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Anyone been to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt????

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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm so excited because i'm off to Sharm el Sheikh in a fortnight. We are staying in the Sultan Gardens hotel in Shark Bay and it looks fantastic!!!!
Anyone been there so they can give to give me some suggestions on what not to miss?????
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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
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banned#1
I haven't been there.
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http://www.tripadvisor.com/GOffer?wid=136&did=980

Try the above link, it's a what do do list...hope this helps.

We flew to egypt for the day from cyprus, we did the pyramids, museums, bazaar market, river nile cruise, perfume factory.

Have a great time...
#3
i dont know about the hotel but my sister has been to the resort and she absolutley loved it and she is a picky one, after her raveing reviews it is somewhere we are thinking about booking - enjoy yourself and when you come back let us all know what it was like
#4
Thanks Smithyp1. I have used the trip advisor site to look at the hotel reviews and they are brilliant!!! I didn't know about the 'things to do there' bit. How good!
Keli - I will let you know, so many people are telling me its a beautiful resort!
#5
I've been there - but in the particular hotel. Don't miss Naama Bay - great restaurants, shops and discos! Also, don't miss the diving opportunity. There is a National Geographic diving centre (near the sea) - they are very cheap and really brilliant.

I've tried pretty much all sorts of stuff you can do in Sharm. My favourites were trips to Cairo (I went by coach and it wasn't too tiring), quad biking, trip to Petra, all sorts of diving. The usual trips to Jerusalem are all very rushed and you'll not see much - but worth if you're religious.

Be careful about what you eat - you're likely to get the local stomach bug. But also, don't panic. Even if you get it, it's not that bad as some people say! I avoided all fresh fruit and veg with skin on that had been washed in running water. Also, after most meals I had a small shot of some strong alcohol. It really helped!

Hope this helps.
#6
I have been a frequent visitor to the Red Sea and think it is fantastic and great value for money.I have been to Sharm,Taba and Hurghada.Sharm is the more popular resort.
I always go All inclusive and thus do not stray too far from the Hotel,therefore i can't tell you to much about the resort.Here is a link for some reviews on your hotel:http://www.holidaywatchdog.com/453-Sharm_El_Sheikh-Sultan_Gardens_Resort_Hotel-Holiday-Review.html
The service in the Hotels,i find,is first class.The staff (as in most hotels) are not very well paid,but still cannot do enough for you.Tip them early in your stay and they instantly become your friend and give you great service.
The airport is not up to much,so don't expect much there.Don't be fooled into needing a visa when you land at the airport.You do not have to get one,unless you are leaving the Sinai peninsular in which you are located.
You do not get any hassle while you are in the Hotels,but once among the general population,they all want your money,just be firm and polite,keep walking and say no thank you and you will be fine.
The best thing about Sharm is the sea.It is a constant warm temperature all year round and the colourful sea life is fantastic.It is possible to wade around (avoiding standing on the coral) and hosts of fish of all colours and sizes just swim around your feet and waists.
HTH.
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kemot1984;1438778
. Also, after most meals I had a small shot of some strong alcohol. It really helped!

I found it helpful to have some large doses of alcohol at any opportunity.:w00t:
#8
Oh lucky you having a holiday at this time of the year, I'm so jealous.

I used to live and work on a cruising boat in Eilat and have been to Sharm many times. However, this was in the '90s and well before Sharm became such a touristy place that it is today, so can't give any advice. I spent many a hippy hour in the village of Dahab up the coast a bit, on the way back to Taba, but I would definately recomment taking a trip into Cairo if you can. I'd love to go back but will wait until my little ones are a lot older.

Have fun :thumbsup:
#9
my family have been to the resort too, said it was absolutly fantastic!
They too recommended Naama Bay
#10
Thanks ever so much for your comments.It means a lot that people take the time to write their experiences!
I so cannot wait now, everything sounds so good. The hotel we are staying in is 5* all inclusive which seems to be the case with most of them over there. I am a really weak swimmer but so many people tell me I have to do the diving! I will hopefully be able to manage it as it sounds like a great experience.
[QUOTE][The staff (as in most hotels) are not very well paid,but still cannot do enough for you.Tip them early in your stay and they instantly become your friend and give you great service.
/QUOTE]
Would anyone know what the tipping rate is??? I'm useless at knowing how much to give at the hairdressers in this country yet alone in Egypt. I wouldn't know what is a lot or pittance!!!
#11
ive been to hurghada the african side of Egypt and it waas fairly good, if u can go to cairo its fairly awesome.
#12
oh and money speaks aswell, as in most arab countries. ;)
#13
Take a look at [url]www.holidaytruths.co.uk[/url] - theres a forum for most places in europe and a lot of hotel reviews :)
[admin]#14
I spent many a hippy hour in the village of Dahab up the coast a bit, on the way back to Taba


Don't go now it will make you cry! Not like it used to be...
#15
The snorkeling is very good but watch out for the sea urchins! My son steped on one about 9 years ago and still has the black mark on the sole of his foot where the spines went in
Oh! one tip wash your hands after handeling the money (once you see it you will know what I mean)
#16
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Don't go now it will make you cry! Not like it used to be...


Oh don't tell me the tourists took over Dahab as well! Were you there in the early '90s too? I have very fond memories of Sinai, and of their naturally grown products :oops::oops::whistling: and had the most relaxing time of my life. It was such a well kept secret, glad I went when I did!
[admin]#17
I haven't been since the late 90's but my sister was there a couple years ago and I didn't recognise the place from her photos! Its not Sharm but it's not shabby shacks by the sea anymore.

My memories are of the 'tomorrow I'll leave' vibe where no one could ever be bothered to actually get up and go :D
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kAREN-ANGEL;1439369
Would anyone know what the tipping rate is??? I'm useless at knowing how much to give at the hairdressers in this country yet alone in Egypt. I wouldn't know what is a lot or pittance!!!

I found that a tip of 10 egyptian pounds (£1) to the waiters straightaway was a good start and then an occasional 5 egyptian pounds (50p) to the same staff kept them well on your side throughout the holiday.
#19
I found that a tip of 10 egyptian pounds (£1) to the waiters straightaway was a good start and then an occasional 5 egyptian pounds (50p) to the same staff kept them well on your side throughout the holiday.

That is really helpful bazr. Thanks for that x
#20
Some cracking deals on [url]www.lastminute.com[/url] , a 7 night holiday I was going to book at £239 fell to £169 4 days before departure..shame something came up that prevented travel....and if you book through lastminute don't forget 5% quidco.
#21
I paid a great price for my holiday. My daughter is 15 so is classed as an adult!
For a two week 5* all inclusive break, it is costing £1600 which is just over £530 each which I think is brill!
#22
I believe Leeutalkin2me might have mentioned it once or twice :whistling:
Try searching for his millions of posts recommending the place. :thumbsup:
#23
I haven't been but my parents went there a few years ago. they were fascinated at that time... but i don't know how is everything now...
#24
been to sharm. sharks bay is very nice. try a big kfc meal in sharm £1.50 max also have pizza hut.

most of all go to ali babas resturant in namma bay your hotel probaly do aa bus there it is most fabalous place.

dont accept any presents or gifts of anyone or they will ask for money.

ALWAYS ALWAYS BARTER FOR PRICES ON GIFTS ECT PAY 1/4 OF WHAT THEY SAY MAXIMUM
#25
yeah i been once, people kept comming up to me trying to get me on to go on some piramyd schemes

*GETS HIS COAT* :oops:

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