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A golden curl in southern Sharm

Wander around the corner from Hadaba and you'll encounter the winsome curve of gold that is Maya Bay. This pretty enclave in southern Sharm El Sheik sits just in front of the Old Market and beside the port. A Holiday to Maya Bay will give you a laid-back beach scene with a touch of culture. 
Upon Maya Bay's warm sands you'll find plenty of resorts and restaurants. Non-guests can spend a day at their facilities for a fee. There's several public beaches too, with areas that are better for swimmers nearest to the port while divers should head to the end closest to Hadaba for the fantastic Ras Katy Reef. Once the sun starts to go down, practice your haggling skills at the Old Souk. There's lots of great value local eateries by the market so come in the late afternoon and stay for dinner.

Your Maya Bay questions, answered

There's a few good options. Terrazzina hosts Friday afternoon beach parties, while Eden Ibiza is famous for its midnight beach parties every Tuesday.
Make sure to see the magnificent facade of the Al-Sahaba Mosque which takes influences from Fatimid, Mamluk and Ottoman styles.
Pop into the El Zeyad Papyrus Museum for beautiful scrolls. If you're good at haggling, you'll get a bargain.

Best things to do in Maya Bay

Relax on golden sands

There's a mix of private - requiring entry fees - and public beaches on this fetching gold sweep. The end nearest the port is best for swimming.

Haggle at the Old Souk

Wander through twinkling ornate lamps, shisha pipes and engraved wood and leather work before steeling your nerve and bargaining for a great deal.

Splash about at Aqua Blu

Staying at Maya Bay puts you in prime position for a day out at Aqua Blu in nextdoor Hadaba, Sharm El Sheik's largest water park.