There are not so many three star hotels available in the Marsa Alam region and of those there are this is probably one of the best rated by guests.   The village, one of the very first tourist facilities to be established in the area in 1990, provides basic accommodation, a reasonable choice of food and a great spot for diving.


25 chalets (either simple domed roof “huts” sharing a communal bathroom or “deluxe chalets” with AC, mini-fridge and ensuite bathroom etc) ,  seven royal tents (including mini fridge and fan) and thirty standard tents.  


Chalets have hallway, ensuite bathroom and sun terrace. Royal tents are twice the size of a standard tent and well equipped with fan, mini-fridge, wardrobe, bean bag, table and chairs.  Standard tents have twin beds.  Toilets and showers are located just a short walk away.


There is also a restaurant and a bar area.  Several diving companies operate from here utilizing either the house reef or speed boats to take you to other areas.  Camel safaris and kite surfing may be available on request. 


Marsa El Nakari is situated 18 km (11 miles) south of the town of Marsa Alam and about 78 km (48 miles) south of Marsa Alam Airport.  It was the location of a Roman port city and remains of this ancient settlement can be found on a hill overlooking the bay.


Head Office Address 9 Degla St (Shehab St ), Mohandiseen, Giza, Egypt.  Some websites also list “53 El Hussain St., Dokki, Cairo, Egypt”. 

Landline Tel: +20233371833/9942

Telephone the Village: +201282166511.

Check their latest details via their website and use their contact us page to send them a message.

Promotional video.
Feb 2020 – 3.12 mins – 17+ likes – 1,500+ views.
Spectacular drone shots of the village and the local shore line and reefs.
May 2019 – 2.53 mins – 27+ likes – 1,900+ views.
A 2019 holiday at Marsa El Nakari.
Apr 2020 – 14.46 mins – 8+ likes – 160+ views.


As of 15 March 2021, TripAdvisor rated Marsa El Nakari second out of twenty two speciality lodging resorts in the Marsa Alam area ( up from its position of third of eighteen in May 2019, fourth out of sixteen such resorts in 2018, and fourth out of twelve in 2017 ). It has benefited from an ongoing improvement in the percentage of reviewers rating it as either ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ rising from 90% in January 2017 to 91.8% in March 2018, to 92.9% in May 2019 and to a highly impressive level of 93,5% as of 15 March 2019. Meanwhile the percentage of TripAdvisor reviewers rating the resort as ‘poor’ has continued to decline over the same period from 3% to a mere 2.4% – one of the lowest negative results for any Marsa Alam accommodation. No one has ever given it as a ‘terrible’ rating !

The full figures are given in the table below. Please note however that in 2017 the TripAdvisor ratings were rounded to the nearest percentage point.

DateJan 2017Mar 2018May 2019Mar 2021
% “very good”
or “excellent”
% “poor” or

Unfortunately, as of 15 May 2021, I couldn’t find an overall star rating on – presumably because there seem to have only ever been two reviews (the earliest posted in April 2014 awarding the resort 4.7 and the last one posted in September 2015 6.0 stars.) There is no evidence of any reviews of the resort on HolidayCheck since then. 

Reviewers on TripAdvisor have generally been very positive.


“We have been here to do our sidemount course and we really fall in love with this place. Everything is STUNNING from the room to the diving facilities, from the restaurant and village’s staff to the instructors…. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this village and dive with the guys, its like a scuba divers paradise, see you really soon !.”
Tripadvisor December 2019
“Great staff make for a fabulous break with top notch food, very high levels of cleanliness and spacious, comfortable accommodation. Comfy beds, strong showers and belting air con. What more could you ask for!”
Tripadvisor October 2019
“Staying in a Royal tent, ten yards from the sea we couldn’t have asked for a better location.
The dive centre, is very well organised and the staff knowledgeable and helpful…”
Tripadvisor September 2019
Another promotional video.
Jan 2019 – 3.36 mins – 23+ likes – 1,600+ views.
A standard tent. Photo –
Inside a Royal Tent. Photo –
Inside a standard hut. Photo –
Inside a deluxe chalet. Photo –