Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
... from the UK. When we returned to the "public" beach we found that it cost $2 Euro each to use the 30 foot wide access to the beach....with only about that much space at the beach front. Other beachs cost closer to $12 Euro each...so we did like our find.
There were two little Egyptian boys playing and we got a kick out of them and their families.
... travelers and enjoy getting to know them better. We are travelling with some amazing people, and I will always be grateful for the blessing of meeting these new friends.
We get cleaned up and head to dinner (which includes the yummiest hand-made pita/tortilla things), and then hit the shops next to our hotel. One shopkeeper offers a free cup of hibiscus tea (an Egyptian specialty). My friend Carrie had already tried it and hadn't died, so I figure it's safe. ...
... got ready for our second dive. This time we got treated to a sea turtle! We also saw baby baracudas and groups of other baby fish, two scorpion fishes and at the very end we stuck our heads in a cave one by one to see the sunlight shine on a huge group of little golden fish, which was absolutely magical! After the dives I treated myself to a massage by Ahmed "the Shark". His nickname stems from the time he was working as ...
... is by boat or bus. I chose bus because boat does not see any of the sites on the land. Our first stop was the Gate of Allah. In all of the brochures for tourism, they call this the Gate of God. This helps attract the Western tourists. If they were to call it the Gate of Allah, a lot of Christian or Catholics would not come here. So to locals, this is called
the Gate ...
fried. If you are out in the desert somewhere and need all of your
calories & protein in one go: this is for you!
Upon arrival at the airport I weighed
my luggage. I knew I was way over the limit and even crammed in my
carry on bag which probably weighs another kilo just in case I needed
to ram it full and sign in another bag. (To be fair I had 2 K alone
in SMA baby formula for Karina and everything I needed to live for
the next ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Sea Club Sharm El-Sheikh
This was our first trip to Egypt and we were looking forward to getting away and relaxing, our first impression of the Coral Sea Resort was very impressive, looked clean and tidy, we were presented on arrival with a mixed fruit drink and a very welcome 'Hello and Welcome to Coral Sea Resort'. Checked in OK then were directed to our room, well I now know why it is called the Coral Sea Resort, the walk way to the room lead from one to the other obviously we got lost a couple of time but finally reached our room, there is ramps that will get you to each level but I would think disabled people would find it a little difficult to get around, there are no lifts, got in our room with a little struggle but finally got in, nice big clean room with a view overlooking the apartments next door and a small sea view, wasn't too bothered about this as I hadn't come on holiday to look out of the window.
Just returned from the Coral Sea Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, after spending one week there with my girlfriend. I'll start by saying that most of the reviews we read on here before leaving were very accurate and the first part of our holiday was excellent.
Ok what can i say. from landing with First Choice and getting to our Hotel was less than 45 mins! Rooms were very spacious clean tidy and well equiped, this hotel is family orientated so all you couples who moan should have read before you booked, (familys).
Just returned from the coral sea where i found the staff to be the best i have ever encountered.An absolute credit to Eygpt.
We stayed in this hotel 02/02/06 - 09/02/06 and found it fine. Plenty of options for food - though did have a problem trying to get the chef that was cooking pasta to understand that I wanted him to use a clean pan as the one he had, had meat in it (I'm a vegetarian), but one of his colleagues explained and everything was fine. Room was very spacious (we had a select room which included dvd player, bathrobes, slippers etc.). Pool areas looked very nice, though we didn't use them preferring to be on the beach which was kept very clean and tidy. We were all inclusive and perhaps this was wasted on us as we are not big eaters or drinkers and spent 3 out of the 7 days away from the resort. All in all we enjoyed our holiday but largely due to the snorkelling and a couple of days in Cairo (which we arranged ourselves in the UK), but again, would not fault the hotel and think it is an ideal place for family holidays.
Could go into great detail about his hotel, but theres already lost of posts up so i thought id just be quick.
We went to Coral sea in September & were amazed by how huge the hotel actually is (brochure picture soesn't do it any justice!) The hotel itself is really smart & really clean everywhere.
On the positive side the Coral Sea Resort hotel is a good basic hotel. Beautiful marble lobby where you can have a drink in the evenings, a good Irish bar, also Internet access, and games (eg pool & snooker) Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The beds are somewhat firm, but we still slept well. The staff are very friendly. The local drinks are of reasonable quality and the sun beds are very comfortable. One pool is heated, the pool areas and sea area is uncrowded and the beach is only 100 Mts from the hotel lobby. Food is plentiful, and if you have children, there is plenty for them to do. In fact it's a great destination for families..
Unforgettable for all the right reasons
Coral Beach resort Tiran is one of the best holidays we have ever had. The staff were very polite helpful always ready to help with a smile( I am disabled and had a degree of difficulty at mealtimes regarding carrying my plate of food back to the table.) There was a great choice of food, the buns and bread were delicious, you would need to be extremely fussy not to find something to please.
Anyone planning to go to to Egypt buy your duty free spirits on the way out as there is limited choice of known brands and what choice they do have comes at a price.
Money:- take sterling or dollars. Travellers cheques are more bother than they're worth. If you have Egyptian dollars use that for tipping.
Stayed here from 5th jan -19th Jan 06,It def has the wow factor,rooms are of an excellent standard,very large with beautiful furnishings,and cleaned to an extremely high standard,the hotel grounds are extensive and marvellously maintained,the beach is brill and the sea life is out of this world,the food in the hotel is good with lots of different tastes,the deserts are to die for,i have never tasted anything like them before,on arrival at the hotel we were so impressed its absolutely georgous,the staff are so friendly and helpful they are very willing to please nothing is to much trouble for them.The only down side to the complex is the entertainment and the variety of alcohol included in the A/I.Entertainment : not brill,not a lot of it happening you get a couple of reps shows which being fair to the reps isnt their fault as they do try,but first choice really need to supply costumes for their shows,you get an egyptian spinning man which is ok he spins fast for 20 mins[takes some doing]but makes you so dizzy,belly dancers are ok,the first choice entertainers do quiz's and bingo in the evening but thats about it,but they do really try hard with little facilities,the othr down side being the alchohol,all that is available in the all inclusive is 4 alcoholic cocktails 3 of them being dire,bacardi,rum and vodka,and then of course beer and wine which the white wine isnt nice but the red passable.other than this we had an amazing holiday which we really enjoyed.