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Marsa Alam Travel Guide Red Sea Egypt

Marsa Alam Travel Guide Red Sea Egypt

Marsa Alam is a captivating destination where underwater marvels meet desert escapades. From exploring vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life to venturing into the vast expanse of the Eastern Desert, Marsa Alam offers a unique blend of natural wonders and exhilarating experiences.

Marsa Alam Travel Guide Red Sea Egypt

Sharm el Luli (Ras Hankorab)

Embark on a snorkeling or diving expedition at Sharm El Luli Ras Hankorab , a pristine beach renowned for its crystal-clear waters and thriving coral reefs. Encounter an abundance of marine life, including angelfish, parrotfish, and butterflyfish, as you glide through the underwater paradise.

Sharm el Luli (Ras Hankorab)

Paradise (AKA Sharm El Luli or Ras Hankorab) is located some 60 km south of Marsa Alam town – about half way to Berenice – that’s if you believe the hype surrounding this remote sandy beach and lagoon. For GPS anoraks it’s located at approximate coordinates 24’33 North and 35’9′ East which, as you can see from the satellite image at the bottom of the page, is exactly the middle of nowhere.

Sharm el Luli (Ras Hankorab)

Sharm El Luli in Marsa Alam is a hidden gem of the Red Sea, offering a tranquil and unspoiled beach experience with some of the best snorkeling opportunities in Egypt. If you're looking to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in nature's beauty, this remote paradise should be at the top of your travel list.

Sharm el Luli (Ras Hankorab)

Sharm El Luli is a pristine and secluded beach located near Marsa Alam in Egypt. This remote destination is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, offering a serene escape for travelers seeking relaxation, snorkeling, and a connection with the unspoiled wonders of the Red Sea.

Sharm el Luli (Ras Hankorab)

It is a with crystal turquoise water and bright sand, so you don't need special shoes. The entrance to the water is very smooth. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers etc. It is not crowded place during the season.

Abu Dabbab Beach

Discover the gentle giants of the sea at Abu Dabbab Beach, a haven for dugongs and sea turtles. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, grazing on seagrass meadows and gracefully gliding through the turquoise waters.

Marsa Alam Travel Guide Red Sea Egypt

Abu Dabbab Bay Marsa Alam Red Sea Abu Dabbab beach is a nature reserve located in north Marsa Alam on the Red Sea and is well known as the Turtles Beach. With its appealing blue waters, white sandy shore, and house reef became the perfect place for those who are looking to spend perfect holiday time with their beloved ones, while taking part in a wide range of fun-filled activities.

Marsa Alam Travel Guide Red Sea Egypt

The Abu Dabbab Bay is home to two impressive and well-preserved house reefs, separated by a very wide sandy bottom, rich in beds of sea grass, algae, and floating weeds. The aquatic biotope, with its colourful riot of hard and soft corals, is the residence of dugongs, giant sea turtles, the bowmouth guitar shark and the bullethead parrotfish. It is nothing less but a treasure trove underwater. The idyllic scene is completed by the presence of a small, coral-encrusted shipwreck and a swim-through canyon with an underwater cave and riveting tunnels.

Marsa Alam Travel Guide Red Sea Egypt

Marsa Mubarak The Turtle Bay

Explore the underwater wonderland of Marsa Mubarak, a renowned diving site teeming with marine life. Encounter a plethora of colorful fish, including clownfish, lionfish, and moray eels, as you navigate through the coral formations.

Shaab Samadi dolphin house reefs

Marsa Mubarak has crystal clear blue waters and the shape of a bay. Marsa Mubarak is easily accessible, in the close vicinity of the airport of the Marsa Alam region. Due to the shallow depth, this dive site is good for snorkelling and free diving. The depth at Marsa Mubarak does not exceed 20 meters and visibility is very good since the currents are not very prominent here. It’s easy accessible by zodiac from Marsa Alam.

