5 Best Holiday Destinations in the Red Sea Region

5 Best Holiday Destinations in the Red Sea Region

A year-round destination where you’re guaranteed sun, white sand beaches and crystal clear seas, alongside incredible history and culture – for your next dose of relaxation in warmer climes, we have picked five beautiful holiday destinations in Egypt’s Red Sea region.

El Gouna

Enjoy the serene coastline of the Red Sea Riviera in El Gouna, a playground for thrill-seekers and water sports-enthusiasts.

The areas award-winning architecture provides a fascinating atmosphere alongside its golden sand beaches and stunning underwater life.

El Gouna

El Gouna has so many beautiful beaches that you can spend every day topping up your tan on the sand and never visit the same beach twice. There are also plenty of activities to while away the hours including kite surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving and golfing.

For those who want to get in touch with their cultural side, there are plenty chances to meet the local Bedouin people as well as an interesting museum to visit.

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Located on the western side of Egypt’s Red sea Coast is Hurghada, the ideal place for getting up close to the region’s incredibly rich and dazzling array of marine life through snorkeling, deep-sea fishing or from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat.

Hurghada’s unique position means that adventures can be had on dry land too; the resort allows for visitors to take day trips to the nearby desert.

Hurghada - desert landscape

You can take a camel ride, experience the dunes in a jeep, or quad-bike through the Sahara desert where you’ll even discover a few Roman ruins at nearby Gebel Abu Dukhan.

A vibrant nightlife takes over the resort after dark, with Hurghada having the renowned Ministry of Sound Egypt, Hed Kandi Beach Bar and a Little Buddha nightclubs - all hosting a diverse global crowd of revellers.

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Sharm el Sheikh

The most popular choice in the red sea region, Sharm el Sheikh is a spectacular area where you can get to grips with Egypt’s intriguing history, relax by the poolside or beach and discover the delights beneath the surface of the crystal clear waters in this modern Red Sea resort.

The diving is world-class; the snorkelling fantastic, and the choice of all-inclusive spa hotels with private beaches make Sharm el Sheik an attractive destination combining traditional culture and modern-day comforts.

Sharm el Sheikh

The town is full of both upmarket and affordable bars, restaurants and clubs – where nightlife is positively buzzing, with top European DJs paying regular visits.

Those who love to shop won’t be disappointed either as a day of retail therapy is easily sorted in Sharm El Sheikh’s many bazaars, markets and malls, where you can grab yourself some real bargains jewellery, leather and ceramics.

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Marsa Alam

A less-crowded option making for a more relaxed and possibly stress-free holiday, the resort of Marsa Alam has lots to offer.

Its landscape is made up of mountains, desert and clear blue waters and its diving attracts some of the best professionals as well as beginners from across the world.

Marsa Alam marine life

If activities are your thing then, look no further, Marsa Alam has fishing trips, kite surfing and desert safaris for those seeking adventure and different ways to explore this impressive region.

The wealth of underwater life, beautiful sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour and promenade and, of course, the spectacular Egyptian sunshine, make Marsa Alam the perfect choice for beach-lovers who want to avoid the crowds of its neighbouring resorts.

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Makadi Bay

Makadi Bay’s clear seas seem to stretch on into infinity, and the newest tourist resort along the Red Sea Riviera is the perfect little paradise, with its made-to-measure village including the facilities to fill any visitor’s needs.

Luxurious complexes dominate the area, which is all about unwinding. If you want to stretch your legs, then take a stroll into these properties that include facilities such as tennis courts, swimming pools and camel rides.

Makadi Bay

Alternatively, lounge on the picture-perfect beaches in Makadi, lined with trendy beach-front bars and restaurants all serving plenty of fine food. Seafood dominates many of the menus in Makadi along with a variety of Egyptian cuisine.

There is a good balance of ‘chilling’ out and busier nightlife here with lazy days and great activities teamed with evenings of dance and more relaxed entertainment. 

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