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Anyone been to Sharm El Sheikh?

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
I have decided to plan a holiday to go to Sharm El Sheikh in September 2015, I just want to know where are the best tourist sites, best hotel etc.
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
ive been to the Aqua Blu sharm twice now and wouldnt hesitate to go back...something there to suit all ages,from the busier childrens pools to the more relaxed pools where it was a bit quieter...the water park on site took away some of the boredom and a choice of 5 restaurants on the complex was great as there is something to suit everyone....the weather was around 35 in September when we visited....have a good look on trip advisor to see what kind of hotel suits you,what you want from the holiday...the AI is also continued onto the beach (which is about 7 minutes walk across the road from the hotel,snorkelling is excellent,the snorkel sets from poundland do a turn,also the quadbiking (which should coast around £15 per bike is excellent)...many different boat trips or if you want to do the pyramids,hot air ballooning etc you can use Sharm Club Excursions,they pick you up at hotel and drop you back off and were very reliable https://www.facebook.com/sharmclubtours?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab
#2
Yes. I went around 3 yrs ago in Feb. Think the hotel I stayed at was called hauza beach resort. There was a killer shark eating Russians and Germans whilst I was there so being in the sea was a bit edgy, especially when the lifeguard blows his whistle. If your hotel states 5 star it will really be 2 to 3 stars. I had the best diarrhoea ever and so did my partner. this wasn't uncommon going off TripAdvisor reviews. It was a good holiday. The red Sea is amazing for snorkeling!
#3
"There was a killer shark eating Russians and Germans whilst I was there"
Why only these 2 nations was the shark fussy?
#4
mdekq007
Yes. best diarrhoea everIt was a good holiday.

Good to know what the benchmarks are for a "good holiday" in your household.....I guess nothing beats a good helping of diarrhoea.

Edited By: t_kaay on Jun 23, 2014 19:42
#5
Tummy bug was shocking there. In 2010 we stayed in Sharm then went on a 1 day trip to Cairo (flying). That was the best part of the 2 weeks. Sharm did not 'feel' like Egypt if that makes sence. We went to Hurghada last year, that was nice. If we go on holiday again I would not go back to Egypt.

Take lots of hand sanitiser!
#6
Went to the Aqua Blu Sharm this Easter just gone. Was amazing. Lovely big place.

As the poster above states really - 5 restaurants, 18 swimming pools - loads of slides. Something to do all the time. Beach is across the road at the sister hotel (still all inclusive etc - so can drink and eat there too). Fantastic fish in the sea right next to the edge. Well worth taking a snorkel - we did as the other poster did and took a pound land one which did the job perfectly!
#7
pick pockets rife nice hotel s awful when you step out side !
#8
Ive been every year for the last 18 years to either sharm or hurghada, the diving is excellent. The hotels are egyptian 5 star standard and not European 5 star in the main, but to be fair when you consider what you pay, you get a lot for your money. Never seen any crime there, but naama bay can be a nightmare as the locals hassle you to go in their shops or taxis until you just start ignoring them. The quads are great, snorkelling also. I love the place
#9
mdekq007
Yes. I went around 3 yrs ago in Feb. Think the hotel I stayed at was called hauza beach resort. There was a killer shark eating Russians and Germans whilst I was there so being in the sea was a bit edgy, especially when the lifeguard blows his whistle. If your hotel states 5 star it will really be 2 to 3 stars. I had the best diarrhoea ever and so did my partner. this wasn't uncommon going off TripAdvisor reviews. It was a good holiday. The red Sea is amazing for snorkeling!

If I recall correctly this was due to an activity being ran whereby tourists could go to the bottom of the water and see sharks being fed by hand, sadly the sharks got used to this method of feeding and some headed up to the surface and seeing other tourists hands they figured same thing would happen. Thing is, there was no fish being held so the shark was biting tourist hand and arm.

Humans weren't meant to go in the ocean...












...sharks are awesome.

Edited By: wellen1981 on Jun 23, 2014 23:02
#10
If you are not taking kids I would recommend going up the coast a bit to Dahab, less touristy and the restaurants on the seafront are fantastic
#11
ps let us know how much you are paying as i want to go as well (we are a family of 4)
#12
taiko
ps let us know how much you are paying as i want to go as well (we are a family of 4)

If it helps Easter cost us £1900 for 11 nights All inclusive for a family of 4. The majority of that was the flights. If you find you flight price then you won't need a lot more for the hotel.

We stayed in the resort most of the time so didn't spend much money whilst there.

(oh none of us had the runs either, also nobody we spoke to did either)

Edited By: nbuuifx on Jun 23, 2014 23:19
#13
thanks for the info mate ,will look into mate.
#14
We went just before easter this year to Royal albatross moderna Nabq bay. £1700 for 4 adults all inclusive. A great holiday and would defo go back to same hotel. We were also told that most hotels give upgrades to returning guests
banned#15
I went last year 2013. We stayed at Sensatori Sharm el sheikh. It was amazing.. Adult only boat cruise is a must. The yellow submarine is a must do. Snorkeling too. We saw dolphins and sharks in the boat cruise.
#16
adult only sounds great , will leave wife and kids ....
#17
t_kaay
mdekq007
Yes. best diarrhoea everIt was a good holiday.

Good to know what the benchmarks are for a "good holiday" in your household.....I guess nothing beats a good helping of diarrhoea.


I lost 5 stone in a day! :-)
#18
wellen1981
mdekq007
Yes. I went around 3 yrs ago in Feb. Think the hotel I stayed at was called hauza beach resort. There was a killer shark eating Russians and Germans whilst I was there so being in the sea was a bit edgy, especially when the lifeguard blows his whistle. If your hotel states 5 star it will really be 2 to 3 stars. I had the best diarrhoea ever and so did my partner. this wasn't uncommon going off TripAdvisor reviews. It was a good holiday. The red Sea is amazing for snorkeling!

If I recall correctly this was due to an activity being ran whereby tourists could go to the bottom of the water and see sharks being fed by hand, sadly the sharks got used to this method of feeding and some headed up to the surface and seeing other tourists hands they figured same thing would happen. Thing is, there was no fish being held so the shark was biting tourist hand and arm.

Humans weren't meant to go in the ocean...












...sharks are awesome.


You're semi correct. Innapropriate feeding of reef fish brings in the shark. I also heard that a ferry dumped a load of dead goats in the sea. There wasn't any hand feeding of sharks. Altho illegal I'm sure this happens sometimes happens on scuba dives but not at the shore. Sharks are awesome!
#19
mosskeeto
If you are not taking kids I would recommend going up the coast a bit to Dahab, less touristy and the restaurants on the seafront are fantastic
but you wouldnt be covered by your insurance as the foreign office has dahab down as a place to avoid

avoid naama bay too - hell on earth on the streets springs to mind.
#20
chocci
mosskeeto
If you are not taking kids I would recommend going up the coast a bit to Dahab, less touristy and the restaurants on the seafront are fantastic
but you wouldnt be covered by your insurance as the foreign office has dahab down as a place to avoid

avoid naama bay too - hell on earth on the streets springs to mind.

I hadn't really checked to be honest, I have been to Dahab four times and never felt threatened... Quite the opposite in fact.
Such a shame, these people have little and depend on tourism. We met some lovely people there and even invited to a wedding...
Oh well, it will have to cross it off the list until the extremists calm down.

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