I came back to Shams Alam after some years and many other hotels on the Red Sea.
Shams still earns special consideration for quality of the reef and the unspoiled beaches surrounding the bay, that allow easy access to the reef.Also the remoteness of the hotel is for me a very important thing. The Wadi Gimal Island in front, and the same name National Park in the desert provide interesting destination also.The realtively small hotel, a little ageing by today standards, had something of the intimate club atmosphere.
But, and this is a big but, the new insallation of the windsurfing center, with part of the bay reserved for surfers, has been a HUGE MISTAKE.It changed the quiet place, where even the aniation group is not intrusive, in a way I can only justify by greed. The instructor of the windsurfing center, caring for 2 or 3 people at the time from the beach, barking loudly for hours in a sort of german venetian language, barking barking barking..
no sleeping in the shade, forget it.
I spoke with affectionate clients and all of the told me " never again"
isn't it possible to preserve one hotel fom the common destiny of the barbarians ?
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