We have spend two weeks in Dahab - our first visit to the area - to learn diving. The Lagoon Villa Apartments have been recommended to us by a friend and we're very happy that we followed his advice.
We stayed in the Octopus and Seahorse apartment. Both apartments are very comfortable and clean. They feature AC (which we didn't use, since the temperature was comfortable to us), a small kitchen (suitable for cooking breakfast or other simple dishes), modern bathroom and free wireless internet. In the garden there's a whirlpool (not heated) and a BBQ at your disposal.
The owners, Fiona and Toby, are very lovely and helpful people. They make you feel very welcome and provide you with a lot of valuable tips for the area (how to get around, where to go, what to do, where to eat, where to get your groceries, etc. etc.). They absolutely go the extra mile to make sure that you can as much out of Dahab as possible.
The apartments are located in Medina, which is about 5 km away from the city center in Masbat. Unlike the big hotels, the apartments are not directly located at the beach - which is a good thing! You are much less confronted with the negative side effects from mass tourism and can enjoy your peace and quiet while you're there. The lagoon can be reached by foot in about 5 minutes. Since taxi services are widely available in Dahab, you can easily get a ride to the center of town for as less as EUR 1.25 per ride (not per person) and you'll be there in 5 minutes.
All in all we can definitively recommend the Lagoon Villa Apartments and it will be our first address to get a room if we're coming back to Dahab.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Luxury Lagoon Villa Apartments offer modern and comfortable self-catering accommodation a few minutes walk from the main sandy beach in the Lagoon area. So perfect for wind/kitesurfers or anyone looking to relax in a peaceful area. The Villa is located in a secluded grassy garden with outdoor Jacuzzi pool. The private terraces have sunloungers and a BBQ area for al fresco dining. There is a supermarket, off license and ATM opposite so stocking up is easy. The Lagoon Villa apartments can sleep 7 people in total (2 separate apartments). One is a studio apartment (Seahorse apartment with a doubled bed 150cms and single bed 120cms). The other apartment (Octopus) has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a 160cm bed and there is a twin bedroom. ... more less