Aqaba or Sharm El Sheil

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Mar 25th, 2006, 05:03 PM
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Aqaba or Sharm El Sheil

Has anyone been to both? I would like a relaxed, non-touristic, excellent snorkeling experience. Which location would you choose? Can you recommend the name of hotels with air conditioning?
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Mar 26th, 2006, 12:03 AM
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I've been to Aqaba many times, but have not been to Sharm (though many of my friends have). I love Aqaba - its not as touristed as Sharm -and the snorkellling is incredible. Visibility was unlike anything I'd ever seen (rivalled only by Fiji) The Royal Dive Center just out of town has a private beach from which you can snorkel - and they do good dive / snorkel trips as well.

When I was spending time there, it was very relaxed - almost to the point of not having much to do besides snorkel and lay by the pool reading a book....which sounds really good right about now.

Cant remember where we stayed - I think it was the Aquamarina 2 - which was fine, decent pool, nice staff, ...Cant remeber if there was air con, but I believe there was.
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