Ocean Bay Hotel
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Last night we left Aqaba sailing in a south easterly direction down the Gulf of Aqaba back towards the red sea. This morning when the sun eventually rose (it got up a long time after us this morning – especially Jo) the sun was on the starboard side indicating we were still sailing south.
About midday the sun was directly over the stern of the ship indicating we had turned northwards and are now sailing up the Gulf of Suez towards Suez and the canal which will take ...
Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
... could have parted. And they've found chariot wheels in this area. The sea here is at least 10 miles wide. That crossing must have been an unimaginable experience.
After a couple hours' drive we arrive at our hotel, the Hilton Taba, which is right on the border of Egypt and Israel. It was built when the Sinai was under Israeli control, but is now in Egypt. It's a beautiful hotel and our room has the most amazing view of the Red Sea. It's peaceful and calm ...
... the restaurants sell fresh fish so we order some. The fish comes out grill with Egyptians spices and it's delicious. I can get use to eating fresh fish from the red sea, it's amazing. We have a big day of diving tomorrow so we muster up all the will power possible to avoid all the bars and clubs which are starting to fill up with people from all round the world. It's tempting but I want to strength an alertness considering I'm diving in shark invested ...
... cheek and talk to him in a attempt to wake him up. Just when I think I'm going to have to try a bucket of cold water or a slap his eyes slit open.
His hands and arms still out far to the sides and slightly up (no where near me) he blinks and stares at me. Still talking, he continues to stare at me as you would if you were to wake up with something, not entirely pleasent resting on your chest. That whole "I dont want to touch it to remove it, but I can't believe ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Bay Hotel Sharm El-Sheikh
I stayed at this hotel for the first time having previously used the sister hotel the Ocean Club (which is a bit cheaper being located a 10 minute taxi ride form Sharm - both hotels are booked up by Explorers Diving in the UK) - the rooms are comparable between the 2 hotels in most ways.
Well, writing this i have just got back from sharm, stayed at the ocean bay hotel,from the 28th of jan to the 4th of feb,
We stayed at the Ocean Bay Hotel for a week in January 2006. This hotel only offers bed and breakfast. There is a Mongolian BBQ offering dinner on some nights depending on the season at £7pp. This will also include some local entertainment.
When i first booked to go to sharm i was very unsure of what to expect from the resort and espically the hotel. Me and my boyfriend had only booked the previous week so we were very excited about going. When we first arrived at the hotel we had a very warm welcome and we was helped up to our room by a bus boy who insisted on carrying all our lugguage. We were very pleased with our room, very spacious, clean and the hotel had also provided us with information about the resort with prices of excursions.
Well worth going
For a cheap and cheerful diving base it's hard to beat. Hotel is modern, clean and tidy. It's close to the resort centre, the service is spot on and the facilities for what they are (faux Irish bar, a basic US style diner and a poolside bar) deliver what they promise.
Worth noting if you're diving is that Ocean College is on site and provides excellent service in all ways. Note of caution though - book everything you want as far as the diving's concerned before you go and it'll be a lot cheaper - extra days etc all appear a lot cheaper in the brochure but can sting if you book them whilst you're there.
We got a great deal on lastminute - 9 days for £149! The hotel is close to the airport, and the flight was organised by Explorers - so plenty of signs and people a the airport organising the visas and bus etc.
I Visited this hotel from 26-05-05 to 02-06-05, we booked one week before and got a great price of £199 each. We used teletext but you could get the same price using the Explorers web site. The Hotel is one of many run by Explorers in Sharm. They also run Ocean Club, which we looked at while we were in Sharm but it's a bit out of town.