26.10.2010: A Day in the Hotel


In the morning - the view from the balcony of our room, this time looking to the right over the hotel village of the Arkassia Swiss Resort El Quseir Marsa Alam, being so large, that it takes you 10 minutes from one end to the other.

View from the other side of the building at the entrance of our room. Even the beach - loo is a beautiful building.

From the same point the view to the left - a high security wall, and all the rest is merely desert.

Thsi pavillion is called Sea view Bar

The area is comprising 8 pools - necessary regarding the size.


Flowrishing bushes everywhere.

Artificial garden

The big attraction of this hotel: The Aqua park with numerous slides.

From up there you get a nice round view over the desert - click here or inside the picture for a larger version.

I canīt imagine how those conical hills have been built. You rarely find landscapes like this in my country.

The Aqua park not only has slides, but also pools and a paddle course.

Unbelievable contrast between the oasis of the hotel and the rest of the surrounding.

The Red Sea on the other side.

Once more the panorama, this time taken from the foremost slide. Click here or inside the picture for a larger version.

Blooming Bougainvillea in two colors.

Panorama of one of the pools.

This is the secret of the plants growing. All water here is demineralized sea water.

Red Hibiscus

The hotel beach.

The coral reefs are making up for a flat water zone of different width. Where the waves are breaking, the sea ground falls down steeply in tremendous escarpents.

Breaking waves, as seen from the jetty, which reaches to the escarpment. So you can avoid walking over the reef and destroy it. Overseer with whistles are strictly controlling that nobody is stepping on the reef.

View from the jetty to the hotel. Our room is the last (far left) in the first floor of the last building.


Stunning resting places.

Beach rocks ...

 ... from conglomerate rocks

Once more the moon is out in the evening.The enlightened area in the foreground is from the spotlight of the security - hut.