Resta Grand Restort - Red Sea

  • Guests 396 modern, comfortable guest rooms
  • Rooms 4 room grades to pick from
  • Restaurants 3 restaurants plus cocktails, ice cream and afternoon tea as part of your all inclusive
  • Food and Drinks Chill out with 2 bars and even a pub!
  • Facilities3 pools (2 heated), tennis, health suite, table tennis and kids club
  • Diving Dive with nearby Emperor divers
  • Diving Extras A full programme of PADI courses and daily boat diving on offer
  • Internet Access Free wifi at reception, charged wifi in rooms

About Resta Grand Resort

The Resta Grand resort combines two things we all love - cracking value all inclusive and beautiful reef diving in Marsa Alam. On the sunny private beach, on the terrace of your stylishly furnished room, in the a la carte restaurant, the Resta Grand is a popular hotel choice with divers looking for somewhere that bit extra special, and only 10 minutes from Marsa Alam airport. And with the Emperor divers team helping you to explore the regions many and varied dive sites, what's not to love?

The room options are impressive, with 396 modern, comfortable guest rooms. There are 4 room types, with twin, double and family options across superior king or twin, deluxe rooms and suites. 120 rooms boast enticing sea views, looking out over the Red Sea. Get closer to the action with a pool view option, or step back from it all with a garden view. Each guestroom is individually air-conditioned, and has either a balcony or a terrace. The decor is stylish throughout, modern and airy. It's easy to see why so many people keep coming back, time and time again.

As you stroll through the grounds, towards the private beach, take time to enjoy one of the many drinking and dining choices. The Space is the main restaurant, where breakfast and dinner is served or catch some rays at Plateau beach restaurant or Aquesta pool bar. The Zeit Zaitoun a la carte Mediterranean restaurant is a worthwhile in resort,extra, whilst your all inclusive package includes ice cream and afternoon tea. Relax at the Marsa Club house and enjoy an inclusive cocktail. The El Sala Pub has a full schedule of entertainment, as well as snooker and pool. There are 3 pools, two of which are heated during the winter. And for those that just cannot sit still, there's a full health suite, gym, tennis courts and even a kids club to help keep the kids entertained.

Superior king size room 36sqm

Each room is individually air-conditioned. They also feature broad balconies or a terrace. Spectacular views are granted in all our rooms, as well as in room safe, hair dryer and shaver point, satellite LCD TV, coffee & tea making, mini bar and internet access (local charge)

Twin room 36sqm

Standard twin rooms as the same as the superior king size, but with 2 side by side beds

Deluxe 45sqm

Pick one of the larger deluxe rooms with either a garden or beach front view. Ask if you prefer a double or twin option

Suite 96spm

There are 4 generous suites, each with a larger living adn sleeping area to enjoy.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

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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. Or you can npw apply online by clicking here 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 (all inclusive, 2 people sharing) and 3 unguided 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 divers have FOC nitrox with a nitrox cetification

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Resta Grand is around £250 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank 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

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our loyalty discount is all about! If you have booked directly with Scuba Travel, on your 3rd full price holiday you will automatically be eligible for a loyalty discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction. We are always happy to offer discounts as described below but these are not cumulative and we do not offer further discounts on special offer prices.

5% off for loyalty customers

Step away from your upscale resort and make time for the world underwater. Marsa Alam grows in popularity with divers, and it is easy to see why. Here there are colourful hard coral reefs, fringing the many bays along the coastline. Suitable for all divers experience levels, the fish life is plentiful. Snorkellers and non divers will love it too! Turtles are frequent, and head to Elphinstone for your chance at the shark action. Drift along the lush walls and prepare to be amazed. Butterfly fish and banner fish cluster on the reef edges. Look closely to find stonefish, scorpionfish, pipefish, frogfish and crocodilefish. There's plenty here for everyone!



  • House Reef at the Marina Lodge hotel beach
  • Fleet of day boats located at Port Ghalib harbour
  • Shore & sprredboat diving options
  • Only 10 minutes from Marsa Alam airport
  • PADI recreational courses

Most dives are made from the fleet of custom built dive boats, harboured in Port Ghalib. Most dive sites are 15-90 mins from the dive centre. Full day or half day trips are are planned everyday to a whole host of sites (local charges apply for special trips). In between relax in the sun, there is always plenty of space for everyone. The fast RIB heads out regularly too to sites such as Elphinstone so you spend more time in the water! Or if you prefer a shore dive, there are several sites along the coastline and a house reef that combine excellent fringing coral reefs with intriguing sea grass beds - ideal to while an hour away.

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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 at Resta Grand Resort

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