My husband and I spent 9 days at Roots Camp in September 2012. It's a perfect place for divers with Pharoah Dive Centre right on site. Even though my husband and I are inexperienced divers, we were made to feel welcome and Pharoah Dive Club went out of their way to make sure each dive was a good experience for us.
We opted for the full board plan which provided three meals a day. Food was very good, varied and plentiful. We stayed in the Eco Huts which provide economical, very basic, clean accommodations with shared bathrooms. We were very comfortable, thinking of it as luxury camping. If you want a little more comfort (e.g. a/c and private ensuite,TV, safe), I recommend you stay in one of the chalets.
When we weren't diving, we were relaxing on the beach which is a short walk from the camp. There's a beautiful house reef that is great for both snorkelling and diving. This is a perfect place to get away from it all - it is peaceful and remote, yet only a quick 10 minute drive to town if you need anything.
There is reliable WiFi available from the main restaurant, which is the place where everyone gathers at the end of the day, making for a very friendly, fun atmosphere. We had a BBQ and bonfire on the beach one night, Bedouin style, under the stars. Amazing.
One of the best things about this place are the managers, Steve and Clare. They are relaxed and laid back but very attentive to their guests' needs. They went out of their way to help us out with some of our travel needs, and always welcomed us to hitch a ride with them into town whenever we wanted. We had a great time at Roots Camp - great people, comfortable accommodations, excellent food, superb diving team, wonderful location - all the ingredients are there for a chilled back, enjoyable diving holiday. It's no wonder most of their clients are repeat business!
You can read more about our experience at Roots Camp and see some photos on our blog (chrisand chrisbreakfree.com):
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roots Luxury Camp is situated on the southern part of the Red Sea coast,just north of El Quseir town. Ideally situated between Hurghada and Marsa Alam Airports. We are surrounded by magnificent colourful mountains and unspoilt Red Sea beaches makeing it both a beautiful and relaxing destination.There are 2 Main styles of accommodation,Deluxe chalets which all have Sea-view,en-suite facilities,AC,flat screen TV and fridge or the standard Eco-chalets with shared facilities and fan giving a more rustic feel. We also have 1 stunning stone chalet suite with separate lounge area, large Kingsize bed and separate toilet and shower room. ... more less
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