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Giftun Islands

Hurghada, Egypt
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Dortmund, Germany
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We were taken to the island as a part of snorkeling trip. When we arrived, there were almost 20 boats in front of the island (you can't get close on the big boat and have to take a smaller one). So the island was crowded to say at least. It was very dirty too with bottles, plastic etc lying around.... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Expectations were much better. Lot of ships, tourists, no shadow and any equipments for comfortable rest. Guests are invited there for about 40 min. to take some pictures only. Nothing interesting.

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Whilst the Resort areas are fantastic, I would recommend a day trip out to the Giftun Islands. The excursion available from our hotel was to Mahmaya Island which is part of Giftun Island and the day was fantastic, lots of snorkelling opportunities on a near perfect beach with lunch included. The trip takes about an hour from the harbour in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Orange beach is perfect! Crystalline turquoise waters, such as the Maldives, great bezch and restaurant.

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york
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We landed here as part of a boat trip - the trip was very good for snorkling, the boat and tge food. We were on this iskand for 60 minutes. Lots of people all being photographed in various unflattering poses! Rubbish everywhere! No shelter. Do not go here unless it just happens to be part of a bigger trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

An absolutely fantastic day from start to finish. We booked our boat trip with Abdalla at our hotel Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort. He was great. He managed to organise a private boat for our party as there was 20 of us in total. 10 adults and 10 children ranging from 3 to 14. I have to say one of the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

White sand and turquoise water. Very hot but shade is you go with the Blue Waves tour group as they go to a private beach area with sun shades. No snorkelling at the island but the boat trip stops off at two reefs so we got our snorkelling fix.

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Subotica, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Too many people in one place for snorkling. And do not bay CD snorkling and panorama Egypt because is terrible.

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Bolton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lovely coral and lots to see. Nothing to dislike. A good value for money trip and a stop at Paradise island. Staff on boat worked hard and were good fun

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Orpington Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This beach is where we went on our way to the snorkeling trip we were on. It was very very busy, and quite honestly, i didn't enjoy the time we spent there. However, others enjoyed it.

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