After our night in the Sharm resort, we were singularly unimpressed with our hotel, It was finished to a high standard but the place was filthy and nothing worked - even got a shock off a tap. This place will not get a good report on trip advisor.
After having an awful and expensive breakfast in Sharm, we had a look round the upmarket area in Naam bay. All very nice, but still a concrete jungle (albeit looking onto a nice beach). After this, we headed out of town to Dahab.
Dahab is about 100km up the road. It started life as a fishing village that the travellers took over. It is far more laid back, much more suited to a bit of R&R for us. We checked into a nice hotel and decided to stay for a while.
The next day Ken & Judi got adventurous and went off on a tour that involved walking and/or riding camels along the coast to a reserve. They came back saying how fantastic the place was - snorkelling amazing and the coastline beautiful but the camel ride took its toll. Judi came back with a blister on her backside and Ken had injured himself on the saddle - apparently there is a big pole at the front of the saddle and if the camel goes down hill, you get jammed against it in sensitive places. We preferred a more leisurely pace and went off for a long walk to Dahab town. It had a nice beach and a big lagoon for windsurfing but it was full of self enclosed resorts.
Following this we got into a leisurely life style of snorkelling, reading and relaxing followed by fish suppers in the evening. The coral reef started just outside our hotel and you could walk/swim to it from the shore.
The only break was a visit to Mt Sinai - see the blog about that.