Great Places to Visit
It’s long been a diving haven, but laidback Marsa Alam is quickly coming round to the idea of being a tourist hub, and the wealth of activities is growing.
Kite Surf like a Pro
Marsa Alam is known for its kitesurfing opportunities, and caters for everyone from total beginners to more experienced surfers who want to try out the Red Sea crests. The high proportion of windy days each month will appeal to the pros, but if you’re just starting out, the relatively gentle waves will be perfect for you.
Visit Ancient Mines
The hills around Marsa Alam used to be the home of emerald mines - some of which can be visited today. Apparently, it is emeralds that were mined from these hills that were Queen Cleopatra’s stone of choice, and while the chances of you landing on some shimmering bling are slim to none, the mines are still an interesting day out.
Dine at Port Ghalib Marina
This pretty marina berths 1000 yachts, and boasts a variety of restaurants offering up mouth-watering menus to try. From the Egyptian cuisine served at the Sultan Restaurant, to the Wunder-Bar sports bar and grill that dishes up meaty burgers, fries and a BBQ menu, there’s bound to be a stylish restaurant, bar or café for you.
Be Pampered at the Spa
While in Port Ghalib, why not treat yourself to a spa afternoon at the Six Senses Spa, where a specialist masseuse will know how to tease out your knots and make you feel revitalised. Or you could sign up for the Cleopatra signature facial, which will cleanse and nourish your skin and make you feel like a Pharaoh Queen.