Guide to hotels, flights, diving, excursions and more.
Welcome to Marsa Alam - Egypt's up and coming resort. For hotel & taxi reservations contact the MarsaAlam.com booking line on +201284332337 (also Viber)
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
BREAKING NEWS - as of 4 December 2013.
MarsaAlam.com now has an office at the airport. Apart from our online services we also sell sim cards for phone or internet. It's situated immediately after you pass through customs and you can have your credit topped up for you in two or three minutes. Don't get ripped off by astronomical hotel charges !
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The photo taken at the end of October shows Egypt's top comedian and satirist Bassem Youssef with Emad - one of Steven's drivers in Marsa Alam who was delighted to have the opportunity to drive him to his hotel.
Earlier this year Bassem Youssef was named one of the top one hundred most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
In his work he has to navigate through a minefield of political sensitivity to his barbed satire. His fans include the well known host of America's Daily Show Jon Stewart and of course millions of Egyptians including Emad. His TV programmes attract up to forty million viewers per episode.
But to relax Bassem, together with his wife and daughter, retreat to the coast of Marsa Alam to enjoy the beautiful lagoons, beaches and reefs. If you want to do the same visit MarsaAlam.com or phone Steven on +201284332337 or email email@example.com.
Latest Amazing Offer -
A day snorkeling on a beautiful sandy beach at Um Tondoba with adjacent reefs - just 14km south of the town of Marsa Alam. This excursion includes return journey by limousine from your hotel, transfer to and lunch in a restaurant in Marsa Alam followed by a return by car to the beach to continue your snorkeling or relaxation until 4pm. All equipment included. Just fifty euros. That's four taxi journeys, a great meal and an amazing snorkeling experience for just 50 euros ! Contact Steven on +20 1284332337 (also Viber) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Satefy update 15 November 2013:
Most countries that imposed temporary restrictions on travel to the Red Sea coast of Egypt have now cancelled the travel advice caution. No tourists in the Red Sea area were reported injured or hurt as a result of political protests and clashes in Egypt earlier in the summer but the situation for tourists now is even safer. In fact the Red Sea resorts are probably one of the safest destinations for tourists in the world.
Additionally 18 countries, including the British Foreign Office, have now lifted their advice against travelling to Aswan and Luxor.
There is no major town close to Marsa Alam. Cairo is eight hours by car from Marsa Alam. Alexandria is ten hours. The tiny town of Marsa Alam and the surrounding area is situated in a very remote and quiet part of Egypt. It is still very safe and people are enjoying their holiday and being very warmly welcomed. The British Foreign Office detailed advice is not advising against travel to the Marsa Alam area.
There is no curfew now anywhere in Egypt as far as we are aware and both the British Foreign Office and returning tourists continue to view it as safe. Despite the images from Cairo ( which is hundreds of miles away ) in the media during August, most tourists in the remote Marsa Alam area consider it to be actually less dangerous than most European cities.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK - 19 JULY 2013 -
Marsa Alam visitor travels to Aswan and gets to see the grandeur of the most famous sites without having to compete with the crowds -
HILARIOUS BUT EMBARRASSING TRIP ADVISOR GLITCH -
Don't believe all you read on Trip Advisor about Marsa Alam. There seems to have been a hilarious but embarrassing translation glitch with a review for Kahramana Resort posted two days ago - It reads "Great beach service, the boy cute and great tasting." (13 July 2013) My translation software renders the original Italian quite differently as "Great beach service, the boy cute and also good."
Perhaps best to check up on your translation software before starting your holiday to avoid any misunderstandings. And don't forget that Trip Advisor ratings of hotels are also sometimes questionable as it has been alleged that some people are posting fake reviews to give some resorts ratings that they wouldn't otherwise deserve.
Video of the Day - 7 June 2013 -
Australian-Italian family talking about
their excursion from Marsa Alam to Luxor -
Marsa Alam is a truly enchanting paradise !
The World's warmest sea with spectacular coral reefs.
Every day is virtually guaranteed sunshine.
A great place for safaris through the desert and mountains.
The best place in the world to chill out and relax.
Please use this website as your free guide to what to do and where to stay.
Marsa Alam entrepreneur Steven enjoying the beach (lucky guy) at Sharm El Luli beach earlier this week. One of Marsa Alam's secrets. Many people know about Marsa Alam's beautiful coral reefs and unique marine life. They attract divers from around the world and can equally be enjoyed by snorkelers, but few people realize that some Marsa Alam beaches are beautifully sandy too - this photo could have been take in the Caribbean.
For more on Sharm El Luli click here.
Twenty years ago Marsa Alam was little more than a sleepy fishing village, but the region's beautiful beaches and its' virgin reefs are set to make it a prime holiday spot. Our advice is to go before the crowds discover it.
Already there are one or two areas where the environment is at risk. See my latest news report.
But much of Marsa's spectacular coral reefed coastline remains virtually untouched by man and the region offers spectacular and magical moments such as this video of Dennis the Dugong on YouTube.
For information on taxis, hotel reservations and property sales ring Steven on +201284332337 from outside Egypt or on 01284332337 from inside Egypt or email email@example.com. Seifein's number is also registered on Viber.
Currently the best hotel deal running until summer 2013, including the peak Easter season, is for the luxury Al Nada Resort with room prices as low as 16 euros pp per night bed and breakfast. For full details please see our special offers page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Al Nada Resort is a four star hotel, 23km south of the airport which is unsurpassed in terms of value and service. The resorthas 270 large well equipped rooms and a stunning reception with panoramic Nubian murals and views across the beach towards a private marina and coral reef favoured by dolphins.
You can also unwind in the hotel's health club which draws customers from neighbouring hotels, as well as VIPs from Cairo, with its' legendary Cleopatra beauty and massage programme.
You can't beat Marsa Alam for a memorable vacation !
Where do visitors to MarsaAlam.com come from ? Web Stats since 24 December 2012.
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