I don’t know about you, but when I think of Egypt the first thing that comes to mind is all the big, luxurious hotels. Now, don’t get me wrong, although I love just chilling out on holiday, there’s plenty to do in Egypt outside the hotel; especially for families! Let’s take a closer look at what Hurghada has to offer if you’ve got kids that want to get out there and explore. You’ll find everything from an ocean adventure to a city made of sand, so what are you waiting for?
Take a look at our video below to get a better idea of all the fun you can have and read on for more info!
Although beautiful beaches and powdery dunes might come to mind when you’re thinking about Egypt, you’ve never seen sand quite like this! Sand City is a place where you’ll be able to find dozens of amazing sculptures created entirely from sand, from Pharaohs to superheroes. See your favourite characters from films come to life just a short drive from the beachfront hotels. If the sea is more your thing than sand, head to the Hurghada Grand Aquarium to see all the creatures from the deep blue.
To get a taste of paradise for the whole family on your Hurghada holiday, visit Mahmya on Giftun Island. The adventure there is exciting enough, as you’ll sail for around an hour across the beautiful blue water. You might even be able to spot some dolphins playing in the waves, which’ll create some amazing memories for the kids. Once you get there, you’ll be able to paddle in aqua waters and build sandcastles of the softest white sand. It’s Egypt’s answer to the Caribbean!
Makadi Water World
Surely no holiday with the kids is complete without a trip to a waterpark? At Makadi Water World, you’ll be able to find something for everyone with over 50 slides, from the relaxing to exhilarating. If you’ve got toddlers in tow, don’t worry as there are plenty of shallow splash pools and mini slides for even the littlest of legs. There’s also a fantastic onsite restaurant serving burgers, pizzas and so much more; they must know that all that splashing about is hungry work!
Although there’s bags of culture and lots of fantastic food to experience in Egypt, one of the main reasons that people head here is to go scuba diving to explore the coral reefs. If the kids are too young to go all-out with the equipment, they’ll still be able to see all the action just by dipping their head beneath the surface with a snorkel and a pair of goggles. After a day of adventure, stroll along the coastline and watch the famous sunset sink into the horizon; you’ll never want to leave.
What would you most like to do in Hurghada? Do you have any recommendations of your own? I’d love you to let me know!