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Shams Alam Beach Resort

3 stars

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Located on a private sandy beach in Marsa Alam, in the Wadi Gimal National Park, the Shams Alam Beach Resort offers 160 spacious, air conditioned rooms, in two storey buildings, with pretty gardens, a swimming pool and a private sandy beach. All a few minute walk from the on-site windsurf centre with stand up paddle boarding and scuba diving centre..
 

Location
Hotel Shams Alam is set in a superb position between the desert landscape and the beautiful turquoise sea on a 1km private sandy beach. A serene location in the heart of Wadi Gimal National Park, the hotel is 50km south of Marsa Alam and approximately 75 mins from Marsa Alam airport.
 

Accommodation
Designed in ancient Arabic architecture with brick domes and arches, the 160 rooms are well-furnished, spacious and decorated in a local style spread over 11 two-storey buildings. Room categories include Sea, Mountain or Pool View with double or twin beds on request. There are family rooms with two interconnecting rooms available on request. All rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with WC, hair dryer on request, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini fridge, in room safe-deposit box, telephone and balcony or terrace.
 

Facilities
The hotel features an elegant lobby with a domed roof, a restaurant with an open-air dining area, a main restaurant, shops, fitness centre and 24 hrs medical service and pharmacy close by. Outside is a heated pool, pool bar and a dive and snorkelling centre. Kids can enjoy a separate pool area and playground. The swimming area at the beach provides complimentary sun beds and parasols right next to the snack bar and Bedouin tent. You can choose between half board and all inclusive. Enjoy the buffet breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant or the open-air dining area overlooking the sea. The coffee shop  offers a great selection of drinks and snacks.
 

Windsurfing/SUP/Scuba Diving
The full service windsurf centre is just a few minutes walk away, on the hotel's 1km private, sandy beach with the latest windsurf boards for rental and a full range of instruction programmes available. Stand up paddle board and scuba diving are also available on site.  More >


Our Opinion
This location is a fantastic flat water sailing area, ideal for uncrowded windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding with snorkelling and scuba diving available from the on-site centre.
 

 
Price from £650 Including flights - Enquire about this hotel >

Fact File

Sailing Conditions

Winter On Shore Winter Off Shore Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Best Time: March to November.
Launch: Sandy beach with shallow training area with some coral heads. Shoes recommended.
Wind Direction: Cross shore
from the left.
Wind Type: Thermal. Strongest early in the day.
Shorebreak: Slight to none.
Water Conditions: Flat water inside bay. Ideal for training.
Slight to rolling swell outside bay.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Suitability for all levels.
  • Purpose build, spacious windsurf centre.
  • Clean consistent winds, perfect slalom area.
  • Open all year round.
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling.
  • Good choice for non sailing friends and family.
  • Stunning, natural lanscape in protected, national Wadi Gimal Park.

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