For more than fifteen years, Donna and I have planned imaginary snorkelling, diving, and riding trips to Dahab. We longed to combine the Red Sea's rich underwater world with exploring the desert and hanging with the Bedouin. Dahab, as a Bedouin community, seemed the ideal location. We finally made it this Xmas and New Year, choosing the Blue Beach Club for what seemed to us obvious reasons: from the website we learned of the horses, the beach front location, Egyptian ownership. We were also travelling with our friend Rosemary, who was recovering from a recent hip operation. Making arrangements with Natalie by email could not have been easier or more pleasant; Natalie understood exactly what we would require. Since we were staying for three weeks, we agreed that budget rooms in the orginal building would work out best for all; and we were right! From the moment we saw Osama's cheerful grin on our arrival at Sharm airport, to our pulling up in front of the Blue Beach Club just as dawn broke over the Red Sea, we knew we had got it right. D and I were lucky enough to have the large domed room right over the entrance; fantastic sunsets from the balcony with street life below (and a bathtub). Food in the restaurant was always fantastic: the five-star breakfast (eggs and pancakes to order; vast arrays of fruit, breads, cheeses, vegetables, daily hot-specials...) always outfaced us; burgers were to die for; soups all delicious; the seafood salad excellent beyond belief; the steaks could not be bettered. And the bar. Well, the Furry Cup is what it is and you will either like it or you won't; but we did and were there every night amidst the hearty diving and expat crowd. Mitzi and the reception staff were always there, attentive, helpful, companionable. Kerem and all the restaurant and kitchen staff worked industriously and cheerfully. Khaled at the Dive Centre jovially understood our eccentric snorkelling needs; we wished we had been in a fit state to dive, but the snorkelling is so amazing that it ceased to matter. It really was a question of whether there were creatures in our Sibelius Red Sea guide that we did NOT see. The horses at the Blue Beach stables, well-fed and well-looked after by Said, were so lovely we wished we could take them home, or at least go with them for weeks into the desert. What could be better than galloping freely across the sand between the craggy hills and then pausing to drink 'chai Bedawi' with Mohamed at 'Wadi Water Tank'? Dinner in the desert with Monchet is also not to be missed, nor a trip to see the mysterious stone tombs, the Nawamis, followed by lunch cooked by Farajilya over an open fire. Thanks everyone. We'll we back!
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- Quaint beachfront hotel in great location in Dahab. Warm atmosphere, great staff and loads of activities for all ages! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Beach Club Hotel Dahab
- Blue Beach Hotel
- Blue Beach Dahab