Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
... wall just a few meters off the coast of our hotel which was amazing, but it was just the start of our incredible underwater adventures here.
Panu’s guest post about diving:
Through my adult life, one of my main phobias has been a fear of drowning. One day while swimming with my elementary school class I had a flotation mat flip on top of me and I panicked because I didn’t know how to get above water again. Since then, there have been numerous times ...
... breathing lesson where their head was kept under water and once they passed this they were allowed to go scuba diving held onto by the instructor.
The fashion of the day beside the pool and beach is the bikini for young and old - the skimpier, the better or the burkini for the local ladies. Janet and I opted for a more conservative one piece.
Four days and four nights of relaxation, sun, surf and water. ...
From our Cruise Log
Saturday, March 23,2013 - Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
05:52 Pilot Embarked
06:38 Safely in positioning mode
13:23 Vessel left positioning mode
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh is all about diving! The name means Bay of Sheikh. With its dramatic coastal landscape and blue waters, it is situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula along the Red Sea, making it a popular tourist ...
... We have found the trip very relaxing as well as informative. We have certainly seen some iconic and ancient places. After seeing them in films and having read so much about Karnak and the Valley of the Kings it has been amzing seeing them for real. I will have to go back and watch the Bond film where he dodges around the columns at Karnak and also reread Agatha Christie's Death of the ...
... on the tops decks and suites, it is a drop in the bucket in expense.
The aft decks are impressive as when you step out on deck 12, you look all the way down to deck 7 with deck chairs, pools, jacuzzis and color coordinated. The Royal Theater is just like a theatre off Broadway in New York City, or London. Seems enough room, if you get in there at least 15 minutes earlier than the performance for a better seat. We have also enjoyed the ...
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.