Red Sea holidays are all about sun, fun and world-class water sports. Just a short hop across the sea from southern Europe, Egypt’s Red Sea area is home to cosmopolitan resorts, golden sands and warm waters. Head inland and you can discover the spectacular Eastern and Sinai deserts by camel or jeep, meet Bedouin nomads, and climb rocky Mount Sinai. Or how about a visit to the awe-inspiring pyramids and Sphinx from here? They’re an absolute must when in Egypt.
Things to do
An underwater world awaits on the Red Sea Riviera. Snorkelling and scuba diving through the turquoise waters will reveal stunning tropical fish and colourful coral. And it’s not just for adults, either; kids can have a go, too. Water sports enthusiasts won’t be able to resist kayaking or kite-surfing along the region’s coast. If you want to take things a little slower, you could relax on a boat trip instead. Take your pick from the likes of glass-bottomed boats to see beneath the waves, or yacht cruises serving a romantic dinner on board. Back on dry land, there’s plenty to keep you entertained after dark, from bustling bars and nightclubs to local entertainment like folk dancing.
From relaxing days in the sunshine to nail-biting adrenaline sports and tours of enchanting historic sites, there’s something for everyone in the gorgeous Red Sea region. Whether you visit during the depths of winter or at the height of summer, it’s a true year-round destination perfect for a family holiday, romantic retreat or a week or two’s partying.
While you may be drawn to the area’s beautiful beaches and balmy climate, there’s so much to explore beyond the inviting stretches of sand. From camel trips across the dry Eastern desert to hikes up the magical Mount Sinai, your memories of the Red Sea will certainly last for a lifetime.
If you love to be at the heart of the action, the bays of Sharm el Sheikh won’t fail to deliver a vibrant atmosphere and a fun party atmosphere. After trying out water sports at the beach, go and browse the shops before enjoying a meal at one of the resort’s many excellent restaurants.
For laid back holidays, Hurghada and its smaller neighbours are perfect for relaxing on the soft sand beaches and paddling in the warm blue seas. If you’re a fan of snorkelling, it’s also one of the best places to discover exotic marine life among shipwrecks and underwater coral landscapes.
No matter where you stay, the Red Sea will treat you to everything from days out in tranquil bays to meals at traditional eateries, delicious cocktails at buzzing bars, and tours of the region’s ancient historic sites. If you’re on the search for a holiday in the sun that has it all, the Red Sea is sure to impress.
Places to stay
Whether you love to be in amongst the action or prefer away-from-it-all tranquillity, there’s a great range of resorts in the Red Sea. From the untouched shores of Marsa Alam, to laid-back Hurghada and the smaller resorts that surround it; the beaches are all gorgeous expanses of soft sand and warm blue sea. And whether you’re in one of the big, bustling resorts with huge entertainment complexes or a smaller community with a more tranquil atmosphere, you can go snorkelling or diving, enjoy international cuisine, sunbathe under blue skies, and relax by sun-dappled swimming pools.