Na'ama Bay - Egypt
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Na'ama Bay - Egypt Sharm El Sheikh Reviews
It’s a Marmite Situation! Dec 04, 2010
As I said you’ll either love it or hate it. Na’ama Bay does offering something for everyone with extensive array of shops, café’s, restaurants, beaches, tour operators and general bustle that comes with it. This is a really buzzing place that comes alive at almost midnight!
But be prepared!! If you a women your in for some serious hassle from the local men spouting unnerving compliments at you at every turn. Unfortunately should you be travelling in a group of with a male partner, although the attention is less, it is still high and can get a bit boring if your spending the day there. Just remember that as soon as you get out of your cab they are only trying to make a living. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll never feel unsafe like in other countries, it's very friendly but can be annoying at times. I found that morning trips to Na’ama Bay were easier for me being a woman, far less hassle for some reason.
The Bay itself is treat when talking about its night life. There are tons of places to eat, late bars and pubs and a few clubs including some close to home chain companies such as McDonalds (which is cheaper and much bigger than in England), pizza hut, KFC, Starbucks and Hard Rock Café and the “PASHA” night club. If you do decide to eat out, always haggle. If they call you as you walk past, say to them you don't want to pay service or tax. Also mention that another place offered you free drinks, you'll be amazed what you can get for hardly anything if anything at all. You can pay between £10-£15 for amazing fresh seafood with soft drinks and the chains mentioned above are far cheaper than UK prices. I would say stay away from the salad in here as food poisoning. Just remember always haggle the price to the point where you walk away for shops, taxis and tours.
It was defiantly one of the most modern and lively places that I went to in sharm.
All in all if you go to Na’ama Bay with a strong attitude to say no to the people selling and you don’t wonder off into side streets alone, you will be fine. Don’t be put off by peoples reviews as many people seem to want to go shopping in Egypt as if it was England. . . no hassle, these people have to remember that there not in Kansas anymore. (lol)
All in all I would say yes go to Na’ama Bay, if you want to shop perfect! Also if your hotel doesn’t have a beach you will have to pay to use another hotels “section” of the beach which is about £1 for the day but you will get to use their sun loungers. They also offer loads of tours from the shore which we did. It certainly isn’t my favourite place in Egypt and if you want a secluded beach this is not the place to visit. For a taxi fair I am confident that you can be taken to somewhere much more tranquil.
Part of the EGYPT 2010 travel blog
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