By Rachel Sewell
Blending ancient history with modern luxury, there’s nowhere in the world quite like Egypt as a getaway destination for newlyweds. We’ve rounded up our top reasons to honeymoon in the Red Sea Riviera…
The possibilities are endless
Whether you’re an adventurous couple, or just want to kick back and unwind, the variety of activities on offer in Egypt means the choice is entirely up to you. With the Sahara on your doorstep days can be spent quad biking through the desert, sleeping under the stars, or just lazing on one of the many white sand beaches.
Year Round Sunshine
No matter what time of year you go you’re pretty much guaranteed shorts and sandals weather, with average annual temperatures ranging from a maximum of 37°C, to a minimum of 14°C.
Great flight connections
Just a 5 hour flight from the UK, a number of airlines including EasyJet, Thomas Cook and Tui offer regular flights from most British cities. All three fly to the paradisiacal city of Hurghada, while airlift to the up-and-coming Marsa Alam resort town is about to increase with Thomas Cook launching flights from London Gatwick and Birmingham this side of Christmas.
The country’s mystic landscapes make it effortless to relax after the excitement of the wedding and settle into martial life. Hotspots include Dream Beach in South Hurghada where you can swim in the cool blue Mediterranean Sea, or take a trip to the Giftun Islands, dubbed ‘paradise islands’ for a reason
Boutique or luxury hotel? No matter your style there’s an accommodation option to suit. With favourites including Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay and the Hilton Hurghada Resort, it’d almost be tempting to stay in…
Value for money
Having splashed out on the big day, any pennies that can be saved on the honeymoon are sure to be welcome. Egypt was recently named the second most price-competitive destination in the world in the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, so you can be safe in the knowledge your pound will go further here
Bucket List Adventures
We all know of the iconic pyramids, but the bucket list ticks don’t stop there. Soak up the romantic setting of Cairo’s opera houses, shop till you drop in the local markets of El Dahar, or cruise down the Nile – the world’s longest river no less!
World renowned coral reefs
Egypt was recently awarded "Preferred Diving Destination of the Year 2017" by DIVE Magazine, so there’s no excuse not to get acquainted with its vibrant aquatic life and make underwater memories
A warm welcome
Don’t be surprised to be greeted in the street by a passer-by welcoming you to the county, as Egyptians are known for being exceptionally friendly and hospitable
Destination on the rise
The number of UK visitors to Egypt rose by more than 25% in the first six months of this year, plus with a number of new developments in the works set to make a retreat here even more exciting, there’s never been a better time to visit!
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