A short snorkeling trip to the reef around the corner went really lucky. A small group of dolphins appeared right next to our boat. They were fooling around and checking us out for a moment and then they disappeared into the sea.
It was a great moment for us. Especially as we did not expect them. Locals told us to not book one of these full day dolphin sighting trips, because its not likely to see them in the northern Red Sea in February.
So we only did a 3 hour trip with the intention of snorkeling on a riff larger than the ones close to the beach. A nice surprise!
Apart from just relaxing and beside from going to the desert, the really big thing about the Red Sea is snorkeling and diving. And thats what I did. Small reefs are easily accessible from the beach or by your hotels boat bridge. Walk 5 Minutes, jump in and enjoy the colours of your local coral reef.