There may truly be no other place on earth like Marsa-Alam along the Red Sea in Egypt. Marsa-Alam is home to several five-star resorts, and increasing popularity as a luxurious tourist attraction based on its shoreline location. It is an area of growing development with as much to offer inland as it offers along with its coast.
The Abu Dabab beach has become a popular attraction for tourists due to its many turtle sightings, and beautiful marine wildlife. Dolphins, tropical fish, beautiful coral reefs, and more are always visible during dives into the Red Sea’s coast along Marsa-Alam, and staying in one of the area’s resorts offers you easy access to these incredible natural wonders.
There are several options now to even go deeper into the marine life, and take a seascape semi-submarine tour. This is perfect for families with young children or for anyone who may not be comfortable diving.
Along with the submarine excursions, because of the popularity, Marsa-Alam has gained, there are many types of organized activities, tours, and more than you can partake in during your stay at one of their resorts. Fishing, kitesurfing, yachting, and snorkelling are all options for anyone looking to be a part of the beautiful Red Sea shore.
If you’d prefer to spend some time on land, the resorts around Marsa-Alam have you covered, too. Take an excursion to Luxor or Cairo to check out some of Egypt’s most iconic and historic sights, or take a camel trek and have tea in the mountains at Wadi El Gamal National Park. An often underrated area is the town of Marsa-Alam itself, where you can find great shops and a reasonable market where locals like to go.
If you’re looking for an escape from the ‘tourism’ feel for a while, spending a few hours in the town will feel like a totally different experience than the rest of the resort area. Of course, there are bigger shopping areas, as well as incredible dining experiences within the resort area, as well.
Camel safaris are popular activities and can provide a peaceful, slow-paced way to explore the beautiful desert or natural wildlife in the area. For beginners or for anyone who might be nervous about a longer ride, lessons are typically available, and shorter camel treks are always an option.
There is no shortage of things to see, do, and experience when staying at a Marsa-Alam resort. The Red Sea itself provides a beautiful backdrop for any vacation, and nearly every hotel in the area has accommodations for pure relaxation, even if you never leave the hotel pool.
As a resort area, Marsa-Alam continues to grow and thrive, and while the activities and organized events add flair and fun to the area, the natural beauty of the shore, the wildlife of the sea, and expansive beautiful sights of the desert from sunrise to starry nights, makes Marsa-Alam one of the most unique places in the world.