Almost every winter for the last seven years we've come to the Red Sea to chill out and to go diving. This year however was our first in Marsa Alam and our first in Al Nada Resort.
The most memorable moment was last Saturday when we saw a small group of people, obviously very excited, down on the jetty and almost immediately afterward we saw the dolphins, about a dozen of them, leaping out of the water in all directions. We expected them to entertain us for no more than a few minutes but they stayed for at least an hour and several of us, including myself, got in the water with them.
We will certainly not forget this visit. We've been on two great diving excursions and have already enjoyed over a week relaxing by the beach and pool. We haven't checked out yet but as we've already finished 10 of our 14 days I'm confident enough to say that this has been our best holiday yet.
The staff are so friendly. They always make us feel so welcome wherever we go. They clean the rooms beautifully, ensure we are never waiting for anything at dinner and are always smiling and keeping our two children happy.
The rooms are massive and there are television programmes in most major languages including four English channels just in case you are a film addict or want to keep in contact with the outside world.
There's also a wireless internet connection but if we have one complaint it's that the service was intermittent. The reception explained that the connection was by satellite due to the hotel's desert location. So I suppose the management can't really be blamed for this.
We had no other complaints. The food was excellent and I definitely recommend the fish, the pastas and the seafood. They also serve much better quality bread and fruits than I've had in other Egyptian hotels.
The health club was also first rate and as I've got a bad back I went there several times and the massage therapy helped a lot. They had a nice beautifully clean sauna and steam room but no jacuzzi. A slight disappointment but this was more than made up for by the friendly staff and especially the masseurs who were obviously very experienced and professional. The man in charge also seemed well informed about all aspects of massage and about back pain and he gave me a lot of useful advice.
Most of the rest of the time we spent on the beach. It has plenty of parasols and a wonderful coral reef which extends about 40 meters but if you walk for five minutes to the north you can find a sheltered sandy lagoon for swimming. And one thing is guaranteed. You'll see loads of amazing fish.
We still have three days of our vacation left but without doubt this is already our best holiday yet.
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- Also Known As:
- Nada Hotel Marsa Alam
- Nada Resort Marsa Alam