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... from the tropics and they panic because the environment is too harsh. As an example of his prowess, at Jackson Reef he dove to 57 meters (150+ feet) and watched a shark swim around in a school of tuna. Here’s what he drilled into my brain: to go down I deflate my vest completely. Once I level off at the desired depth I put a little air back in, and as I go up I release air and as I go down I add air remain neutrally buoyant. This is no easy task, but on our eighth dive Leah and ...
... did a few extra activities. One afternoon they hired quad bikes and sand buggies and rode into the sand dunes. Ricky drove in the sand buggy most of the way with Tom as the navigator. Lots of fun.
The boys also went on a scuba diving trip into the Red Sea. Ricky snorkelled while the bigger boys scuba dived. Tom had his first experience scuba diving and absolutely loved it. The briefing involved a ...
... hot dishes, salad coming out of your ears and deserts for Africa.
My favourite part was the salad bar and of course the desert bar there were too many to even calculate. And this is what it would be for the next 8 days!
And with full bellies it was now time to nap around anyone of the 3 pools available. Mid afternoon we walked down to the beach and went for a snorkel this time on the west coast of the Red Sea. There were ...
... 8217; worth of items. We’ll concentrate on the treasure found in King Tut’s tomb and the mummies - pharaohs and animals. We check our camera at the front gate (near the sphinx) since we can’t bring it in. Inside we pass lots of statues and Shaimaa gives us the highlights on our way to the mummy rooms.
The mummy rooms are the only air conditioned rooms ...
... napkin that was stapled to the wall. Good times.
We headed out that night to what was coined the "Old Market" in town. A $4 cab ride later, it turned out to be just more ****. It was a disappointment and the first bust. But, we made more boyfriends and left with many numbers in case we want to take on an Egyptian husband.
People seemed to be multiplying in front of our eyes on the streets as the sun went down. Hundreds lounging at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sol Sharm Sharm El-Sheikh
We stayed at the sol sharm in dec 05, it was a weeks break b4 xmas. the hotel was very good and the staff were excellent, the only problem we had was that the description said kids club but due to the fact that the hotel was very quiet when we visited the kids club was virtually none existant, however the entertainment staff were very friendly and professional. The place is spotlessly clean and the egyptians are really friendly.
Just returned from one week at Hotel Sol Sharm, Sharm el Sheikh. I would say the reviews i read before booking this hotel to be about right. We are a family of four, with a teenager so the huge pool was a real plus. The hotel is of a good standard, with some nice facilities. We had two rooms overlooking the smaller pool and boat, this had a nice view also of the sea and mountains. Some rooms did have a view of the building site so be specific if that is a problem for you. The room was fine, air con, sky tv, fridge but the bathroom is tiny. The food was very good, we were half board and it was enough. There is a snack bar at the pool which is cheap to eat something, so not a problem. Overall i would recommend this hotel although if you want a boozy holiday definately choose another. You can only buy small bottles of beer which we found very strong so take the free shuttle bus to Nama Bay and buy from the supermarket. This is a fairly quiet hotel with not so much entertainment but the friendliness of the staff make up for this. We have been before to Egypt and stayed five star so can compare the two. Sol Sharm Hotel was a very nice relaxing hotel with pretty good food and a super pool.
Loved Sol Sharm
We stayed in Sol Sharm in Egypt for two weeks in December 2005 and would without a doubt recommend it the rooms were fantastic, the staff very friendly and will do anything for you, good entertainment on during the evenings and the food was good as well.
Would go back again next year weather very hot as well ideal holiday.
Surrounded by beaches???
Was a little dissappointed to arrive and find that the description stating the hotel was surrounded by beaches was wrong and that really the beach was a 10 minute walk away (along the edge of a building site then across a busy road). attempts to book package holidays are frought with difficulties as the buyer is left having to trust the description sold to them. i stipulated that i wanted a hotel on the beach and although the sol sharm was actually a lovely hotel it wasnt on the beach.
Good for (doing) nothing
Stayed here for 1 week in july. The location is a bit isolated but this seems to be the same for most resorts in the area.Ideal for doing absolutly nothing which suits many people.
All the comments in the other reviews seem pretty accurate.Geared mostly towards the Italian touists.
Only downside was the Buffet style food which was 5 out of 10.Also the poolside music played daily is 200 decibles too high.Be prepared to haggle for a taxi fare to go anywhere as they start unreasonably high from the reception area.Good service, very clean although the "pharoes revenge" did strike for a couple of days.
All in all the place is to be recommended.
last year my partener and i went to egypt and stayed at sol sharm, which was about 15mins drive from naama bay.
We stayed at the Sol Sharm in July 2004 and i didnt know what to expect when arriving at the Sol Sharm. The hotel is out on its own the closest hotel being the Baron but they were building around it whilst we were there.
We went for a family holiday in June 2005. The hotel is newly built, designed for those on package holidays. It is isolated in Sharks Bay, with the Conrad Baron being the nearest hotel.
Simply the best
I visited the sol sharm in june 2004 and was highly impressed by everything in the hotel. Rooms were spotless and food was of a good standard - better than I expected. There was a free shuttle bus to the beach every 10 mins and one to namma bay twice a day which is useful as most of the shops n restuarants r in namma bay. we enjoyed our holiday that much we are hoping to go back at xmas!!!