sports . jazhotels.com
The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort is a new exclusive resort in the area and is located just 5 km from Marsa Alam Airport, 70 km north of Marsa Alam and 67 km south of Quseir. The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort close the Port Ghalib International Marina. threecorners.com
Discover unspoiled coral reefs and the beautiful beach at Abu Dabab Bay while staying at the Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort. Hilton resort is a desert oasis boasting snorkeling, captivating views, swimming pools and Middle Eastern cuisine. hilton.com
An upscale 5 stars resort offering relaxing accommodation in a fresh modern contemporary furnished style, Concorde Moreen Beach Resort & Spa Marsa Alam surrounds its guests with beauty. concorde-eg.com
Equinox Beach Resort is situated 240 km south of Hurghada and 30 km south of Marsa Alam International Airport (or Port Ghalib), between the coastal road and the Red Sea, with a beachfront stretching from approximately 1.7 km. threecorners.com
Treat yourself to a 5-star resort experience at Novotel Marsa Alam, directly overlooking the Red Sea. Guests have a choice of three pools or a large private beach for lounging and swimming. accorhotels.com