Madinat Coraya Travel Guide

General Information About Madinat Coraya

Madinat Coraya is located about 65 km from Marsa Alam  City and just 5 km from Marsa Alam International Airport. The resorts of Madinat Coraya overlook Coraya Bay, an untouched Red Sea paradise renowned for astonishing emerald and turquoise waters.

Visitors can enjoy an unhurried pace and tranquillity with first class service against majestic mountain views, a breathtaking sea environment and mystifying reefs set in the protected beauty of a nature reserve stretches from Madinat Coraya to Gebel Elba in the south. Madinat Coraya and Coraya Bay in particular are tipped to be the next diving "hot spot".

The whole coastline offers exceptional diving sites as well as an array of sporting activities on land and in the water for those who prefer a more active Egypt holiday experience. The most immediate attraction of the area is undoubtedly the underwater world of reefs and marine wildlife.

Madinat Coraya is one of Egypt's most peaceful destinations on the Red Sea coast. It’s a truly idyllic getaway and is the perfect base for a relaxing or exciting Egypt holiday. Aside from its growing reputation as one of the best diving resorts on the Red Sea, Madinat Coraya’s proximity to Luxor  makes it an excellent base for trips to the various historical sites inland to the west along the Nile. However you decide to spend your time, Madinat Coraya will deliver a truly memorable holiday under the Egyptian sun.

Ancient Egypt From Madinat Coraya

Madinat Coraya is a great base for sightseeing inland.  The little town of Al Quesir is an unspoilt piece of the real Egypt untouched as yet by excessive tourism and about a 45 minute bus ride from the resort. 

Luxor is within easy reach.  It’s often called the world’s greatest open air museum because the number of well preserved ancient monuments throughout the city and its surroundings,Luxor is close enough to make a day trip worthwhile.  Built on the ruins of the ancient city of Thebes, the City of Luxor is on the east side of the Nile with Karnak just to the north and Thebes on the west bank.  It’s a “must see” for any holiday in Egypt to view the Temple of Luxor built by Amenophis III and the Temple of Karnak. Luxor is also within easy reach of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.  

Cleopatra’s Emerald Mines

Madinat Coraya is also close enough for a trip to Mons Smaragdus (Emerald Mountains) of Cleopatra’s Emerald Mines located in the desert between Marsa Alam and the Nile Valley. Emeralds were prized by the ancient Egyptians as symbols of eternity and power and these mines were still productive up to the 14th century. You can still see a number of ruins near around the Emerald Mines, Marsa Alam. The structures are well preserved and still have mine shafts as well as some temple remains.  

Aqua Coraya in Madinat Coraya

AquaCoraya recently open in March 09, located in Madinat Coraya, 67 km from Marsa Alam city, 5 km from Marsa alam international airport, offers wonderful, healthy fun for all age-groups, with slides up to 10 meters height. The only Aqua Park near to Marsa Alam in the coast line. The water slides are flooding out of the walls taking you to the world of excitement and fun.

Slides :

Free Fall, Kamikaze & Turbo Slide
These very high slides for individual sliding where a very high speed 10.5 meters height, in complete safety however, may be reached. The feeling of weightlessness is almost the same both for those who dare to try and those who prefer to stay on the ground and look. We offer this slides emotions and speed is guaranteed.

Black Hole:
Imagine a water slide where you lose yourself in space and time. You do not see anything and you are spinning constantly. Trust us when we say, you have not experienced anything like the BLACK HOLE, you will find yourself screaming to the end of this 40 meter long feeling of confusion and thrills.
We dare you to take the plunge into the BLACK HOLE

Rafting Slide:
Rafting slide is perfect for the experienced riders and the excitement is almost the same for those who choose to watch from a distance.

Wide slide:
Enjoy and Share the fun with your whole family in this water game, sliding with your kids & splash down to the water in groups.

Twister Slide:
High speed slide which twists and turns, it's so exciting… so thrilling…

Children’s slides Pool: 
Children’s Pool is featured with 5 water slides specially designed for the youngest visitors. Although the low depth of water, lifeguards will look after the safety of the children. Small-scale slides are constructed. the slides does not exceed 2 m height

AquaCoraya pool bar:
Pool bar is available from 10:00 am till closing time, offers you wide collection of fresh juices, ice cream, popcorn, crepe with different condiments and candy floss in addition to the hot and cold drinks

Towel Service:
Towels are available in AquaCoraya against charge if the guest did not get his towel from his hotel with him, in addition to the towels deposit euro 5 per towel

Lockers are available for males and females free of charge against deposit euro 5 per locker

Madinat Coraya, Marsa Alam, 5 km from Marsa Alam Int. airport

Opening hours: 
Open daily
Summer time 10:00–18:00
Winter time 10:00–17:00

Break Time: 
Daily for one hour from 13:00 to 14:00

Madinat Coraya Beaches & Water Sports

Madinat Coraya hotels have their own private beaches exclusively available to hotel guests clustered around the calm and clear Coraya Bay.  Beaches are sugary white sands pierced with straw sunshades fringing sapphire seas and spectacular coral reefs. The place has an unhurried ambience that matches the soft rhythm of the waves on the beach.  Other water sports are available on the doorstep but the main activity on and in the bay is scuba and snorkelling.  Most hotels offer an array of pool-based watersports, including water polo.  

