The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza is a 5-star resort in Egypt that we highly recommend for your next Marsa Alam snorkeling holiday. The guest-oriented service and vibrant coral reefs make this all-inclusive hotel a perfect choice for couples as well as family travelers who want to enjoy top service and rich marine life.
The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Resort – Hotel information
As regular visitors in the country, we have stayed in many different hotels over the years and must say that The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort is one of the best hotels in Egypt! You may find more luxury ones in Marsa Alam for sure, but the service level here is definitely the highest I’ve ever experienced in Egypt. You enjoy special attention from the first second you enter The Fayrouz Plaza until you leave. A nice gesture that the General Manager, Mr Abou El Haggag El Ammari searches the opportunity to interact with people welcoming the returning guests as friends but treating first-comers also with special attention.
The Marsa Alam region has a long coastline and most hotels are reachable with a long transfer from the airport but not the Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Resort! With its ideal location, the Fayrouz Plaza is just a short 10-15 mins drive from the Marsa Alam International Airport. The hotel has a big garden and wide, 800 m long beach, offering privacy and relaxation. For some, it might seem to be a bit remote because there are no “neighboring” hotels. The closest complex is the Port Ghalib area on the left side. Comparing to other Egypt tourist cities like Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh, there are less things-to-do. There is no city-center with shops and restaurants where you can go out in the evenings. Therefore, we recommend Marsa Alam snorkeling holidays for those we enjoy being far from the noise and crowd.
Tip: read our where to snorkel in Egypt guide if you need more information on snorkeling in Sharm el Sheik, Hurghada and Dahab!
Facilities and services
The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza offers a wide range of services to satisfy all your needs while on holiday. No matter you want to spend time relaxing on the spacious beach or prefer being active, you will find the activity that fits you. There are swimming pools in various sizes and depths, some of them are heated in winter. On the main beach, you find sunbeds and umbrellas free-to-use. Different activities are available like horse riding, or you can play table tennis, darts, billiard jus to mention a few. Kids can enjoy several programs offered by the animation team. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the main restaurant where you find a rich buffet. Also, there are 4 specialty restaurants. During the day, snacks like hamburger, kebabs or fish and chips are available. Juices, water, cocktail and other beverages you can get from the main bar but also from the beach bar that is open till sunset.
Regarding rooms, you have a wide variety to choose from depending on your needs. Most of them located in the main building, while some in the recently built extension part. You find superior rooms that are perfect for couples as well as bigger suites that can accommodate families. The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza thinks about honeymooners too with specially designed honeymoon suites.
Tip: Egypt has a perfect climate for winter beach holidays with pleasant air and sea temperatures. Escape the cold, grey weather and recharge your batteries in the sun!
Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza snorkeling
The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza is a perfect place to enjoy snorkeling and diving in the Red Sea! Marsa Alam has the healthiest coral reefs and richest marine life in Egypt including the rare dugong, huge sea turtles and big dolphin pods.
The resort has an own wooden jetty that will take you directly to the vibrant coral reef. At the end of the jetty, the water is deep so it is recommended for good swimmers only. In this case, use the stairs in the middle and enjoy swimming in the shallow lagoon. If you are interested in visiting other nice coral reefs in the region, walk into the in-house dive-center where dedicated staff will help you to book other Marsa Alam snorkeling trips.
If you love the ocean’s life, you are in the right place in the Fayrouz Plaza that offers one of the best snorkeling in Marsa Alam. By calm sea conditions, you can snorkel both to the right and left side from the jetty. The coral reef is teeming with life, there are so many things to see! Massive hard coral structures, huge soft coral colonies, big shoals of fish as well as different types of rays like blue spotted and eagle, moreover, often turtles can be spotted.
There is a small sandy lagoon on the left side of the jetty with an orange buoy in the middle. Next to the buoy, a rope is lying in the sand, on the sea bottom. The water is about 5 m – 16 ft deep here and seahorses live next to rope! On the sea place, some ceramic vases are in the sand. Those who want to snorkel in the shallow lagoon can expect to observe small coral formations with some fish like rainbow wrasses, anemonefish, parrotfish around.
Marsa Mubarak dugong trip
You might have heard that one of the most unique and unfortunately endangered sea creatures of the Red Sea lives only in the Marsa Alam region. This is why most people decide to come to The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Resort for their holiday. The hotel lies next to the Marsa Mubarak Bay that is the best place to swim with the dugong. It is possible to walk to the Marsa Mubarak on the shore. It takes about 15-20 mins so take water with you! You might leave your stuff on the beach since it is only visited by snorkel and divers at the moment. According to the news, a new hotel will open soon. Snorkel only in the left corner and around the buoy, this is where you have a chance to find the dugong as well as huge sea turtles! We have a long post about the dugong in Marsa Alam, please read it and you can get all the information with many photos attached!