Sharm El Luli Beach*****
Probably the most Caribbean-like sandy beach in the Marsa Alam area with easy wade-in and relatively safe swimming.
A half day includes a private air conditioned taxi transfer from your hotel to the beach and return as well as all your snorkelling equipment and watermelon, biscuits and soft drinks, returning to your hotel in time for lunch. A full day also includes your private air conditioned taxi transfers and snorkelling equipment, but instead of watermelon and biscuits you have a full lunch as well as soft drinks and tea or coffee returning to your hotel at around 6pm.
Plus points: Probably the most Caribbean-like sandy beach in the Marsa Alam area with easy wade-in and relatively safe swimming. Extensive reefs popular with sea turtles, including frequent sightings of the beautiful and critically endangered hawksbill turtle and an impressive range of colourful corals and fish species. Absolutely undeveloped so almost no pollution and inside the Wadi El Gemal National Park conservation area with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Frequently described as an earthly paradise.
Negatives – Absolutely undeveloped so no facilities and you must take everything with you. There’s little in the way of shade so you may want to take hats or a beach umbrella. Also a fair distance if your hotel is at Port Ghalib (about 1 hour 30 minutes), but much closer if your hotel is nearer to the town of Marsa Alam and virtually on your doorstep if your hotel is further south.
See the Sharm El Luli page.