Movenpick Resort El Quseir | Marsa Alam - Red Sea

  • Guests Around 1000
  • Rooms 250 Nubian style rooms reflecting upper class Egypt
  • Restaurants Try the Orangerie, Divers Club or Fishermans Hut for food, or relax with a drink at Top of the Rock
  • Food and Drinks From international buffets to Italian al la carte, or seafood by the sea
  • FacilitiesSpa and wellness centre, horseback and camel riding, desert safaris
  • Diving Dive with Extra Divers, a PADI and SSI dive centre
  • Diving Extras PADI and SSI courses, shore and boat diving, nitrox available
  • Internet Access Free WiFi in all rooms

About Movenpick Resort El Quseir

Nestled between sandy mountains and deepest blue seas, and just 87kms from Marsa Alam airport, is the 5 star Movenpick Resort El Quseir - a unique oasis of Egyptian charm and Swiss efficiency. Built in traditional Nubian style, this relaxed resort instantly makes you feel at peace. It's the perfect destination for a laid-back, sun-drenched beach holiday for everyone.

The resort has 250 rooms located in 13 different groups of bungalows. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial phone, internet access, Wifi, safe, hairdryer, and minibar. Chose a superior room with either garden or partial sea view. The premium rooms offer a free mini bar and facial massage. or upgrade to the junior sea view suite for your own seafront terrace as well as the deluxe benefits. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Relaxation doesn't mean the same thing to everyone and as such there is plenty to do at the Movenpick el Quesir. For the energetic, the resort offers an array of sporting and leisure activities. Take a quad or mountain bike tour at sundown, go horseback riding at the sea shore or simply take a walk and experience the magnificent solitude of the desert. Chill out on beautiful private sandy beach or be tempted underwater by the stunning coral reef. The myriad of marine life inhabiting the resort's own house reef amazes divers and snorkelers alike. There are no less than 8 bars and restaurants to chose from. The Orangerie serves a lavish buffet, there's open-air dining under the stars at Al Fresco Italian restaurant, fine dining a la carte at Seagulls restaurant or pull up a chair on the beach itself at the Fisherman's hut. There are light lunches and snacks at the dive centre or grab a cool drink to watch the sun go down at the Top of the Rock bar.

Superior Garden View

The pristine gardens can be viewed from your own private terrace or balcony if you stay in the Superior Garden View rooms which have been recently renovated in a contemporary Nubian design. 30 sqm, Queen or twin beds, accommodates 2 adults + 1 child or 3 adults, balcony or terrace with garden view, Interconnecting rooms available on request

Superior Sea View

The unique seafront location makes the Superior Sea View rooms ideal if you want to spend your days taking in the beautiful Red Sea, and your evenings relaxing in the recently renovated spaces. 30 sqm, Queen or twin beds, Accommodates 2 adults + 1 child or 3 adults, Terrace or balcony with Red Sea view, Interconnecting rooms of request

Family Room

Perfect for a relaxed holiday with your family and friends. With two separate bedrooms, a connecting door and large windows overlooking our courtyard, Family Rooms promise convenience and comfort. Spacious 70 sqm rooms, Queen and twin beds , Accommodates 2 adults + 2 children or 3-4 adults, Terrace with Garden view, Two bathrooms

Nubian Suite Sea View

Experience the luxury of Nubian Suite featuring a spacious terrace with breathtaking views of the Red Sea, one king bedroom, separate living room with dining area and a luxurious bathroom with tub and rain shower. Spacious 70 sqm Suite, King bed , Accommodates 2 adults + 2 children or 4 adults , Terrace with panoramic view of the Red Sea, Walk-in rain shower and luxurious bathtub

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.

Weather and Climate

Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July to August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt's so called 'winter' the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.

Travel

Flight options

As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to your Red Sea hub - Sharm el Shekh, Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

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Included in your holiday

Your holiday includes flights from Gatwick, airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a standard room (half board, 2 people sharing) and 6 house reef dives. Local marine park fees may apply for divers.

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any meals or drinks outside of your above package, additional diving or local excursions. You will need an Egyptian visa for entry - please speak to your travel consultant to see if you are able to use our Egyptian visa service or if this needs to be arranged in advance/on arrival.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Euro, USD and sterling cash (notes) are all widely accepted. It can be handy to have small denominations of Egyptian pounds for use outside of the hotel/tipping. Credit and debit cards are accepted in most hotels and larger restaurants, but will be processed in Egyptian pounds and subject to a transactions surcharge,

Phone coverage

Mobile phone coverage will depend on your carrier - please confirm any overseas charges before travel.

Plugs and electricity

European 2 pin plugs

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

Special trips, night dives, 3rd dives and any extras are arranged and paid for locally

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is available for a local surcharge

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to the Movenpick el Quesir is around £250 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Extra Divers dive center is onsite at the 5-star hotel Movenpick Resort El Quseir. Stride out of the centre right onto the fantastic house reef with a deep of maximum 13 meters, before dropping away to over 100 meters. The reef is in its virgin state. Zodiacs are provided for one-way-house reef drops, starting from the jetty, furthermore, trips with modern speedboats and minibuses for day-tours are ready for you.

  • House reef right next to dive centre
  • Over 30 dive sites accessible by boat
  • Family friendly
  • Full range of PADI & SSI courses
  • Free nitrox

Extra Divers have a raft of experience diving the many reefs in the area. The multi lingual team of dive professionals teach both PADI and SSI courses. Then you are only moments away from the water. No need for transfers here - the diving really is on your door step.

The sensational house reef is a major attraction for many divers, but there's more to discover around el Quesir underwater. Daily half- and full dive trips are run by minibuses and boat to about 30 dive spots around El Quseir, Marsa Alam and Southern Safaga. You can even get boat trips to Elphinstone or Salem Express! Snorkellers and non-divers are every time warmly welcome on our trips.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course atMovenpick Resort El Quseir.

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Scuba Diving Courses

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  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

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These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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