Holidays in Marsa Alam
Until very recently, Marsa Alam was just a small fishing village on the west coast of the Red Sea, but since the opening of International Airport in 2001, it has become the rising star of Egypt holidays. Many believe Marsa Alam is destined to become even more popular than Sharm El-Sheikh or Hurghada within the next few years.
Wind surfers, scuba divers and sun worshippers have discovered this remote and as yet intimate paradise with its palm trees, mangroves and sea coasts fringed with coral reefs. Its reputation amongst scuba divers is high because of the numerous unspoilt diving sites with frequent sightings of spinner dolphins, dugongs and hammerhead sharks.
The modern hotel complexes that have been built stretch along the magnificent beaches from Port Ghalib to the Wadi El Gemal National Park and offer the ideal in Egypt holiday packages. Marsa Alam also has some inland attractions, such as the gold and emerald mines of Ptolemy II, who built a road linking Marsa Alam and Edfu that is still in use today, and the Temple of Seti at Khananis.