We had a wonderful holiday - very warm but cooler in the evening and the rooms were vey spacious, with air conditionning, satelite tv and easy access to the beach, pools, gym, bars etc. The beach is great, but you really need to use the pier to get to a depth of water you can swim in. Not a lot of coral locally but it's still a great place to snorkel and you can see a wide variety of fish and other sea life. The dive club beside the hotel is great - we went on a snorkelling trip and a few dives with them - if you like that kind if thing skip the snorkeling and get into the diving asap. We wasted valuable time and we were sorry we didn't do a full dive course in the first week.
People- couldn't say enough about the Egyptian people and the ex-pats in Sharm. Like most visitors we loved Mohammed at the pool bar, but all the staff were brilliant. I made a half attempt to help them push a trolley over a bridge at the pool and got a free massage for my "efforts". These guys really work hard - you see them late at nitght in the restaurants and bars and they're back working early in the morning. I went diving a couple of times and all the folks at the dive centre were great, particularly Simon.
Food- OK (you'll find something to eat every day/night but it's not a gourmet holiday)
Entertainment - again OK, but like the food, not the reason for coming here - thursday nights were Egyptian and some of the performers were amazing; guys spinning around for 40 minutes -remember doing this as a child and getting really dizzy/nauseous after a few seconds. I don't know how they do it.
Travel - I'd love to go to Sharm again, but the flight with Falcon/First Choice was so uncomfortable it left the most enduring memory of the holiday. Never again! Flying with Ryanair is like going first class in comparison.
We had a great holiday, but unless there's a more comfortable way of getting there (maybe by camel) we'll go elsewhere.
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- Offering the unsurpassed panoramic views of the Red Sea, Coral Sea Holiday Village Resort presents a comprehensive under-one-roof concept that meets the need of every discerning leisure traveler. This 5-star resort houses: 484 elegant guest rooms with modern amenities, superbly-designed facilities and 13 exciting dining and lifestyle choices for a multi-dimensional experience. It is our privilege to enchant our guests with courteous and attentive service that is the hallmark of Coral Sea Holiday Village Resort; we deliver only the best! ... more less
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- Coral Sea Holiday Village Hotel Sharm El Sheikh