Egypt’s Red Sea coast stretches for more than 800 km from Suez in the north to the village of Bir Shalatein near the border with Sudan in the south. Famed for its brilliant turquoise waters, splendid corals and exotic creatures of the deep, the Red Sea is the place to come for scuba diving and snorkeling, or else some relaxed and luxurious pampering after a historical tour, Nile cruise or desert safari.
- Fantastic snorkeling & scuba diving amongst colourful corals
- Beach stay with a dramatic backdrop of desert & mountains
- Excellent winter sun destination with minimal annual rainfall
- Family friendly resorts with many watersports & land activities
Hurghada boasts a number of large hotels and resorts, amongst which stands out one gem: the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, an all-suite five star deluxe hotel (some rooms boast their own swimming pools) with fine al fresco dining, a tennis court, beach club, very large swimming pool with infinity edge and well-equipped health club with spa. The snorkeling just offshore from the beach and jetty is superb, whilst scuba diving and other sightseeing excursions in the area can be arranged.
At the foot of the Sinai Peninsula, a region of awesome beauty with barren, jagged mountains and desert plains, lies Sharm el Sheikh, home to some the world’s most brilliant underwater life. Snorkeling and diving, as well as other watersports, are naturally the principal attraction here, although desert excursions and a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai are also highly recommended.