In January 2005 we made our first journey to Sharm El Sheik, just chilling.
We stayed at the rather splendid Ritz Carlton hotel and had such a relaxing time we went back in the October of the same year.
The lobby of the Ritz Carlton – you can see the Red Sea to the right of the picture.
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The hotel had a wonderful free format pool, overlooking the rather rocky beach.
The pool was beneath the bar in the first picture.
Hotel Pool Again
The Ritz Carlton was about mid way between Old Sharm and the resort at Naama Bay
Market in Old Sharm
The pipes, the pipes…
‘Old’ Sharm – built 1973!
And up the hill from the Ritz Carlton was a purpose built ‘Fantasia’ leisure complex with shops and bars that were considerably cheaper (£1 per beer) than the Ritz Carlton (£5 a beer plus service, plus tax).