Marsa Alam Red Sea February 2020

Marsa Alam, Red Sea Diving Holiday

6-13th February 2020

turtle fort aberseque house reef

Egypt’s most southerly resort, Marsa Alam is also one of the Red Sea’s newest. There are over 50km of unspoiled coastline with palm trees and soft white beaches that give an almost tropical feel. The pristine coral reefs and their abundance of colourful wildlife are a draw for divers and snorkellers alike.  The tranquil atmosphere and unspoilt environment make it perfect for rest and relaxation and The Palace Port Ghalib Resort will help you enjoy that perfect diving getaway.

Port Ghalib

Slightly north of Marsa Alam, Port Ghalib is an exclusive marina development. The tree-lined corniche stretches for almost a kilometre and has more than 100 upmarket shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. There’s even a traditional bazaar. You’ll find one of the world’s largest man-made swimming lagoons tucked between the Siva Port Ghalib Resort and the The Palace Port Ghalib.

World Class Diving

We have tied up with our friends at Emperor Divers who have a dive centre based at the hotel. They have all the facilities you’d expect from a PADI 5* Centre, including several dive boats on the marina located next to the hotel.

The Marsa Alam area is famed for having some of the best coral reefs in the Red Sea and is also one of the few places  you can reach the world famous Elphinstone Reef by day boat. There is a really good chance of spotting dugongs, dolphins, rays and lots of turtles here.

This diving holiday is suitable for all levels of divers and snorkellers are welcome to join us.

There is no formal diving itnerary as you can choose the diving that suits you including completing dive courses, enjoying the pretty house reef, doing a night dive or venture further by dive boat. Most people will opt for a 5-day dive package which gives you 10 dives in these clear blue waters, enough to explore the many different dive sites.

Flight Times

Outbound Flight 6th February Depart London Gatwick 08.20 Arrive Marsa Alam 15.50
Return Flight 13th February Depart Hurghada 16.50 Arrive London Gatwick 20.50

Accommodation – 5* The Palace Hotel

“Where luxurious accommodation meets the beauty of the Red Sea.”

A stunning hotel in a stunning location, The Palace Resort nestles in manicured gardens and overlooks both protected waters of the Red Sea and Port Ghalib’s international marina. It is easy walking distance of the Corniche, the heart of the resort, and offers spacious accommodation, gracious service and a delicious dining.


Beachfront location in Port Ghalib, within easy walking of the shops, bars and restaurants of the Marina. 5km from Marsa Alam airport. Transfer time: 15 minutes.


Part of a holiday village created by a number of hotels, the Grand Makadi sits on the northern side of Makadi Bay in a beautiful beachfront location just 25 km from the airport and 35 km from the town of Hurghada.

Food and drink

The Olive restaurant serving international buffet breakfast and à la carte dinner
Pool Deck bar serving snacks, lunch and dinner, including Oriental specialities and seafood
Look Out bar

Nearest beach

Private golden sand beach with jetty access to the house reef
Loungers, parasol and towels provided

Swimming pool

35m swimming pool (heated in winter) with sun terrace and gardens
Lazy river with water slides
Loungers, parasols and towels provided

Sports and leisure

Live evening entertainment
Fitness centre
Jogging track

At extra charge:

Spa with Hammam, Sauna, Massage and Treatments
Horse riding
Mini golf
Table tennis

Additional services

At extra charge unless stated:
WiFi in public areas
24 hour Reception
Room service
Laundry service
Beauty salon
Gift shop

Your room

All rooms have king size or twin beds, shower, WC, hairdryer, bathrobe, iron/board, air conditioning, safe, tea/coffee facilities and satellite TV. Telephone and mini-bar are at extra charge.

STANDARD ROOMS sleep 2 adults/2 children or 3 adults and have a balcony or terrace with a garden view.

MARINA VIEW and SEA VIEW ROOMS are available at a supplement.


The price inclusive of return flights from London Gatwick with 20kg luggage allowance, transfers, 7 nights all-inclusive accommodation is £826pp based on 2 people sharing. A visa is required on landing which is currently £30 and is payable at Marsa Alam airport.

Your All Inclusive° package includes: • Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner • Choice of à la carte restaurants as shown (some items at extra cost) • Afternoon tea and coffee and cake • Unlimited soft drinks by the glass – 24 hrs • Unlimited local alcoholic beverages by the glass – 10:00-midnight °Some bars, drinks and menu items may incur extra charges. *Extra charge payable locally.

Diving:  5 day 10 dive package including weights and tanks is 250 Euros and is payable locally (see price list below).

Equipment hire: We are offering 1 weeks full kit hire including shortie wetsuit, BCD, regulators, boots, fins and mask £95.

All diving can be paid for on departure in Euros or by card. You can download a full price list from Emperor Divers here.

Please note that the above prices are subject to change and availability.

Book Your Space

To book your space to Marsa Alam please call 0800 699 0243. Full payment in advance is required to secure your place and guarantee the price.