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Coral Sea Sensatori Resort – Hotel and snorkeling review

The Coral Sea Sensatori Resort is one of the best hotels in Sharm El Sheikh that offers high-quality service as well as the opportunity of exploring the Red Sea vibrant undersea world. Having a stunning location with a view to the Tiran Island, featuring the Ras Nasrani healthiest coral reefs, this hotel is definitely a place to be for sea lovers!

Anett Szaszi - Snorkel Around The World

Written by Anett Szaszi

Anett is a certified scuba diver, freediver, and an expert in snorkeling with more than 10 years of experience. She fell in love with the ocean while snorkeling in the Red Sea on a vacation to Egypt back in 2008. Since then, she has been traveling to discover the world’s best snorkeling spots and sharing her experience and tips to inspire others. Find her photos on @anett.szaszi Instagram too!

Coral Sea Sensatori Resort Sharm el Sheikh

The Coral Sea Sensatori Resort is a modern 5-star hotel in the Ras Nasrani. With directs access to the Red Sea’s healthiest coral reefs,  it is one of the best hotels for snorkeling in Sharm el Sheikh.  You can reach the hotel with a short 15 mins drive from the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

The hotel has mostly English and Irish guests, therefore the staff speaks very good English. The Coral Sea Sensatori Resort was built in a modern style providing a luxurious holiday experience for its guests.  It features several restaurants and bars here where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals as well as refreshing cocktails.

Sensatori Resort Garden
Coral Sea Sensatori Garden

The garden is grandiose and very well kept, with wide walking paths and impressive fountains. The wide sandy beach with sunbeds and sun umbrellas provides a great place for relaxation and water fun. Cool yourself down in the shallow sandy lagoon or enter the deeper water from the private jetty to reach the beautiful Ras Nasrani coral reef!

The Coral Sea Sensatori Resort offers a wide variety of rooms and suites to book. From standard rooms through family apartments to jacuzzi suites, you can choose the one that suits your needs the best.

Coral Sea Sensatori walking road next to the sea
Pool connected rooms directly at the beach

Children can enjoy the entertainment programs provided by the hotel and explore the playground. Adults can spend time in the fitness or enjoying the spa facilities. The designated adults-only area makes this hotel a great place for couples and solo travelers that wish to have a relaxing holiday.

Tip: Before booking your holiday, read our Egypt travel and safety advice where we share useful tips to make your vacation carefree!


Coral Sea Sensatori Resort snorkeling review

The Red Sea coral reefs are considered among the best ones in the world. Egypt snorkel places are perfect for first-time snorkelers as well as for advanced sea explorers. Sharm el Sheikh’s coastline has a fringing reef system, therefore most hotels have excellent coral reefs available direct from the beach.

The Coral Sea Sensatori Resort lies in the middle of the Ras Nasrani and Ras Ghamila that are known as the most untouched reefs in the area offering excellent snorkeling and diving. Let us share our tips and experience how is the snorkeling in the Coral Sea Sensatori Resort area!

House reef

Coral Sea Sensatori is one of the most popular hotels in Sharm because of its beautiful house reef which is perfect for snorkellers and for divers as well. There is a jetty in the middle of the beach that makes getting to the water easy. As soon as you enter the water, you will find yourself in a real aquarium swimming among colorful corals and fish.

Coral reef in front of Coral Sea Sensatori Resort
Coral Sea Sensatori House Reef

For novice snorkelers, we recommend staying in the designated area that is marked with buoys. Advanced snorkelers can explore both the right and left side. There are several hotels on the coast, each have their own jetties. If you would feel tired or have any difficulty, you can use other hotel’s jetties too to leave the water. Just walk back to Coral Sea Seansatori on the shore.

If you swim to the right from the jetty, you will move towards the Ras Nasrani reef. Swim close to the coral reefs to observe the abundance of hard and soft coral species and the wide variety of colorful reef fish. You will colorful Red Sea fish such as parrotfish, butterfly, bannerfish, angelfish, but other interesting species like stonefish and lionfish can be also spotted. Look at the sea bottom where stingrays hide in the sand.

Cowtail stingrays in the sand

Swimming to the left direction, towards Ras Ghamila is also possible. The corals are stunning on that side too, but watch out the currents because they can be strong there.


Besides the hotel’s own house reef, confident swimmers can snorkel in the turquoise lagoon next to the hotel area. Here small coral patches, interesting macro sea creatures and often stingrays can be seen. This lagoon lies past the Coral Sea Sensatori Resort beach area.

Currently, this an abandoned beach with constructions around. Not so many people visit it except some guests who prefer quiet places and come here to relax and snorkel in the lagoon.

Blue Lagoon by the Coral Sea Sensatori Hotel
Coral Sea Sensatori snorkeling map

If the weather is windy, snorkeling from the main jetty can be dangerous because of the big waves. The staff often puts red flag out meaning ‘no swimming’ from the jetty but you can still go snorkeling in this lagoon.

The best is to snorkel in the right corner of this bay, around the yellow marker. Also it is worth swimming towards to outer coral reef, but don’t swim towards the middle of the lagoon because there is nothing interesting to see.

When snorkeling here, you won’t find massive coral formations but pretty smaller reefs that give home to different types of juvenile reef fish. People say this shallow lagoon works as a fish nursery.

Group of fish above the coral

If you are lucky, you might spot turtles resting between the coral patches. The shallow coral reefs and seagrass-covered areas are perfect to look for tiny sea creatures like nudibranch and sea slugs that are difficult to spot in deeper waters.

Blue Lagoon by the Coral Sea Sensatori Nudibranch
Nudibranch and sea slugs we found in the lagoon

The calm water and sandy sea bottom make this place a favorite feeding ground for rays too! Different types, mostly eagle rays, and cowtail rays look for food in the fine sand.

Blue Lagoon by the Coral Sea Sensatori Underwater Life
Underwater photos taken in the lagoon

We hope you found this review helpful! If you want to read our other hotel recommendations in Sharm el Sheikh, see our review on the Jaz Fanara Resort Residence!

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