This place is a gem. It's tucked away just under the hills, on the beach just a few miles from Dahab Village, and is the perfect place to relax.
Yes, it's a bit worn around the edges, but it's scrupulously clean, the staff are all wonderful, and the grounds are beautiful. It's a place you keep going back to (and I'm not generally someone who returns to a place, no matter how nice).
If anything doesn't work or you have a problem, you just have to mention it to the manager and it's taken care of immediately.
There is a great house reef--you just walk to the end of the jetty and you're in the deep water between the reefs, where you'll find an amazingly varied amount of fish.
I think for me it's just the friendliness of the very hard-working staff and the overall beauty of the place. Sinai is pretty much a barren, rocky landscape, and this is a total oasis.
The Bedouin bring their camels along the beach every day, there is fantastic horse-riding (see separate review for this), endless snorkeling, with a series of reef pools that divers visit, as they're so good, and things like quad biking, plus 4 lovely pools if you tire of the beach.
Incidentally, Dahab is a very safe area; the village itself, a ten minute car ride away, is a small place where everyone knows everyone else, and the Egyptians are very conscious of keeping tourists safe. I never felt in the slightest bit worried.
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