Booked through Co-operative travel and flew with Thomas cook. Booked three days before, for 9 nights.
We are well travelled and went to Egypt to experience the Red Sea and for me the Arab horse.
BBQ Every night steak not great but chicken and lamb lovely, good selection of food, always found something, you do start to miss UK food but I do anywhere I go. I didn't get a tummy upset until the last day and I think this is due to the Egyptian money as it is very dirty and carries alot of bacteria. The Which Way Restaurant was good for beef burgers, chips and Hot dogs, coleslaw and salad, it was nice if you wanted a taste of home.
Very gritty sand in parts and very soft in others, strange but everso pretty out to see, lots of trips to book here, mental mini bikes you can hire and zoom up and down the path way between the beach and hotel, don't understand the point but fun for kids and adults, good snorkelling, lots of places to book trips the Camel dive centre seemed very helpful, the Bedouin tent where you sit on the floor and smoke was weird and I hated it as they had real fur everywhere, so walked back out as I hate that.
Was ok, although you had to pay for pool each night approx £7 and drinks in the Cave bar, the drinks in the main bar are free but the beer is very weak. The Dua Dua restaurant was ok I enjoyed my Pizza but my boyfriend and Dad hated their meals and you only get one free meal and one free drink with All Inclusive, wouldn't pay to go there. Drinks are free on the beach and pool bars. Ok we did try a KFC and it was all sorts of wrong, don't do it!
Al a Carte Pataya was shut so we didn't get our 20% off!
Were very friendly, sometimes irritating as I have blonde hair I got alot of attention and one guy outside the hotel offered my boyfriend 10,000 , Camels for me! The best staff were the waiters and the guys by the second pool down, Hossam and Ahmed were so much fun!
Was as I expected, we went on a glass bottom boat to the old market and snorkelled on a lovely reef book through a gut who came round the pool offering trips, they are all ok people. You can snorkel at the end of the jetty and the different fish was outstanding, I may have even seen more than in the Maldives! The water in January is a bit nippy when you first go in but just do it as once you're in the water is totally fine about 25 degrees.
Thomas cook were rubbish and don't recommend anything exciting like horse riding or Quad bikes so you just book through the hotel or there are loads of companies by the beach which are fine and cheaper. Quad bikes were good and I went riding in the desert and lost my guide in the dark so if you do this then do it during the day, and be kind to the horses, he kept saying "kick him, use my whip" I was happy with a little canter, done nicely!
You cam walk left on the beach for about 10 mins and there is a horse there to ride on the beach called Gold, I just rode in bare foot.
Hotel in General:
Hotel room was lovely and spacious with a queen size bed and balcony, bath, shower and TV. You can stay in little huts but they are a little more expensive and we don't spend much time in the room. The first impression was lovely, very unusual, clean and homley.
There is a gym, spa and pool. I used the Spa and so did my Dad and it was lovely, the guy who arranges the appointments who walks round the pool is a character and looks like a small Peter Andre! Shops are ok, you must haggle!
Was very breezy and chilly in the evenings but lovely during the day, but this is their winter, pools were cold though!
Overall I was very happy with my choice and excellent value for money, and lots to do, very good location. You get lovely 4 poster beds to sunbath on the beach and around the pool!
I have pictures on request.
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