Shaab Samadi dolphin house reefs

Samadi Reef is a beautiful and rare spot on the Red Sea coast, 14 km from Marsa Alam and 4 km from the sea. It has an inverted “U” shape and more than 5,000 dolphins swimming in groups of 5 to 200. The dolphins like to sleep during the daytime among Samadi’s reefs, and they swim and are active at night, grabbing attention as they rotate seven times in the air before diving again into the water.

Shaab Samadi dolphin house reefs


Samadai Reef is the most easily accessible, lying a mere eleven kilometres or six nautical miles south east of the Marsa Alam anchorage, but this also means it is sometimes relatively overcrowded compared to Sataya Reef.

Al Nayzak beach Marsa Alam 

Considered nature’s pool, al-Nayzak is made of a unique rock formation that is believed to have been shaped by a meteorite hitting the coast. Legends and tales about the place have made it a distinctive spot, intriguing tourists and locals alike.

Al Nayzak beach Marsa Alam

Turquoise in color and serene in atmosphere, al-Nayzak is a hidden treasure located short off the coastal town, Marsa Allam. The locals call it a shooting star, and for the rest of the world, al-Nayzak is a sight for sore eyes. The Ministry of Tourism has described it as, “the secret paradise on our planet.”

Al Nayzak beach Marsa Alam

Al Nayzak is known for its pool, since it is created naturally and preserved by the sea tide that changes its water twice a day it has become an attraction for tourists and locals, several meters in diameter, shaped like a human eye, filled with the turquoise blue waters of the Red Sea, Al Nayzak offers an amazing relaxed swimming experience as well as adventures rock jumping.

Al Nayzak beach Marsa Alam

Wadi El Gemal National Park

Explore the diverse ecosystems of Wadi El Gemal National Park, a protected area encompassing desert, seagrass beds, reefs, and islands. Hike through the rugged canyons, discover mangrove forests, and encounter a variety of wildlife, including gazelles, ibex, and desert foxes

Wadi El Gemal National Park

Wadi El Gemal National Park

Wadi El Gemal National Park

The coastal area boasts rich coral reefs featuring 450 species of coral, plentiful cnidarians, giant clams, sponges, crustaceans and more. Additionally, there are over 1200 species of fish, including the Blue-spotted fantail ray, emperor angelfish, giant moray, parrotfish, red mouth grouper, Red Sea banner fish and clearfin lion fish, Sohal surgeon fish, surge wrasse, white-spotted puffer and the yellow margin triggerfish. Around one-fifth of the marine life is native to the region and greater Red Sea. It also includes five islands, including Wadi El Gemal Island.


The reserve has four entrances, and three administrative offices have been established, in addition to a museum for the Ababda tribes in which the tools they use are displayed. Tribal women are also taught, marketed, and sold handicrafts. The Ministry of Environment provides patrols to implement the reserve law, the environmental law, and environmental monitoring.

Elphinstone Reef

Venture into the depths of the Red Sea and explore Elphinstone Reef, a renowned diving site known for its diverse marine life and dramatic underwater topography. Encounter sharks, manta rays, and barracudas as you navigate through the deep sea walls and coral formations.


Elphinstone Reef Venture into the depths of the Red Sea and explore Elphinstone Reef, a renowned diving site known for its diverse marine life and dramatic underwater topography. Encounter sharks, manta rays, and barracudas as you navigate through the deep sea walls and coral formations.

Elphinstone Reef marsa alam red sea

Marsa Alam offers a captivating blend of underwater adventures and desert escapades, providing a unique destination where natural wonders and exhilarating experiences intertwine. Whether you're exploring the vibrant coral reefs or venturing into the vast desert landscapes, Marsa Alam promises an unforgettable journey.

Marsa Alam International Airport

Marsa Alam International Airport is 67 km north of the city. It allows reception of charter flights and regular flights. It serves the entire southern Red Sea area, not only the city of Marsa Alam. It is of great benefit in shortening the time between Egypt and the Gulf states.



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