If it’s more organised and active water sports you’re after, then a trip to Aqua Coraya is a must.   The only water park in the Marsa Alam area, it offers various fun and exciting activities for all ages, with water slides reaching up to a staggering 10 metres high.  Aqua Coraya is a premiere attraction for the entire family, catering for very young ones with its children's slide pool and shorter slides landing in shallow waters. The Free Fall, Kamikaze and Turbo Slides are sure to provide an electrifying experience and for those who dare, there is the Black Hole with its 40 metre slide, the Rafting Slide with heart-pounding drops and dips, the Wide Slide and the Twister Slide with spiralling and twisting flumes. The park is fully staffed with certified lifeguards to ensure safe fun for everyone.

Jaz Solaya Madinat Coraya, Egypt

Jaz Solaya is located in the beautiful Madinat Coraya overlooking Coraya Bay. Just 5 km from Marsa Alam International Airport, it’s perfect for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts as its warm

Steigenberger Coraya beach Madinat Coraya, Egypt

Iberotel Coraya Beach is perfectly placed to allow you to explore the unspoilt delights of Marsa Alam's virgin waters and coral reefs. Nestling on the shores of the private and secluded Coraya Bay,

Jaz Lamaya Resort Madinat Coraya, Egypt

Jaz Lamaya Resort is a beautiful five-star family hotel in Madinat Coraya at Marsa Alam. This all elegant inclusive resort overlooks a peaceful and unspoiled private bay that allows easy access to the water...

Jaz Samaya Resort Madinat Coraya, Egypt

Jaz Samaya Resort is a stunning family resort overlooking a peaceful, unspoilt private beach and bay, situated in Madinat Coraya in the Marsa Alam region.

Jaz Dar El Madina Madinat Coraya, Egypt

Jaz Dar El Madina is an elegantly simple, well designed and tastefully decorated resort overlooking the tranquil and beautiful Coraya Bay in Madinat Coraya.

Madinat Coraya Attractions

Madinat Coraya Holidays

Explore Egypt in 15 Days - 14 Nights Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Marsa Alam

15 Days / 14 Nights

A beautiful journey across Egypt, starting off by Cairo & Alexandria followed by a fascinating cruise down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan; at the end of the journey, unwind by the Red Sea, under the shining sun in Masra Alam.


Scuba Diving in Madinat Coraya, the Red Sea

Sharm El Sheikh lies at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula in the Red Sea. It offers a variety of dive sites from reefs and walls to wrecks. The climate is hot, the water is warm and clear, and the reefs are covered in life. Diving is readily available everywhere and there are nearly fifty dive Centers in the region. More Europeans learn to dive here than anywhere else in the world and diving is ideal for beginners. Whatever your experience, dive Centers require you to do one local dive before they will take you on a boat trip in order to give you an opportunity to orient yourself to Red Sea diving.

Shopping and Leisure in Madinat Coraya

For those who love to shop, Sharm El-Sheikh provides ample opportunities to indulge in retail therapy. Sharm El Sheikh is famous for producing jewellery, leather goods and rugs. Expect to haggle when shopping in Sharm El Sheikh! It is all part of the experience and the shop owners will be shocked if you don’t try to negotiate! The majority of shops and shopping centres are based in Naama Bay but Sharm Old Market is great for hunting out bargains. If you want real value for money you should go south-west to Dahab which is less busy and less commercialised than Sharm.

There is more to Sharm El-Sheikh than beaches, sea and shopping of course. It’s a well developed area that feels “European” with refined hotels, facilities and amenities. Sharm el Sheikh has a fantastic range of restaurants, bars and cafes to visit as well as the hotels own all inclusive menus. The market area in Old Sharm is popular for its abundance of seafood restaurants and cheap prices. For those wanting a romantic evening, head to the” On Deck” restaurant in the Iberotel Lido hotel in Naama Bay where you can dine on a pontoon overlooking the water. The Il Mercato promenade, often called “Les Champs Elysee” of Sinai close to the Iberotel IL Mercato Hotel offers a varied selection of excellent cafes and restaurants.

There’s even an 18-hole Championship golf course in Jolie Ville Golf Resort, located only five kilometres from the main hotels in Sharm el Sheikh which is open to non guests. It includes a driving range and artificial lakes and is a perfect escape for those who love the game.

Madinat Coraya Nightlife


Pacha is situated in the of Naama bay , and is the premier party place in Sharm El Sheikh that embodies the essence of the Pacha spirit with a twist of mystical Arabia added for pure indulgence.

Little Buddha

Little Buddha is located in the heart of Naama Bay , and being one of the hottest venues in Sharm El Sheikh, it provides its clientele with the finest dining experience, an eclectic atmosphere, sublime surroundings, and the latest sounds from around the globe.

Hard Rock Cafe

When in Egypt, knock the Sinai sand from your sandals and settle into the Hard Rock Cafe Sharm El Sheikh for a tall cool drink to quench your parched throat. The restaurant's huge guitar and sky dome act as an oasis beckoning every desert denizen to a good time. It provides a fascinating atmosphere and mouthwatering dishes.

Camel Bar

It is a two-storey restaurant/bar that offers both indoor and outdoor areas. The lower floor is an ideal venue for those willing to indulge in a drink along with lively music, while the top floor overlooks Naama Bay and offers a more relaxing atmosphere with number of sumptuous international dishes and shisha.