Marsa Alam, situated in eastern Egypt and on the west coast of the Red Sea, is one of the fastest growing holiday destinations on the Red Sea Riviera.

Marsa Alam Sunset
Marsa Alam Sunset

Although until recent times a small fishing village, the introduction of an International Airport in 2001 has seen Marsa Alam’s popularity grow, so much so that it is soon expected to rival fellow Egyptian holiday resorts Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh.

The appeal of Marsa Alam lies in its tropical appearance, boasting rich blue sea coasts fringed with coral reef barriers, paradisiacal beaches and proud palm trees. Marsa Alam has as a result become a favourite of divers eager to explore the resorts numerous unspoilt diving sites where spinner dolphins and sea turtles swim freely.

Other holidaymakers are attracted to the resort’s undisturbed tranquillity. Marsa Alam’s relatively remote location, approximately four hours away from the popular Hurghada resort, makes it the ideal destination for a peaceful, relaxing vacation.

Though Marsa Alam remains relatively undiscovered for now, a major boom in the resort’s tourism market is inevitably on the horizon. A flood of investment capital, funding new hotel, leisure and entertainment developments, is set to transform the area in to a vibrant, world renowned holiday destination.

Only recently, the Libra Holidays group announced plans to develop a brand new five million square foot sea front resort, bringing additional hotel accommodation, shopping facilities and leisure activities to Marsa Alam. With other large holiday firms developing similar plans, it is a matter of time before one of Egypt’s best kept secrets is discovered by the tourist world at large.