My partner and i took our 2 year old son on his first holiday with Olypic holidays and we couldnt have picked a better hotel!!
To start with all the pools are fantastic, really clean and actually pleasantly warm (once your in!!) the slides where great although our son wouldnt go on them as he cant swim yet!!
The rooms were lovely, cleaned every day and every one has a balcony, we were lucky enough to get a view of the pool to the left and the mountains to the right!!
The staff, absolutely fantastic!! They thought are son was great and were always ready to play with him and entertain him, he loved all the attention!!
The food, ok not gourmet cuisine, but there was generally something you like at each sitting, and the creperie was great for the little one as he could have a snack pancake if he was hungry inbetween meals. The downside with the food: we decided to go to the italian restaurant which cost a little extra and we were so dissapointed, the food was better in the main restaurant. It was so bad we didnt have any more than a mouthfull and still had to pay!!
we were pretty limited as to the day excursions as we had a 2 year old with us so obviously things like the quad biking in the desert where out of bounds and purely by choice we didnt want to drag him on the day trips to Cairo or Luxor.
We spent an hour one evening having a camel ride in the desert i opted to have a horse instead of a camel. this was arranged with one of the guys who walks round the pool offering trips, word of warning should anyone else go on the horse though, tell them how experienced you are at riding when you go. they never asked me and before i knew it they had me galloping through the desert, which fortunately was ok as i have ridden before but if i hadnt could have been quite nasty. Also, they didnt hide the buckle for the stirrup under the flap of the saddle so i ended up with massive bruises on the inside of each leg for a week and a half of my holiday!!
Jeep safari to Dahab, excellent day out. the little one loved bumping about in the jeep, although avert the eyes should you be unlucky enough to see a dead camel in the desert like we did, not pretty. The cove they took us to in dahab is lovely and the snorkelling there is fantastic!! ive always had a fear of swimming in the sea but you couldnt get me out of the water in Sharm, it really is beautifull and the fish are amazing!! The restaurant they take you to in Dahab was lovely as well and is right next to the sea, listening to the waves as you eat is fantastic. Dahab is a lot more laid back than Naama andy ou arent constantly harrassed by shopkeepers here like you are in Naama, we really liked this place.
Boat trip to Tiran: we did this for my Birthday, and i have to say it was the best birthday ever. the boat was fantastic and the guides knowledge of the snorkelling sites were great. obiously my son stayed on the boat the whole time with either me or his dad, but the crew on the boat were brilliant, and they try to group you on the boats with people of the same nationality so there are people to chat to. The food on the boat was fantastic as well, and we were amazed the chef managed to rustle it up in a tiny galley kitchen!! This really was a good day out and the little one had a whale of a time, and we got some amazing pictures too!!
Naama Bay: great place to wander round in the evening, although you need to be prepared to tell people to clear off in the nicest possile way as some of them really do not take no for an answer!! Dont be afraid to barter, and if they wont come to what you want to pay be prepared to start walking away, 8/10 times they will come to your way of thinking if they think they arent going to get a sale at all!!
Hard rock cafe is really reasonably priced apart from the alcohol (cocktails in particular) but this is to be expected in a predominantley muslim country.
Taxi to Naama from Prima, we paid either 50 or 60 egyptian pounds each way, which is roughly what you pay for the hotel shuttle bus as well.
the only downside for this holiday is there isnt masses and masses to do on a family holiday, if the children are very young. there is a water park which looked good, but other than that its beach or pool time.
Another thing we loved about this hotel was that it wasnt over run with brits. dont get me wrong, there are still brits there, but there are also russian, dutch, polish, italian etc. thismade for a really relaxed atmosphere in the hotel, and it amazed me how young kids manage to make friends regardless of a language barrier!!
All in all a fantastic holiday and would definately go to this hotel again if i ever go back to sharm.
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